Sire: Reliable Man (GB)
Dam: Bak da Princess (NZ)
Trainer: Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr
Price: $3,750 for 2.5%
Price: $7,500 for 5%
TRAINER: MICK PRICE & MICHAEL KENT JNR
Mick Price needs very little introduction. He is one of Australia’s top trainers and has trained numerous Group 1 winners throughout his very successful career. In more recent years, the likes of Lankan Rupee, Samaready, Tarzino, Grunt, Mighty Boss, and 2 fillies I had a hand in selecting, Secret Agenda and Seabrook, just to name a few horses from his 37 Group 1 victories. Read more...
The colt will be trained in Melbourne by one of Victoria’s leading trainers Mick Price, now in a training partnership with young gun Michael Kent Jnr. Both Mick and Michael were at the Karaka sale and inspected the colt (amongst many others), and they were both very impressed with his physique, conformation, action and temperament. Mick and Michael are strict judges when it comes to selecting horses and very few make their shortlist, so you know this colt is a top specimen when they give him the tick of approval.
RELIABLE MAN - Dalakhani x On Fair Stage, by Sadler's Wells
2008 | Grey Horse | 16hh (162.6cm)
Sire of VRC Oaks Gr.1 MIAMI BOUND, New Zealand Oaks Gr.1 winner SENTIMENTAL MISS, VRC Victoria Derby runner-up Sully, as well as Group 1 placed Belle du Nord, Hypnos and Aalaalune.
Progeny have sold to $430,000 and sourced by Australasia's leading trainers, agents, syndicators and owners.
Only the great mare Winx has run a faster time than Reliable Man for the ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes Gr.1 in the past 22 years.
Group 1 winner in both hemispheres, winning the Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club as a three-year-old in the northern hemisphere, and winning the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick in the southern hemisphere.
From a Derby producing sire line with five generations of Derby winners.
Competed in 10 Group 1 races from 14 career starts.
BAK DA PRINCESS (NZ) 2003 | by Danske – Havitbak.
Unraced. Half-sister to BAK DA CHIEF (dam of TE AKAU SHARK). Dam of eight named foals, seven to race, all winners, inc:-
PONDAROSA MISS (f. by High Chaparral). 6 wins from 1400m to 2100m, NZ$271,635, ARC Easter H., Gr.1,
Coca-Cola H., Simply Squeezed H., Waikato RC The Pathways Immigration Specialists H., 2d Rotorua Challenge P., L, 3d ARC Zabeel Classic, Gr.1, Auckland Cup, Gr.1, Waikato RC Arrowfield Stud H.,
Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton H., 4th ARC Avondale Cup, Gr.2.
ECUADOR (g. by High Chaparral). 10 wins from 1400m to 2400m, A$1,136,875, ATC Lord Mayor's Cup, L, Carrington S., L, WJ McKell Cup, L, December H., Eremein H., McGrath Estate Agents H., TAB Rewards H.,
Australian Turf Club H., Grace Removals H., 2d ATC Epsom H., Gr.1, NSW Tatt's RC Tramway S., Gr.2,
ATC Doncaster Prelude H., Gr.3, MVRC JRA Cup, Gr.3, Hawkesbury Gold Cup, Gr.3, ATC Lord Mayor's Cup, L, 3d MRC CF Orr S., Gr.1, Futurity S., Gr.1, ATC Warwick S., Gr.2, 4th ATC Ajax S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Tramway S., Gr.2.
Prickley Princess (f. by Thorn Park). 4 wins from 1400m to 1800m, Taranaki RC Seaton Park H., 3d Counties RC
Auckland Thoroughbred Owners Association H. Dam of-
Lord Valentine. Winner at 1400m in 2018-19, 2d Taranaki RC ITM Nelson Pine Industries H.
Moderation (f. by Mastercraftsman). 2 wins at 1150m, 1200m, 3d Matamata RC New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Pearl Series H., BOP RC Vertical Horizonz Group H., Will Johnston-9 to 3 Hits H.
Rip Em Up (f. by Rip Van Winkle). Winner at 1400m in 2019-20, 2d ARC Auckland Alarms H., Matamata RC Fairview
Motors Matamata H.
Bak da Master (g. by Mastercraftsman). Winner at 1600m in 2018-19, 2d Hawkes Bay Birchleigh Polo Club H., Waikato RC BCD Group H.
Honor (f. by Rip Van Winkle). Winner at 1000m, Singapore TC Quechua S., 2d Singapore TC Zac Spirit S., Spanish Bay S., Kranji D S., Class 4 H., 3d Singapore TC Class 4 H.-3 times.
FROM THE DIRECTOR
There is a lot of quality about this horse. He has all of the attributes
we look for in a horse; He is strong, very athletic, has a beautiful action
and a sweet temperament to match.
He breezed up in the fast time of 11.19s over 200m on a soft 6 rated
track! The time of the breeze was severely hampered as the colt
suffered a major interference from the horse on its inside which shifted
out abruptly causing him to lose balance and ground. He picked himself
back up though, levelled out and stormed home with a beautiful, long
striding action, really wanting to stretch right out and find the line. An
uninterrupted breeze up would have easily wiped half a second off the
Our colt is out of the unraced mare, BAK DA PRINCESS. This is her 9th
foal. She has produced a 100% winning strike rate with 7 foals to race
for 7 winners including Gr.1 winner PANDAROSA MISS and the dual
stakes winner ECUADOR, both half relations to our colt!
He comes from a black type family including the ultra-impressive Gr.2 winner TE AKAU SHARK, who took the Spring by storm rattling home to record placings in both the Gr.1 Epsom Handicap (2nd) and the Gr.1 Cox Plate (3rd). Here’s a good fact to consider, TE AKAU SHARK was bought from the very same sale as this and breezed up in 11.07s
but on a good 4 rated track. He had an uninterrupted breeze up also. Don’t believe me, click the link below to see his breeze up. It just goes to show the potential of what our colt can achieve. And he is chestnut just like Te Akau Shark!
Share price only $3,750 for 2.5% or $7,500 for 5%
Share price includes, Purchase Price plus GST, All sales related expenses (vets etc.), Agistment & Pre-Training (up to 30/04/19, Horse Flight and Importation Expenses, 12 months insurance etc.
There has been a lot of expressions of interest for this purchase and the shares will not last long. Last year’s breeze up purchase was sold within weeks of the sale and the year before that in a record 24hrs! If you’re interested in securing a share, please contact us ASAP as it will be a first in best dressed. Be quick to avoid disappointment.
Contact Import Racing today to secure your share in this RIPPING HORSE!