Clone Of Legendary Jumping Stallion Arko Born...
Born in the USA the cloned foal is part of a combined effort between UK company Gemini Genetics and American company ViaGen Pets and Equine. `It was an extremely sad day for our family when we lost Arko, he was truly a horse of a lifetime,` said a joint statement from Pat, John and Lisa Hales, of Shaw Farm Stud, owners of Arko and his clone.
`The birth of his clone was very emotional. We believe it is not only exciting for our sport worldwide, but especially for the future of British breeding for years to come. We look forward to breeding many more champions from this wonderful bloodline.`
The clone was generated from a small skin sample from Arko III, and sent to the USA to ViaGen Pets and Equine to carry out the cloning process. Arko III is already a popular breeding stallion with a number of his offspring already competing at the top levels of the sport these include Argento (competed by John Whitaker), Aristio (competed by Anthony Condon), Arkino Z (competed by Gerald Brault) among many others. He also has a good amount of frozen semen available for future breeding.