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O'Reilly Chosen For Gr1 Captivate's Debut Season
Waikato Stud's current NZ Sires Premiership leader O'Reilly (Last Tycoon-Courtza, by Pompeii Court) is the preferred mate for Gr1-winning mare Captivate (Stravinsky-Cappie by Kaapstad) who has her 1st season at stud in 2008, reported NZ Thoroughbred Marketing. Captivate's owner, Richard Moore, of Soliloquy Lodge confirmed the mating , noting: "I have always liked and supported O'Reilly - I've sent him a mare each season since he first stood at stud, several mares in recent years." The mating will closely replicate that of Soliloquy Lodge's top-priced yearling at the 2008 NZB Karaka Premier Yearling Sale, where an O'Reilly half-brother to Captivate was sold to the Hong Kong Jockey Club for NZ$480,000. Captivate is the winner of the Gr1 New Zealand Bloodstock Breeders' Stakes at Te Aroha. O'Reilly will stand at Waikato Stud in Matamata at a fee of NZ$60,000, alongside Pins (NZ$50,000), Savabeel (NZ$30,000), Fast N Famous (NZ$15,000), No Excuse Needed (NZ$12,000), and Scaredee Cat (NZ$8,000). All NZ fees require GST added.