First Aussie Stakes-Winner for Reliable Man
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 7
A memorable winner of the Group I ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes, charismatic grey Reliable Man (GB) broke the ice at Flemington Saturday as a sire to post his first Australian stakes-winner.

Trained by Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young, Main Stage was unlucky when finishing a close second to Tavistock Abbey in the Victoria Derby Trial at Flemington last month.

He has obviously come through that run well and made no mistakes this time around, surging home late for Michael Walker to score a last to first neck win in the 1800 metre Listed VRC UCI Stakes.


A $150,000 NZB Ready to Run purchase from the Kilmore Farm draft for Patella Bloodstock/Busuttin Racing, Main Stage (image Grant Courtney)  has won two races and placed three times from five starts earning over $100,000 in prizemoney.

Main Stage holds an entry for the Group I VRC Victoria Derby and is certainly bred to get a trip being by the French Derby winner Reliable Man from a staying stakes-winner by Prized (USA) called Kiri.

Reliable Man"We love chasing those Derbies," Natalie Young said.

"I thought it was going to be too hard for him today but I'm super proud of the horse."

Main Stage now heads to the Group II MRC Caulfield Classic and then on to the Group I VRC Victoria Derby in November.

Kilmore Farm will offer the full sister to Main Stage at the 2017 NZB Ready to Run Sale as Lot 186.

Main Stage is the second stakes-winner worldwide for Reliable Man, who is also the sire of impressive German stakes-winner Narella.

Reliable Man stands at Westbury Stud at a fee of $17,500.



Uci Stakes LR 1800m
Flemington Track: Good(4) Time: 1:49.49
1
0.3
Main Stage
T: T Busuttin and N Young J: M J Walker 56
3g Reliable Man (GB) x Kiri (NZ) (Prized (USA))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $150,000
V:Kilmore Farm
B: Patella Bloodstock/Busuttin Racing $150,000
2
0.3
Cliff's Edge
T: D K Weir J: John Allen 57
3c Canford Cliffs (IRE) x Simulation (AUS) (Snaadee (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2 $60,000
V:Bucklee Farm, Greta West
B: Darren Weir Racing / John Foote Bloodstock $60,000
3
2.1
Johnny Vinko
T: T Busuttin and N Young J: S Baster 56
3g Savabeel (AUS) x Brazen (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $240,000
V:Kilmore Farm
B: Busuttin Racing $240,000
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: NZB as agent $210,000
4
2.4
Animalia
T: James Cummings J: J Bowman 56
3g Animal Kingdom (USA) x Hold To Ransom (USA) (Red Ransom (USA))
5
3.7
Aberro
T: M M Laurie J: B Melham 56
3c All Too Hard (AUS) x Secret Cause (AUS) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
6
5.0
Eshtiraak
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: D Oliver 56
3c Street Cry (IRE) x Succeeding (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Shadwell Australasia $400,000
7
5.2
Weather With You
T: M Baker and A Forsman J: Damian Lane 56
3g Teofilo (IRE) x Tarique (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
MM National Yearling Sale $27,000
V:Sun Stud Kerrie Vic
B: Andrew Forsman $27,000
8
6.7
Il Divo
T: G M Begg J: J Noonan 56
3c Dalakhani (IRE) x Yau Chin (AUS) (Tobougg (IRE))
9
8.0
Sunquest
T: S J Richards J: D Dunn 56
3c Helmet (AUS) x Seeking Sunshine (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA))
10
9.0
Basanite
T: R E Laing J: M J Dee 56
3c Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Sidereus Nuncius (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $225,000
V:Bell View Park Stud Meroo Meadow NSW
B: Robbie Laing $225,000
11
9.2
Padraig
T: T Busuttin and N Young J: Ben Allen 56
3g Power (GB) x Dane Dancer (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Cambridge Stud
B: Mr TL Busuttin/Ms N Young $90,000
12
11.0
Give
T: J F Moloney J: Patrick Moloney 56
3c Helmet (AUS) x Flying Ruby (AUS) (Rubiton (AUS))
13
15.5
Silent Command
T: Nick Smart J: Ms L J Meech 57
3c Commands (AUS) x Silent Surround (AUS) (Face Value (AUS))
14
18.0
Into Rio
T: M Ellerton and S Zahra J: Ben Thompson 56
3g Zacinto (GB) x Mardi Gras (NZ) (Kaapstad (NZ))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $50,000
V:Windsor Park Stud
B: Ellerton Zahra Racing $50,000