Reliable Man - Overview

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"I've ridden some good horses and when Reliable Man won the Queen Elizabeth that was an amazing victory. It's just great to be riding such a supreme athlete - it's something you dream of as a jockey."

Hugh Bowman, Jockey, Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

2008 | Grey Horse | 16hh (162.6cm)

Dalakhani x On Fair Stage, by Sadler's Wells


  • A Group 1 winner in both hemispheres, winning the Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club - French Derby (2100m) as a three-year-old in the northern hemisphere, and defeating Champion middle distance performer It's A Dundeel in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick in the southern hemisphere.

  • Ran the fastest time for the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes since 1997, running 2:01.8 for the 2000m, and faster than Might and Power, Shogun Lodge, Defier, Lonhro, Grand Armee, Eremein, Desert War, Sarrera, Pompeii Ruler, Road to Rock, My Kingdom of Fife and More Joyous.

  • From a Derby producing sire line with five generations of Derby winners, and from the stakes winning mare On Fair Stage, a daughter of Fair Salinia, Group 1 placed as a 2YO before going on to win three Group 1 Oaks in her 3YO season. 

  • First crop yearlings have sold up to $340,000, and have been sourced by Australasia's top trainers and buyers.

  • Competed in 10 Group 1 races from 14 career starts.