Sunline ScholarshipScholarshipBreeders' BulletinCovid-19Rich HillCheveley Park StudIrish National StudBreeders BulletinCambridge StudCoolmoreBruce SladeTaylor MadeWaikato StudBrighthill FarmBruce's BlogBulletinHaunui FarmMatt's BlogMatthew ScownJamie RichardsMatt ScownThe Oaks StudTrelawney StudBevan SmithDavid Morris BlogHighden ParkIffraajMapperley StudRITARobert DennisWentwood GrangeBelardoBevan's BlogHolly RossHolly's BlogJamie's BlogKiwi BredLance Forbes BlogLittle Avondale StudNew Zealand BloodstockOcean ParkRaise The FlagRobert's BlogWellfield LodgeWhite Robe LodgeBenji KingBenji's BlogCameron Ring BlogDanielle Southey BlogHannah MeeNZB Pearl SeriesNZTRPer IncantoSavabeelTavistockWestbury StudWindsor Park StudDylan TreweekDylan's BlogFirst Crop Sire FocusGavelhouseHannah AireyHannah's BlogKoldingNovara ParkPearl SeriesReliable ManSam BergersonSatono AladdinVespaAide MemoireBagalolliesCameron RingCoronavirusDarci BrahmaDavid ArcherEminentEtah JamesInglewood StudKeith and Faith Taylor Equine ScholarshipLaura McNabMelody BelleNewmarketRichard WrightRoad to RockShamexpressShockingShowcasingSir Patrick HoganSweynesseTime TestVadamosValachi DownsWroteAce HighAlamosaAlmanzorAtlanteAuckland Breeder AwardsBeauty GenerationBLOODSTOCK TAXATIONCatalystCEO BlogChief Executive's BlogContributerCoolmore IrelandDalgharDennis BrothersEmbellishFrankelGerry HarveyGingernutsGordon CunninghamGrangewilliam StudHall of FameHealthy RiversHighviewIgraineJomara BloodstockJon SnowKaraka MillionLance ForbesLisa LattaLloyd MonehanMare ReturnsMark ChittyMark LuptonMembershipMilan ParkNearco StudNick KingNZB South Island SaleOcean EmperorPattern CommitteePinsPolly GreyPrefermentRangitikei Gold CupRoaring LionRyan StaceySacred FallsStallion parade 2019StaphanosSuper SethTarzinoTe AkauTe Aroha Breeders DayTivaciToffee TongueTony PikeTurn Me LooseVanbrughVerry ElleegantWaikato Stallion WeekendWarren PeggWeanling SaleWinston PetersYearn2015/16 Handicaps2017 Waikato Stallion ParadeAblazeACC ForumACC LEVIESAdvantageAerovelocityAl Basti EquiworldAlan GrovesAlan WindleAllan SharrockAllureAlphastarAndrew SeabrookAndrew StewartAnne-Marie KingAnother DollarArthur AvisAternatinAuckland Stallion ParadeAuckland Stallion Parade 2017AzamourBaggy GreenBansha House StablesBarbara PerryBelle familyBernard SaundryBessBeyond the BarriersBohemian BluesBonnevalBonniegirlBostonianBoticaBradbury ParkBRANCH CAPITATIONBreeder Of The Year 2016Breeder ProfileBreeders Bulletin Winter 2016Breeders' Bulletin Summer 2016/17Breeders' StakesBrent and Cherry TaylorBrian CollinsBroodmare Of The Year 2016Bruce HarveyBruce PerryBryerley ParkBuckinghamBurgundyCallsign MavCancer SocietyCareers DayCarol MarshallCathay PacificCelia CrawshawCharles RobertsCharm SpiritCharmontCherry TaylorCheveley ParkChiantiChocanteChris GraceChris LuoniChristopher GraceClearview ParkClyde BuckinghamColdplayCoolmore AmericaCouleeCountofmontecristoCovCurraghmoreCylinder BeachDan MyersDanny RolstonDavid EllisDavid GreeneDavid MillerDavid MorrisDavid WalshDawn PatrolDe GruchyDeloitte ReportDezDijon BleuDivine ProphetDolcettoDon GoodwinDormello StudDr Frances PeatDunstan FeedsDunstan Feeds Stayers ChampionshipDunstan Feeds Under The RadarDunstan Horse FeedsEducationElusive BoxersEmblemEnglandEnvironmentEpisode OneEquibreed Seminar 28th AugustEquifibreEquine Property OwnersEvent StarsExplosive BreedingFabulousFalkirkFanaticFarriersFasig-TiptonFastrack Breeder ProfileFasttrackFasttrack Breeders ProfileFerlaxFiona BassettFirst Season Sire ReviewFive to MidnightFlemmington FarmFlying MontyFlyingflynnFoalsFormidableFoster FoalFoxbridgeFrank ConwayFree Handicaps 2016-17Full of BeautyG1 DinnerGalloping GerteGary WallaceGermanicusGift Of PowerGilltown StudGina ShickGoffsGore GuineasGraham de GruchyGreg TomlinsonGus WigleyGuy LowryGypsy FairHappy StarHard MerchandizeHe's Our RokkiiHe's RemarkableHEALTH & SAFETY ACTHeniHigh ChaparralHighview StudHiyaamHoney RiderHoward Be Thy NameHumidorI Am A StarIain RentonImposing LassImposinglyInfantryInside AgentIrelandIts Time For MagicJakkalberryJanine DunlopJeanette BroomeJennifer EcclesJericho CupJezabeelJimmy ChouxJoan EganJohn BergerJohn FokerdJohn Messara Report Release Date 30 August 2018John ThompsonJohn WoodJustamaizKawiKay HoodKeanoKeenelandKevin HickmanKhalesKick BackKinaneKoru ThoroughbredsKyla RobbKyla Robb BlogKylin 500 ClubLa DiosaLa RomaneeLasarlaLegless VeuveLet Her RipLib PetagnaLibby BleakleyLifesaverLightning StakesLincoln BlueLincoln FarmsLion's RoarLloch-Haven ThoroughbredsLondon ExpressLong Acres StudLorna MooreLuigi MuolloMakfiMakfi StakesMangaroa Flo JoMarch 2016Marie LeicesterMark CorcoranMark TreweekMaster PaintonMay SaleMcQuadeMeeska MooskaMembersMiami boundMichael MoranMichael O'KeefeMichael SheridanMichelle SabaMick PrestonMiss Three StarsMiss VistaMiss WilsonMonovaleMontoyas SecretMonty RobertsNahkleNew zealand racing hall of fameNight's WatchNitrogenNot An OptionNurse KitchenNZ Bred G1 WinnersNZ First season sires 2018NZ Racing Hall of FameNZ Racing StructureNZB AirfreightNZB InsuranceNZB Yearling SalesNZERFNZRBNZTBA Breeders Bulletin Autumn 2018NZTBA OfficeNZTBA RestructureNZTBA Te Aroha Breeders DayNZTBA Waikato BranchNZTROF March 2017OctapussyOctasongOn The RocksOne One TwoOur AbbadeanOWNERS FEDERATIONPaisley ParkPaul GollanPear Tree FarmPencarrowPencarrow StudPentirePerfect FitPerfectly ReadyPeter and Heather CrofskeyPeter and Sue WestendPeter NewsomPeter WalkerPhilamorPhilip SmythPhill CataldoPiaggioPlatinum InvadorPlusvitalPour MoiPRIMARY ITOPrince Of BrooklynPrincess JenniProisirProisir FoalsProm QueenPucciniPure ChampionPurple SectorRace Fields LegislationRacing hall of fameRacing MinisterRacing Reform BillRageeseRaise You TenRavelston StudRaven DarkholmeReady To Run SaleRedwoodRemindRibchesterRichard CollettRide To TimeRip Van WinkleRiva CapriRobin ArcherRobt DaweRock 'n' PopRock OnRodger VarianRodmor Trust Lecture SeriesRomancerSacred DaySacred ElixirSaracinoSaratogaSavigneSavile RowScorpzScott BaseSeabrookSeagramSean HawkinsSeason 5SeawayShadwellShane KennedyShannon TaylorShoshoneShout the BarSleeping BeautySophie's ChoiceSouth Island Foster FoalSpanish WhisperSpecial MemoriesSpiethSpyglass Hill SyndicateStallion Parades 2016Stallion Register 2018Start WonderingSteel StilettosStephen AutridgeStranglesSummer PassageSunlineSunset PassSuper EasySurprise BabySusan ArcherSweet LeaderSweet TreatTaranaki Breeders' StakesTattersallsTattyboglerTe ArohaThe Bold OneThe BostonianThe Chosen OneThe InformantThe KingThe Sunlight TrustTivaci ShuttleTofaneTom LaneTomsTrain The Trainer WorkshipTravelling LightTrevor LukeTrue EnoughTutta La ClasseUnderthemoonlightUnusual SuspectUpper CutUS Navy FlagVerdiVern TrilloVernanmeVicki PikeVolatile MixWaikato BranchWaikato Regional Council ReportWait A SecWar DecreeWarwick JeffriesWayne PikeWeanling WalkWelfareWell DoneWertherWhat's The StoryWhite Robe Lodge HandicapWho Shot ThebarmanWilliam FellWillie and Karen CalderWinstarWinxWTBAXpressionXpressmymindXtravagantYearling SalesYogiZabeelZacintoZebrowskiZedZennistaZigwig
TAGS

Westbury Stud stallion proving to be reliable

Westbury Stud stallion Reliable Man. Photo: Lesley Warwick
Westbury Stud stallion Reliable Man. Photo: Lesley Warwick

Westbury Stud stallion Reliable Man bolstered his CV on the weekend when his son Kinane took out the Gr.3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday.

The Chris Waller-trained gelding has now recorded two wins from just four starts and with Saturday’s victory he became his sire’s seventh Group winner and 11th stakes winner.

Westbury Stud General Manager Russell Warwick was delighted with the result and is excited about the gelding’s prospects.

“He looks pretty smart,” Warwick said. “It’s a big step up to come from a Wyong maiden to a Group Three through the Championships. He has been a progressive horse all the way through

“It was a very good effort and he is a horse with plenty of potential.”

Warwick was also buoyed by the post-race comments of leading Sydney jockey James McDonald.

“It was really heartening to have someone like James McDonald get off him and say he possibly gave him the best feel of any horse through the autumn carnival,” Warwick said.

“He obviously holds the horse in high regard and that was the first time he sat on him.”

Warwick said Kinane reminds him a lot of his sire and he is looking forward to the spring with him and Reliable Man’s Group One-winning filly Miami Bound.

“You can see a bit of Reliable Man in him the way he extended in the last 300m.

“A lot of them have that turn of foot and now he has got a good three-year-old male and female, with Miami Bound having won the (Victorian) Oaks (Gr.1, 2500m) earlier this season.

“She is a very good filly. She just jarred up on those hard tracks in the late summer.

“I know Danny O’Brien (trainer) thought she came back better than what she was in the spring. Like most of them, they keep improving and she is going to be an exciting prospect in the spring for Reliable Man as well.”

Westbury Stud stallion Reliable Man. Photo: Lesley Warwick
Westbury Stud stallion Reliable Man. Photo: Lesley Warwick

Warwick has been pleased with the performance of Reliable Man’s progeny, particularly in Australia, and said he is looking forward to next season with an exciting crop of rising three-year-olds.

“The Australians have been very supportive of the horse (Reliable Man) all the way through. He raced there and they know the stallion and have been very comfortable buying his progeny.

“It has been the icing on the cake to be able to see that justified with a VRC Oaks win and now a good horse in the autumn as well. His older horses are still going very well over there as well.

“He is doing exceptionally well in this part of the world. I have maintained in the last 12 months that I thought his best two crops that he has produced, both on pedigree and type, were his three-year-olds and two-year-olds as they stand today, so I think the next 12 months will be extremely exciting.”

Meanwhile, Warwick said the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions have put a spanner in the works for the South Auckland farm, however, they are working well through it.

“It has been frustrating, we have just had to manoeuver things around a little bit,” he said.

“We had 19 yearlings destined to go to the Gold Coast sale in late May-early June and we don’t know if that sale is happening still. They are saying possibly late July.

“There is a question mark over whether the borders will be open to be doing that. We have got to start thinking about some alternatives for those horses.

“We have a number already destined for the (New Zealand Bloodstock’s) ready-to-run sale. We should have a very strong draft for the ready-to-run sale in November.”

While there will be an inevitable economic impact on the thoroughbred industry as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Warwick said it could also be a perfect time to reshape the direction of the industry.

“I think there is going to be a significant impact, but my view is that our racing industry and breeding community should be taking this time to use as a catalyst for where we are going in the future,” he said.

“We have all been complaining and unhappy with the results and structure of New Zealand racing over the last four or five years and now there is an opportunity where we can take a clean sheet of paper and be looking at what the future holds for us.” – NZ Racing Desk



 

This product has been added to your cart

CHECKOUT