Royal Ascot 2018 Galileo Trifecta in QUEEN’S VASE (G2)
Legendary Coolmore Sire Galileo produced an outstanding Trifecta in the Queens Vase at Royal Ascot.
1st Kew Gardens (IRE) (b, c, 3 yo), A++, $113,420
Galileo (IRE) – Chelsea Rose (IRE), by Desert King (IRE)
B: Barronstown Stud; O: DERRICK SMITH & MRS JOHN MAGNIER & MICHAEL TABOR; T: O’BRIEN AIDAN; J: MOORE RYAN.
2nd Southern France (IRE) (b, c, 3 yo), A++, $43,000
Galileo (IRE) – Alta Anna (FR), by Anabaa
B: LYNCH-BAGES & RHINESTONE BLOODSTOCK; O: DERRICK SMITH & MRS JOHN MAGNIER & MICHAEL TABOR; T: O’BRIEN AIDAN; J: HEFFERNAN SEAMIE.
3rd Nelson (IRE) (b, c, 3 yo), A, $21,520
Frankel (by Galilieo) (GB) – Moonstone (GB), by Dalakhani (IRE)
B: ORPENDALE, CHELSTON & WYNATT; O: MRS JOHN MAGNIER & MICHAEL TABOR & DERRICK SMITH; T: O’BRIEN AIDAN; J: O’BRIEN DONNACHA.
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Aidan O’Brien trained the trifecta and all 3 are owned by the Coolmore team.
A champion sire in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 with 71 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, St Leger), 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 x2), Cape Blanco (Irish Derby), Sixties Icon (St Leger), Nightime (1,000 Guineas) and New Approach (Derby), Forever Together (Epsom Oaks) etc.
Coolmore Stud, based in Fethard, County Tipperary in the Republic of Ireland, is generally acknowledged to be the world’s biggest, and best, thoroughbred racehorse breeding operation. Owned by John Magnier and situated in the heart of the Golden Vale on over 7,000 prime acres of Ireland’s finest limestone land, Coolmore provides the perfect environment for breeding and raising thoroughbreds.
Originally inherited by Battle of Britain flying ace Tim Vigors in 1945, what was to become Coolmore Stud started out as a small agricultural farm. John Magnier in conjunction with his late father-in-law, the outstanding horse trainer Vincent O’ Brien, and Robert Sangster took over the 350-acre existing farm from Vigors in 1975 with the objective of creating a world class thoroughbred stallion operation.
Today, Coolmore is celebrated as a world-class thoroughbred stud farm which has a long list of champions on its past and present rosters.
Many of these champions were trained nearby in the world-famous Ballydoyle Stables, established by John Magnier’s late father-in-law Vincent O’Brien and from which Aidan O’Brien now trains.