Galileo (Ire)

Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale Catalogue Out

The catalogue for the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale is now online. Moved from its normal November slot to Dec. 21 due to the current Level 5 COVID restrictions imposed by the Irish government, the sale has featured in the past the dams of 2020 Group 1 winners Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), Thunder Moon (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}), Pretty Gorgeous (Fr) (Lawman {Fr}), Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never), and Tiger Tanaka (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}). The 2020 edition will see 270 mares and fillies go under the hammer...

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Brother to Serpentine Unveiled at Gowran

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 a full-brother to this year's Derby winner. 3.05 Gowran Park, Mdn, €15,500, 2yo, 8fT KING OF THE CASTLE (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is a full-brother to this year's G1 Epsom Derby hero Serpentine (Ire) who was the latest in a line of smart performers out of the...

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Galileo’s Bolshoi Ballet Earns Rising Star Tag at Leopardstown

Coolmore's Bolshoi Ballet (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who hit the board going one mile in his Oct. 3 debut at Newmarket last time, was sharply into stride and led from the outset of Friday's Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) Maiden at Leopardstown. Holding sway throughout the one-mile test, the even-money favourite was shaken up when threatened in early straight and powered clear under continued urging inside the final furlong to prevail by an impressive four lengths from O'Reilly (Fr) (Frankel {GB}), adding 'TDN Rising Star' status into the bargain. "I fancied...

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Wertheimer Trio Dominate ParisLongchamp Opener

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. Thursday's Insights features three well-bred Wertheimer et Frere representatives. 1.10 ParisLongchamp, Debutantes, €22,000, 2yo, c/g, 9fT ZILEO (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) is one of three well-connected Wertheimer representatives in this contest and is the son of the multiple graded-stakes placed Lady Zuzu (Dynaformer) who cost the operation $2.35million at the...

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Daughter of Ribbons Unveiled at Nottingham

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 Insights features a daughter of Group 1 winner Ribbons (GB) (Manduro {Ger}). 1.00 Nottingham, Mdn, £6,300, 2yo, 8f 75yT IMPERIAL SUN (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is a half-brother to the 2016 G1 St Leger hero Harbour Law (GB) (Lawman {Fr}) who debuts for his owner-breeder Sheikh Isa Salman...

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Galileo’s Lone Eagle Best In the Zetland

Stepping out of nursery company having won a competitive affair at Doncaster Sept. 12, Ballylinch Stud and Aquis Farm's Lone Eagle (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) made most of the running to land Saturday's 10-furlong G3 Godolphin Flying Start Zetland S. at Newmarket. Ridden from the break by Silvestre de Sousa to race on the front end, the 16-5 shot was joined by Fabilis (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and shared the lead with that rival throughout the early stages. Seeing him off before coping with Recovery Run (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) on the run...

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Mike Ryan Strikes for Galileo Filly at 1.4-million gns

Late in the session, a filly by Galileo (Ire) brought 1.4 million gns at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 on Thursday. Consigned by Old Mill Stud, lot 510 is a daughter of Vasilia (GB) (Dansili {GB}). The chestnut, a half-sister to G1 Betfair Sprint Cup S. victor Dream of Dreams (Ire) (Dream Ahead), sold to agent Irishman Mike Ryan, who is based in America. Under the second dam is English highweighted juvenile filly and G1 Cheveley Park S. heroine Airwave (GB) (Air Express {Ire}). Airwave in turn is...

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Shastye Filly Heads Strong Book 1 Finale

By Emma Berry & Alayna Cullen NEWMARKET, UK—The final day of Book 1 at Tattersalls received a huge early boost with a new top lot of 2.8-million gns within the first hour, but by early afternoon that had been surpassed when the Galileo (Ire) filly widely expected to steal the show did just that. Coronavirus restrictions on the number of people in the sales ring have robbed Tattersalls of some of its customary theatrical feel but, with the leading players assembled in the open air on opposite sides of the...

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Galileo Filly New Tattersalls Top Lot At 2.8-Million Gns

Galileo notched his first seven-figure yearling at this year's edition of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale on Thursday when MV Magnier went to 2.8-million gns for lot 374, Barronstown Stud's first foal out of multiple graded stakes winner Prize Exhibit (GB) (Showcasing {GB}). The page received a major boost this season when the dam's full-brother Mohaather (GB) took the G1 Sussex S. and G2 Summer Mile.

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Thurles Plays Host to Madonna

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. Thursday's Insights features a full-sister to G1 Moyglare Stud S. winner Maybe (Ire). 2.15 Thurles, Mdn, €14,000, 2yo, f, 8f 11yT MADONNA (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) makes her second appearance for Ballydoyle following a promising debut third at Navan in August. The May-foaled bay is a full-sister to the G1...

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Brother To Southern France Debuts At Newmarket

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 Insights features a full-brother to Classic-placed runner. 1.05 Newmarket, Mdn, £8,000, 2yo, 8fT BOLSHOI BALLET (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) debuts for Ballydoyle and is a full-brother to the G1 St Leger third Southern France (Ire). The April-foaled bay meets Godolphin's €500,000 Goffs Orby purchase Mystical Dawn (Ire) (Sea the...

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‘Beautiful, Elegant’ Daughter Of Shastye Set For Book 1

When one has a filly like the Galileo (Ire) daughter of Shastye (Ire) (Danehill), Julian Dollar admits, "you don't look at those sorts of horses particularly objectively." And to be fair, that assessment likely doesn't just apply to the Newsells Park Stud general manager. Such a force has Shastye been in the Tattersalls October Book 1 ring and on the racecourse over the past 10 years that plenty of shoppers are likely to get a bit starry-eyed. Lot 436 at next week's renewal of Book 1 is the sixth filly...

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