The Best Just Keeps on Getting Better
Breednet - Media Release - Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Galileo, indisputably the best sire in the world, demonstrated his unparalleled excellence again over the weekend, with his three-year-old offspring Churchill and Winter winning the Group I  2,000 Guineas and Group I 1,000 Guineas respectively at Newmarket. 

The win of Winter, on Sunday saw her become the 64thGroup I winner for the great sire, whose offspring have now amassed a staggering 129 wins at the highest level.

Churchill, the champion two-year-old of 2016, confirmed his class in defeating race-fit rivals in the Gr.1 2,000 Guineas on Saturday (click here to watch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN0KdvVN5kM).

 

Big-race jockey Ryan Moore was effusive in his praise post-race; "there is so much power there and he has a magnificent mind. He has everything you want in a racehorse – he travels, he's got speed and loads of class and is the most beautiful horse you'll see. As soon as you are on him, you feel like you are on a different type of horse ."

The speed which Churchill has shown to win six stakes races from 1400m to 1600m is identifiable in his pedigree. His dam, Meow, is a stakes winning two-year-old by Storm Cat who was also placed in Group II company as a juvenile at Royal Ascot. Her dam, Airwave, was a champion two-year-old and was runner-up in the Group I Golden Jubilee Stakes as a three-year-old to none other than Choisir, while her half-brother, Jwala, is a winner of the prestigious Group I Nunthorpe Stakes over 1000m.

AdelaideGalileo's Group i Guineas double was completed in the 1,000 Guineas on Sunday by the progressive filly Winter, who is out of a Choisir mare. Just for good measure, Galileo sired the first three home in Ireland's premier trial for the Group I  Epsom Derby, the Group III Derrinstown Stud Stakes, with Douglas Macarthur leading home Yucatan and Capri.

Galileo's Group I  Cox Plate winning son Adelaide, like Churchill, is out of a high-class sprinting two-year-old, with his dam Elletelle having won the Gr.2 Queen Mary Stakes over 1000m at Royal Ascot.

The first crop of Adelaide are now weanlings and he has 4 of his offspring catalogued for the Magic Millions National Sale at the end of the month. Click here to see them.

 

He will stand the 2017 season at Coolmore Australia at a fee of $11,000 (incl. GST) with his supporters no doubt hoping he can join the ever lengthening list of Group I  sires by Galileo, which currently stands at nine.


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