Gleneagles (Galileo) winning the St James’s Palace Stakes (Gr.1) at Royal Ascot

Bay 2012 15.3½ hh (1.61 m)
Galileo – You’resothrilling
Distance won over: 7f. to 8f.

Champion 2yo & brilliant miler

Fee for 2016: €60,000

Gleneagles finished first past the post in 5 straight Group 1’s!

National Stakes-Gr.1, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-Gr.1, 2,000 Guineas Stakes-Gr.1, Irish 2,000 Guineas Stakes-Gr.1, St James’s Palace Stakes-Gr.1

“he´s much the best 3yo miler around” Racing Post, 17 June 2015

“This extremely well-bred individual displayed an impressive set of gears
Andrew Caulfield on Gleneagles’ 2,000 Guineas win

“the ultimate stallion’s pedigree” International Thoroughbred, May-June 2015

By the world’s greatest sire & sire of sires GALILEO

Out of Cherry Hinton Stakes-Gr.2 (at 2 years) winner YOU’RESOTHRILLING, a full-sister to triple champion sire in North America GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

 

Group double for Galileo

September 14, 2014

The incomparable Galileo added two more Group successes to his incredible record on Sunday when two-year-old Gleneagles (2c Galileo-You´resothrilling, by Storm Cat) scored in Ireland and 2013 Derby hero Ruler Of The World (4c Galileo-Love Me True, by Kingmambo) was successful in France.

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Galileo colt Gleneagles claims G2 glory

August 24, 2014

Gleneagles (2c Galileo-You’resothrilling, by Storm Cat) proved himself one of the best juveniles seen out this year when an appropriate winner of the G2 Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.

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The phrase “the complete package” could have been coined with Gleneagles in mind. He has everything anyone could wish for in a young stallion – pedigree, performance and precocious speed. He also has enough stouter elements in his pedigree to suggest he will have no problem siring middle-distance performers.

His pedigree could hardly be bettered. At the time of writing, his sire Galileo is on his way to a seventh sires’ championship in eight years. And Gleneagles’ dam You’resothrilling is a Gr.2-winning sister to Giant’s Causeway, North America’s champion sire in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Gleneagles was precocious enough to gain his first success in the June of his first season and he progressed so well that his winning sequence would have stretched to eight, but for the intervention of the Longchamp stewards after the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere. Although he lost that Gr.1 victory, he still has four others, including the 2,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas and the St James’s Palace Stakes. With a record like that, he qualifies as one of Galileo’s fastest sons.

Another of Gleneagles’ virtues is that he is free of the DANZIG blood which has been the foundation of much of Galileo’s success. As Giant’s Causeway sired Gr.1 winners in Britain and Australia from daughters of DANEHILL, there’s good reason for thinking that Gleneagles will shine with them.

The GREEN DESERT branch also has a lot to offer, especially as Galileo has sired an Oaks winner from a GREEN DESERT mare and the dual Derby winner Australia from a daughter of CAPE CROSS. Mares by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT and OASIS DREAM should reinforce Gleneagles’ 2yo ability.

Two other sons of Galileo already have Group winners inbred 3×3 to SADLER’S WELLS. Mares by MONTJEU, HIGH CHAPARRAL and REFUSE TO BEND are possibilities.

Galileo has also had good results with the NUREYEV line, including an impressive four Group winners from 20 foals out of PIVOTAL mares. Galileo also has Gr.1 winners out of daughters of THEATRICAL and STRAVINSKY.

Breeders should consider the MILL REEF line. Galileo has Gr.1 winners from three generations of descendants from Mill Reef, including ten Group winners from DARSHAAN mares and has 23% stakes winners with MARK OF ESTEEM mares.

Galileo has a Gr.1 winner from a BLUSHING GROOM mare. RAINBOW QUEST sired the second dam of Frankel and Noble Mission. While Gleneagles has Rahy in his third generation, this doesn’t rule out more BLUSHING GROOM blood.

Galileo’s high-class daughters Ballydoyle, Misty For Me and Tapestry are out of Storm Cat mares with MR PROSPECTOR as their broodmare sire. As Gleneagles is also out of a Storm Cat mare, he is crying out for more MR PROSPECTOR blood, especially as his own line to Mr Prospector will be back in the fifth generation of his foals.

Gleneagles has ROBERTO in his fourth generation, so there is again plenty of scope for a second line of this stallion. Galileo sired Nathaniel, Great Heavens and Seville from daughters of SILVER HAWK and has Group winners from daughters of DYNAFORMER, KRIS S. LEAR FAN, RED RANSOM, DR FONG, SRI PEKAN and INTIKHAB.

Galileo’s first few foals out of mares by Bering’s son PENNEKAMP include Gr.1 winners Together and Lily of the Valley.

 

PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCES

CHAMPION 2YO

1st National Stakes-Gr.1, 7f., Curragh by 1½ lengths from Toscanini and dual Gr.3 winner Dutch Connection.
1st Futurity Stakes-Gr.2, 7f., Curragh from Gr.1 winner Vert De Grece.
1st Tyros Stakes-Gr.3, 7f., Leopardstown.
1st Maiden, 7f., Curragh by 2½ lengths.

THREE-TIME CLASSIC WINNING MILER AT 3 YEARS

1st 2,000 Guineas-Gr.1, 8f., Newmarket by 2¾ lengths from Gr.1 winner Territories.
1st Irish 2,000 Guineas-Gr.1, 8f., Curragh from Endless Drama and dual Gr.2 winner Ivawood.
1st St. James’s Palace Stakes-Gr.1, 8f., Royal Ascot by 2½ lengths from Latharnach and Consort.

 

Gleneagles - New for 2016


St. James's Palace Stakes-Gr.1


2,000 Guineas-Gr.1


National Stakes-Gr.1