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Reliable Man (GB)

2008 Dalakhani (Daarshan) x On Fair Stage (Sadler's Wells)
Westbury Stud

A reliable source of Group 1 performers year in, year out.

Westbury Stud

Westbury Stud

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2023 FEE: $13,500

Westbury Stud is a New Zealand thoroughbred breeding operation who have produced Champions such as Bonneval, Sofia Rosa, Good Luck Friend, Ruud Awakening, Grout, Buzz Lightyear, Il Quello Veloce and Ruby Clipper, along with a host of stakes winners and performers including more recently Miami Bound, Julius, Little Giant, The Inferno, Lord Arthur, Ranting, De La Terre, Hypnos, Mascarpone, Romancer, Music Magnate, and Night’s Watch.
Westbury Karaka \ 700 Linwood Road, Karaka, Auckland 2580, NZ

Westbury Waikato \ 65 Hopkins Road , Matamata, NZ, 3472
+64 9 292 7070
Russell Warwick - General Manager
+64 21 367 252

Latest News

Karaka Graduate Lekvarte Wins G3 Aspiration

Quality Karaka graduate Lekvarte (NZ) (Reliable Man) produced an extraordinary finish to add a second stakes win to her CV in Saturday’s A$250,000 Group Three Mostyncopper Aspiration Quality (1600m) at Randwick.

Interstate Double for Victorian Oaks Winner Arapaho Miss

The 2007 VRC Oaks heroine, Arapaho Miss, is among the senior citizens at Westbury Stud. Still, the daughter of Danehill Dancer (IRE) continues to produce the goods, with the 4-year-old Reliable Man (GB) gelding Roaring Engine climbing off the canvas to win over 200m at Sandown-Hillside and his 3-year-old half-brother by Tarzino scoring a last to first win over 2040m at Doomben so impressively he i

Reliable Man Filly Heads to $350,000 Karapiro Classic

Trainers Graeme and Debbie Rogerson are pleased they have a live chance in the inaugural $350,000 Sir Patrick Hogan Karapiro Classic (1600m) at Te Rapa on Saturday-week following Chaource’s win at the Hamilton track on Wednesday.

Barnstorming Victory in Belle Of The Turf for Reliable Man's Lekvarte

Racing in career-best form, the 5-year-old Reliable Man (GB) mare Lekvarte (NZ) came with a barnstorming finish for a maiden stakes success in the Group III Gosford RSL Belle Of The Turf Stakes (1600m).

Kiwi Bred Commander Harry Brings Pedigree Update

Handy stayer Commander Harry returned to the winner’s circle for the first time in more than 800 days when winning the Quayclean Handicap (2000m) at Caulfield under a perfect Jamie Mott ride and has a yearling half-brother for Inglis Classic by first season sire Circus Maximus (IRE) .

NZ Cup favourite impresses in Metropolitan Trophy

Emerging staying star Nest Egg tightened his hold on favouritism for next weekend’s Gr.3 New Zealand Cup (3200m) with a perfect dress rehearsal on the opening day of the carnival at Riccarton on Saturday.

Current Runners Accepted

Wednesday, May 22
Bendigo Race 3 - 2400m Maiden
Flood And Fire (ex: Curraghmore Girl) Tnr: Andrew Bobbin Rdr: Harry Coffey
Happy Valley Race 1 - 2200m Class 5
Fastpass (ex: Ziffel) Tnr: C H Yip Rdr: Derek Leung
Ipswich Race 8 - 2180m Open
Grey Ice (ex: Haliburton) Tnr: Bevan Laming Rdr: Angela Jones
Ipswich Race 8 - 2180m Open
Bilpa Morea (ex: Sonic Queen) Tnr: William Kropp Rdr:
Taupo Race 1 - 2000m Benchmark 65
Wannabe 'n' Vegas (ex: Wannabe Queen) Tnr: Kevin Myers Rdr: Kayla Macnab
Taupo Race 4 - 1750m Benchmark 65
She's So Reliable (ex: Capacity) Tnr: John Bary Rdr: Ciel Butler
Taupo Race 6 - 1100m Maiden
Ortega (ex: Rayas) Tnr: Stephen Marsh Rdr: Triston Moodley
Taupo Race 8 - 1400m Maiden
Morlich (ex: Gold Water) Tnr: P and J Brosnan Rdr:
Taupo Race 8 - 1400m Maiden
Kiszkah (ex: Knights Valley) Tnr: Chris Gibbs Rdr: Matthew Cameron
Thursday, May 23
Hawkesbury Race 7 - 1600m Maiden 0
Tullyheron (ex: Concert Girl)
Tnr: Anthony Cummings
Friday, May 24
Cranbourne Race 8 - 2080m Benchmark 70 0
The Cunning Fox (ex: Cross Rate)
Tnr: Patrick Payne
Geelong Race 8 - 1760m Restricted 64 0
King Halston (ex: Cold Shoulder)
Tnr: Michael Moroney
Saturday, May 25
Dubbo Race 4 - 1600m Class 1 0
Skybeam (ex: Blinding)
Tnr: Nikki Hodgson
Hawker Race 1 - 1750m Benchmark 70 0
Excelman (ex: Glory Run)
Tnr: K and W McKerlie and Hornhardt
Randwick Race 1 - 1600m Benchmark 94 0
Lord Ardmore (ex: Miss Outshine)
Tnr: Chris Waller
Sandown-Hillside Race 4 - 2400m Benchmark 70 0
Roaring Engine (ex: Arapaho Miss)
Tnr: Danny O'Brien
Toowoomba Race 5 - 2150m Maiden 0
Bilpa Morea (ex: Sonic Queen)
Tnr: William Kropp
Wodonga Race 6 - 1590m Restricted 58 0
Missy Spike (ex: Awesome I Am)
Tnr: Ben Brisbourne
Sunday, May 26
Hobart Race 5 - 1200m Benchmark 60 0
Grey Whisper (ex: Magic Daze)
Tnr: John Blacker
Saturday, June 1
Eagle Farm Race 3 - 1400m Open Gr2
Can't Recall One (ex: Recollecting)
Tnr: Stuart Kendrick
Saturday, June 8
Eagle Farm Race 1 - 2200m Open Gr1
Apfel (ex: Midtown Manhattan)
Tnr: David Vandyke
Bilpa Morea (ex: Sonic Queen)
Tnr: William Kropp
Grey Ice (ex: Haliburton)
Tnr: Bevan Laming
Saturday, June 15
Eagle Farm Race 2 - 1600m Open Gr1
Can't Recall One (ex: Recollecting)
Tnr: Stuart Kendrick


Top Sales

2022 ex Victory Lap(NZ)
2022 ex Katie's Choice(AUS)

Australia Yearling Stats

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Top Sales

2022 ex Commiserate(AUS)
2022 ex Wednesday Rocks(NZ)
2022 ex Sovereign Diamond(AUS)
2022 ex Pele(AUS)
2022 ex So So Madica(AUS)

New Zealand Yearling Stats

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Pedigree Table

Dalakhani (IRE) 2000
On Fair Stage (IRE) 1993
Darshaan (GB) 1981
Daltawa (IRE) 1989
Sadler's Wells (USA) 1981
Fair Salinia (IRE) 1975
Shirley Heights (GB) 1972
Delsy (FR) 1972
Miswaki (USA) 1981
Damana (FR) 1981
Northern Dancer (CAN) 1975
Fairy Bridge (USA) 1975
Petingo (GB) 1965
Fair Arabella (USA) 1968
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Australasian Distance Performance

Short <= 1200m
13.4% - (92)
Sprint 1201m - 1400m
24.1% - (165)
Mile 1401m - 1600m
26.8% - (184)
Mid 1601m - 2000m
21.4% - (147)
Stay 2001m - 2400m
12.8% - (88)
Long 2400m+
1.5% - (10)

Top Nicks

Fastnet Rock
4 wnrs , (2 sw) Renaissance Woman
25 wnrs , (1 sw) Inspirational Girl
Redoute's Choice
14 wnrs , (1 sw) Essonne
Encosta De Lago
12 wnrs , (1 sw) Lekvarte
Elusive Quality
5 wnrs , (1 sw) Hypnos
5 wnrs , (1 sw) Main Stage
4 wnrs , (1 sw) Nest Egg
4 wnrs , (1 sw) Benaud
3 wnrs , (1 sw) Wannabe 'N' Paris
Danehill Dancer
3 wnrs , (1 sw) Miami Bound

Race Record

At 3
1st - Prix Du Jockey Club (1600) Gr.1
1st - Qatar Prix Niel (2400) Gr.2
1st - Prix Topyo (2000)
1st - Prix Du Mont Pagnotte (2000)
3rd - Juddmonte Grand Prix De Paris (2400) Gr.1
At 4
2nd - La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte (2000) Gr.3
3rd - Prix Ganay (1600) Gr.1
4th - 150th Anniversary of Prince of Wales's Stakes (1600) Gr.1
4th - King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes Sponsored By Betfair (1600) Gr.1
At 5
1st - Santos Coffee Queen Elizabeth (2000) Gr.1

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Reliable as ever … Lekvarte makes it #8 with (and $800k in stakes) with Group 3 Aspiration Quality success

Fee History

2023-$13,500 , 2022-$16,000 , 2021-$17,500 , 2020-$15,000 , 2018-$17,500 , 2017-$17,500 , 2016-$15,000 , 2015-$15,000 , 2014-$15,000 , 2013-$15,000

Sons of Dalakhani at Stud in Australasia