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 competiton 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 recent exploits of his top-class half-brother Duke of Marmalade. This champion older horse sired Gr.1 classic winners in Britain, France and Germany.
Ruler Of The World’s impressive pedigree features 4×3 inbreeding to Mr Prospector. His pedigree also includes Sadler’s Wells and his tremendously successful ¾-brother Nureyev.
The fact that Ruler Of The World is a half-brother to a champion by DANEHILL makes mares from the DANZIG line the first line of attack – especially as his sire Galileo has such a brilliant record with this line. Galileo’s 29 Group winners out of DANEHILL mares feature the brilliant Frankel, Teofilo, Highland Reel, Intello, Golden Lilac, Cima de Triomphe and Roderic O’Connor. Galileo’s Irish Derby and St Leger winner Capri and his triple Gr.1 winner Lush Lashes are out of ANABAA mares and the international Gr.1 winner Adelaide is another whose broodmare sire is a son of DANZIG.
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.1 winner with a dam by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT.
Galileo sired the top-class Minding, The Gurkha and Alice Springs out of mares by DANEHILL DANCER. There are also Gr.1 winners out of mares by MOZART, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR and ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. Other sons of Danehill whose daughters should suit Ruler Of The World include DANSILI, FASTNET ROCK, EXCEED AND EXCEL and DYLAN THOMAS, as well as mares by Danehill’s grandsons CHOISIR and MASTERCRAFTSMAN.
The CHIEF’S CROWN branch of the DANZIG male line could reinforce Ruler Of The World’s classic ability. Teofilo sired the Irish St Leger winner Voleuse de Coeurs and the Irish Derby winner Trading Leather from mares by GRAND LODGE and his son SINNDAR.
Another son of Galileo sired the brilliant Enable from a SADLER’S WELLS mare and Teofilo sired the Dewhurst Stakes winner Parish Hall from a MONTJEU mare. This opens the door to close inbreeding to SADLER’S WELLS. Duke of Marmalade also sired the classic-winning Simple Verse from a SADLER’S WELLS mare.
Galileo’s very good results with the NUREYEV line include siring seven Group winners headed by Gr.1 winners Rhododendron, Hydrangea and The United States from only 29 foals out of PIVOTAL mares. Galileo’s son New Approach sired the Oaks winner Talent from a PEINTRE CELEBRE mare. Ruler Of The World’s half-brother Duke of Marmalade has the German Derby winner Nutan out of a PEINTRE CELEBRE mare, the multiple Gr.2 winner Big Orange out of a FASLIYEV mare and a Gr.3 winner out of a SOVIET STAR mare.
Galileo has enjoyed a tremendous partnership with daughters of STORM CAT, siring Gr.1 winners Churchill, Gleneagles, Ballydoyle, Misty For Me, Marvellous, Decorated Knight, Happily and Clemmie. Galileo also sired the classic-winning Seventh Heaven from a mare by Storm Cat’s grandson JOHANNESBURG. Teofilo, another champion son of Galileo, sired the Gr.1 winner Loch Garman from a daughter of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. As Marvellous, Gleneagles and Happily are out of a sister to GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, this is an option 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, notably siring the Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach. Duke of Marmalade’s St Leger winner Simple Verse has a DARSHAAN second dam and DALAKHANI sired the dam of Galileo’s smart son U.S. Army Ranger.
Galileo sired the Gr.1 winner Galikova from a BLUSHING GROOM mare, while RAINBOW QUEST sired the second dam of Frankel and Noble Mission, ARAZI sired the second dam of Lush Lashes and RAHY sired the second dams of Marvellous, Gleneagles, Happily and Deauville. New Approach’s Oaks winner Talent also has a second dam by RAINBOW QUEST. Frankel and Teofilo have both sired Gr.2 winners from daughters of RAHY and a GROOM DANCER mare produced another Gr.2 winner to Teofilo.
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. 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.
Ruler Of The World’s lines to MR PROSPECTOR will be back in the fifth and fourth generations of his foals’ pedigrees. This is similar to the top American stallion Tapit, who has numerous Graded winners with a third line.
Galileo has a striking record with mares by BERING and his son PENNEKAMP.
Galileo is shining with the ROBERTO line, notably siring the King George and Eclipse winner Nathaniel and two other Gr.1 winners from daughters of SILVER HAWK. The Arc-winning Found heads his strong team out of INTIKHAB mares. He has also sired Group winners from daughters of DYNAFORMER, KRIS S., LEAR FAN, RED RANSOM, DR FONG and SRI PEKAN.
Champion 3YO in Europe in 2013 (9.5-10.5f.)