Reliable Man will return "Home" to Gestüt Röttgen in Cologne for the 2022 Breeding Season !
Sire of 18 Group/Stakes Winners including 3 Group 1 Winners


Reliable Man

By Dalakhani x On Fair Stage (Sadler´s Wells)
Grey Horse born in 2008
163 cm
At Stud in New Zealand 2013 >
At Stud in Germany 2014-2017
At stud in France 2018-2020
At Stud in Germany 2021>

* A group 1 winner in both hemispheres, including the defeat of champion middle distance performer It´s A Dundeel in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, now the richest 2000 meter race in the World!

* Winner of his first three starts, including the Group 1, Chantilly Prix de Jockey Club - French Derby - at only his third start.

* Blistering turn of foot - Ran the fastest Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes since 1997! 2.01.8 for the 2000 m is faster than Might and Power, Lohnro and many other top horses.

* Competed in 10 Group 1 races from 14 career starts

* From a Derby producing sire line with five consecutive generations of Derby winners, tracing back to Mill Reef.

* Top quality female line! His dam, the Sadlers Wells mare On Fair Stage won a Listed race over 1600 m and his grand-dam Fair Salinia  was Group 1 placed at 2, before going on to score an unprecedented treble at 3: the English Oaks, the Irish Oaks and the Yorkshire Oaks, all Group 1
This is the female line of top stallions Miswaki and Green Dancer.

* The first northern hemisphere born and bred horse in over 20 years to win a Group 1 in the northern hemisphere and then win a Group 1 in the southern hemisphere

Latest News


Reliable Man will board the plane back to Europe and Germany on the 21st of December. He is coming back to Gestüt Röttgen after a another very succesful season in New Zealand.

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2016 First Crop Yearling Sire Sale Averages
according to the EBN 29th of November 2016

Reliable Man 1st Leading Sire on the median sales result x covering fee
A top result for Reliable Man! His Sales average was excellent and  in terms of median x covering fee, Reliable Man is the leading 2016 First Season Sire in Europe.
His offsprings made at the European sale:
An average sale price of  5,24 times to the the nomination fee and 
An median sales price of 4,41 times to the nomination fee. 

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Yet another Trial winner for Reliable Man. The grey filly out of Supastar won a Trial in New Zealand over 935 meter. Trained by Cambridge trainer John Bell.
“They are starting to appear at trials and post Christmas we should be seeing  them with regularity….but the writing is on the wall.” Quote from Russell Warwick at Westbury Stud, NZ.

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There will be 10 of Reliable Man´s,  2 year olds at the upcoming sale at Karaka, New Zealand 17-18 th of November. Watch Breeze UP

LOT 297

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Exiting times ahead. Reliable Man´s first trial runner, won at Whangerei yesterday by an impressive 5,5 lenghts over 800 meter.
The colt was from Reliable Man´s first crop in New Zealand, who have just turned 2 years old.

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Reliable Man will be represented with 5 yearlings at the Deauville Arqana August sale. The first one will be Lot 94, Part 1,  a colt out of World Champion mare PRIDE. He is a half-brother to ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN, who has won 5 out of his 8 starts, including Listed, Group 3, Group 2 race in Paris.  

Lot 222- Reliable Man colt out of Happy Way is another one who has been stamped by his sire. 

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Reliable Man has just ended his covering season at Gestüt Röttgen in Germany and has arrived back to New Zealand for his 4th breeding season.
In his 3 rd season in Europe, he had around 70 mares booked to visit him, an increase of 30 % from his 1st season, due to his good looking foals and yearlings. His fertility was again excellent.
As predicted he is very popular again this coming season in New Zealand with another book of over 150 mares.
Feedback from trainers who have broken in his first crop of yearlings born in the Southern Hemisphere time has been positive and his future is very exciting.

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The World famous Karaka yearling sale started today, the 25th of January in New Zealand. Buyers from all over the world were present.
Reliable Man had an excellent sale – leading first season sire!
Top lot was a colt, sold for 340.000 NZD (203.000 €) and a filly made 320.000 NZD (191.000 €)
8 yearlings were sold on day 1 in the Premier Sale for an average price of 200.000 NZD
A return of an extraordinary 13 times the New Zealand nomination fee of 15.000 NZD ( 9.000 €   )


Both colts and the fillies were in high demand. Most yearlings will go to race in Australia. Top 10 Lots:
Lot 174, colt,  340.000 NZD > 23 times x nom fee
Lot 37, filly,   320.000 NZD >   21 times x nom fee
Lot 137, colt,  230.000 NZD >   15 times x nom fee
Lot 309 , colt,210.000 NZD >   14 times x nom fee 
Lot 34, colt,    200.000 NZD >  13 times x nom fee
Lot 170, filly   170.000  NZD >   11 times x nom fee
Lot 153, filly,  170.000 NZD >    11 times x nom fee
Lot 788, colt,  160.000 NZD >   10 times x nom fee
Lot 290, colt, 150.000 NZD >   10 times x nom fee
Lot 179, filly,  140.000 NZD >    9 times x nom fee
16 yearlings made 100.000 NZD or more
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220.000 AUD for the first yearling sold by Reliable Man! It is a great result for the colt out of  Marlo Waters. He was sold at the Magic Million yearling sale at the Gold Coast, Australia today. The colt will go to Hong Kong.
The price is 15 times the nomination fee inNew Zealand where he stands for 15.000 NZD
There were 3 yearlings by Reliable Man presented at the sale. The next yearlings were:
* Filly out of Miss Juventus made 95.000 AUD and was bought by Tony Noonan.
* Filly out of  Rosey Dane and she made 155.000 AUD, bought by Freedman Racing
The 3 yearlings made in total an average of 11 times their New Zealand nomination fee-a great  result!

Lot 416, Colt born 16th of September 2014 by Reliable Man out of Marlo Waters, made 220.000 AUD

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2022 european Nomination Fee
6.500 Euros 1 October  live foal 48 h