Tatts July to Offer Galileo Yearlings

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Galileo at Coolmore Stud | Amy Lynam

By Daithi Harvey

An unusual but highly anticipated aspect of this year’s Tattersalls July Sale will be the opportunity to purchase a yearling by Galileo (Ire). The sales company has announced that The Castlebridge Consignment will offer six yearling fillies by the phenomenal Coolmore stallion at the mid-summer sale which takes place July 11-13. Among the sextet will be a half-sister to G2 Lowther S. winner Besharah (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) and yearlings out of the Australian Group 1 winners Nechita (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) and Sea Siren (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), with the latter mare also being a stakes winner in Ireland when trained by Aidan O’Brien. In addition to progeny by Galileo, there will also be a mare offered in foal to him with Castlebridge set to consign South African Group 1 winner Cloth Of Cloud (SAf) (Captain Al {SAf}).

Commenting on the entries, Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony said, “The Tattersalls July Sale is well established as Europe’s premier midsummer sale and this year’s sale is shaping up to be an outstanding renewal. The star South African mare Cloth Of Cloud presents a very rare opportunity to buy a young Group 1 winner in foal to the extraordinary Galileo and the six Galileo yearling fillies will add an extra dimension to a sale which already annually attracts a global audience.”

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