Keyword: Galileo

  • Stellar Wind in Ireland, to be Bred to Galileo

    Multiple grade 1 winner Stellar Wind, who M.V. Magnier purchased for $6 million at the 2017 Keeneland November breeding stock sale, was exported to Ireland and will be bred to Galileo, confirmed associates with Coolmore Stud March 26.

  • Lot 541, a filly by Galileo, sells for €1.1 million Nov. 22

    Galileo Filly Tops Goffs November Foal Sale

    The third lot into the ring Nov. 22, the feature day of the Goffs November foal sale, provided the highlight to three days of foal trade that saw turnover rise by 43% and average by 22% over the equivalent sessions in 2016.

  • Coolmore's War Decree will represent Claiborne Farm stallion War Front in the Breeders' Cup Classic

    Galileo, War Front Tie for Most BC Contenders

    This year's Breeders' Cup, being held at Del Mar for the first time Nov. 3-4, looks poised to be a vintage renewal, with heavyweight runners from across the globe slated to step into the starting gate to contest their division's championship race. 

  • Happily wins the group 1 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Chantilly

    Happily the Star in Juvenile Fillies Turf

    While the race usually is a difficult puzzle considering the light form on 2-year-old fillies and a huge influx of European runners, this year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T) Nov. 3 at Del Mar features a ready-made star in Happily.

  • O'Brien Resolute in Pursuit of the Classic

    Few, if any, owners and trainers have been more on a mission to win a single race than Coolmore and Aidan O’Brien when it comes to the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which has eluded them for 17 years.

  • Lot 35, a filly by Galileo, topped the first day of the Goffs Orby sale

    Galileo Filly Tops Goffs Orby Day 1

    The Sept. 26 opening session of the Goffs Orby yearling sale was topped by a Galileo (IRE) filly, consigned as Lot 35, who sold for €1.2 million ($1,426,280) to trainer John Gosden on behalf of Godolphin.

  • Brametot (red cap) just gets up to score in the Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) by a head

    Brametot Pulls Off French Classic Double

    Al Shaqab Racing and Gerard Augustin-Normand's Brametot added his name to the list of horses that won both the French Two Thousand Guineas and the French Derby in the final strides of the 10 1/2-furlong classic June 4.

  • Churchill kicks away to win the Two Thousand Guineas by a length

    Two Thousand Guineas Falls to Churchill

    There seems to be little doubt that Galileo has a stranglehold on the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (G1) as a sire. His latest victor is the Coolmore/Ballydoyle star Churchill who took the May 6 running by a length as the 6-4 favorite.

  • Hydrangea holds off her challengers in the One Thousand Guineas Trial

    Hydrangea Takes One Thousand Guineas Trial

    The offspring of Galileo belonging to the Coolmore/Ballydoyle connections finished on top April 8 Ballylinch Stud One Thousand Guineas and the Leopardstown Two Thousand Guineas Trial at Leopardstown.

  • Found wins the 2016 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

    Arc Winner Found Could Run in BC Classic

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien said Oct. 23 that Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Found could make her first start on dirt against the likes of California Chrome, Arrogate, and Frosted in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Minding takes the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

    Minding Tallies Seventh GI in QE II Stakes

    Filly phenom Minding tallied a seventh top-level win Oct. 15 when holding off Ribchester by a half length in the £1.2 million Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) on British Champions Day at Ascot.

  • Churchill comes home strong to win the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes

    Churchill Comes Through for Dewhurst Win

    Coolmore and partners' Churchill extended his win streak to five Oct. 8 in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I) for 2-year-olds at Newmarket as Aidan O'Brien-trained runners again dominated the finish in another top race.

  • Rhododendron outfinishes Hydrangea to win the Dubai Fillies' Mile.

    Rhododendron Draws Off in Fillies' Mile

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien continues his raid on Newmarket's group Is, enjoying a 1-2 finish in the Dubai Fillies' Mile Oct. 7 as Rhododendron led in Hydrangea by a clear margin; both are now under consideration for next month's Breeders' Cup.

  • The Gurkha winning the group I Sussex over Galileo Gold

    The Gurkha to Coolmore in 2017

    Dual group I-winning miler The Gurkha will retire to Ireland's Coolmore Stud for 2017 to stand alongside his champion sire Galileo, the farm announced Sept. 21.

  • Galileo

    When Tapit Met Galileo

    Taking a journey into prognostication, we've hypothesized what might happen were mares by Galileo to meet up in the breeding shed with Tapit or his sons.

  • Alice Springs Wins Falmouth in Record Time

    Coolmore's Galileo added to his stellar sire record when Alice Springs won the Tattersalls 250th Year Falmouth Stakes (Eng-I) in course-record time at Newmarket July 8.

  • Minding Coasts Clear in Pretty Polly

    Coolmore and partners' dual English classic winner Minding ran down pacesetter Bocca Baciata and scored a easy win in the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) June 26 at the Curragh.

  • Minding Leads Sweep in One Thousand Guineas

    Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier, and Michael Tabor's Minding led a top-three finish for the ownership team, trainer Aidan O'Brien, and the stallion Galileo in the QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) for 3-year-old fillies May 1 at Newmarket.

  • Embellishment, an unraced Galileo -- Sophisticat mare in foal to Kingman, brought €900,000.

    Malones Continue Spending for Mares

    The U.S. and European breeding operations of American billionaire John Malone dominated the top of the market on opening day of the Arqana December breeding stock sale Dec. 5.

  • Hanky Panky, Lot 2011, sold for 2.7 million guineas (US$4,268,376) Dec. 1.

    Hanky Panky Tops Tattersalls at 2.7M Guineas

    Hanky Panky, a group III-placed half sister to Central Kentucky sire Giant's Causeway, sold for 2.7 million guineas (US$4,268,376) Dec. 1 the top price on the second day of Tattersalls December breeding stock sale.

  • Global View to South Africa for 2016

    Glen Hill Farm's Global View, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Galileo, has been acquired by Ascot Stud in South Africa to launch his stallion career during next year's Southern Hemisphere season.

  • Ryan Moore

    Top Breeders' Cup Jockey Wins GI in France

    Last weekend's Racing Post Trophy (Eng-I) runner-up Johannes Vermeer made a quick turnaround Nov. 1 in France with Ryan Moore aboard, winning the Criterium International (Fr-I) by head at Saint-Cloud.

  • Lea winning the 2014 Donn Handicap.

    Claiborne Adds Lea, Announces 2016 Fees

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Lea, a grade I winner and earner of $2,182,398, will be retired following the upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championships and be retired to Claiborne Farm for the 2016 breeding season.

  • G1 Triple for Coolmore, O'Brien in Ireland

    Order of St George capped a group I triple for Coolmore and associates Sept. 13 at the Curragh in winning the Irish St. Leger (Ire-I), but the race was marred by the fatal breakdown of last year's winner Brown Panther.

  • Bondi Beach Awarded St. Leger on Filly's DQ

    In a rousing finish to the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I), filly Simple Verse got her head over the finish line first from Bondi Beach, who was awarded the victory after a stewards' inquiry Sept. 12 at Doncaster

  • Gleneagles
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    Gleneagles Targets Breeders' Cup Classic

    Gleneagles, the four-time group I-winning son of Galileo, is being aimed at the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and a possible showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at Keeneland Oct. 31.

  • Ireland and the Thoroughbred

    Ireland and the Thoroughbred

    The Irish have developed a unique understanding of the horse, one passed from generation to generation along with a relationship fused through time to form the bond of mutual dependency that exists today.