Feature Yearling Profile: Lot 146

19 Dec 2011

Karaka 2012 Premier Session - Lot 146, O'Reilly ex Dane Dancer (Danehill) colt

Photo taken 06 December

Amongst Cambridge Stud’s 32 colts for the NZB Karaka Premier Sale is a sole colt by the one time NZ Horse of the Year and now very successful stallion, O’Reilly.




The pedigree paints of picture of black type galore, with this colt’s dam, Dane Dancer, being closely related to a group of big name performers including Redoute’s Choice, Manhattan Rain, Gathering, Umatilla and Hurricane Sky.


Both of Dane Dancer’s foals to race have been successful.  Show Dancer (Zabeel) has been a winner while Faster Strong (Stravinsky) has 4 wins to its credit.


According to figures supplied today by Arion Pedigrees (www.arion.co.nz), O’Reilly is currently the sire of 477 winners worldwide.  His progeny have won 617 races in NZ alone and a further 500 in Australia.  O’Reilly is the sire to date of 51 individual black type winners.