DANZIG is back in the fifth generation of Australia’s foals’ pedigrees and several of his Group winners have a second line. His Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Order of Australia has a dam by DANEHILL and sons of DANEHILL are also playing a significant role. 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 Priestly and Leo de Fury and Gr.3 winner Waipiro. Australia also has the 2023 Gr.3 winner Elounda Queen out of a MASTERCRAFTSMAN mare, as well as Listed winners out of daughters of FASTNET ROCK and DUKE OF MARMALADE.

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

His first two foals out of WAR FRONT mares are winners, including the classic-placed Group winner Adelaide River.

Galileo has 16 SWs from 72 foals out of daughters of STORM CAT (22%) and no fewer than 9 of them are Gr.1 winners.

Australia is benefiting from mares with AHONOORA blood. He has made an impressive start with mares by ACCLAMATION, which create 5x4 to AHONOORA. From 16 foals 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. Galileo’s classic winners New Approach and Was respectively have a dam and a second dam by him.

Another son of Galileo sired the brilliant Enable from a SADLER’S WELLS mare. Frankel, Teofilo and Gleneagles have all sired Gr.1 winners from daughters of MONTJEU, this being 3x3 to SADLER’S WELLS. Australia has two SWs inbred 3x3 as their 2nd dams are by 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. He also has two Group winners with second dams by NUREYEV. Galileo also excelled with this NUREYEV line, notably siring 12 SWs from 47 foals out of PIVOTAL mares (26 per cent). Galileo also has classic winners out of daughters of THEATRICAL and STRAVINSKY.

Galileo and his sons have thrived with mares from the MILL REEF line, and 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 have sired a Group winner from DARSHAAN mares.

Galileo excelled with the ROBERTO line, notably siring the King George and Eclipse winner Nathaniel, Great Heavens and Seville from daughters of SILVER HAWK. His partnership with INTIKHAB has been tremendously effective, with five Group winners from 13 foals, 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 and he has a Gr.2 winner with a 2nd dam by him. RAHY sired the second dams of Galileo’s Gr.1 winners Decorated Knight, Marvellous, Gleneagles, Joan of Arc, Happily and Deauville.

Australia sired the classic-placed Cayenne Pepper from a MR PROSPECTOR line mare, by GONE WEST’s son ELUSIVE QUALITY. The KINGMAMBO branch is particularly recommended, as are mares by DUBAWI. Four sons of Galileo have Group winners out of daughters of DUBAWI, with Frankel siring Mostahdaf, Adayar and Homeless Songs.

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