Irish show jumping stallion Cruising has been cloned twice by Mary McCann of Hartwell Stud, Co Kildare, bringing Irish breeding into a new hi-tech era. These are understood to be the first horse clones in Ireland.

It has been reported that the two clones, now almost three years old, will be registered in the coming weeks and will hold Irish Studbook green passports. The horses will be registered as Cruising Arish (clone) and Cruising Encore (clone) in the Irish Studbook.