Galileo Gold (GB)

Prince Faisal's Nawara Stud Signs For MGSW Oscula For 1m At Arqana

Offered as lot 182 by Baroda Stud, multiple group winner Oscula (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}) changed hands for €1 million to Ted Voute at Arqana. Purchased for Nawara Stud's Prince Faisal of Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) fame, the triple Group 3 winner also ran third in the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac among her numerous stakes placings. Group winners Galeota (Ire) (Mujadil), Burnt Sugar (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) and Brown Sugar (Ire) (Tamayuz) are under the third dam. Voute indicated to the Arqana sales team that the dark bay...

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G1 Phoenix S. Hero Ebro River Will Stand At Haras de la Haie Neuve In 2023

Juvenile Group 1 winner Ebro River (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}--Soft Power {Ire}, by Balmont) will stand at Haras de la Haie Neuve in 2023, Jour de Galop reported on Saturday evening. The Al Shaqab Racing colourbearer's fee will be announced at a later date. Bred by Tally-Ho Stud, the chestnut was sold for €75,000 during Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale to Charlie Gordon Watson on behalf of Al Shaqab. Trained by Hugo Palmer, Ebro River graduated at Doncaster at second asking in May of his 2-year-old year,...

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Group 1-Winning Juvenile Thunder Moon Retired To Haras De Bouquetot, As 2023 Roster Revealed

Group 1-winning juvenile Thunder Moon (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}--Small Sacrifice {Ire}, by Sadler's Wells) has been retired and will stand at Al Shaqab Racing's Haras de Bouquetot in 2023. The 'TDN Rising Star' will stand for €6,000 on their nine-strong roster next season and will be available for viewing at Bouquetot during the Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale. Bred by Aidan and Annemarie O'Brien's Whisperview Trading, the colt was named a 'Rising Star' after his debut win at the Curragh and claimed the G1 National S. in his next outing before...

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Galileo Gold Moves To Haras De Bouquetot In A Joint Venture With Tally-Ho

Classic winner Galileo Gold (GB), who spent five seasons at Tally-Ho Stud in Ireland, will move to Haras de Bouquetot in France next year. His fee will be announced at a later date. Co-owned by Al Shaqab Racing and Tally-Ho, the chestnut won the G1 2000 Guineas and G1 St James's Palace S. His progeny are led by Ebro River (Ire), who prevailed in the G1 Phoenix S., as well as the multiple group winner Oscula (Ire). He has two other stakes winners, and another four staked placed runners to...

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Oscula Does It Again At Deauville

Few horses can defy a penalty in a pattern race at somewhere like Deauville, but few are built like Oscula (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}) and the stalwart of the Nick Bradley Racing syndicate was at it again on Monday when beating off smart rivals in the G3 Prix de Lieurey. Now the proud bearer of four black-type titles, the George Boughey-trained 3-year-old was under an extra three-pound burden having conquered Goodwood's G3 Oak Tree S. over seven furlongs July 27 which had been her fourth outing during the month. Out...

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Galileo Gold's Oscula Pounces Late For Oak Tree Triumph

Making her fourth start of the month, Nick Bradley Racing's battle-hardened bargain buy Oscula (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}--Bisous Y Besos {Ire}, by Big Bad Bob {Ire}) went postward for Wednesday's G3 Whispering Angel Oak Tree S. at Goodwood coming back off a narrow defeat in Ascot's July 23 G3 Valiant S. and pounced late to secure a second pattern-race success in the seven-furlong distaffers' test. Last year's G3 Prix Six Perfections victrix and G1 Prix Marcel Boussac third snagged June's Listed Eternal S. at Carlisle before hitting the board in...

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Dubawi Legend Headed Straight to The Guineas

The Group 1-placed Dubawi Legend (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), who carries the silks of Dr. Ali Ridha, will not have a run before a planned appearance in the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas on Apr. 30. A winner at first asking at Doncaster in July, the Hugo Palmer trainee ran third in the G3 Acomb S. on Aug. 18 and then was only two lengths behind Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) when second in the G1 Dewhurst S. on Oct. 9. He did not fair well in the draw of the...

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Kodiac Leads Tally-Ho Roster

Kodiac (GB) (Danehill) leads the seven-strong roster at Tally-Ho Stud at an unchanged fee of €65,000 in 2022. Responsible for 13 black-type winners in 2021, the 20-year-old's progeny enjoyed Group 1 success with G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud hero El Bodegon (Ire) and G1 Commonwealth Cup heroine Campanelle (Ire). Also among his group winners this term are Cloudy Dawn (Ire), American Bridge (GB), Bear Story (Ire), Glounthaune (Ire) and Fast Attack (Ire). Priced at €50,000, Mehmas (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), who was the Champion First-Season Sire in Europe in 2022, celebrated 11...

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Autumn Group 1 Targets For Ebro River

Al Shaqab Racing's Ebro River (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}), who won the G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. at The Curragh in August, is likely to step out in the G1 Middle Park S. over six furlongs at Newmarket on Sept. 25. Third in Sunday's G1 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National S. behind Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and Point Lonsdale (Ire) (Australia {GB}) on Sunday, the colt is also possible for the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at ParisLongchamp on Oct. 3 or the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar...

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Ebro River Likely For Middle Park Instead of Morny

Group 1 winner Ebro River (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}) is likely for the G1 Middle Park S. at Newmarket on Sept. 25 provided that fellow Al Shaqab Racing runner and G3 Molecomb S. winner Armor (GB) (No Nay Never) runs in the Aug. 22 G1 Prix Morny according to trainer Hugo Palmer. "He's come back [from Ireland] great, you wouldn't know he'd had a run to be honest," said the Newmarket handler of Sunday's G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. hero. "I think Al Shaqab are very keen to run Armor in...

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Galileo Gold's Oscula Makes All in the Six Perfections

Fresh off a fourth in Newmarket's G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. last month, Nick Bradley Racing's 2-year-old filly Oscula (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}) stepped forward to register a pillar-to-post victory in Tuesday's G3 Prix Six Perfections Sky Sports Racing at Deauville. The April-foaled bay had previously snagged two of her first three starts, including Epsom's June 4 Woodcote S., and hit the board in the June 18 G3 Albany S. at Royal Ascot. Sharply into stride and seizing immediate control of this seven-furlong test, the 43-5 chance was largely untroubled...

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First Black-Type Winner For Galileo Gold As Ebro River Strikes

Coming off a five-furlong Doncaster novice win May 15, Al Shaqab Racing's Ebro River (Ire) gave his first-season sire Galileo Gold (GB) (Paco Boy {Ire}) a first black-type success with an impressive display in Thursday's Listed National S. at Sandown. Missing the break as he had done on his first two starts, the Hugo Palmer-trained chestnut who was one of his sire's more expensive yearlings when selling for 75,000gns at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2 quickly recovered to track the pace against the rail. In front approaching the...

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