A CHAMPION BY EVERY MEASURE
First the product of two champions, then 'Horse of the Year' himself, then champion sire in NZ, Hong Kong and Aust/NZ combined - reads like a fairytale but it is O'Reilly's life story.
LAST TYCOON – COURTZA BY POMPEII COURT BAY 1993 16.1HH
2013 fee $60,000 +gst
CHAMPION G1 SIRE O'REILLY IS A LIVING LEGEND
In the space of just four races, O'REILLY franked his superb G1 bloodlines with a dual G1 winning ascent to become CHAMPION NZ 3YO, CHAMPION NEW ZEALAND SPRINTER/ MILER, and ultimately NEW ZEALAND HORSE OF THE YEAR.
The awards have continued to flow for Waikato Stud’s champion home-bred.
The prolific G1 stallion has twice been named CHAMPION NEW ZEALAND SIRE, twice champion CHAMPION HONG KONG SIRE and CHAMPION NEW ZEALAND 3YO SIRE. Further notable acclaim has followed with a CENTAINE AWARD (Global Earnings) and a DEWAR AWARD (Australasian Earnings).
O’REILLY’s 14 G1 ambassadors are SHAMEXPRESS, SACRED FALLS, SILENT ACHIEVER, SHAMROCKER, ALAMOSA, THE JEWEL, FINAL DESTINATION, MACO’REILLY, GUYNO, SWICK, MASTER O’REILLY, FELLOWSHIP, ARENTI and LIM’s OBJECTIVE.
In 2012/13 O'Reilly has achieved 14 individual stakes winners and has reached a remarkable tally of 65 stakes winners, which places him as New Zealand's third highest stakes producer of all time.
O'Reilly's 12 2012/13 black-type bearers comprise:
- G1 Newmarket Hcp winner SHAMEXPRESS
- G1 NZ 2000 Guineas winner, SACRED FALLS
- G2 Crystal Mile winner SILENT ACHIEVER
- Sg-2 Aushorse Golden Horseshoe winner WAR AFFAIR
- G3 Desert Gold and Gr.3 Lowland Stakes winner HIGH FASHION
- G3 White Robe Lodge Hcp winner RIC O'SHEA
- G3 WRC Trentham Stakes winner O'FILLE
- G3 Waikato Gold Cup winner ANNIE HIGGINS
- G3 Concorde Hcp winner MOSSE
- L Canterbury Belle Stakes winner, EMERALD QUEEN
- L ATC Aspiration Hcp winner THY
- L SAJC Listed Laelia Stakes winner KEYARNA BLUE
- L Dunedin Cup winner MONACHEE; and
- L South Island Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes winner, THE SOLITAIRE
O’REILLY’s second generation are now shining with 20 stakes winners already produced by his daughters. Led by G1 stars DAFFODIL and THE POOKA, this black-type collection include SOUND JOURNEY, SHOPAHOLIC, STEPS IN TIME, NANDOWRA, NO EXCUSE MAGGIE and I DO.
When combined with his 66.6% Winners-To-Runners percentage, 7.3% Stakes Winners to Runners Ratio and four-strong Derby record, it’s little wonder O’REILLY’s progeny averaged $123,319 at Karaka in 2013.
O'REILLY will stand for NZ$60,000 plus GST, live foal guarantee in 2013.