Reliable Man and Tarzino head Westbury's 2019 offering

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Reliable Man (GB) and Tarzino (NZ) top Westbury Stud's roster for 2019, with both stallions standing for $15,000 (plus GST).

Reliable Man recently had his first Group 1 winner through Sentimental Miss (NZ) in the NZ Oaks, while he has also had Hypnos (NZ) and Belle Du Nord (NZ) claim stakes success this season.

He is coming up for his seventh season and has several promising horses destined for feature races, with Grinzinger Star (NZ), Nobu (NZ) and Trusty Lad (NZ) set to contest Group 1 Derbys in the coming months.

"It would appear that Reliable Man’s season looks far from over, and he is a stallion quickly becoming recognised for getting classic winners and good middle distance performers," Westbury Stud said in a statement.

Reliable Man

G1 VRC Derby winner Tarzino enters his third season at stud, with his first yearlings set to hit the sales ring in 2020. He has served 257 mares in his first two years and stays at the same fee.

"Tarzino possessed an outstanding turn of foot and looks well-suited to the New Zealand broodmare pool being out of a Zabeel mare from a Star Way mare," Westbury said.


Imported stallion Redwood (GB) has enjoyed a strong 2018-19 season with Night’s Watch (NZ) and Rising Red (NZ) providing a rare stakes-quinella in the G3 Naturalism S in September, while he has also been well represented by Rock on Wood (NZ) and Platinum Invador (NZ).

He stays at $10,000 (plus GST), the same price as Swiss Ace, who continues to enjoy success, with a 70% winners-to-runners ratio, including the talented 2-year-old Miss Federer (NZ), who has won two stakes races this season.


El Roca has enjoyed a strong first-season on the track from his progeny with Group 1 placed Bella Mente (NZ) and First Rock (NZ) both winners and his fee rises to $9000 (plus GST).

"It is only fair to expect natural improvement from the stock as they mature at three and beyond, making 2019 an exciting prospect after a promising start as two-year-olds."

Telperion, the son of Street Cry (Ire), and half brother to Darley's Kementari, enters his third season at stud at $5000 (plus GST), having served 118 mares in his first season and increased his numbers to 122 in 2018..