Westbury Stud has announced the purchase of Group 1 winner Reliable Man to stand at its Karaka based property in 2013.
Reliable Man (GB) is currently being syndicated by Westbury owner Gerry Harvey to join a roster which includes Makfi, Redwood, Red Giant, Swiss Ace, Captain Rio, Postponed and Cecconi.
The European import won the G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick in April but injured his off-fore tendon in running. ‘‘I spoke to a number of leading Kiwi breeders to see if they would be interested in a share,” Harvey said last month. “The response was all positive.”
Reliable Man (5h Dalakhani – On Fair Stage by Sadler´s Wells) won the 2011 French Derby for owner-breeder Sven Hanson and the Pride Racing Club. He was raced in Australia by Rob Ferguson, Andrew Ramsden and Gerard Peterson, who each bought a 10% share from the Swiss-based businessman.
Hanson bred Reliable Man’s dam On Fair Stage out of his 1978 English, Irish and Yorkshire Oaks winner Fair Salinia. He also raced 1997 G1 Underwood Stakes winner Always Aloof (Alleged) in Australia.