Coolmore’s triumph contrasted with several below par performances from some of the favourites in the race. There are always the excuses of a day off form, bad tactics, or the impossibility of making up ground in the center of the track. The most disappointing of these was the Japanese 3yo Makahiki (Deep Impact), who threw in the towel in the final turn, having been on the outside for most of the race. Harzand (Sea the Stars) was never in the mix, nor was Silverwave (Silver Frost), whilst New Bay (Dubawi) had to come from way off the pace and up the center of the track, finishing strongly but all too late. The favourite, Postponed (Dubawi) was courageous to hold on to fifth place, but ran way below the form of his previous races this year. On the French side, the best performance came from the valiant Siljan’s Saga (Sagamix). In fourth, this was her best result from her three attempts at the race, even though the ground was a bit quick for her.
To further clarify this achievement of Coolmore and Aidan O’Brien, here are a few statistics:
? Aidan O’Brien and Coolmore had a 560/1 (0,17 %) chance of completing the treble in this Arc…
? No owner or trainer has ever had the first three home in the Arc. In 1953, Paul Dubosq had a one-two with La Sorellina and his brother Silnet.
? Galileo had not sired an Arc winner prior to this, and he is the first stallion to ever have the first three home in this race. He had the same result in the 1000 guineas 2016, and his sire, Sadler’s Wells, sired the first four home in the Irish Derby 2002 and the Racing Post Trophy 2002. In the Arc, there is only Mon Tourbillon who had a winning duo in 1942 with Djebel and Toronado.
? Aidan O’Brien has had the treble in the Irish Derby on several occasions: in 2014, 2011, 2010 and 2007.
Aidan O’Brien : « You couldn’t even dream of this »
« Tell Aidan that he is a genius. » these were the words of Derrick Smith to his son Paul, as soon as they had passed the post in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Aidan O’Brien has broken many records and he made history this Sunday in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, wth his three runners finishing in the first three place. However, he always talks of his achievements with the greatest modesty, never putting himself first.
An historic treble in the Arc…
It was an historic achievement of Aidan O’Brien’s in the Arc and, also, his second treble in a Group1 this year! The trainer has had an exceptional season. He has dominated the leaderboard in Ireland- naturally- but also in Great Britain. He is more than four million pounds in front of his closest rival, John Gosden. In France, Aidan O’Brien wasn’t even in the top 50 before this Sunday. However, with this table in the Arc, plus the various placed horses through the day, he has shot into the top 3, although couldn’t catch the untouchable Jean-Claude Rouget. Aidan O’Brien had two Gr1 trebles in 2016: in the Arc, and in the 1.000 Guineas with Minding (Galileo), Ballydoyle (Galileo) and Alice Springs (Galileo). They were also two trebles for Galileo…
Even with the great firepower of Coolmore, this is nonetheless exceptional.
Modesty and discretion.
Aidan O’Brien reacted with his habitual discretion and modesty – never talking about himself, and always used ‘we’ to describe the work done by his team, and not of his own…« you could never expect to have the first three home in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. You couldn’t even dream of it. We are delighted for the “lads”: they been very invested for a long time and it has payed off. The three horses are all by Galileo, which is incredible! You couldn’t imagine such a thing could happen. Michael and Derrick, and all the tea, have been at the heart of this. I came to Ballydoyle twenty years ago, and year after year we have worked to bring it together. The team works very hard every day. I can’t tell you how lucky we feel, and how happy we are. And since we have had Galileo… I can’t express how I feel. I never dreamt of this happening. il y a vingt ans et, année après année, nous travaillons et nous mettons des choses en place. »
Found, an exceptional filly.
When we went to Ballydoyle, a week before the race, Aidan O’Brien spoke to us about Found. He was early very attached to this filly. « She is a marvel », he said to us. This Sunday, after the press conference and having taken the time to sign autographs and take selfies with the fans, he told us: « Found is an incredible filly. She is on of the all time greats. She’s probably the best filly I’ve ever trained. She is unbelievably consistent at the top level. She has won Gr1s at 2, 3 and now 4. It’s just exceptional. »
Found, unlucky in running in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 2015, got her revenge this Sunday. She follow so from All Along, who was also beaten at 3 before winning the race at 4.
« Drink plenty of red wine! »
The Coolmore team have always given two objectives for Found in 2016: the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Breeders’ Cup Turf (which she had already won in 2015). The first is done; the second could be …
Found has had five second places in Grs1 this year. Michael Tabor, c-owner of Found, explained: « she deserved to win, but we always felt that she was at her best at this time of year. She has been second on plenty of occasions this year, but she has also won fabulous races. Last year she won the Breeders’ Cup. She beat a champion [Golden Horn, ndlr]. She was a very good filly before today,and now… I guess it’s hardto find a better one! We don’t have any plans or her, we just want to enjoy the moment. When we get back home,we will all talk together. Aidan will tell us how the filly is. And if she is her usual self, we will make a plan. Or rather she will tel her trainer! »
Paul Smith, son of Derrick Smith, added: « I had my father on the phone as she crossed the line. He said: “Well played. Tell Aidan he is a genius. Celebrate well and drink lots of red wine.“. »
The track record broken
The ground was at 3,1 (good) this Sunday and the record over 2.400m at Chantilly was broken. Found won in 2’23’’61, beating the record set in 1986 by Bering (2’24’’10).
A real training performance.
Aidan O’Brien does nothing by chance. His decision to divert Highland Reel (Galileo) and Order of St George (Galileo) to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, when they both had easier options in Australia was a brave one. For Order of St George, winner of the Ascot Gold Cup, it was an even bolder choice, as the horse wasn’t going to get his preferred soft ground here. Aidan O’Brien explained: « Obviously the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is a big race, better than the one we would have run in, in Australia. We knew that the race would be perfect for Highland Reel. For Order of St George, it’s true he would be better on softer ground. The work done by the ground staff here has to be praised, as the track was absolutely perfect. »
Galileo, the head in the stars
Franco Raimondi talked about Galileo’s curse in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Coolmore’s stallion finally sees his name in the history of the Arc, and in such a great way… With an historical triple win! Before then, Tourbillon had managed a double success in 1942, thanks to Djebel and Tornado.
Coolmore’s star in paradise.
Like Aidan O’Brien, Galileo manages three triple wins in Grs1 in 2016. Il est le père des trois premières deHe is the sire of the three first of the 1.000 Guineas (Minding, Ballydoyle and Alice Springs) and the sire of Found, Highland Reel and Order of St George. Michael Tabor told us: “Galileo’s results talk for him. He is just an extraordinary stallion. It is very important that Galileo gives a Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner. It is the biggest race in the world. But imagin he could give the three first ones… It seemed utopian.”
It is not breaking news: Galileo is the worthy heir of his sire, Sadler’s Wells. He is one of the basis of the records set by Galileo. Sadler’s Wells managed to win four times at a time in Grs1, being the father of the four first horses in the Irish Derby in 2002, and of the Racing Post Trophy the same year…
Ryan Moore: “This is one of the extraordinary things, like Frankie Dettori’s Magnificent Seven”
Ryan Moore wins his second Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which he had already won with Workforce (King’s Best) in 2010. Coolmore’s first jockey, did not have an easy season, injured at a cervical during the first semester, and having to stop riding for several weeks for other health issues. Since he returned, his rides have been the object of criticism and Coolmore’s first jockey crosses the T’s and dots the I’s today.
A good run. Seen in the back of the first half of the lot, on the inside, Found had a good race, before cantering a nice home straight. Ryan Moore had chosen her for this Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and he made the right decision. He commented after the race: “I had a good run. There was rhtythm and I was well-placed behind The Grey Gatsby. She was very good. It opened itself and I came a little earlier than I would have preferred to, but I took the opportunity and she accelerated well.”
An autumn filly.
Found was always very valued and was a little criticized, because in the first semester she was regularly defeated. But Found is never better than in autumn: she proved it at 2, 3 and now 4yos. Ryan Moore said: “She won the Boussac at this time of the year and the Breeders’ Cup Turf last autumn. It is sure a bit frustrating to take so many second places but it was her objective. She was in good form, back over 2,400m. She showed what she was capable of, and when she is at the top, she is very difficult to defeat.”
Concerning Aidan O’Brien’s exploit, who signed the winning trio, the jockey explained: “Winning the Arc and placing three horses from the stables at the three first places is just unique. This is one of the extraordinary things like Frankie Dettori’s Magnificent Seven. It is a true performance to bring three horses at the top of their level for the race. The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe stays the most difficult race to win in Europe. It is incredible.”
Aidan O’Brien champion trainer in Ireland, in England… and nearly in France!
Without any surprise, Aidan O’Brien will once again be crowned top trainer by prize money in Ireland. He should obviously also be in England. And he could have been in France as well! In the Arc, his three horses took 4.571.500 €. This amount, added to the prize money of his other pupils on Sunday and to the money he already obtained in France this year (thanks to The Gurkha in the Poule especially), allow Aidan O’Brien to reach a total of 5.142.970 € (without the bonuses) in French prize money. This propels him to the second place of the trainers in France by prize money, in front of André Fabre, who finishes third. Only Jean-Claude Rouget stayed in front of the Irish with 6.348.015 €.
Siljan’s Saga (4th) shows the best performance of her life
Siljan’s Saga (Sagamix) managed the best performance of her career finishing excellent fourth of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. She was the first French in the finish. Éric Palluat de Besset and Emmanuel Tassin’s filly cantered among the last ones, whereas as in front Vedevani (Dubawi), Highland Reel (Galileo) and Order of St George did not amuse the crowd. Passing in front of the Grandes Écuries, her jockey, Pierre-Charles Boudot, won places staying on the inside. At the Mère Marie, the sprint was gone and Siljan’s Saga followed well the acceleration of the leaders. Her jockey made her avoid The Grey Gatsby (Mastercraftsman), letting go, and Siljan’s Saga then had to find a space between Order of St George and Postponed (Dubawi) who stagnated. Courageous, Siljan’s Saga took the fourth place, a hundred and fifty metres from the post and held on to it until the end.
Please and touched by the performance of his filly, Jean-Pierre Gauvin told us: “What a filly! What a filly! Siljan’s Saga did not have her rhythm, but what performance did she just do! It is amazing. At Deauville, she had pleased me very much because she was only at 70%. Today, she was at 100%. She was calmer than she is used to also. She had a hearth bigger than herself. She did not have the best opening in the home straight and her fourth place is very good.”
Postponed (5th) unable to accelerate well
Roger Varian had the face of a bad day, waiting for Postponed (Dubawi) to come back. Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum’s 5yo had won the hearts of bookmakers after his perfect year, starting in March in Meydan, where the horse had flown over the Sheema Classic (Gr1). He had then successfully imposed himself in two consecutive Grs1, in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup and then the Juddmonte International Stakes. But on Sunday, Postponed, who had to canter on the outside of the lot, was unable to show his well-known turn of foot.
His trainer, told us: We have to get over our disappointment first. The horse came back well and was fast at the heart of the battle. He had to progress on the outside… He entered the home straight on the wrong leg and then was never able to place the acceleration needed. I hope he will recover well from the race.”
One Foot in Heaven (6th) defeated by short for a place
One Foot in Heaven (Fastnet Rock) did not miss the prize money in this 2016 Arc by much. The Fair Salinia owned colt only fails by a nose for a fifth place, kept by the favourite Postponed. One Foot in Heaven nearly does the best performance of his career, him who started only at the end of 2015 and won the Grand Prix de Chantilly (Gr2).
One Foot in Heaven is trained by Alain de Royer Dupré who said: “It is a good race and a very good performance of the horse. It is not a surprise at all since One Foot In Heaven had worked really well.” The horse had his withers blocked for his last run, in the Prix Foy (Gr2), in which he only took the fourth place out of four runners.
Makahiki (14th), another nightmare for Japan
Expectations on Makahiki (Deep Impact) were huge. After so many disappointments caused by other Japanese runners these past few years. The colt was only his own shadow. Logically fitter than for his success in the Prix Niel (Gr2), the colt was nervous in the starting gate, according to Christophe Lemaire. Then, he had to canter in the fourth layer of the lot and completely let go once serious things started.
Right after the race, Christophe Lemaire commented: “The horse was nervous at the gate. He never breathed correctly, tensed himself and had to canter on the outside. In the home straight, he abandoned… In these conditions, it was mission impossible.” His trainer talked about a too short gap between both races, and maybe a distance problem on a difficult track like this one, with a hill. The horse went well after the race.
(Bay filly 2012)
|Sadler’s Wells (USA)
|Fairy Bridge (USA)
|Urban Sea (USA)
RED EVIE (IRE)
|Red Ransom (USA)
|Crafty Example (USA)
3Sx6Dx4D Northern Dancer, 5Sx5D Hail To Reason, 4Sx5D Mr Prospector (USA), 4Sx6Dx5D Nearctic, 4Sx5D Natalma, 5Sx6Sx6D Native Dancer, 6Sx6D Turn-To, 6Sx6D Nothirdchance, 6Sx6D Nashua, 5Sx6D Raise A Native, 5Sx6D Gold Digger (USA), 5Sx6D Buckpasser, 5Sx6D Nearco, 5Sx6D Lady Angela, 5Sx6D Almahmoud, 6Sx6D Tom Fool, 6Sx6D Prince Chevalier
Last 5 starts
||QIPCO IRISH CHAMPION (Group 1) STAKES
||THE DARLEY YORKSHIRE OAKS (CLASS 1) (BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES) (Group 1)
||THE PRINCE OF WALES’S STAKES (CLASS 1) (BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES) (Group 1)
||THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II CORONATION CUP (CLASS 1) (Sponsored by Investec) (Group 1)
||TATTERSALLS GOLD CUP (Group 1) STAKES
FOUND (IRE), Champion 3yr old filly in Europe in 2015, Jt Champion 2yr old filly in Europe in 2014, (IRE 122), won 3 races (8f.-10f.) from 2 to 4 years, 2016 and £1,232,353 including Kilfrush Stud Royal Whip Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3 and Camelot EBF Mooresbridge Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3, placed 12 times second in Tattersalls Gold Cup, Curragh, Gr.1, Qipco Champion Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1, Investec Queen Elizabeth Coronation Cup, Epsom Downs, Gr.1, Coronation Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1, Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas, Curragh, Gr.1, QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.1 (twice), Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1, Darley Yorkshire Oaks, York, Gr.1 and Canford Cliffs EBF Athasi Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3 and third in Moyglare Stud Stakes, Curragh, Gr.1 and coral.ie Alleged Stakes, Curragh, L.; also won 2 races (8f.-12f.) in France and U.S.A. at 2 and 3 years, 2015 and £1,200,542, Total Prix Marcel Boussac, Longchamp, Gr.1 and Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf, Keeneland, Gr.1, (Aidan O’Brien); own sister to BEST IN THE WORLD (IRE), MAGICAL DREAM (IRE) and INIESTA (IRE).
RED EVIE (IRE) (2003 f. by Intikhab (USA)), Jt 4th top rated 3yr old filly in Europe in 2006, €50,000 foal Goffs Premier Foal & Breeding Stock 2003 – Camas Park Stud, Ireland, 58,000 gns. yearling Tattersalls October Yearlings (Part 1) 2004 – Kern/Lillingston Ass, 1,000,000 gns. Tattersalls December Mares 2007 – Vendor, (115), won 9 races (7f.-8f.) at 3 and 4 years and £398,671 including Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes, Newbury, Gr.1, Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.1, CGA Hungerford Stakes, Newbury, Gr.2, Oak Tree Stakes, Goodwood,Gr.3 and Sandringham Handicap, Ascot, L., placed second in Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.1; dam of 4 winners, 4 runners and 5 foals of racing age:
FOUND (IRE), see above.
MAGICAL DREAM (IRE) (2010 f. by Galileo (IRE)), (IRE 108), won 2 races (7f.) at 2 years and £75,629 including C L Weld Park Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3, placed 5 times including second in Cork Racecourse Mallow Noblesse Stakes, Cork, Gr.3 and Irish Stallion Farms EBF Salsabil Stakes, Navan, L. and third in Lanwades Stud Blandford Stakes, Curragh, Gr.2; dam of.
2015 c. by War Front (USA)).
BEST IN THE WORLD (IRE) (2013 f. by Galileo (IRE)), (IRE 108), won 2 races (8f.-12f.) at 2 and 3 years, 2016 and £93,508, Irish Stall.Farms EBF Give Thanks Stakes, Cork, Gr.3 and Staffordstown Stud Silken Glider Stakes, Curragh, L., placed 4 times including second in Moyglare Jewels Blandford Stakes, Curragh, Gr.2 and third in coral.ie Munster Oaks Stakes, Cork, Gr.3, (Aidan O’Brien), from only 8 starts.
INIESTA (IRE) (2011 g. by Galileo (IRE)), £3,500 Tatts Ire Ascot May Sale 2016 – S Osborne, (IRE 90), won 1 race (8f.) at 2 years and £10,976 and placed twice; also placed 4 times over hurdles at 3 and 4 years, 2015 and £1,988.
She also has a yearling colt by Galileo (IRE) and a filly foal by Galileo (IRE).
MALAFEMMENA (IRE) (1992 f. by Nordico (USA)), 4th top rated 2yr old filly in Italy in 1994, won 1 race in Italy at 2 years and £29,817, Premio Vittorio Crespi, Milan, L., placed 4 times third in Prix du Calvados, Deauville, Gr.3; dam of 2 winners, 3 runners and 4 foals of racing age:
RED EVIE (IRE), see above.
AFFIRMED ADMIRAL (USA) (1998 c. by Affirmed (USA)), won 2 races in U.S.A. at 5 years and placed 3 times.
MARTINOVA (1978 f. by Martinmas), Jt 4th top rated 2yr old filly in Ireland in 1980, won 3 races at 2 and 3 years including Athasi Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3 and Waterford Testimonial Stakes, Curragh, L., placed 3 times third in Goffs Irish 1000 Guineas, Curragh, Gr.1, Carna Fillies Stakes, Naas, L. and April Fillies’ Stakes, Curragh, L.; dam of 8 winners, 10 runners and 11 foals of racing age:
EXPORT PRICE (FR) (1984 c. by Habitat), (113), won 3 races in France including Prix de Ris-Orangis, Evry, Gr.3 and Prix du Bois, Longchamp, Gr.3, placed fourth in Prix Robert Papin, M’-Laffitte, Gr.1; sire.
NINEPINS (1987 g. by Niniski (USA)), won 1 N.H. Flat Race; also won 4 races over hurdles, placed third in Bisquit Cognac Extended Handicap Hurdle, Fairyhouse, L. and won 9 races over jumps in U.S.A. including Robinson-Humphrey Atlanta Cup H’p Hurdle, Atlanta, L., Block House Handicap Hurdle, Tryon, L., Colonial Cup Hurdle, Camden, L., Grand National Handicap Hurdle, Fair Hill, L. (twice), New York Turf Writers Cup Hcp. Hurdle, Saratoga, L. and Southtrust Queen’s Cup Hurdle, Charlotte, L., placed second in Temple Gwathmey Handicap Hurdle, Middleburg, L., American Life Hard Scuffle Hcp. Chase, Prospect, L., Crown Royal Handicap Hurdle, Pine Mountain, L., Coca-Cola Handicap Steeplechase, Lexington, L. (twice) and A P Smithwick Memorial Hcp Hurdle, Saratoga, L. and third in Hard Scuffle Handicap Steeplechase, Churchill Downs, L.
MALAFEMMENA (IRE), see above.
GREEN ATLAS (IRE) (1996 c. by Indian Ridge), 105,000 IR gns. yearling Goffs Irish National October Yearlings 1997 – K Nishiura, won 9 races in Japan and placed 7 times.
FORMATO UNI (IRE) (1990 c. by Mtoto), (82), placed 3 times; also won 8 races in Italy and placed 20 times.
PRIMATICCIO (IRE) (1995 g. by Priolo (USA)), 25,000 gns. Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training 1998 – Forthright Ltd, 1,600 gns. Doncaster Summer Mixed 2000 – L Llewellyn, (IRE 52), won 2 races and placed once; also won 4 races over fences and placed twice; also placed once in a point-to-point.
BELMARTIN (1986 g. by Bellypha), (IRE 86), won 4 races and placed 16 times; also placed once over hurdles.
SALDA (GB) (1989 g. by Bustino), 600 gns. Russell, Baldwin & Bright May Mixed 1996 – A Rhead, (IRE 85), won 3 races and placed twice; also placed once over hurdles.
Ninette de Valois (FR) (1985 f. by Gay Mecene (USA)), ran once on the flat; dam of winners.
One False Move (IRE) (1991 f. by Don’t Forget Me), 21,000 gns. mare Tattersalls December Mares 1999 – Emerald BS, (IRE 98), 2 races, placed second in Athasi Stakes, Curragh, L.
Marie Rambert (IRE) (1994 f. by Common Grounds), 5,500 IR gns. yearling Goffs Irish National October Yearlings 1995 – Kerr & Co, 1,700 IR gns. Goffs February Mixed 1998 – Kerr & Co, (IRE 65), ran a few times on the flat and ran once over hurdles; grandam of Alcohol (AUS) (2008 g. by Bianconi (USA)), 5 races in Australia, placed second in Chairman’s Stakes, Morphettville, Gr.3, Alcobro (AUS) (2011 g. by Bianconi (USA)), 3 races in Australia, placed third in H C Nitschke Stakes, Morphettville Parks, L.
PAVLOVA (1962 f. by Fidalgo), won 1 race at 3 years; dam of 8 winners, 11 runners and 12 foals of racing age including:
LUCKY WEDNESDAY (1973 c. by Roi Soleil), (127), won 6 races including Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.2, Vauxhall Trial Stakes, Phoenix Park, Gr.3 and Westbury Stakes, Sandown Park, Gr.3, placed second in Joe Coral Eclipse Stakes, Sandown Park, Gr.1 and third in Irish 2000 Guineas, Curragh, Gr.1; sire.
MARTINOVA, see above.
Kirov (1972 g. by On Your Mark), won 7 races at home and in Norway, placed second in New Ham Stakes, Goodwood, L. and Noble Dancer Vanderpremie, Ovrevoll, L.
OVERALL (1969 g. by Varano), won 1 race and placed once; also won 4 races over hurdles and placed 3 times.
PERSIAN BALLET (1983 c. by Dalsaan), placed once; also won 3 races in Belgium.
WHISTLING SWAN (1970 g. by Whistling Wind), won 2 races and placed 3 times; also placed 3 times over jumps.
JADE DANCER (1975 f. by Green God), won 2 races and placed twice.
Successful Cross Analysis – Group/Listed race performers
GALILEO (IRE) bred to daughters of INTIKHAB (USA) has produced FOUND (IRE) (2012 f. Gr.1w FR, USA, Gr.3w GB/IRE), IGUGU (AUS) (2007 f. Gr.1w SAF, Gr.2w SAF, Gr.3w SAF), BEST IN THE WORLD (IRE) (2013 f. Gr.3w GB/IRE, L.w GB/IRE, Gr.2p GB/IRE), MAGICAL DREAM (IRE)(2010 f. Gr.3w GB/IRE, Gr.2p GB/IRE).
Sire Reference – Race Record
GALILEO (IRE) 1998 bay by Sadler’s Wells (USA) out of Urban Sea (USA) by Miswaki (USA).
Champion 3yr old in Europe in 2001.
Won 6 races (8f.-12f.), at 2 and 3 years, £1,621,110 and placed once.
Won Vodafone Derby Stakes, Epsom Downs, Gr.1, (2001)
Won Budweiser Irish Derby, Curragh, Gr.1, (2001)
Won King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1, (2001)
Won Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3, (2001)
Won Ballysax Stakes, Leopardstown, L., (2001)
2nd Ireland The Food Island Champion Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.1, (2001)
Retired to Stud in 2002.
Sire Reference – Best Progeny
GALILEO (IRE) is the sire of ALICE SPRINGS (IRE) (2013 f., dam by Danehill Dancer (IRE), Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes, Gr.1, Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, Gr.1, Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes, Gr.1), CHURCHILL (IRE) (2014 c., dam by Storm Cat (USA), Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes, Gr.1), DEAUVILLE (IRE) (2013 c., dam by Danehill (USA), Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes, Gr.1), HIGHLAND REEL (IRE) (2012 c., dam by Danehill (USA), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Gr.1, Secretariat Stakes, Gr.1, Longines Hong Kong Vase,Gr.1), MINDING (IRE) (2013 f., dam by Danehill Dancer (IRE), Dubai Fillies’ Mile Stakes, Gr.1, Moyglare Stud Stakes, Gr.1, Qatar Nassau Stakes, Gr.1, Investec Oaks Stakes, Gr.1, Qipco 1000 Guineas, Gr.1, Sea the Stars Pretty Polly Stakes, Gr.1), MONDIALISTE (IRE) (2010 c., dam by Kaldoun (FR), Arlington Million Stakes, Gr.1, Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes, Gr.1), ORDER OF ST GEORGE (IRE) (2012 c., dam by Gone West (USA), The Queen’s 90th Birthday Ascot Gold Cup, Gr.1, Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger, Gr.1), SEVENTH HEAVEN (IRE) (2013 f., dam by Johannesburg (USA), Darley Irish Oaks, Gr.1, Darley Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1), THE GURKHA (IRE) (2013 c., dam by Danehill Dancer (IRE), Qatar Sussex Stakes, Gr.1, Poule d’Essai des Poulains, Gr.1), THE UNITED STATES (IRE) (2010 c., dam by Pivotal (GB), Ranvet Rawson Stakes,Gr.1), BALLYDOYLE (IRE) (2013 f., dam by Storm Cat (USA), Total Prix Marcel Boussac, Gr.1), CURVY (GB) (2012 f., dam by Inchinor (GB), HPIBET E P Taylor Stakes, Gr.1), FOUND (IRE) (2012 f., dam by Intikhab (USA), Total Prix Marcel Boussac, Gr.1, Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf,Gr.1), GLENEAGLES (IRE) (2012 c., dam by Storm Cat (USA), Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas, Gr.1, Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes, Gr.1, St James’s Palace Stakes, Gr.1, Qipco 2000 Guineas, Gr.1), JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) (2013 c., dam by Holy Roman Emperor (IRE), Criterium International, Gr.1), PHOTO CALL (IRE) (2011 f., dam by Rock of Gibraltar (IRE), Rodeo Drive Stakes, Gr.1), ADELAIDE (IRE) (2011 c., dam by Elnadim (USA), Secretariat Stakes, Gr.1, Sportingbet WS Cox Plate, Gr.1), AUSTRALIA (GB) (2011 c., dam by Cape Cross (IRE), Juddmonte International Stakes, Gr.1, Investec Derby Stakes, Gr.1, Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, Gr.1; sire), MARVELLOUS (IRE) (2011 f., dam by Storm Cat (USA), Etihad Airways Irish 1000 Guineas, Gr.1), NOBLE MISSION (GB) (2009 c., dam by Danehill (USA), Tattersalls Gold Cup,Gr.1, Qipco Champion Stakes, Gr.1, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Gr.1; sire), TAPESTRY (IRE) (2011 f., dam by Danehill (USA), Darley Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1), TOGETHER FOREVER (IRE) (2012 f., dam by Theatrical, Dubai Fillies’ Mile Stakes, Gr.1), ALTANO (GER) (2006 g., dam by Lando (GER), Qatar Prix du Cadran, Gr.1), INTELLO (GER) (2010 c., dam by Danehill (USA), Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1; sire), LINTON (AUS) (2006 g., dam by Centaine (AUS), AAMI Stradbroke Handicap, Gr.1), MAGICIAN (IRE) (2010 c., dam by Mozart (IRE), Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas,Gr.1, Breeders’ Cup Turf, Gr.1; sire), ROMANTICA (GB) (2009 f., dam by Danehill (USA), Darley Prix Jean Romanet, Gr.1), RULER OF THE WORLD (IRE) (2010 c., dam by Kingmambo (USA), Investec Derby Stakes, Gr.1; sire), SEVILLE (GER) (2008 c., dam by Silver Hawk (USA), The Metropolitan Handicap, Gr.1), FRANKEL (GB) (2008 c., dam by Danehill (USA), Juddmonte International Stakes, Gr.1, Qipco Champion Stakes, Gr.1, Dubai Dewhurst Stakes, Gr.1, JLT Lockinge Stakes, Gr.1, Queen Anne Stakes, Gr.1, Qipco Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Gr.1, St James’s Palace Stakes, Gr.1, Qipco Sussex Stakes, Gr.1 (twice), Qipco 2000 Guineas, Gr.1; sire), GOLDEN LILAC (IRE) (2008 f., dam by Danehill (USA), Poule d’Essai des Pouliches, Gr.1, Prix de Diane Longines, Gr.1, Prix d’Ispahan, Gr.1), GREAT HEAVENS (GB) (2009 f., dam by Silver Hawk (USA), Darley Irish Oaks, Gr.1), IGUGU (AUS) (2007 f., dam by Intikhab (USA), J & B Met, Gr.1, Vodacom Durban July Handicap, Gr.1, South African Fillies Classic, Gr.1, Woolavington 2000, Gr.1), IMPERIAL MONARCH (IRE) (2009 c., dam by Slip Anchor, Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris, Gr.1; sire), KINGSBARNS (IRE) (2010 c., dam by Belmez (USA), Racing Post Trophy, Gr.1; sire), NATHANIEL (IRE) (2008 c., dam by Silver Hawk (USA), Coral Eclipse Stakes, Gr.1, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Gr.1; sire), NIWOT (AUS) (2004 g., dam by Noble Bijou (USA), Schweppes Sydney Cup, Gr.1), WAS (IRE) (2009 f., dam by Green Desert (USA), Investec Oaks Stakes, Gr.1), CAPE BLANCO (IRE) (2007 c., dam by Presidium, Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, Gr.1, Tatts Millions Irish Champion Stakes, Gr.1, Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Inv. Stakes, Gr.1, Man O’War Stakes, Gr.1, Arlington Million Stakes, Gr.1; sire), GALIKOVA (FR) (2008 f., dam by Blushing Groom (FR), Qatar Prix Vermeille, Gr.1), MAYBE (IRE) (2009 f., dam by Danehill (USA), Moyglare Stud Stakes, Gr.1), MISTY FOR ME (IRE) (2008 f., dam by Storm Cat (USA), Etihad Airways Irish 1000 Guineas, Gr.1, Moyglare Stud Stakes, Gr.1, Stobart Ireland Pretty Polly Stakes, Gr.1, Total Prix Marcel Boussac, Gr.1), RODERIC O’CONNOR (IRE) (2008 c., dam by Danehill (USA), Abu Dhabi Irish 2000 Guineas, Gr.1, Criterium International, Gr.1; sire), TOGETHER (IRE) (2008 f., dam by Pennekamp (USA), Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes, Gr.1), TREASURE BEACH (GB) (2008 c., dam by Mark of Esteem (IRE), Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, Gr.1, Secretariat Stakes, Gr.1; sire), LILY OF THE VALLEY (FR) (2007 f., dam by Pennekamp (USA), Nyse Euronext Prix de l’Opera, Gr.1), MAHBOOBA (AUS) (2007 f., dam by Red Ransom (USA), Golden Slipper, Gr.1), RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) (2006 c., dam by Stravinsky (USA), Juddmonte International Stakes, Gr.1, Sony Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Gr.1, BGC Sussex Stakes,Gr.1; sire), SANS FRONTIERES (IRE) (2006 c., dam by Shirley Heights, Irish Field Irish St Leger, Gr.1; sire), ALANDI (IRE) (2005 c., dam by Darshaan, Irish Field Irish St Leger, Gr.1, Qatar Prix du Cadran, Gr.1), CIMA DE TRIOMPHE (IRE) (2005 c., dam by Danehill (USA), Derby Italiano,Gr.1; sire), LUSH LASHES (GB) (2005 f., dam by Anabaa (USA), Coronation Stakes, Gr.1, Darley Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1, Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes, Gr.1), NEW APPROACH (IRE) (2005 c., dam by Ahonoora, Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, Gr.1, Vodafone Derby Stakes, Gr.1, Darley Dewhurst Stakes, Gr.1, Tatts Millions Irish Champion Stakes, Gr.1, Bank of Scotland (Ire) National Stakes, Gr.1; sire), RED ROCKS (IRE) (2003 c., dam by Machiavellian (USA), Man O’War Stakes, Gr.1, John Deere Breeders’ Cup Turf, Gr.1; sire), SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) (2004 c., dam by Erins Isle, Juddmonte Coronation Cup, Gr.1, Budweiser Irish Derby, Gr.1; sire), SOUSA (NZ) (2005 c., dam by Last Tycoon, Thrifty Spring Champion Stakes, Gr.1), ALLEGRETTO (IRE) (2003 f., dam by Caerleon (USA), Prix Royal-Oak-Principaute de Monaco, Gr.1), NIGHTIME (IRE) (2003 f., dam by Indian Ridge, Boylesports Irish 1000 Guineas, Gr.1), SIXTIES ICON (GB) (2003 c., dam by Diesis, Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes, Gr.1; sire), TEOFILO (IRE) (2004 c., dam by Danehill (USA), Darley Dewhurst Stakes, Gr.1, Laing O’Rourke National Stakes, Gr.1; sire)
GALILEO (IRE) Retired to Stud in 2002. 12 crops of racing age.
|Lifetime Flat (Europe)*
|2016 4yos +
|2015 4yos +
* Includes Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and Scandinavia. Lifetime runners figure may not be comprehensive for stallions with horses in training prior to 1997
|2016/17 N.H. Flat
|2015/16 N.H. Flat
* Includes Great Britain and Ireland.
Sire Reference – Sales Averages
Yearling Average: 281,384gns. Median: 140,055gns. Colts/Fillies Average: 104,457gns. / 493,697gns.
Broodmare Average: 26,000gns. Median: 26,000gns.
Older Horses Average: 36,206gns. Median: 12,604gns. Colts/Fillies Average: 31,455gns. / 46,897gns.
Foal Average: 430,284gns. Median: 350,682gns. Colts/Fillies Average: 350,682gns. / 470,085gns.
Yearling Average: 383,401gns. Median: 234,433gns. Colts/Fillies Average: 407,726gns. / 365,710gns.
Broodmare Average: 164,781gns. Median: 38,000gns.
Older Horses Average: 87,371gns. Median: 30,000gns. Colts/Fillies Average: 52,985gns. / 187,403gns.
Foal Average: 320,370gns. Median: 350,000gns. Fillies Average: 320,370gns.
Yearling Average: 462,013gns. Median: 303,809gns. Colts/Fillies Average: 513,649gns. / 410,378gns.
Broodmare Average: 49,263gns. Median: 29,285gns.
Older Horses Average: 79,113gns. Median: 23,000gns. Colts/Fillies Average: 41,492gns. / 222,069gns.
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