A classic winner who was unraced at two and a Group 1 winner over 10 furlongs in Australia at the age of five, Reliable Man is one of eight top-level scorers by the recently retired Dalakhani (by Darshaan) and he stands at Gestut Rottgen in Germany.
His blacktype-winning siblings include the Group 1-placed dual pattern scorer Imposing (by Danehill Dancer) and his stakes-winning dam On Fair Stage (by Sadler's Wells) is out of the dual classic star Fair Salinia (by Petingo).
She won both the Oaks and Irish Oaks in 1978, she also won the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks, was runner-up in the Group 1 1000 Guineas and in the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes, and her progeny also included the Group 3 Prix Quincey scorer Perfect Vintage (by Shirley Heights) and the talented filly Perfect Circle (by Caerleon). The latter won the Listed Sceptre Stakes and was runner-up in both the Group 3 Musidora Stakes and Group 3 Nell Gwyn Stakes.
Fair Salinia, a daughter of the dual winner Fair Arabella (by Chateaugay), was also responsible for the Grade 2 Red Smith Handicap scorer Rambo Dancer (by Northern Dancer), who enjoyed some success as a stallion in England and in South Africa, and her siblings also include two fillies who got a notable result at stud.
Forli's Flair (by Thatch) was the dam of top French juvenile filly Wixon (by Fioravanti), who won the Group 3 Prix du Petit Couvert and was runner-up in the Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, and Princess Arabella (by Crowned Prince) came up with the listed scorer Nordica (by Northfields).
That filly, in turn, became the dam of Sueboog (by Darshaan), the Group 3 Fred Darling Stakes winner and Group 2 Nassau Stakes third whose star son, Best Of The Bests (by Machiavellian), won the Group 1 Prix d'Ispahan and was placed in a string of other Group 1 events.
Shaanmer (by Darshaan), another of Nordica's grandsons, won the Group 3 Prix des Chenes and was placed in races such as the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris and Group 1 Prix Jean Prat.
If you go back another generation then you will find that Fair Arabella, the third dam of Reliable Man, was a half-sister to Faraway Son (by Ambiopoise), who won the Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte at two, was placed in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas) at three, and won both the Group 1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp and Group 1 Prix de la Foret at four.
He was later a successful sire whose progeny include the multiple Grade 1 star Waya, juvenile Grade 1 scorer Officer's Ball, and high-class sprinter Boitron, among others of note. The best progeny of his pattern-winning half-brother Liloy (by Bold Bidder) included the dual Grade 1 star Reloy and Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris scorer Swink.
Their unraced half-sister also did her part for the family as she became the dam of the Group 1 Prix Ganay and Group 1 Prix d'Ispahan winner Baillamont (by Blushing Groom), and he too sired blacktype winners at stud, including the dual Group 1-winning filly Sierra Madre.
Those three stallions are remotely connected to Reliable Man, but their presence in the family, along with that of Rambo Dancer, show that this is a family that has a proven record of being able to produce colts who can go on to sire winners at all levels.
RELIABLE MAN (GB) – gr.2008 – Dalakhani – On Fair Stage, 5 wins inc Prix du Jockey Club (Gr1), Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Gr1), Prix Niel (Gr2), 2nd La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte (Gr3), 3rd Grand Prix de Paris (Gr1), Prix Ganay (Gr1). Sire in Germany. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
bf - Costa Rica (by Sadler's Wells) Arqana Oct €23,000
bf - Dessau (by Soldier Hollow) Baden-Baden Sept €49,000
bc - Enora (by Noverre) Baden-Baden Sept not sold
bc - Enrica (by Niniski) Baden-Baden Sept €52,000
bc – Happy Way (by Kingsalsa) Arqana Aug €55,000
bf - Lady Alida (by Tobougg) Baden-Baden Oct not sold
bf - Little Wonder (by Desert Prince) Baden-Baden Sept €3,000
grc - Magic Love (by Dashing Blade) Baden-Baden Oct not sold
bf – Maria Lucia (by Footstepsinthesand) Arqana Aug €15,000
bf - Moonlight Symphony (by Pentire) Baden-Baden Sept not sold
chc – Pride (by Peintre Celebre) Arqana Aug €120,000
bc - Pristina (by Sternkoenig) Baden-Baden Oct not sold
bc – Quenching (by Street Cry) Arqana Aug €40,000
bf - Royal Lomita (by Lomitas) Baden-Baden Oct €2,100
bf – Sapfo (by Peintre Celebre) Arqana Aug €30,000
grc - Sworn Pro (by Protektor) Baden-Baden Sept €22,000
bc - Tiger Lilly (by Tiger Hill) Baden-Baden Oct €18,000
brc - Well American (by Bertrando) Baden-Baden Oct €34,000
bf - Zuckerpuppe (by Seattle Dancer) Baden-Baden Sept not sold
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