There have been some hugely significant advances in sport horse breeding over the last two decades. For many, embryo transfer was a giant leap forward in the breeding of horses. Similarly, cloning was an idea far from reach, but it has now become an option for some breeders.

Although it’s still early days, there are cloned horses competing across the world. With the recent announcement that the Irish Sport Horse stallions Cruising and Samgemjee have been cloned, we take a closer look at cloning.