I guess the vibes must have made it through just fine, a set of 4 stable races and a respectable finish for team USA this year. Within striking distance of NZ... there is room for some upward movement next year.
I get the impression that "stable" is much in vogue these days in Norway and Sweden as a way to describe a race. It pops up over and over. And to think it used to be just a word for a place where you stored a horse!
of course, of course... :)