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.View Article
Ruler Of The World comes from one of the world’s most sought-after female lines, his third dam being the celebrated Lassie Dear. Remarkably, five stallions from the Lassie Dear family have sired winners in the white-hot competition of Breeders’ Cup Day, including dual champion American sire A.P. Indy.
Ruler Of The World’s profile has received a considerable boost from the 2015 exploits of his top-class half-brother Duke of Marmalade. This champion enjoyed tremendous international success, siring Gr.1 classic winners in Britain, France and Germany.
Ruler Of The World is a half-brother to a champion by DANEHILL and his sire Galileo has a brilliant record with this line. Galileo’s 23 Group winners out of DANEHILL mares feature the brilliant Frankel, the champion two-year-old Teofilo, the Prix du Jockey-Club winner Intello, the classic winners Golden Lilac, Cima de Triomphe and Roderic O’Connor.
Galileo’s triple Gr.1 winner Lush Lashes and the Gr.2 winner Spiritjim are out of ANABAA mares and the international Gr.1 winner Adelaide is another whose broodmare sire is a son of DANZIG.
The GREEN DESERT branch also has a compelling record with Galileo and his family. Galileo sired the Derby-winning Australia from a mare by CAPE CROSS. Galileo’s record with GREEN DESERT mares is excellent, featuring the Epsom Oaks winner Was. Ruler Of The World should suit mares by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT and OASIS DREAM, especially as his half-brother Duke of Marmalade has a Gr.3 winner with a dam by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT.
Galileo’s leading 2yo Minding leads his six Group winners out of mares by DANEHILL DANCER. There are also Gr.1 winners out of mares by MOZART and ROCK OF GIBRALTAR.
The Dewhurst Stakes victory by Teofilo’s son Parish Hall opens the door to close inbreeding to SADLER’S WELLS, as he is out of a MONTJEU mare. Galileo has good results with the NUREYEV line, including four Group winners out of PIVOTAL mares. His half-brother Duke of Marmalade has the German Derby winner Nutan out of a PEINTRE CELEBRE mare and the dual Gr.2 winner Big Orange out of a FASLIYEV mare
Galileo is building a very impressive record with daughters of STORM CAT. Galileo now has six Group winners and four of them – Ballydoyle, Misty For Me, Marvellous and Gleneagles – are Gr.1 winners. As Marvellous and Gleneagles are out of a sister to GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, this is an avenue with plenty to offer.
Ruler Of The World can be expected to shine with the MILL REEF line, which has produced three generations of Gr.1 winners to Galileo. Galileo has ten Group winners out of DARSHAAN mares and has also thrived with Darshaan’s son with MARK OF ESTEEM. Duke of Marmalade’s St Leger winner Simple Verse has a DARSHAAN second dam.
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.
Galileo’s classic winners New Approach and Was respectively have a dam and a second dam by the top sprinter AHONOORA. Galileo also has three Group winners, including a classic winner, from mares by INDIAN RIDGE, who also sired the second dams of four of Galileo’s Group winners. Ruler Of The World’s half-brother Duke of Marmalade had a Gr.3 winner with a dam by INDIAN RIDGE.
The SHARPEN UP line is another guaranteed to suit, as it has produced a classic winner to Galileo and Duke of Marmalade sired the Prix de Diane winner Star of Seville from a SELKIRK mare.
Galileo has a striking record with mares by BERING and his son PENNEKAMP.
Galileo is shining with the ROBERTO line, notably siring three 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 and INTIKHAB.
Champion 3YO in Europe in 2013 (9.5-10.5f.)