Galileo, in his King George triumph.

Galileo, in his King George triumph.

Jon Walley

Galileo to Stand at Coolmore in 2002

Dual classic winner Galileo, who is set to arrive Oct. 23 in New York for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will enter stud next year at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland. A fee will be determined after the Classic.

A 3-year-old son of Coolmore stallion Sadler's Wells, Galileo won the Epsom (Eng-I) and Irish (Ire-I) Derbys, plus the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I-) before experiencing his first defeat, in the Sept. 8 Champion Stakes (Ire-I), in his last start. Campaigned by Magnier's wife, Sue, Galileo has won six of seven starts and earned $2,245,373. His dam, Urban Sea (by Miswaki), won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I).

Coolmore also announced that stakes winners Mozart, King Charlemagne, Golan, and Mull of Kintyre will enter stud next year. Their fees will be announced later.

Three-year-old Mozart (Danehill--Victoria Cross, by Spectacular Bid) will run in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). Campaigned by Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor, he has won five of nine starts and earned $819,900. Two of his wins this year came in English group I events, and he also was classic-placed in Ireland,

King Charlemagne (Nureyev--Race the Wild Wind, by Sunny's Halo) scored his big win in this year's Prix Maurice de Gheest (Fr-I). The 3-year-old colt won five of six starts and earned $200,211.

Another 3-year-old, Golan, won the classic Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) and a group II event in France. Golan (Spectrum--Highland Gift, by Generous) also placed in the Epsom and Irish Derbys on his way to three wins from six starts and earnings of $790,873.

Four-year-old Mull of Kintyre (Danzig--Retrospective, by Easy Goer) won two of nine starts, including an English group II stakes, and earned $224,630.