Galileo (Ire)

Half to Thunder Snow Set For Newcastle Debut

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 Observations features a half-brother to dual G1 Dubai World Cup-winning Thunder Snow (Ire) (Helmet {Aus}). 13.25 Newcastle, Nov, £11,100, 2yo, 10f 42y (AWT) Godolphin's hitherto unraced homebred ORIENTAL WORLD (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is a Charlie Appleby-trained half-brother to five black-type performers headed by dual G1 Dubai World Cup-winning...

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Goffs To Close Strong Season With November Sales

As the bloodstock auction industry rides a wave of resurgence into its final sector of the season, Goffs provides the curtain-raiser in its November Foal and Breeding Stock sales. The action begins next week with four days of foal sales from Nov. 15 to 18, which rolls right into two days of breeding stock on Nov. 19 and 20. The European marketplace provided some welcome upbeat surprises amid the overall tumult of the pre-vaccine pandemic in 2020, but this year has proven an extreme revelation everywhere, and nowhere moreso than...

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Baum Masterpiece Bye Bye Baby Set For Fasig

Michael Baum was an artist. The graded stakes-winning owner-breeder who passed in September was, by profession, a landscape architect, but he also deeply appreciated the beauty and genetic composition of Thoroughbreds, which he bred and raised on his Man O'War Farm in Lexington. One of Baum's most prized possessions, the 6-year-old mare Bye Bye Baby (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (hip 268), will go through the ring in foal to Tapit as part of a high-quality three-horse addition to the Fasig-Tipton November Sale on Nov. 9 as part of the Denali Stud...

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You'resothrilling's Story Continues At The Curragh

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 the latest progeny out of one of Coolmore's bluest-blooded mares. 12.40 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, f, 7fT TOY (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is the eighth foal out of the remarkable G2 Cherry Hinton S. winner You'resothrilling (Storm Cat), which makes her a full-sister to the G1 English...

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Galileo's Star of India A New Rising Star at Leopardstown

He may have been niggled along earlier than ideal, but Coolmore and Westerberg's hitherto unraced Star of India (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) produced a finishing burst stamped with class and outpointed his rivals in style to earn 'TDN Rising Star' status in Saturday's Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Maiden over seven furlongs at Leopardstown. The 5-1 chance broke well to track the leaders in fourth and required mild urging to remain in contact rounding the home turn. Making eyecatching headway out wide in the straight, he quickened in some...

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Gosden Bluebloods Appeal At Doncaster

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 daughter of former racetrack and sales ring star Seta. 1.30 Doncaster, Mdn, £7,000, 2yo, f, 8fT ONE EVENING (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) is one of two newcomers from John and Thady Gosden's set-up, which took this race with Lady Bamford's subsequent G1 Prix de Diane heroine...

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Galileo, Frankel Foals Highlight Goffs November Foal Sale

Progeny of the late champion sire Galileo (Ire) and his heir apparent Frankel (GB) are among the standout offerings in the Goffs November Foal Sale, for which the catalogue was released on Thursday. The Goffs November Foal Sale will take place at Kildare Paddocks from Nov. 15 to 18, with 1015 foals spread across the four days. The format of the sale will be a rising tide of quality from Monday through Wednesday. Trade will return to Monday's more modest levels for Thursday. The three Galileo foals catalogued for Goffs...

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Camelot Colt Tops Buoyant Arqana Opener

DEAUVILLE, France--A strong opening day of the Arqana October Sale saw a colt by Camelot (GB) top proceedings at €440,000, bought late in the session by Nicolas de Watrigant of Mandore International Agency on behalf of MV Magnier. Consigned by the leading vendor Ecurie des Monceaux, lot 209 is a half-brother to the listed Prix Michel Houyvet winner Big Blue (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). As has been seen throughout the European yearling season so far, there was a buoyant level of trade in Deauville on Monday, with figures exceeding the pre-pandemic...

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Search For A Song Bound For Royal-Oak

Search For A Song (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a two-time winner of the G1 Irish St Leger, will travel to France and contest the G1 Prix Royal-Oak at ParisLongchamp on Oct. 24. The 5-year-old Moyglare Stud homebred has been lightly raced this term, and ran sixth defending her Irish St Leger crown at The Curragh on Sept. 12, after winning that race in 2019/2020. She dominated the G3 Loughbrown S. at that course by 9 1/2-lengths on Sept. 26 when last seen. Trainer Dermot Weld said, "Search For A Song will...

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Daughters of Chicquita, Discreet Marq Set for Leopardstown Debut

13.30 Leopardstown, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, f, 8fT Coolmore and Westerberg's hitherto unraced EMILY DICKINSON (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}), one of two contenders representing Aidan O'Brien, is a half-sister to this term's G1 Irish Oaks third Nicest (Ire) (American Pharoah) out of G1 Irish Oaks heroine Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}). She is accompanied by stablemate Thoughts of June (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is a daughter of GI Del Mar Oaks victrix and $2.4 million Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale graduate Discreet Marq (Discreet Cat). 14.05 Leopardstown, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, c/g, 8fT Aidan O'Brien...

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Half to Ivawood Starts at The Curragh

12.40 The Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, 7fT DALMATIAN COAST (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) represents Messrs Tabor/Smith and Magnier and Westerberg in this intriguing affair and is a notable newcomer as a half-brother to the G2 Richmond and G2 July S. winner and G1 English and Irish 2000 Guineas-placed sire Ivawood (Ire) (Zebedee {GB}). Ballydoyle's May-foaled bay meets Robert Scarborough's once-raced Paris Lights (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}), the Jessica Harrington-trained full-brother to St Mark's Basilica (Fr) and half to fellow Classic hero Magna Grecia (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}).

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Daughter of G1SW Cursory Glance Set For Notts Bow

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. Wednesday's Observations features a daughter of Group 1 winner Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor). 11.50 Chantilly, Mdn, €27,000, 2yo, c/g, 8fT Coolmore and Westerberg's JASPEROID (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) is a Denford Stud-bred son of G2 Cherry Hinton S. and G3 Albany S. victrix and G1 Cheveley Park S. second Illuminate...

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