Mary McCann of Hartwell Stud said that Cruising was cloned while he was still alive. It was always rumoured the great Cruising was cloned but it was never confirmed until today!
The clones were born in 2012 and have been hidden at Hartwell Stud since then.
‘Cruising Arish’ and ‘Cruising Encore’ are the two clones and are the spitting image of their fellow clone.
Cruising was regarded as one of the best jumping stallions ever bred in Ireland, winning Grand Prix all over Europe and jumping on winning Nations Cup teams for Ireland in the late 1990s.
Among the horses he sired were ‘Flexible’, event horse ‘Mr Medicott’ and Irish Olympan ‘Electric Cruise’ and ‘RIngfort Cruise’.
Cruising died in late 2014, aged 29, shortly after being paraded at the RDS Dublin Horse Show. .