Derby winner Australia has made an impressive start at stud with seven Group winners from a first crop of 126. His smaller second crop is proving similarly effective, with ten black-type winners headed by Gr.1 winners Galileo Chrome, Mare Australis and Order of Australia. His third crop, numbering 106 foals, is led by American Gr.1 winner Ocean Road, while his fourth crop has produced Gr.2 winners Point Lonsdale and Nachtrose.

More DANZIG blood is working with Australia. His Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Order of Australia has a dam by DANEHILL. Sons of DANEHILL are playing a significant role as his first classic winner, Galileo Chrome, has a dam by DANSILI, while Gr.2 winner Epona Plays has a dam by ORATORIO. Australia is also making his mark with mares by DANEHILL DANCER, siring the Gr.2 winners Sir Ron Priestley and Leo de Fury.

Three of his Group winners – Buckhurst, Beyond Reason and Patrick Sarsfield - are respectively inbred 4x2, 4x3 and 4x4 to GREEN DESERT and he also has 2022 Listed winners out of daughters of OASIS DREAM and INVINCIBLE SPIRIT.

Australia’s first two foals out of WAR FRONT mares include Gr.1-placed 2YO Adelaide River.

Galileo has 13 Group/Graded winners from daughters of STORM CAT (19%) and no fewer than 9 of them are Gr.1 winners (13%). Teofilo sired a Gr.1 winner from a daughter of GIANTS CAUSEWAY and sons of Galileo have Gr.1 and Gr.2 winners with SHAMARDAL mares.

Australia is benefiting from mares with AHONOORA blood. From 14 foals with mares by ACCLAMATION (create 5x4 to AHONOORA) he has sired the very smart brothers Broome and Point Lonsdale and Gr.3 winner Counterparty Risk. Australia’s Gr.1-placed son Sydney Opera House has a second dam by AHONOORA.

Frankel, Teofilo and Gleneagles all have Gr.1 winners with MONTJEU mares, this being 3x3 to SADLER’S WELLS.

Australia already has three stakes winners inbred to SADLER’S WELLS.

Australia’s American Gr.1 winner Ocean Road has a dam by THEATRICAL. He also has a Gr.2 winner with a dam by PEINTRE CELEBRE and two Listed winners out of PIVOTAL mares. Two of his Group winners have second dams by NUREYEV. Galileo also excelled with this NUREYEV line, notably siring 11 Group winners from 46 foals out of PIVOTAL mares (24 per cent). Galileo also has classic winners out of daughters of THEATRICAL and STRAVINSKY.

Galileo and his sons have thrived with MILL REEF line mares. Australia’s first classic winner, Galileo Chrome, has a second dam by DARSHAAN. Thanks to his smart son Bangkok, Australia is one of four sons of Galileo to sire a Group winner from DARSHAAN mares.

Galileo excelled with the ROBERTO line, notably siring Nathaniel, Great Heavens and Seville from daughters of SILVER HAWK. He has five Group winners from 12 foals out of INTIKHAB mares including Arc winner Found.

The BLUSHING GROOM line suits Galileo and his sons. Australia sired Gr.1 winner Mare Australis from a daughter of RAINBOW QUEST. RAHY sired the second dams of six Gr.1 winners by Galileo.

Australia sired the classic-placed Cayenne Pepper from a MR PROSPECTOR line mare, by GONE WEST’s son ELUSIVE QUALITY. His Gr.3 winner Tranquil Lady has a dam inbred 3x3 to MR PROSPECTOR.

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