Galileo has passed away

11 July 2021Author : Julien Counet

A legend has died! Coolmore Stud's star stallion, Galileo (Sadler's wells), has passed away at the age of 23. He was the son of the 1993 Arc de Triomphe winner Urban Sea, who gave birth to no less than four Group 1 winners, including Sea the Stars and... Galileo!

Galileo was unbeaten in his six races, winning the Epsom Derby and the Irish Derby. However, it is at stud that his influence on the racing world has been the most impressive and which made him a legend with 91 Group 1 winners in his offspring to date, while no less than 20 of his sons have sired Group 1 winners themselves! By June 2021, Galileo had produced 550 black type performers (winners or at the Listed Race or Group level). Among them, you’ll remember the incomparable Frankel, the European Horse of the Year in 2011 and 2012, and also his granddaughter Enable (Nathaniel), winner of 11 Group 1s including two Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe, where she also finished second in 2019!

AuthorJulien Counet