Reliable Man will return "Home" to Gestüt Röttgen in Cologne for the 2021 Breeding Season !
Sire of 20 Group/Stakes Winners including 3 Group 1 Winners

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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

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2017

Two runners in the Group 2, ARC EIGHT CARAT CLASSIC (NZ) run over 1600 meter.
Kapoor (2014) finsihed 2nd and Gris Dame (2014) finished 3rd. Very good runs of both.

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NZD Ready to Run sale was a total success for the offsprings of Reliable Man, having the top salelot on day 2, a colt sold for record 430.000 NZD.
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https://theinformant.co.nz/website/News/single_news/Reliable-Man-colt-sets-second-day-benchmark/NP4617

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In spite of the worst possible barriers, Sully finished 2nd in the Victoria Derby, whilst Main Stage finished 5th. Well Done!

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A lot of Media news all over the world right now regarding Reliable Man´s offsprings.
Read latest from Westbury Stud

"Reliable Man Duo Primed for VRC Derby3 Nov 2017
The Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young pair of Main Stage and Sully give their sire Reliable Man a strong hand in Saturday’s A$1,500,000 VRC Derby on the opening day of the Flemington Carnival in Melbourne. Main Stage currently shares the second line of favouritism at $7.00 for the Group 1 feature behind the High Chaparral colt Ace High ($6.00), while his stablemate Sully is on the third line of betting at $8.50.
Main Stage (ex Kiri) has built an impressive record at Flemington finishing a close second behind Tavistock Abbey in the VRC Derby Trial before coming from last to win the Listed UCI Stakes over 1800m beating Cliff’s Edge and Johnny Vinko. Main Stage has had one start since the UCI Stakes, finishing third to Cliff’s Edge in the Group 3 Caulfield Classic in what appeared to be a ‘muddling run race’ and best suited to the on-pace runners that day. Returning to headquarters with the big expanses of Flemington are sure to play into Main Stage’s hands and providing there is genuine speed in the race he should be right in the thick of things at the end of the 2500m. Main Stage has had 6 starts for 2 wins, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds and will be reunited with Michael Walker who was serving a suspension when he last ran.
Stablemate Sully (ex Lady Winifred) is also among the best backed runners for the blue riband feature on Saturday and the announcement that Hugh Bowman will take the mount only adds further confidence for those who believed he was a serious contender after his Group 1 placing to Ace High in the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick last month. Like Main Stage, Sully is has raced on six occasions, resulting in 2 wins, a second, 2 thirds, and a fourth; and including his placing in the Spring Champion Stakes behind tomorrow’s rivals Ace High and Tangled and a close up fourth in the Group 3 Gloaming Stakes.
Sully has not run since the Spring Champion Stakes and will bring a fresh set of legs into the Derby.
Reliable Man – the sire of Main Stage and Sully – was also a Derby winner during his racing career, winning the French equivalent the Prix du Jockey Club Gr.1 over 2100m at just his third start – while his sire Dalakhani also took out the Prix du Jockey Club Gr.1, as well as the Irish Derby Gr.1 and the Prix de Arc de l’Arc de Triomphe Gr.1, while Dalakhani’s sire Shirley Heights won both the English & Irish Derby, and his sire Mill Reef was a Champion 3YO winning both the English Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Gr.1 in his three-year-old year. The fact that Reliable Man is out of a Sadler’s Wells mare provides further confidence that his stock will not have any issue with the 2500m of tomorrow’s Derby."
Pictured:  Main Stage
 

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Michael Andree´s homebred, Good Grace made a very good debut today, finishing 2nd in the Munich Maxios Rennen, over 1600 meter

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Main Stage is now 2nd favorite Aud 5,50 for the Victora Derby on the 4th, despite drawing barrier 14 in a filed of 16. And Sully has become shared 3rd favorite at Aud 7, also with an outside draw of 15. according to AZN 1st of November. Fantastic result for Reliable Man to have 2 entries in the Derby!

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Today, another good runner in Senza Fine, trained by Pia Brandt.
She run 2nd in the 1300 meter Prix de la Chapelle-Saint Pierre race, with both colts and fillys. First time out!

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At this moment, it looks like the offsprings of Reliable Man can handle all types of ground. They are running well on soft ground, good  and fast ground.
Another good thing is that he produces good runners from both Colts and Fillys!
 

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The filly, Kapoor run a great second today in the Listed ARC Soliloquy in Eillerside, NZ. Run over only 1400 meter. Only 13 days ago, she won the 1300 meter NZB Insurace pearl Series Race. Next race will probably be the NZ 1000 Guniness run mid November.

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Main Stage confirmed his good form when running 3rd in the MCR Caulfield Classic Group 3 over 2000 meter. The New Zealand bred is already a Black Type Winner in the Listed VRC UCI Stakes over 1800 meter just 14 days earlier.
Next start will normaly be the Victorian Derby beginning of November.

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"Racing in Germany last night saw Reliable Man celebrate his third stakes winner when Erasmus displayed an impressie performance running away with an eight-lenght victory in the GROUP 3 Preis des Winterfavoriten (1600 m) - placing himself as one of the favorites for next year´s erman Derby" (Westbury Stud Facebook)
Breeder and owner: Gestüt Röttgen, Trainer: Markus Klug
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A fantastic day today for the off-springs of Reliable Man.
2 horses stormed home from last, MAIN STAGE, won the Listed UCI at Flemington, run over 1800 m in fantastic style. Now heading for the Victoria Derby Group 1.
3rd home in the GROUP 1, Spring Champion, 2000 m at Rosehill, Sydney was SULLY. Also coming from behind, with a bad draw and still green and unfurnished, he will also be among the favorites in the Victora Derby.

Lilas and Reliable Dame will also be among the favorites in the Oaks, Group 1.

The future loos indeed very good!

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It has been announced today that leading Japanese owner-breeder Teruya Yoshida, has purchased the german filly NARELLA.  The 2 -year old filly by RELIABLE MAN,  has won her two starts, including the Group 3 Zukunfts-Rennen in Baden Baden at the beginning of the September.
She will now be supplemented for the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac at Chantilly on the Arc day!

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Erasmus, second time out in Cologne today. He won by 4 3/4 lenghts in a canter over 1600 m. The dam of Erasmus is Enora and trained by Markus Klug. Owner/Breeder is Gestut Röttgen. Erasmus was third on his debut.

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Sully who won last time out, made a very good running 4th  in the Group 3  Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill, Sydney. 1800 meter and big step up in competition.

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After the winter break, Lilas came back in good form, when winning the Geeloong RC Shojun Concrete Maiden over 1300 m in Australia. She has been planned to run in the Australien Oaks since her first run, looks to be a very interesting filly.
Another Reliable Man filly, run 2nd  in a 1000 meter race in Taupo.

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Another good result today in this hot race with 52.000 € in prize money, when Moon Relation came 2nd and Leevje came 4th.
Second start for Moon Relation also 2nd last time, and fist time out for Leevje.
Well done to trainer Markus Klug

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Petruskha, 2YO filly made a promising debut at Klamenborg, when running 2nd first time out. She was only beaten by a head and the winner had run already 6 times and had won twice. Wll be interesting to follow. Well done to owner Charlotte Bondam

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Quote from Westbury Stud´s Facebook
"Huge win by the Reliable Man gelding Sully at Bendigo today as he came from near last - ducked in sharply with 200m to run - and still got up and won!
 
Trained by Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young, Sully was the only 3YO in the race and showed an excellent turn-of-foot from the 500m to the line.
 
While he is very green, the raw talent is evident and he looks to have a bright future!"

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Ernesto came bursting from last to 2nd place in the hot Auction race  in Dusseldorf today. 52.000 € in price money and run over 1400 meter only.
 This was only his second start and the turn of foot he showned was fantastic. A tricky track for this big horse. Bred by Gestut Röttgen and trained by Markus Klug. Well done to all connections.
 

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Main Stage, took easily home the Kilmore TC Core Projects maiden in Australia. The gelding won by 1.5 lenght,over 1600 meter, in a field of 11.
This NZ bred horse had previously only raced twice being 3rd and latest 2nd.
Trianed by T Busuttin & N. Young.

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NARELLA (IRE), f, 2, Reliable Man (GB)–Naomia (Ger) (SW-Ger), by Monsun (Ger).
O/B-Gestut Rottgen (IRE); T-Markus Klug; J-Adrie de Vries. €32,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, €35,000.
   Becoming the first black-type winner for her first-season sire, Narella built on the promise of her debut win at Cologne July 9 to maintain her unbeaten record with authority. Settled towards the rear early, the 7-2 second favourite was delivered wide in the straight by Adrie de Vries and after taking over approaching the furlong pole drew away in style to beat Auenperle (Ger) (Areion {Ger}) by two lengths, with the 17-10 market leader Julio (Ger) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) four lengths back in third.
 

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Westbury Stud Facebook
"Great to see Reliable Man post his first Australian winner today when the Trent Busuttin/Natalie Young trained Sully scored a comprehensive victory at his first start as a 3YO.
 
Bred by GM & Mrs GM Hewson Sully (ex Lady Winifred) was placed at his only run as a juvenile and put paid to his rivals in no uncertain fashion as he looped the field and went on to win comfortably today.
 
The Busuttin/Young partnership also ran another son of Reliable Man - Main Stage - yesterday at Cranbourne with the gelding running home strongly for a good second."

 

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Reliable Man will be moved to France for the 2018 breeding season. He will stand in Normandy at Haras de Thenney.

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2 maiden runners for Markus Klug.
First time out for both Moon Relation a 2 year old filly out of Moonlight Symphony, finished 2nd in Hannover over 1200 meter and Erasmus, a 2 year old colt out of Enora finsihed 3rd on his debut in Düsseldorf over 1600 m.
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Congratulation to Gestut Röttgen, their 2 year old filly, Narella won today the Maiden race at Cologne very impressivly by 2 lenghts!
The filly is trained by Markus Klug and is by Reliable Man out of Naomia and homebred by Gestüt Röttgen. Chefkoch Preis von Sinzig was run over 1400 m.

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Another promising  2 year old filly LILAS (NZ) run today in Australia, owned by K Yoshida and trained by Robert Smerdon. She finished 2 nd today in her first start over 1200 meter  and just beaten a lenght. Her last 100m was very good, she was flying at the post. Finished very strongly from midfield. This filly was sold by Bradbury Park, made $170k at Karaka Yearling sale.
Watch the race-she has No 4 click below>
https://www.racing.com/form/2017-04-17/ladbrokes-park-lakeside

There has also been some interesting Trials in NZ and Aus the last week, finsihing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th  

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Belle Du Nord, Reliable Man filly Group 1-placed 2nd
Winner last time out, the 2 year old filly BELLE DU NORD, finished 2nd in today´s  GROUP 1 Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sire´s Produce in New Zealand.
Run over 1400 meter with a total price money of 225.000 NZD.
14 runners, both colt, geldings and filly.
Belle Du Nord flies home second from sitting in last position. She was only beaten 1,5 lenghts just at the end.
 

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First Winner for Reliable Man

Belle Du Nord

Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 March 2017

Reliable Man was a multiple Group One winner during his illustrious racing career and he could be in line for early top-flight stallion honours following a stylish victory from a first crop daughter at Trentham.

Belle du Nord
The Westbury Stud stallion, who was successful at the elite level in France and in Australia, has only had a handful of representatives and Belle du Nord opened the handsome grey's account on Saturday.

The youngster made a highly favourable impression on rider Lisa Allpress when they combined for a hollow win in the Richardson Racing 2YO Premier.

"She's a lovely, big type and one of nicest types I've sat on for a while," she said. "She gave me a really good feel and she just powered through them."

Belle du Nord came from off the pace with a sizzling finish to distance her rivals and put her in line for a crack at the Gr.1 Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes at Awapuni on April 1.

The filly, who is a half-sister to the Group performer What Choux Want, had finished runner-up on debut at Te Aroha last month before she disappointed when finishing among the tail-enders in the Gr.2 Matamata Breeders' Stakes.

"She's always showed a lot of ability and it was a mystery what happened in the Breeders' Stakes," said David Browne, who trains Belle du Nord with his wife Emma-Lee at Cambridge.

"It's nice to see her back and we may head on to the Sires' Produce Stakes now."

Belle du Nord waltzed home by three and three-quarter lengths from Aloisia, who hit the line well, and the resuming Hard Merchandize. – NZ Racing Desk.

 

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Reliable Man at the Germany Stallion parade last Saturday at Gestut Röttgen

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9 February 2017, the Reliable Man filly Belle du Nord made a very good debut.
at Te Aroha, a wonderful located track in New Zealand. The filly came very strongly and finished second in a race of 13 . Very short, only a 1000 meter race.
she behaved very well and professional.

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At the Karaka sale in New Zealand, the Premier Yearling sale ended yesterday.
Reliable Man had another very good yearling sale.
14 Yearlings made an average of 140.714 NZD, almost 15 times the covering fee in NZ.
Top Colt made 250.000 NZ
Top Filly made 220.000 NZ


7 fillies sold for an average of 151.428 NZ and 7 colts sold for an average of 130.000 NZ.
At the Magic Million sale earlier in January, the chestnut colt out of Super Nanny sold for 280.000 AUD to Justin Bahen Bloodstock Australia, who also bought the top colt by Relibale Man at the Magic Million in 2015 for 220.000 AUD.

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3 of Reliable Man´s 2 year olds in  different Barrier Trials in Australia and New Zealand did great performances.
* 1st in a 800 meter trial in New Zealand was the filly Belle Du Nord, out of Bankside Belle, trained by David Emmalee Brown
* 2nd,  Oddfellow at the ATC 900 meter Barrier trial over 900 meter in Australia, trained by Sydney Champion trainer Cris Waller. Oddfellow has already won a trial in New Zealand, before being bought by Chris Waller.
*3rd in another trial was Reliable Glow at the Te Aroha Catchweight 800 meter trial. Trained by Graeme & Debbie Rogerson

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2021 european Nomination Fee
6.500 Euros 1 October  live foal 48 h