Nikel was bred at the Russian State Stud Tersk; he raced for three years but owing to an injury he made only 8 starts from which he was 2 times first and 2 times second (3/8(2-2-0)). He is an son of Kumir, a stallion who is known for his athletic offspring. Nikel bred for two years at a small stud in Russia and for one breedingseason at Tersk Stud, before he was sold in the Tersk Holland Sale.
Since that time he is owned by the Kossack Stud and except the last four years lease in France, where he is very successful, he always stood as a sire in Holland.
His products are very successful, both in the showring as well at the racetrack.
Anatevka Kossack (out of Arabella) was National Champion filly Foal 1999 in Holland, Nourek (out of Greenland) was National Champion colt foal 1997 and Futurity Champion 1999 in Holland, Patent (out of Portugalia) was Winner of the Dutch National Race Championships in 1999.
ND's Nitron ( Nikel x Dilemma by Aswan), Winner at the Duindigt Racetrack in Holland on Nov. 19th 2008.