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Stallion To Help Kiwis Walk Again

Media Release
Monday 25 April 2005

Stallion To Help Kiwis Walk Again

Well known ‘super sire’ Zabeel is the latest in a list of high profile supporters of a new charity – set-up to raise funds for research into finding a cure for spinal cord injury.

Zabeel, owned by Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan of Cambridge Stud, will have a stud service nomination auctioned at the CatWalk Trust’s fundraising dinner in Auckland on 23 June. A service to Zabeel usually goes for more than $95,000, and this one is expected to attract some ‘high spirited’ bidding.

“Zabeel is the most successful living sire standing in Australasia and I’m hopeful the auctioning of this service nomination will attract considerable interest and raise significant funds for the Trust,“ Sir Patrick says.

“Zabeel’s father Sir Tristram, in his day, was in huge demand, services by him made up to $200,000 and this time it’s a case of like father, like son”.

Trust founder and international equestrian Catriona Williams, herself confined to a wheelchair following a riding incident three years ago, says Zabeel’s involvement is hugely appropriate.

“A high proportion of spinal cord injuries in New Zealand are a result of equestrian accidents so we’re extremely grateful to Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan for this generous contribution to our cause,” she says.

The CatWalk Trust, which was launched last week, has secured a strong contingency of high profile supporters. Royal Zara Phillips is the Trust’s international patron, with New Zealand based patrons including sporting greats Sir Brian Lochore, Dion Nash, Aaron Slight and Lance O’Sullivan.

Other items to be auctioned at the high profile event include a return Cathay Pacific business class airfare to the UK with a golf package at Woburn Abbey and other high value items.

To make a donation or book a ticket for the CatWalk Trust fundraising event in Auckland on 23 June, visit


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