Bay 2010 16.0hh (1.62 m)
Galileo – Absolutelyfabulous
Distance won over: 8f. – 12f.

Dual Gr.1 winner by the world’s best sire

Fee for 2018: €7,500

Magician – A Classic winning miler by Galileo, out of a listed winner over 6 furlongs – just like Frankel!

Sensational winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf-Gr.1 at Santa Anita coming from near last to first in the second fastest time ever.

Won the Irish 2,000 Guineas-Gr.1 in a faster time than Kingman, Dubawi and Mastercraftsman.

“Magician came roaring off the tight final turn of the Turf under Ryan Moore full of momentum, clipping over the short-cut, fast-playing Santa Anita course like he had been born for the surface.” Daily Racing Form on the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Turf

Rated 128 by Timeform

11 sons of Galileo have already sired Gr.1 winners

First crop yearlings sold for up to 210,000gns (purchased by Amanda Skiffington for MV Magnier)

First crop 2YO’s in training with Aidan O’Brien, Richard Fahey, Charlie Hills, Peter Chapple-Hyam, David Simcock, Charlie Fellowes etc.

First foal for Magician

January 14, 2016

Proximity (Nayef-Contiguous by Danzig) foaled a smashing bay colt at Curraghmore Farm in Canada on Wednesday morning. “He is a…

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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

1stIrish 2,000 Guineas-Gr.1, 8f., Curragh by 3½ lengths from Gale Force Ten, Trading Leather and Havana Gold.
1stBreeders’ Cup Turf-Gr.1, 12f., Santa Anita by ½ length from multiple Gr.1 winners The Fugue, Indy Point and Point Of Entry.
1stDee Stakes-Gr.3, 10½f., Chester by 4 lengths from Contributer.
1stMooresbridge Stakes-Gr.3, 10f., Curragh by a neck from Gr.1 winner Parish Hall and Hall Of Mirrors.
1st2yo Maiden, 8f., Curragh by 6 lengths from Bunairgead & Alive Alive Oh.
2ndPrince Of Wales’s Stakes-Gr.1, 10f., Royal Ascot beaten 1¾ lengths by The Fugue with Gr.1 winners Treve, Mukhadram, Dank and Parish Hall behind.
2ndArlington Million-Gr.1, 10f., Arlington Park beaten 1 length by Hardest Core.
2ndTattersalls Gold Cup-Gr.1, 10½f., Curragh beaten 1¼ lengths by Noble Mission.

Principal Performances


Irish 2000 Guineas-Gr.1

Breeders Cup Turf-Gr.1