Midas Touch, a son of prominent international sire Galileo, will enter stud at Gerry and Dana Aschinger's War Horse Place near Lexington. Six-year-old Midas Touch will stand for $10,000 live foal as the property of brothers Carlos Luis and Jose Antonio Uzcategui.
Bred in Great Britain, Midas Touch was a group I stakes performer in Ireland, England, and Australia. He won the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (Ire-II) and ran second in two classics, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) and the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I). He placed in three other group events including the Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes (Aus-I).
Midas Touch, who initially raced for Coolmore associates Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith, was retired with a record of 2-3-3 from 21 starts and earnings of $799,184. Nineteen of the starts came in group stakes.
Midas Touch is out of English stakes winner Approach (by Darshaan), who was grade II stakes-placed in the United States and group placed in England. Approach is a half sister to French classic winner Aussie Rules.