Highland Reel

Highland Reel was a Group winner in each of his four seasons in training, starting with a decisive victory in the Gr.2 Vintage Stakes over 7f at 2 and he ultimately became a seven-time Gr.1 winner. He represents the world-famous Galileo-Danehill nick which has produced 16 Gr.1 winners. Stallions from this nick, led by Frankel and Teofilo, have already sired nearly 120 northern hemisphere Group winners, including 37 Gr.1 winners.

An extra line of DANZIG is proving no problem for Galileo’s other stallion sons out of Danehill mares, including Teofilo, Frankel and Intello. 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 sired Gr.1 winners with GREEN DESERT and CAPE CROSS mares.

Other sons of DANZIG which have succeeded with Teofilo are SHAADI, ZIETEN and ANABAA. The GRAND LODGE branch supplied Teofilo with two Irish classic winners. The DANEHILL branch is also cropping up with these Galileo/Danehill stallions, with daughters of six different sons of Danehill producing SWs to them.

Galileo’s three Group winners from mares by INDIAN RIDGE included a classic winner and Frankel has Gr.1 and Gr.3 winners out of mares by AHONOORA’s sons INCHINOR and INDIAN RIDGE.

The MR PROSPECTOR line merits serious consideration. Frankel has five 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. He also has Gr.2 and Gr.3 winners out of mares by 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.

Daughters of DUBAWI have produced good winners by Teofilo, as well as two Gr.1 winners by Frankel, including Adayar. Highland Reel’s Gr.2-winner Atamisque has a third dam by GULCH.

Teofilo has Gr.2 and Gr.3 winners out of DIESIS mares, and both Frankel and Intello have Group winners out of SELKIRK mares, notably the Gr.1-winning 2YO Inspiral.

Inbreeding to SADLER’S WELLS is an option with Galileo’s stallion sons. Stallions bred on the Galileo-Danehill cross have sired winners of the Oaks and the Dewhurst Stakes from daughters of MONTJEU. Frankel also had two Group winners with grandams by SADLER’S WELLS, including the high-class Eminent.

The line descending from NUREYEV is also thriving with these Galileo-Danehill cross stallions. Frankel is following Galileo’s example by excelling with PIVOTAL mares, with four Gr.1 winners.

Mares from the STORM CAT line have established a terrific partnership 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 mares by Giant’s Causeway’s son SHAMARDAL. Pounced, the broodmare sire of Highland Reel’s Gr.2-winning 2YO Atamisque, is out of a STORM CAT mare.

The Sadler’s Wells male line has always thrived with mares from the SHIRLEY HEIGHTS line. Teofilo has excelled with MARK OF ESTEEM mares. Frankel has Group winners from mares by DARSHAAN, DAYLAMI and DALAKHANI.

The BLUSHING GROOM line 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. Highland Reel’s Gr.2-winning 2YO Atamisque is out of a BLUSHING GROOM line mare, through RAHY.

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