Galileo's Full Brother, $6.8-Million Yearling Entered at Newbury Friday
Updated: Monday, September 17, 2001 2:46 PM
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2001 8:00 PM
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
$6.8-million yearling purchase Tasmanian Tiger is entered to make his racing debut Friday at Newbury.
Galileo's full brother and Tasmanian Tiger, the latter a $6.8-million yearling purchase at the 2000 Keeneland September sale, are among the 21 horses entered to run in Friday's Haynes, Hanson and Clark Conditions Stakes at Newbury. Should they run, both 2-year-old colts would be making their racing debuts in the one-mile race.
Michael Tabor's and Mrs. John Magnier's Black Sam Bellamy, like Galileo, is by Sadler's Wells and out of the Miswaki mare Urban Sea. He is also a half-brother to group III winner Urban Ocean (by Bering) and stakes winner Melikah (Lammtarra), who was third in the 2000 Epsom Oaks (Eng-I). Black Sam Bellamy is the fourth product of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winning mare.
Black Sam Bellamy has two other full siblings -- a yearling brother and weanling sister. Sunderland Holdings Ltd. and Orpendale bred Black Sam Bellamy in Ireland.
Galileo won his racing debut at Leopardstown last October, winning a one-mile race by 14 lengths.
The Coolmore team also owns Tasmanian Tiger, a son of Storm Cat out of Hum Along -- dam of champion juvenile filly Storm Song (by Summer Squall) -- and the highest-priced yearling sold in 2000 at public auction.
Aidan O'Brien trains both Black Sam Bellamy and Tasmanian Tiger as well as four other entrants in Friday's race. (Entries, Sporting Life
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