We remember our champion sires that have played a role in shaping the New Zealand Thoroughbred industry.


By Last Tycoon, from Courtza (by Pompeii Court)


O’Reilly was a real Kiwi legend. Not only has he sired 87 Stakes winners to date, he was a dominant broodmare sire and his daughters have produced 14 Group One winners including Embellish, Provocative, Jon Snow, Sacred Star, Savaria, Chenille, Steps in Time, Diademe, Costume, Daffodil, The Pooka, I Do, Hucklebuck and Irish Fling.

O’Reilly has sired 17 individual Group One winners including Grunt, Sacred Falls, Silent Achiever, Alamosa, Shamrocker, Final Destination, Maco O’Reilly, The Jewel, Guyno, Swick, Master O’Reilly, O’Marilyn and Shamexpress.

Awards Won

Four-time Champion New Zealand Sire
Four-time Centaine Award Winner
Three-time Dewar Award Winner
Three-time Champion NZ 3-year-old New Zealand Sire
Two-time Champion New Zealand Broodmare Sire
Two-time Champion Hong Kong Sire

O'Reilly, a Kiwi legend.


By Century, from Rainbeam (by Vain)


A phenomenal sire and broodmare sire, Centaine was Waikato Stud’s foundation stallion and has been highly influential in producing some of the most prolific broodmares in Australasia.

A true breed-shaping sire, Centaine’s daughters have produced 116 stakes winners, including the likes of Mongolian Khan, Littorio, Alamosa, Jimmy Choux, Giovana, Glamour Puss, Vision and Power, Cent Home and Legs. Centaine was a six-time Champion New Zealand Broodmare Sire, siring a total of 605 winners during his stud career, including 61 Stakes winners – 11 of which were Group One winners.

Awards Won

Six-time Champion New Zealand Broodmare Sire
Two-time Champion New Zealand Two-Year-old Sire
Champion First Season Sire
Dewar Award Winner

Centaine with Mark.