Bay 2011 15.3 hh (1.58 m)
Galileo – Elletelle
Distance won over: 1600m. to 2040m.

Brilliant Cox Plate-Gr.1 winner

Fee for 2017: $11,000

A world-class racehorse, undefeated at 2 years, brilliant Cox Plate winner at 3 years

He produced the performance of the 2014/15 season to defeat 10 individual Gr.1 winners in the Cox Plate-Gr.1. Despite it being his first Australian start and being forced to concede 6½ kilos to the southern hemisphere-bred 3-year-olds in the field, he won in a time bettered only by the great Might And Power in recent years

Timeform 128 – rated higher than the likes of Criterion, Dissident, Hallowed Crown, Shooting To Win, Contributer etc.

By sire of sires Galileo and out of Elletelle – winner of the 1000m Queen Mary Stakes-Gr.2 at Royal Ascot at 2 years

“Adelaide’s last to first performance going around every other runner in the race was extraordinary – the first time that has been achieved in modern history. The effort was even more remarkable as Australia was the fifth country Adelaide has competed in during his last six starts” Gary Crispe, Timeform Australia

“a stunning performance that confirmed the three-year-old as an international superstar.” Racing Post 26/10/14

View his fabulous first foals here

Adelaide Wins Cox Plate

October 25, 2014

Australia’s greatest weight-for-age event, the Group I MVRC Cox Plate, has been captured by Irish bred equine aristocrat Adelaide (3c…

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The pedigree patterns of success shown by the best progeny of Adelaide’s sire Galileo are very helpful in predicting how Adelaide may work as a sire.

Mares carrying ROBERTO have worked well with Galileo, producing twelve Group winners – five Gr.1 winners – including four-time Gr.1 winner IGUGU (dam by INTIKHAB). Other damsires from this line include RED RANSOM, DR. FONG, SILVER HAWK, DYNAFORMER, KRIS. S (sire of BROCCO), AT TALAQ, SRI PEKAN, LEAR FAN and TOUCHING WOOD.

The STORM CAT line has experienced good success with Galileo, three at Gr.1 level including four-time Gr.1 winner MISTY FOR ME and triple Gr.1 winner GLENEAGLES. He can be sourced via mares by sires such as SHAMARDAL, HENNESSY, TALE OF THE CAT, VAN NISTELROOY, JOHANNESBURG, MUKADDAMAH, GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and BLACK MINNALOUSHE.

As a grandson of Sadler’s Wells, Adelaide should respond well to reinforcement of the GOODY TWO SHOES family. Apart from Sadler’s Wells’ brothers TATE GALLERY and FAIRY KING (sire of ENCOSTA DE LAGO, FALBRAV and HELISSIO) and three quarter brother NUREYEV, influences in mares such as THATCH, his son THATCHING, VAL DE LOIR, LORENZACCIO, MARQUIS DE SADE, GEIGER COUNTER, YEATS, INFLATE, WINDSOR SLIPPER, FOX MYTH, REFORM, PERUGINO, CAMPO CATINO, TOPSIDER, FESTIVAL HALL, NORTHERN METEOR and OPEN DAY are appealing for Adelaide. ZABEEL mares not only carry Nureyev, they also have family member Val De Loir.

To support the above suggestion of creating line breeding to GOODY TWO SHOES, five-time Gr.1 winner NEW APPROACH is by Galileo out of a mare by AHONOORA, a son of LORENZACCIO. Dual Gr.1 winner RED ROCKS has FAIRY KING  as his second damsire. Mares from the NUREYEV line have also produced several top class racehorses by Galileo including Gr.1 Winners RIP VAN WINKLE (mare by STRAVINSKY) and TOGETHER FOREVER (THEATRICAL). Closer to home, Australian Gr.2 winner SERTORIUS is out of an ENCOSTA DE LAGO mare.

BLUSHING GROOM is present in the pedigrees of six Gr.1 winners by Galileo, including triple Gr.1 winners GLENEAGLES, NOBLE MISSION and LUSH LASHES. Blushing Groom will also appreciate the presence of Nijinsky II in Adelaide, as they have a long history of affinity. Damsires carrying Blushing Groom include RAINBOW QUEST, QUEST FOR FAME, NASSIPOUR, FANTASTIC LIGHT, NOVERRE, REDDING, SPECTRUM, VISCOUNT and WAR PASS.

Mares by UMATILLA, BACHELOR DUKE, PAPAL POWER and TOUGH SPEED create a sex balanced duplication of their sire MISWAKI when mated with Adelaide.

Adelaide’s damsire Elnadim is from the FALL ASPEN family. Desirable line breeding can be created by broodmares carrying fellow family members such as BIANCONI (a three quarter brother to Elnadim), FORT WOOD, HAMAS, TIMBER COUNTRY, DUBAI MILLENNIUM, MEDAALY and CHARNWOOD FOREST.

Galileo’s second damsire Lombard is from the family of VAGUELY NOBLE. He can be sourced via mares by NOBLE BIJOU, DAHAR, GAY MECENE, EXCELLER, VAL D’ARNO or NOBLE DECREE. Gr.1 winner NIWOT is out of a NOBLE BIJOU mare.

The presence of three lines to Northern Dancer begs the inclusion of other ALMAHMOUD family members in mares, such as DANEHILL, HALO (sire of DON’T SAY HALO and grandsire of MORE THAN READY), ORPEN, WAY OF LIGHT, MACHIAVELLIAN (sire of STREET CRY and VETTORI), ESPERERO, EXIT TO NOWHERE, CANNONADE, CATRAIL, EL MOXIE, YOUTHFUL LEGS, L’EMIGRANT and ARCTIC TERN.

The ALMAHMOUD family has already experienced much success with Galileo. A mare by DANEHILL is responsible for producing World Champion, FRANKEL. In total, eleven of Galileo’s Gr.1 winners are out of mares by Danehill or sons of Danehill. Dual Gr.1 winner RED ROCKS is out of a MACHIAVELLIAN mare.

The MR. PROSPECTOR sire line looks very appealing for Adelaide. Three Gr.1 winners by Galileo have Mr. Prospector up close in their dams’ pedigrees. Mares by sires including FUSAICHI PEGASUS, HUSSONET, RHYTHM, STRAIGHT STRIKE, STREET CRY, UNBRIDLED’S SONG, KINGMAMBO (sire of HENRYTHENAVIGATOR), E DUBAI, DISTORTED HUMOR, THUNDER GULCH, VETTORI, or carrying WOODMAN, FAPPIANO, GEIGER COUNTER or MACHIAVELLIAN are candidates.

Other Australian bred Galileo progeny to win Group races include IL SAGGIATORE (mare by SNIPPETS), LINTON (CENTAINE), SOUSA (LAST TYCOON), GALLANT TESS (DIESIS), MUIR (ROYAL ACADEMY), LIGHTINTHENITE (GRAND LODGE) and RAIN GAL (HURRICANE SKY). Triple UK Gr.1 winner AUSTRALIA is out of a daughter of CAPE CROSS.



1stCox Plate-Gr.1, 2040m, Moonee Valley, by a short neck defeating 10 individual Gr.1 winners including Criterion, Fawkner, Silent Achiever, Wandjina, Royal Descent and Sacred Falls.
1stSecretariat Stakes-Gr.1, 2000m, Arlington, by 1½ lengths from Tourist and Sheldon.
1stGallinule Stakes-Gr.3, 2000m, Curragh, by 3 lengths from Mekong River and Boqa.
2ndBelmont Derby Invitational S.-Gr.1, 2000m, Belmont Park, beaten a neck by Mr. Speaker.
2ndPrix Hocquart-Gr.2, 2200m, Longchamp, beaten ½ a length by Free Port Lux.
2ndKing Edward VII Stakes-Gr.2, 2400m, Royal Ascot, to Eagle Top.


1stMaiden, 1600m, Leopardstown, by 2½ lengths from Fiscal Focus and Gypsy King.

Adelaide - A World Class Racehorse

Adelaide at Coolmore Australia

Cox Plate-Gr.1

Secretariat Stakes-Gr.1

Gallinule Stakes-Gr.3

2YO Maiden