Coolmore and Galileo Claim Another G1
Ulysses Eclipses rivals to give Galileo another G1
The mighty Galileo was responsible for yet more G1 glory on Saturday when Ulysses (4c Galileo-Light Shift, by Kingmambo) came out on top in a brilliant renewal of the G1 Eclipse Stakes ar Sandown.
The Flaxman Stables home-bred prevailed in a brilliant finish to the 10-furlong event when just seeing off Excelebration’s G1 St James’s Palace Stakes-winning son Barney Roy (3c Excelebration-Alina, by Galileo).
“He’s a very consistent, game and admirable horse,” winning trainer Sir Michael Stoute said. “He’s only had one blip and that was in the Derby when he got turned over twice. He’s never run a bad race.
“I wouldn’t rule out going back up in trip. He ran a big race at Santa Anita over a mile and a half and he settles better this season so I’d be hopeful.”
It was a special moment for winning jockey Jim Crowley, who felt this success was the pinnacle of his riding career to date.
“This has to be the No 1 for me. I’ve had Group 1 winners at Ascot but this the Eclipse is one of the big ones that everyone wants to win,” said Crowley. “It was a little bit rough early on but we were away from that and he settled well, whereas he was a bit fresh with me at Ascot.
“I got a fantastic feeling off him at Ascot and possibly got there a little bit too soon there, so that was on my mind a little bit today.”
Galileo – Champion 3yo in Europe, winning the Epsom Derby, Irish Derby & ‘King George’ in very fast times.
A champion sire in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 with 65 Gr.1 winners including Classic winners such as World Champion Frankel (2,000 Guineas), Australia (Derby), Ruler Of The World (Derby), Magician (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Gleneagles (2,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas), The Gurkha (French 2,000 Guineas), Minding (Epsom Oaks, 1,000 Guineas), Churchill (2,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas), Winter (1,000 Guineas, Irish 1,000 Guineas), Was (Epsom Oaks), Roderic O’Connor (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Treasure Beach (Irish Derby), Capri (Irish Derby), Misty For Me (Irish 1,000 Guineas), Golden Lilac (French 1,000 Guineas, French Oaks), Soldier Of Fortune (Irish Derby), Order Of St George (Irish St Leger), Cape Blanco (Irish Derby), Sixties Icon (St Leger), Nightime (1,000 Guineas) and New Approach (Derby).
Galileo Mare Booked to New Sire Honorius
Having such high quality mares goes a long way to secure a sound future for Honorius at stud.
Arcangela’s last foal sold was at Easter 2016 – lot 460 by HINCHINBROOK sold for $100,000.
ARCANGELA has a yearling filly by EPAULETTE and is currently in foal to OUTREACH on a LDS of 7/9/2016.