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Reliable Man (GB) 2008
Bak da Princess (NZ) 2003
18 September 2017
New Zealand
AFS no:
Matamata 3400 Waikato, New Zealand

Trained by:

Trainer: Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr
Location: Caulfield 3162 VIC View map »


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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 clock.

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 & Gr.1 placed 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!


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.

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 interest in this horse and 40% has been secured in just days! 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!


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.

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Chestnut colt       Foaled 18th September 2017 

RELIABLE MAN (GB) Dalakhani (Ire)DarshaanShirley Heights
On Fair StageSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
Fair SaliniaPetingo
DanskeDanehill (USA)Danzig
Our TristalightSir Tristram (Ire)
HavitbakBakharoff (USA)The Minstrel
Gold Nadjan (Ity)Nadjar

RELIABLE MAN (GB) (Grey 2008-Stud 2013). 5 wins from 2000m to 2400m, Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1. Leading First Season Sire in Germany in 2017. Sire of 304 rnrs, 145 wnrs, inc. SW Miami Bound (VRC Oaks, Gr.1), Sentimental Miss, Akribie, Belle du Nord, Erasmus, Narella, Ernesto, Hypnos, Main Stage, SP Aalaalune, Moonlight Man, Naida, Leading Girl, Luminous, Reevederci, Gris Dame, Kapoor, Sully, Bronte Beach, Freedom Rising, In Memory, etc.


1st dam

BAK DA PRINCESS, by Danske. Unraced. Half-sister to BAK DA CHIEF (dam of TE AKAU SHARK). This is her ninth foal. Dam of 7 foals to race, all winners-

PONDAROSA MISS (f by High Chaparral (Ire)) 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 (Ire)) 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, Kari Aboriginal Resources H., TAB Rewards Royal Randwick H., Ranvet H., 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, Newcastle JC Cameron H., Gr.3, Seymour Cup, L.

 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.

 Rip Em Up (f by Rip Van Winkle (Ire)) 2 wins at 1400m, 2000m in 2019-20, 2d ARC Auckland Alarms H., Matamata RC Fairview Motors Matamata H., 3d ARC Dunstan Feeds Qualifier H.

 Moderation (f by Mastercraftsman (Ire)) 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.

 Bak da Master (g by Mastercraftsman (Ire)) Winner at 1600m in 2018-19, 2d Hawkes Bay Birchleigh Polo Club H., Waikato RC BCD Group H.

 Honor (f by Rip Van Winkle (Ire)) 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.


2nd dam

Havitbak, by Bakharoff (USA). 8 wins from 1200m to 2100m, ARC Peter Lehmann Wines H., Waikato RC Sitrite Furniture H., Cambridge Thoroughbred Sales H., Cambridge JC Cambridge Thoroughbred Sales H., Counties RC Waitomo Petroleum H., 2d Waikato RC Mapperley Stud S., Gr.3, Davy Engravers H., Counties RC Spencer Alexander & Swney H., BOP RC Young Read Chartered Accountants H., 3d Rotorua Challenge P., Gr.3, ARC Schofields Holden Vectra H., Rotorua RC Royal & Sun Alliance H., 4th BOP RC Kiwifruit Cup, L. Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

BAK DA CHIEF (f Chief Bearhart) 5 wins from 2000m to 2400m, NZ$136,125, Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.2, Otaki Maori RC St Leger Trial, ARC Captain Rio H., 2d Dargaville RC Northland Cup, 3d Wanganui Cup, L. Dam of 3 winners-

TE AKAU SHARK (g Rip Van Winkle) 5 wins from 1100m to 1600m, NZ$262,250, A$599,750, to 2018-19, CJC Coupland's Bakeries Mile, Gr.2, Hawkes Bay Spring Sprint H., Gr.3, Hastings-Heart of Hawkes Bay H., Matamata RC Fairview Motors Matamata H., 2d ATC Epsom H., Gr.1, Tramway S., Gr.2, Waikato RC Foxbridge P., Gr.2, 3d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, 4th New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1.

 Jarilee. 4 wins from 1350m to 2800m, A$111,735, ATC Reece Potter Memorial H., Caterez H., 2d ATC Pro-Ride H., Tradies Gymea H., 3d ATC Australian Turf Club H.

 King James. 3 wins at 1600m, 2050m, Levin RC Bayer Classic Consolation S., 2d WRC Avery Ford 2YO H., Wanganui JC 92.8 More FM H.

 Riverina Girl. Placed in NZ. Dam of 2 winners-

Eclair Journey (g Guillotine) 2 wins at 1350m, 1500m in Macau, 2d Macau Jockeys Challenge P., 3d Macau 4YO Prelude, L, Macau Guineas, L, 4th Macau Derby, L.


3rd dam

GOLD NADJAN (ITY), by Nadjar. Unraced. Half-sister to ELGAY, DANIELA UMBRA, Golden Moony. Dam of 4 foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-

Havitbak (f Bakharoff) 8 wins. See above.