In establishing himself as arguably the world’s best stallion, Galileo owes a considerable debt to the descendants of Danzig. More than a third of his many Gr.1 winners are out of Danzig line mares, with the Danehill branch leading the way. Daughters of DANEHILL have 12 Gr.1 winners with Galileo.
Magician possessed an admirable combination of speed and stamina. Fast enough to take the Irish 2,000 Guineas by more than three lengths, he later produced great acceleration to take the Breeders’ Cup Turf.
The STORM CAT line is beginning to rival the success of the fabled Galileo-Danehill cross. Galileo now has ten Group/Graded winners out of daughters of STORM CAT and eight of them – Churchill, Clemmie, Decorated Knight, Happily, Misty For Me, Marvellous, Gleneagles and Ballydoyle – are Gr.1 winners. Teofilo, another representative of the Galileo-Danehill cross, sired the Gr.1 2YO winner Loch Garman from a daughter of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. As Happily and the classic winners Marvellous and Gleneagles are out of a sister to GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, this is an avenue demanding to be explored. Galileo also sired the classic-winning Seventh Heaven from a fast daughter of JOHANNESBURG so mares by SCAT DADDY are well worth trying with Magician.
Galileo sired the Epsom Derby winner Ruler of the World and the top-class Ulysses from daughters of KINGMAMBO, the Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Red Rocks from a mare by MACHIAVELLIAN and multiple Gr.1 winner Order of St George from a GONE WEST mare. Five of Galileo’s Group winners have second dams by MR PROSPECTOR. Alternatively, the ALYDAR and EXCLUSIVE NATIVE lines are worth trying. ALYDAR sired the second dam of Galileo’s Derby winner Ruler of the World. MAJESTIC LIGHT sired the second dam of Galileo’s champion juvenile Teofilo.
Three other grandsons of Sadler’s Wells have sired five American Gr.1 winners from the SEATTLE SLEW line, including the high-class 2017 juvenile Bolt d’Oro and the Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty from A.P. INDY mares.
The Danzig line has plenty to offer Magician, including mares by WAR FRONT, HARD SPUN and EXCHANGE RATE.
Galileo’s sons have top winners inbred 2×3 and 3×3 to SADLER’S WELLS, Magician is an option for MEDAGLIA D’ORO and KITTEN’S JOY mares who create 3×4 to SADLER’S WELLS. Galileo has Group winners from daughters and grand-daughters of NUREYEV.
Galileo shines with the ROBERTO line, siring three Gr.1 winners from SILVER HAWK mares.
Dual Gr.1 Winner by the World’s Best Sire