Galileo & sire-sons dominating Premierships in Europe

16 Jul 2013

Galileo and his high-profile sire-sons New Approach and Teofilo are proving unstoppable this season in the Northern Hemisphere, something which is music to the ears of the Cambridge Stud team given its’ five-time Gr.1 winner Cape Blanco is another emerging sire-son of Galileo.


Right now Galileo leads both the Great Britain and Ireland Stallion Premierships, while he sits a close second to Monsun on the French Premiership. 


Galileo has sired 13 individual black type winners during 2013 including 4 at Group One level, namely Ruler of the World (Epsom The Derby), Magician (Curragh Irish Two Thousand Guineas), Intello (Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club) and Linton (BRC Stradbroke Handicap).


Galileo’s effort of 4 Group One victories during 2013 is closely followed by his sire-sons New Approach and Teofilo, having sired a pair of Group One winners each.


New Approach leads the Great Britain Second Season Sires’ Premiership by a wide margin.  Dawn Approach (Newmarket The Two Thousand Guineas) and Talent (Epsom the Oaks) are his two Group One winners this calendar year.  He’s also the sire of Libertarian (York Dante Stakes-Gr.2) and Montsegur (VRC Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes-Gr.3).


Teofilo sits in second position on the Ireland Premiership behind his dad, Galileo.  His Group One winners in 2013 are Trading Leather (Curragh Irish Derby) and Havana Gold (Chantilly Prix Jean Prat).


Cape Blanco arrives in New Zealand next month in time for his second season at Cambridge Stud.  He covered a magnificent book of 135 mares in his initial season and there will be great interest in the arrival of his first crop Southern Hemisphere foals.


The 2013 fee for Cape Blanco has been set at $20,000 + gst and a live foal guarantee applies.


Figures courtesy of Arion Pedigrees.