January 20, 2015
Last year’s brilliant G1 Derby hero Australia (4c Galileo-Ouija Board, by Cape Cross) has been officially recognised for his outstanding…View Article
One of the first questions asked about any stallion son of Galileo is whether his pedigree allows him a chance to replicate his sire’s exceptional results with the DANZIG male line. With Australia the answer is “Yes,” as the great stallion will be back in the fifth generation of his foals’ pedigrees.
DANEHILL mares have a lot to offer Australia. Galileo’s 23 Group winners out of DANEHILL mares feature the brilliant Frankel, champion 2yo Teofilo, and classic winners Intello, Golden Lilac, Cima de Triomphe and Roderic O’Connor. Three sons of Galileo already have stakes winners out of DANEHILL mares, including Rip Van Winkle, sire from his first crop of the Gr.1 winner Dick Whittington.
This success story now extends to mares by sons of DANEHILL. Galileo is building impressive statistics with mares by DANEHILL DANCER, siring six Group winners headed by the Gr.1 2015 2yo winner Minding. There are also Gr.1 winners out of mares by ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, MOZART and HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR. The numerous good daughters of DANSILI could also bring out the best in Australia.
Galileo also has an excellent record with ANABAA mares, which have made a promising start with Teofilo.
Although Australia is out of a brilliant daughter of Cape Cross, this doesn’t rule out mares by the other high-class stallion sons of GREEN DESERT. For example, daughters of INVINCIBLE SPIRIT and OASIS DREAM create just 4 x 3 to GREEN DESERT. Daughters of GREEN DESERT have produced 14% Group winners to Galileo, including the Oaks winner Was.
Galileo now has six Group/Graded winners out of daughters of STORM CAT and four of them – Ballydoyle, Misty For Me, Marvellous and Gleneagles – are Gr.1 winners. Teofilo, another champion son of Galileo, sired the Gr.1 winner Loch Garman from a daughter of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. As Marvellous and Gleneagles are out of a sister to GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, this is an avenue well worth exploring.
The Dewhurst Stakes victory by Teofilo’s son Parish Hall opens the door to inbreeding to SADLER’S WELLS, as he is out of a MONTJEU mare. Another son of Galileo has a Gr.3 2yo winner inbred 3×3 to SADLER’S WELLS, the dam being by REFUSE TO BEND. Galileo’s Gr.1 winner Red Rocks has a second dam by Sadler’s Wells’ brother FAIRY KING. Galileo has also had good results with the NUREYEV line, including four Group winners from 20 foals out of PIVOTAL mares, and his son New Approach sired the Oaks winner Talent from a PEINTRE CELEBRE mare. Galileo also has Gr.1 winners out of daughters of THEATRICAL and STRAVINSKY.
Australia should be a natural for the MILL REEF line. Galileo has sired Gr.1 winners from three generations of descendants from Mill Reef. Altogether Galileo has ten Group winners out of DARSHAAN mares, this equates to 15% stakes winners. He also has 23% stakes winners with Darshaan’s son MARK OF ESTEEM.
Galileo sired the Gr.1 winner Galikova from a BLUSHING GROOM mare, while RAINBOW QUEST sired the second dam of Frankel, Noble Mission and Curvy, ARAZI sired the second dam of Lush Lashes and RAHY sired the second dam of Marvellous and Gleneagles. New Approach’s Oaks winner Talent has a second dam by RAINBOW QUEST, while Teofilo sired the Gr.2 winners Arod and Tarfasha from daughters of RAHY and GROOM DANCER respectively.
Galileo’s classic winners New Approach and Was respectively have a dam and a second dam by AHONOORA. Galileo also has three Group winners from mares by INDIAN RIDGE, and he sired the Gr.1 winner Curvy from an INCHINOR mare.
Galileo has numerous good winners inbred to MR PROSPECTOR. His high-class daughters Ballydoyle, Misty For Me and Tapestry have second dams by MR PROSPECTOR. Derby winner Ruler Of The World has a dam by KINGMAMBO, Red Rocks is out of a MACHIAVELLIAN mare and Order of St George has a dam by GONE WEST.
Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach has a second dam by BERING and Galileo’s first few foals out of mares by PENNEKAMP include two Gr.1 winners.
Galileo is shining with the ROBERTO line, notably siring Gr.1 winners from daughters of SILVER HAWK. He has also sired Group winners from daughters of DYNAFORMER, KRIS S., LEAR FAN, RED RANSOM, DR FONG, SRI PEKAN, while Breeders’ Cup winner Found has a dam by INTIKHAB.
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