Australia

Chesnut201116.0½ hh (1.63 m)
Distance won over: 7f. to 12f.
Galileo - Ouija Board
Fee for 2020: €27,500

Top-Class 2YO & World Champion 3YO by Galileo

“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

Yearlings in 2019 sold for €525,000, €365,000, €340,000, €280,000, €245,000, €190,000, €180,000, €170,000, €160,000 etc.

His top performers include...

  • Leo De Fury - winner of the Gr.2 Mooresbirdge Stakes at the Curragh for Jessica Harrington
  • Beyond Reason - winner of the Gr.2 Prix du Calvados & Gr.3 Prix Six Perfections for Charlie Appleby
  • Cayenne Pepper - 3-time winner including an impressive win in the Gr.3 Flame Of Tara Stakes at the Curragh for Jessica Harrington. Runner-up in the Gr.1 Pretty Polly Stakes & Gr.1 Irish Oaks
  • Broome - impressive winner of the Gr.3 Ballysax Stakes & Gr.3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown. Runner-up in the Gr.1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere & Gr.2 Champion Juvenile Stakes
  • Sir Ron Priestley - multiple winner for Mark Johnston including the Gr.3 March Stakes at Goodwood. Runner-up in the Gr.1 English St Leger
  • Patrick Sarsfield - winner of the Gr.3 Meld Stakes at Leopardstown for Joseph O’Brien. Third in the Gr.1 Grosser Dallmayr Preis in Germany
  • Bangkok - winner of the Gr.3 Classic Trial at Sandown & the Listed Winter Derby Trial breaking the track record at Lingfield for Andrew Balding
  • Buckhurst - impressive winner of the Gr.3 International Stakes, Gr.3 Alleged Stakes & Gr.3 Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh for Joseph O'Brien
  • Western Australia - Listed Yeats Stakes winner at Navan for Aidan O'Brien. Placed in the Gr.1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes
  • Mohican Heights - winner of the Listed Stonehenge Stakes at Salisbury for David Simcock. Third in the Gr.2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot
  • Mare Australis - winner of the Listed Prix de l'Avre at Chantilly for Andre Fabre
  • King Carney - winner of the Listed Tankard Stakes at Pontefract for Charlie Fellowes

Other black-type performers include Sydney Opera House, Brassica, Almania, La Australiana, Sleeping Single, Aunt Bee etc.