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

His first crop yearlings sold for up to 320,000gns and are now in training with Aidan O'Brien, Amanda Perrett, Archie Watson, Charles Hills, Clive Cox, David O'Meara, Dermot Weld, Hughie Morrison, Hugo Palmer, John Gosden, Joseph O'Brien, Karl Burke, Mark Johnston, Ralph Beckett etc.

"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 - dual winner for Mark Johnston including a 6f. Novice Stakes at Hamilton. "a game display of front-running... there was plenty to like about his attitude in fending off the runner-up. A colt with substance" Racing Post
  • Gerilda - won by 2¼ lengths on debut over 7f. in Italy

View brochure page here