Australia

Chestnut201116.0½ hh (1.63 m)
Distance won over: 7f. – 12f.
Galileo - Ouija Board
Fee for 2019: €35,000

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

"a great buy for €35,000" Bill Oppenheim

Yearlings in 2018 sold for €475,000, €390,000, €250,000, €245,000, €240,000, €240,000, €220,000, €210,000, €210,000 etc.

Black-type performers from his first crop already 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 8-length winner of the Gr.3 Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown. Runner-up in the Gr.1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere & Gr.2 Champion Juvenile Stakes
  • Sydney Opera House - trained by Aidan O'Brien, led home a 1-2 for his sire in a high-class Curragh maiden. Runner-up in the Gr.1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud & Gr.2 Royal Lodge Stakes
  • Western Australia - easy maiden winner at Gowran Park for Aidan O'Brien. Placed in the Gr.1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes & Listed Patton Stakes

Other winners include Aussie View, Bangkok, Almania, Kosciuszko, Buckhurst, Lastochka, Lady Adelaide, Ardiente, Brassica, Dark Lochnage, Elisheba, Princess Salamah, Murray River, I Remember You, War Eagle, Rosehill, Fraser Island, Sir Ron Priestley etc.

"I have a tip for the future: Australia. Broome, Beyond Reason, Western Australia and Sydney Opera House are rated in excess of 108 and that's very statistically significant... he is, I would say, extremely promising." James Willoughby, Luck On Sunday, Racing UK 28th Oct.