€2 million Galileo blue-blood is Queen of Goffs
Galileo is no stranger to some eye-boggling prices in the auction ring and he stole the show at the Goffs Orby Sale on Tuesday evening.
It was a full-sister to the brilliant three-time G1 winner Alice Spring who led the way when selling for €2 million to the Phoenix Thoroughbreds team.
Dermot Farrington did the bidding for the Glenvale Stud offering and commented: “With a pedigree like that you can’t go wrong. She’s a full-sister to a champion, she’s by the best, the cross (with a Danehill Dancer mare) has worked numerous times, she’s just a very nice filly. I’ve no idea who’ll train her at this stage.
“We’re trying to buy a combination of numbers and high-end quality. Anybody who’s serious about the game and has the money to do so should have fillies like her in their broodmare band.”
When asked about outbidding the Coolmore team, Phoenix Thoroughbreds founder Amer Abdulaziz added: “It’s a healthy competition. We breed to Coolmore stallions and buy the progeny of their sires. Coolmore are an inspiration, we learn from them. Everything we know today is because of them, and similarly Darley.”