Galileo Owned Irish Champions Weekend
Galileo produced an amazing 4 Group 1 winners over the Irish Champions Weekend for Coolmore making him the dominant stallion of the season in Europe.
Galileo added to his amazing record at Irish Champions Weekend on Sunday with another two G1 victories to add to his pair on the previous day.
First up, the Aidan O’Brien-trained Happily (2f iGalileo-You’resothrilling, by Storm Cat) led home a 1-2 for the super sire when defeating stablemate Magical (2f Galileo-Halfway To Heaven, by Pivotal) to claim the G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes.
Both fillies look live contenders for next year’s Classics and O’Brien commented: “That’s the third Group 1 winner out of the mare. It’s amazing. They’ll all step up when they go further than a mile, you’d imagine.
“They would be fillies for the G1 Marcel Boussac and the G1 Fillies’ Mile.”
O’Brien later sent out the fabulous Order Of St George (5h Galileo-Another Storm, by Gone West) to win the G1 Irish St Leger by an incredible 9 lengths.
“I’m delighted with him. We know he stays and handles soft ground. He went there strong today,” said O’Brien. “His options would be the Melbourne Cup or the Arc. He’d be very comfortable over a mile-and-a-half if there is an ease in the ground.
“Ryan (Moore) let him relax. He moved up just to move up a little bit and he locked on to him. He just said he kicked into gear and he didn’t want to disappoint him then.”
Moore added: “He’s a brilliant horse. He has an awful lot of ability and was able to express that today.”
On Saturday it was the turn of Hydrangea (3f Galileo-Beauty Is Truth, by Pivotal) in the G1 Matron Stakes and Decorated Knight (5h Galileo-Pearling, by Storm Cat) in the G1 Irish Champions Stakes to set up an amazing weekend for Galileo.
Our own Galileo mare Arcangela has given birth to a beautiful foal by Outreach
She will be served by this season by Honorius.
Australian Sires: Honorius will Produce Quality 2yo’s
Honorius won himself as a two year old twice, once in listed company, showing that he was quick to get going and he actually ran seven times as a two year old.
As a three year old he placed in races ranging from 7f up to 1m4f, making him have the potential to sire 1m Guineas winners, 1m4f Derby or Oaks winners, all the way up to 1m6f St Leger winners. Later in his career as an older horse, Honorius himself ran over 1m5f showing he does have plenty of stamina.
He is by proven sire in both hemispheres, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, a Coolmore owned sire of ten individual Group 1 winners in seven different countries.
A truly international success story is Holy Roman Emperor… winners in 41 different countries! A stallion whose stats read so very well – a 65.3% winners-to-runners strike rate, 6.2% stakes winners to runners. Prize money earnings in excess of $82 million, stakes winners who have won over a variety of distances from 1000m to 2500m.
Including a tough fellow by the name of Honorius, a horse whose illustrious background demands attention! A proven high class sire line, an internationally prolific family… he has it all.