Kim’s assessment he is 16.3hh, good conformation, short cannon bones, slightly out right front, great chest capacity and a large diameter trachea (windpipe). Powerful almost sprinter type body, superb temperament. Highly fertile. He is our go to man when other stallions fail, particularly with our walk out mares. The DNA test done by Matchem Racing a Kentucky based DNA facility indicates his genetic makeup is of an elite standard 1200-1600- sprinter. Which means he is suitable as a match for most of the broodmare band in Australia. He won’t produce just dower stayers. Kim is quite excited about his potential. His foals have brains, are tough, athletic and robust and this is almost uniform through his foal crop.
The average number of starts for Victorian stallions is 15. One of the features for selecting a stallion for Australian conditions has to be the soundness. Rebel Raider had 21 starts. He raced from 2 years old to 6 years old and retired due to self-trauma in the box. One of the critical factors in selecting classic producing stallions is they have to have speed. His win in the G3 Spring Stakes over 1200 metres proved he could sprint and the way he won coming from last in the VRC Derby proved he was a very fast horse.