Australia

Chesnut201116.0½ hh (1.63 m)
Distance won over: 7f. to 12f.
Galileo - Ouija Board
Fee for 2020: €27,500

Brilliant racehorse, dual Derby winner & top-class 2yo

“Australia powered through his toughest test to date with brutal ease, adding the Juddmonte International to his expanding seasonal haul of Group 1s in an impressive display of both speed and class.” Racing Post, 21st Aug 2014

An exceptional pedigree…

“The son of champion sire Galileo out of multiple Group 1-winner and Oaks heroine Ouija Board, Australia was bred to be a champion” Racing Post

Yearlings in 2019 sold for €525,000, €365,000, €340,000, €280,000, €245,000, €190,000, €180,000, €170,000, €160,000, €140,000, €130,000, €125,000, €120,000, €120,000, €105,000, €105,000, €105,000, €100,000 etc.

His top performers include...

  • Beyond Reason - winner of the Gr.2 Prix du Calvados & Gr.3 Prix Six Perfections at Deauville for Charlie Appleby and Godolphin
  • Broome - impressive winner of the Gr.3 Ballysax Stakes & Gr.3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown. Runner-up in the Gr.1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere & Gr.2 Champion Juvenile Stakes
  • Sir Ron Priestley - multiple winner for Mark Johnston including the Gr.3 March Stakes at Goodwood. Runner-up in the Gr.1 English St Leger
  • Bangkok - winner of the Gr.3 Classic Trial at Sandown & the Listed Winter Derby Trial breaking the track record at Lingfield for Andrew Balding & King Power Racing. Runner-up in the Gr.2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot & Gr.3 Strensall Stakes at York
  • Buckhurst - impressive winner of the Gr.3 International Stakes & Gr.3 Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh for Joseph O'Brien
  • Cayenne Pepper - 3-time winner including an impressive win in the Gr.3 Flame Of Tara Stakes at the Curragh for Jessica Harrington
  • Western Australia - Listed Yeats Stakes winner at Navan for Aidan O'Brien. Placed in the Gr.1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes
  • Mohican Heights - impressive Leopardstown maiden winner on debut & winner of the Listed Stonehenge Stakes at Salisbury for David Simcock
  • King Carney - winner of the Listed Tankard Stakes at Pontefract for Charlie Fellowes

Other black-type performers include Sydney Opera House, Leo De Fury, Brassica, Almania, La Australiana, Sleeping Single etc.