Chestnut201116.0½ hh (1.63 m)
Distance won over: 7f. – 12f.
Galileo - Ouija Board
Fee for 2019: €35,000

Brilliant racehorse, dual Derby winner & top-class 2yo

“Australia powered through his toughest test to date with brutal ease, adding the Juddmonte International to his expanding seasonal haul of Group 1s in an impressive display of both speed and class.” Racing Post, 21st Aug 2014

An exceptional pedigree…

“The son of champion sire Galileo out of multiple Group 1-winner and Oaks heroine Ouija Board, Australia was bred to be a champion” Racing Post

"a great buy for €35,000" Bill Oppenheim

Yearlings in 2018 sold for €475,000, €390,000, €250,000, €245,000, €240,000, €240,000, €220,000, €210,000, €210,000 etc.

First crop includes...

  • Beyond Reason - winner of the Gr.2 Prix du Calvados & Gr.3 Prix Six Perfections at Deauville for Charlie Appleby and Godolphin
  • Broome - made all to win his maiden in impressive style for Aidan O'Brien. Runner-up in the Gr.1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere & Gr.2 Champion Juvenile Stakes
  • Sydney Opera House - trained by Aidan O'Brien, led home a 1-2 for his sire in a high-class Curragh maiden. Runner-up in the Gr.1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud & Gr.2 Royal Lodge Stakes
  • Western Australia - easy maiden winner at Gowran Park for Aidan O'Brien. Placed in the Gr.1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes & Listed Patton Stakes
  • Aussie View - stylish 3½-length novice stakes winner for Mark Johnston at Doncaster
  • Almania - maiden winner at Sandown for Sir Michael Stoute
  • Kosciuszko - smart novice stakes winner at Sandown for John Gosden & China Horse Club
  • Lastochka - winner of novice stakes at Kempton for Roger Varian
  • Lady Adelaide - winner of a fillies' novice stakes at Kempton for Roger Charlton & owner/breeders Fishdance Ltd
  • Ardiente - stylish winner of a fillies' novice stakes at Kempton for Ed Vaughan & Anthony Oppenheimer
  • Altair - maiden winner at Dundalk for Joseph O'Brien & owner/breeder Ann Marie O'Brien
  • Brassica - won a Beverley novices’ event for Sir Mark Prescott
  • Dark Lochnagar - impressive 2¾-length novice stakes winner for Keith Dalgleish at Redcar
  • Elisheba - fillies novice stakes winner for John Gosden at Wolverhampton
  • Princess Salamah - novice stakes winner for Ralph Beckett
  • Murray River - broke his maiden by an impressive 4 lengths at Lingfield for John Gosden
  • I Remember You - winner at Leopardstown for Aidan O'Brien
  • War Eagle - winner at Wolverhampton for John Gosden
  • Rosehill - 4-length winner on debut in France for owner/breeder Al Shaqab Racing & trainer Jean-Claude Rouget

"I have a tip for the future: Australia. Broome, Beyond Reason, Western Australia and Sydney Opera House are rated in excess of 108 and that's very statistically significant... he is, I would say, extremely promising." James Willoughby, Luck On Sunday, Racing UK 28th Oct.