OReilly over Zabeel mares, the facts

26 Feb 2012


If ever you need to have at your fingertips all-important thoroughbred-related statistics, Arion Pedigrees (


) will always have the answers you’re looking for.


So when Cambridge Stud wanted to know how the O’Reilly over Zabeel mares cross was working, the answer came back instantly.


This, of course, is the cross responsible for Saturday’s New Zealand Derby favourite Silent Achiever, the winner already this season of the ARC Championship Stakes-Gr.2, Avondale Guineas-Gr.2 and Waikato Guineas-Gr.3.


Arion reports that so far there are 17 names foals by O’Reilly from Zabeel mares.
  Collar (O’Reilly ex Laebeel, by Zabeel) is another black type winner representing the cross; he won the VRC Doncaster Stakes-LR.


For the record, 9 of the 12 named foals to have raced representing this cross have already been successful; that’s an impressive strike-rate.