Circus Maximus

Galileo is hugely successful with daughters of Danehill Dancer highlighted by outstanding Gr.1 winners such as Minding, Serpentine, Sovereign, Empress Josephine, Circus Maximus and Alice Springs. Circus Maximus’ contribution was three of Europe’s most important mile races – the St James’s Palace Stakes, Prix du Moulin and Queen Anne Stakes.

Circus Maximus’ dam Duntle won the Gr.2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes over a mile at Royal Ascot and was first past the post in the Gr.1 Matron Stakes (demoted to second). Circus Maximus’ family is also responsible for the increasingly influential American stallion Munnings, sire of 18 SWs in 2021 including one of America’s best 2YOs, the Gr.1 Champagne Stakes winner Jack Christopher. Munnings’ first 5 crops were sired from $10,000 to $12,500 nominations, however his continued success has seen his fee for 2022 rise to $85,000.

Galileo’s stallion sons out of mares by Danehill include the very successful Frankel and Teofilo. Circus Maximus enjoys the advantage of having DANEHILL one generation further back in his pedigree than them. Daughters of six different sons of Danehill have produced SWs to stallions bred on the Galileo/Danehill cross.

GREEN DESERT line mares are already successful with Galileo stallions with dams by Danehill. Daughters of OASIS DREAM have five Group winners by them, including two Gr.1 winners, while GREEN DESERT mares have three, and CAPE CROSS and INVINCIBLE SPIRIT have one each. Teofilo’s successful son Havana Gold has a dam by DESERT STYLE, whereas Intello’s Gr.1 winner Intellogent has a dam by KHELEYF. Galileo has sired Classic winners from GREEN DESERT and CAPE CROSS mares.

Other sons of DANZIG which have succeeded with Teofilo are SHAADI, ZIETEN and ANABAA - a stallion who has done very well with Galileo. The GRAND LODGE line supplied Teofilo with Classic winner Voleuse de Coeurs and Trading Leather (dam by SINNDAR).

The BLUSHING GROOM line also has a lot to offer. Teofilo has Gr.1 winners with dams by RAINBOW QUEST and MT LIVERMORE, plus Gr.2 winners with dams by QUEST TO FAME and GROOM DANCER. RAHY mares have produced Gr.1 and Gr.2 winners to Frankel and a Gr.2 winner to Teofilo.

The STORM CAT line has enjoyed repeated success with Galileo. Teofilo, Frankel and Intello all have Group winners out of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY mares. Two sons of Galileo have Gr.2 winners out of daughters of SHAMARDAL.

Inbreeding to SADLER’S WELLS is an option with Galileo’s stallion sons. The exceptional Enable is inbred 3x2. Stallions bred on the Galileo-Danehill cross sired winners of the Oaks and the Dewhurst from daughters of MONTJEU.

Galileo had very good results with the NUREYEV line, siring 11 Group winners from 44 foals out of PIVOTAL mares (25%). Frankel is also shaping up well with PIVOTAL mares, with the top-class Cracksman among his four Gr.1 winners. New Approach sired the Oaks winner Talent from a PEINTRE CELEBRE mare.

Frankel has 5 SWs out of KINGMAMBO mares and Gr.1 winner Without Parole from a LEMON DROP KID mare.

Teofilo’s three SWs with KINGMAMBO dams include a Gr.1 winner and has Gr.2 and Gr.3 winners out of mares by KINGMAMBO’s son DUBAI DESTINATION. MACHIAVELLIAN line mares have a Gr.1 winner by Teofilo and a Gr.2 winner by Frankel, and Intello has a Gr.3 winner with a dam by MEDICEAN. There are also Frankel Group winners with dams by DUBAWI (Epsom Derby winner Adayar), GONE WEST, WOODMAN, CHESTER HOUSE and VETTORI.

Galileo is excelling with the ROBERTO line, especially daughters of SILVER HAWK. He has Group winners from daughters of DYNAFORMER, KRIS S., LEAR FAN, RED RANSOM, DR FONG, SRI PEKAN and INTIKHAB, as well as five Group winners with INTIKHAB mares, headed by Arc winner Found.

The Sadler’s Wells male line thrives with SHIRLEY HEIGHTS line mares. Teofilo with MARK OF ESTEEM mares has Gr.1 winner Ajman Princess, Gr.2 winner Permian and the Hong Kong star Exultant. Frankel sired classic winner Logician and Gr.2 winner Frankly Darling from DAYLAMI mares, plus GWs from mares by DARSHAAN and DALAKHANI.

Teofilo has Group winners out of DIESIS mares. Frankel’s Gr.1-winning 2YO Inspiral has a dam by SELKIRK.

Galileo worked very well with AHONOORA and has three Group winners, including a classic winner, from mares by INDIAN RIDGE. Galileo also sired Gr.1 winner Curvy from an INCHINOR mare. Frankel has Gr.1 and Gr.3 winners out of mares by INCHINOR and INDIAN RIDGE.

Three sons of Galileo, including Australia, have Group winners out of ACCLAMATION mares.

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