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


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


It has been a good weekend for the offsprings of Reliable Man! The better one´s were:
BENAUD, a 3yo colt was placed 3rd in the GROUP 3, in the ATC Gloaming Stakes, 1800 meter in Sydney.
PACKING VICTORY, is a nother good horse in Hong Kong, and on Saturday he took home the FU Tai H. This was his 3rd win in a row. Running distance in all three races has been 1200 meter. 
A Two yo winner on his debut in Sweden was FAST FORWARD. Owned by Bo Ahlqvist and trained by F. Reuterskjöld.
In Cologne, MISTER WONDERFUL Won the Cologne Preis des Porche Macan over 2200 m.
Several other winners and 2nd and 3rds has also been recorded.


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ARIOLO, a 2yo colt was just a nose close to win the LISTED Dusseldorf Grosser Junioren Preis last Sunday in Germany. This was only his second start. A race over 1600 m. ARIOLO is bred and owned by Gestut Röttgen, who is also standing Reliable Man at stud.
Ariolo won his previous start in August in Dusseldorf also over 1600!
It will be interesting to follow this young colt. 

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The Stud Summery of Reliable Man shows consistent results from his runners.
Constantly having as an average 38 % winners to runners and 6 % BlackType horses to runners. 
Similair figures are in the Southern Hemisphere.

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LAYLA, a 4 yo filly out of a halfsister to Reliable Man has now been placed twice in Listed races in France. And added some Blacktype to the pedigree of Reliable Man!
Layla is by Lope De Vega and out of She Loves You, by Lawman.
She has totaly changed in 2021, and after winning 2 big Handicaps in a row, she wnt on to be 3rd  in a Listed in Deauville over 1600 meter and has now confirmed her Blacktype, running 3rd in the Listed on the 5th of September at Longchamp.
She went up 10 kg from 2020 season.

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Gestut Röttgen sold a very nice filly by Reliable Man, named Weltreise at the Baden Baden yearling sale for a record price of 220.000 €.
From the family of Weltmacht, a top pedigree from Gestut Röttgen.

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Adrian, a Stakes winner at three last season for Reliable man, returned in excellent fashion at four when winning the Listed  Grand Prix Aufgalopp at Cologne on Monday. 
Having not raced since July 2020, Adrian was bred by Gestût Röttgen and run out an easy winner with 2,5 lenghts back to second horse Dato (Mount Nelson), with Only The Brave (Iffraaj) running third.
 2100 m. Trainer H.Grewe.

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Already a Group 1 Winner of the Australien Oaks, Miami Bound run a very good race at Rosehill on Saturday, finishing 3rd in the Group 1, Tancred Stakes run over 2400 m.

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Gestüt Röttgen where Reliable Man now is standing, orginized an Online German Stallion show which was Online last Sunday.
Please watch below a clipp of Reliable Man himself.


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The Karaka sale book 1 over 3 days was again a good sale for the yearlings of Reliable Man. They were in great demand by Hong Kong Jockey Club, trainers in Australia and New Zealand. A very good return for the breeders from a nomination fee in 2018 of 17.500 NZD. (approx 10.300 €)

Lot 200, colt 340.000 NZD
Lot 562, filly  250.000 NZD
Lot 296, colt  120.000 NZD
Lot 400, colt 110.000  NZD
Lot 168, colt  110.000   NZD
Lot 17, colt     105.000  NZD

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