Australia

Chestnut201116.0½ hh (1.63 m)
Distance won over: 7f. to 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.

Black-type performers from his first crop already include...

  • Beyond Reason - winner of the Gr.2 Prix du Calvados & Gr.3 Prix Six Perfections at Deauville for Charlie Appleby and Godolphin
  • Broome - impressive 8-length 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
  • Bangkok - stylish winner of the Gr.3 Classic Trial at Sandown for Andrew Balding & King Power Racing
  • Western Australia - Listed Yeats Stakes winner at Navan for Aidan O'Brien. Placed in the Gr.1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes & Listed Patton 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
  • Buckhurst - impressive winner of his maiden on debut at Leopardstown for Joseph O'Brien. Finished runner-up in the Gr.3 Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh

Other winners include Aussie View, Almania, Kosciuszko, Lastochka, Lady Adelaide, Ardiente, Brassica, Dark Lochnage, Elisheba, Princess Salamah, Murray River, I Remember You, War Eagle, Rosehill, Fraser Island, Sir Ron Priestley, Lord Lamington, Lyons, La Australian, Amorously, Altair, Grenadier Guard etc.