The impeccably-bred Epsom Derby winner Australia has made an impressive start to his stallion career, with five first crop Group winners. He already has Group and Listed winners among his second-crop 2yos. Altogether four of his first-crop colts have been placed at Gr.1 level, three of them at two years.
Two of Australia’s Group winners - Gr.2 2yo winner Beyond Reason and the smart Buckhurst - are inbred 4x3 and 4x2 respectively to GREEN DESERT. This suggests that Australia could shine with mares by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT and OASIS DREAM and their sons. Daughters of GREEN DESERT have produced 14% Group winners to Galileo. Three sons of Galileo – Teofilo, Intello and New Approach – have sired Gr.1 winners from grand-daughters of GREEN DESERT. It is worth noting that OASIS DREAM mares have Group winners by four sons of Galileo.
Galileo has 12 GSWs from 62 foals out of daughters of STORM CAT (21 per cent) and no fewer than eight of them are Gr.1 winners (13%). Galileo also sired the classic-winning Seventh Heaven from a mare by Storm Cat’s grandson JOHANNESBURG. Teofilo sired a Gr.1 winner from a daughter of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. Frankel has a Gr.1 winner out of a grand-daughter of STORM CAT. Two sons of Galileo have Gr.2 winners out of daughters of SHAMARDAL.
Galileo’s total of more than 35 Group winners out of DANEHILL mares feature the brilliant Frankel, as well as Japan, Teofilo, Highland Reel, Intello, Golden Lilac and Noble Mission. Five sons of Galileo already have black-type winners out of DANEHILL mares. Galileo sired 16 Group winners - headed by Minding, Circus Maximus, The Gurkha, Sovereign, Alice Springs and Armory - from DANEHILL DANCER mares. Australia is already making his mark with DANEHILL DANCER mares, siring the classic-placed Group winner Sir Ron Priestley and Group-placed Leo de Fury.
Galileo also has Gr.1 winners out of mares by ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, DESERT KING, MOZART and EXCEED AND EXCEL (Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck). Australia has the Stakes winning 2yo King Carney from a DANSILI mare. Two other sons of Galileo have Group winners with dams by DANSILI, including Nathaniel’s classic-winning daughter Channel. Galileo’s dual classic winner Winter has a dam by CHOISIR.
Galileo has an excellent record with ANABAA mares, siring the multiple Gr.1 winners Capri and Lush Lashes.
The CHIEF’S CROWN branch worked with Teofilo as he sired Irish St Leger winner Voleuse de Coeurs and 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. Frankel and Teofilo have sired winners of the Oaks and the Dewhurst Stakes respectively from daughters of MONTJEU, this being 3x3 to SADLER’S WELLS. Frankel has four Group winners with SADLER’S WELLS inbreeding. Another son of Galileo has Gr.2 and Gr.3 2yo winners inbred 3x4 and 3x3 to SADLER’S WELLS.
Galileo has excellent results with the NUREYEV line, siring ten Group winners from 35 foals out of PIVOTAL mares (29 per cent). Frankel is also shaping up well with PIVOTAL mares, siring champion Cracksman and Gr.1 winner Veracious. New Approach sired the Oaks winner Talent from a PEINTRE CELEBRE mare. Galileo has Gr.1 winners out of THEATRICAL and STRAVINSKY mares.
Australia should be a natural for the MILL REEF line. Thanks to his smart son Bangkok, Australia is one of three sons of Galileo to sire a Group winner from a DARSHAAN mare and his potential Classic winner Mohican Heights is from a SHIRLEY HEIGHTS mare. Galileo has ten Group winners out of DARSHAAN mares and has 23% stakes winners with MARK OF ESTEEM mares. A DAYLAMI mare produced Gr.1 winner Logician to Frankel.
Galileo excels with the ROBERTO line, notably siring Nathaniel, Great Heavens and Seville from daughters of SILVER HAWK. He also has Group winners from daughters of DYNAFORMER, KRIS S., LEAR FAN, RED RANSOM, DR FONG and SRI PEKAN. His partnership with INTIKHAB has four Group winners from ten foals, including Arc winner Found.
Galileo sired the Gr.1 winner Galikova from a BLUSHING GROOM mare, while RAINBOW QUEST sired the dam of Teofilo’s Gr.1 winner Quest For More and the second dams of Frankel, Noble Mission and Curvy. Frankel and Teofilo both sired Gr.2 winners from daughters of RAHY. A GROOM DANCER mare produced a Gr.2 winner to Teofilo.
Australia has already sired a Group-winning 2yo from a MR PROSPECTOR line mare, by GONE WEST’s son ELUSIVE QUALITY. Galileo has numerous good winners inbred to MR PROSPECTOR within four generations. Galileo’s top-class colts Ulysses and Ruler Of The World have dams by KINGMAMBO, Red Rocks is out of a MACHIAVELLIAN mare and Order of St George has a dam by GONE WEST. The KINGMAMBO branch is recommended, as are mares by DUBAWI, as three sons of Galileo have Group winners out of them.
AUSTRALIA will benefit from AHONOORA blood. He has made an impressive start with mares by ACCLAMATION, which create 5x4 to AHONOORA. From 5 foals he has sired the very smart Broome and a Listed-placed filly. Two other sons of Galileo have sired Group winners from ACCLAMATION mares. His Gr.1-placed son Sydney Opera House has a second dam by AHONOORA, so is inbred 5x3. Galileo has the classic winner New Approach with a dam by AHONOORA and also has a classic winner from a mare by INDIAN RIDGE. Both Galileo and Frankel have Gr.1 winners with INCHINOR mares. Australia’s 2019 yearlings included a 300,000gns colt out of an INDIAN RIDGE mare.
The SHARPEN UP line is another guaranteed to suit Australia, as it has produced a classic winner to his sire Galileo and has enjoyed plenty of success with several other sons of Sadler’s Wells. Australia’s Group winner Sir Ron Priestley and Stakes winner King Carney have second dams by HALLING, and his sire DIESIS, respectively.