Galileo (Ire)

Tepin’s Brother Back On Show In Ireland

1.30 Gowran Park, Mdn, €15,500, 2yo, 8fT Aidan O'Brien trainee HARVARD (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}), who is kin to MGISW GI Breeders' Cup Mile and G1 Queen Anne S. heroine Tepin (Bernstein) and MGSW GI Wood Memorial and GI Forego S. third Vyjack (Into Mischief), shaped with a deal of promise when a close-up fourth tackling seven furlongs at Leopardstown on debut last month and gets a second chance to shed maiden status upped in trip for this one. His opposition features Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's hitherto unraced Wuqood...

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Son of Speedy Boarding on Show at Haydock

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Tuesday's Insights features a son of MG1SW Speedy Boarding (GB). 2.55 Haydock, Nov, £5,400, 2yo, 7f 212yT Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's LEGEND OF DUBAI (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), a son of MG1SW Speedy Boarding (GB) (Shamardal), ran into the 'TDN Rising Star' effort of Guru (GB) (Kingman {GB}) when...

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Goffs Orby Catalogue Anchored by Sea The Stars Filly

The catalogue for the Goffs Orby Sale, which includes a Sea The Stars (Ire) half-sister to a trio of Group 1 winners out of Theatrical (Ire) mare Green Room (lot 176), is now online. Numerous blue-blooded pedigrees make up the two-day sale, with 474 yearlings set to go under the hammer on Sept. 29-30. Sunday's G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. winner Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) is a €175,000 graduate of the Orby Sale. Ballylinch Stud will offer the 12th foal of the unraced Green Room, whose 2018 Galileo...

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Son Of Discreet Marq Debuts For Ballydoyle

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Today's Observations features a newcomer for the Coolmore/Moyglare Stud partnership. 2.00 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, 7fT TIGNANELLO (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) represents a partnership between his breeder Moyglare Stud Farm--whose silks he sports--and Susan Magnier and Michael Tabor and debuts for the Ballydoyle stable. Out of the 2013 GI Del...

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Kingman Book 1 Sensation Debuts in ‘Too Darn Hot’ Maiden

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Friday's Insights features a 2.3 million guineas son of Kingman (GB). 2.20 Sandown, Mdn, £6,400, 2yo, 8fT SYMBOLIC POWER (GB) (Kingman {GB}) was the third highest-priced colt to sell at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1, with Godolphin paying 2.3million gns for the bay, whose dam is a...

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Quartet of Wild Cards Added to Tattersalls August Online Sale

A foursome of wild cards have been added to the Tattersalls August Online Sale. Bidding opens on Aug. 12 at midday BST and ends on Aug. 14 at midday BST. Ger Lyons's Glenburnie Stables offers Curragh maiden winner and 90-rated Coill Avon (Ire) (Kingman {GB}), who is out of the G3 Lodge Park Express S. winner Czabo (GB) (Sixties Icon {GB}). Donnacho O'Brien sends Limerick maiden winner Great House (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who won on his second start going 1 1/2 miles on June 29. Completing the wild cards are...

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Silver Flash Success For Galileo’s Shale

Donnacha O'Brien's instant momentum showed no sign of stopping on Thursday as the sole Galileo (Ire) in the G3 Frank Conroy Silver Flash S. line-up Shale (Ire) flew the flag for the newest of the family's prodigies at Leopardstown. Having won a mile maiden on slow ground at Gowran Park July 8, the daughter of the runaway G1 1000 Guineas heroine Homecoming Queen (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) was positioned in a clear second early by under up-and-coming riding star Gavin Ryan. Sent past the weakening race animator Finest (Ire)...

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Amhran Na Bhfiann in Action at Naas

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Monday's Insights features this year's G1 Investec Derby third. 5.05 Naas, Mdn, €11,000, 3yo/up, 10fT AMHRAN NA BHFIANN (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is a rarity as a G1 Epsom Derby placegetter needing to go back to maiden company, but this is the most unusual of years and Aidan O'Brien is...

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Threat Anchors Tattersalls August Catalogue

MGSW Threat (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) is the highest-rated horse at 112 in the 774-strong inaugural Tattersalls August Sale catalogue, which was released on Sunday. Consigned by Richard Hannon's East Everleigh Stables for Cheveley Park Stud as lot 469, the chestnut is one of 541 colts and geldings in and out of training set to go under the hammer from Aug. 24-26. There are also 214 fillies in and out of training, as well as 19 broodmares set to sell in Newmarket. A winner of the G2 Gimcrack S. and the...

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Half to Tepin Steps Out at Leopardstown

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Friday's Insights features a half to MGISW Tepin (Bernstein). 1.05 Leopardstown, Debutantes, €16,500, 2yo, 7fT HARVARD (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is introduced by Aidan O'Brien away from the Goodwood fayre and is a fascinating runner as a half-brother to the six-times top-level scorer and GI Breeders' Cup Mile and G1...

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Japan Sore After King George Disappointment

Japan (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) was a disappointing last of the three runners in Saturday's G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S., beaten 16 1/2 lengths by Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), but a potential excuse has come to light with the 4-year-old having exited the race with a "bad stone bruise." "Japan came back a little bit sore from the King George," said trainer Aidan O'Brien on Thursday after he sent out Japan's full-brother Mogul (GB) to win the G3 Gordon S. "He had a bad stone bruise the following...

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Mogul Swoops For Gordon Triumph

Off the board in three starts since claiming last term's G2 Champions Juvenile S. at Leopardstown, Coolmore's Mogul (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) was one of the main closers when sixth in last month's G1 Epsom Derby and stepped back up to the plate to gain compensation in Thursday's G3 John Pearce Racing Gordon S. at Goodwood. Steadied off the clear leader in fourth after an alert getaway, the 9-2 chance was coaxed forward once leaving the three-furlong marker behind and swooped late under a power drive to provide a third success...

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