Highland Reel

Bay201216.0¼ hh (1.62 m)
Distance won over: 7f. to 12f.
Galileo - Hveger
Fee for 2021: €10,000

Stands at Coolmore


Earnings of nearly €9,500,000 – more than any other European-trained colt in history!

Rated 111p by Timeform as a 2YO.

“an absolute machine” Joseph O’Brien

  • By GALILEO, the world’s best sire (20 sons have sired Gr.1 winners).
  • Bred on the same potent GALILEO/DANEHILL cross as FRANKEL and TEOFILO
  • From the family of Group 1 sire STARSPANGLEDBANNER

Aidan O'Brien has trained many very special horses, champions whose toughness and determination have shone out as brightly as their class. The current globe-trotter Highland Reel (Galileo) follows in the footsteps of not only his own sire but also the likes of Giant's Causeway, Rock Of Gibraltar and High Chaparral" TDN, 15th June 2017

"As well as boasting the key qualities for precocity, brilliant class and durability, Highland Reel also has a pedigree that entitles him to excel at stud." Martin Steven, Racing Post

"With sons Churchill... Highland Reel... among the sires fielding their first juveniles in 2021, it is not much of a stretch of the imagination to think Galileo will be adding to his list of 20 Group 1 winner-siring sons in the near future." James Thomas, Racing Post

First 2YOs already include...

  • Highland Premiere - 3-time winner winner for Mark Johnston
  • Dancing Rebel - 5f. maiden winner at the Curragh for Ken Condon
  • Reel Rosie - impressive 7f. Novice Stakes winner on debut at Redcar for Ed Bethell
  • Inverness - impressive maiden winner at Goodwood for Charlie Hills
  • Reelemin - dual winner for Hughie Morrison
  • My Bonnie Lass - 2¼-length 6f. Novice Stakes winner at Catterick for Karl Burke
  • Gerilda - won by 2¼ lengths on debut over 7f. in Italy
  • Gaduli De L’Alguer - winner of a maiden in Italy
  • Atamisque - 8f. maiden winner in Rome for A Botti

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