Adelaide winning the Cox Plate

Adelaide to join Coolmore Australia roster

The roster of stallions at Coolmore in the Hunter Valley will be further strengthened for the 2015 season by the addition of world-class colt Adelaide. The son of the brilliant Galileo and the speedy Elletelle - who won Royal Ascot’s Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes over 1000m as a 2-year-old – defeated ten Group 1 winners to land the Cox Plate on his first Australian start despite having to concede 6½ kilos to the southern hemisphere-bred 3-year-olds. Adelaide has been in the care of champion trainer Chris Waller since his Cox Plate win. “It’s been a pleasure to be associated with a horse of this calibre”, he noted. “He’s a horse with an awesome change of pace and we’ve seen him do some spectacular things in his track work with us. It’s a shame the ground went against him in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes since which he hasn’t been 100%”. Trainer Aidan O’Brien paid tribute to Adelaide by saying; “He was all class. On fast ground he was a brilliant horse and I don’t think we ever really got to see the best of him. I was very confident of having a big summer with him in Europe this year”. Coolmore Australia General Manager Michael Kirwan added; “His win in the Cox Plate will live long in the memory. To my mind, it was the performance of the year”. Adelaide retires to stud a dual Group 1 winner with a Timeform rating of 128, a mark not bettered by any colt in Australasia this season. Fees for all the Coolmore stallions will be announced shortly.