Galileo Closing On Danehill's Record

Champion Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien completed the classic double at Newmarket on Sunday when Galileo filly Hermosa won the 1000 Guineas.

Picture: Coolmore Stud

After winning his tenth 2000 Guineas on Saturday for Coolmore with the Invincible Sprit colt Magna Grecia it was business as usual when Hermosa became the 76th G1 winner by the stud’s champion sire Galileo.

Hermosa, runner-up in last season’s G1 Fillies’ Mile, proved too strong from the front, staying on stoutly to beat Lady Kaya (Dandy Man) and favourite Qabala (Scat Daddy).

Galileo is also the dam sire of 2000 Guineas winner Magna Grecia and is rapidly closing in on Danehill's record of 84 G1 winners worldwide.

“What can you say about Galileo. His influence is going to be for ever and ever,” O’Brien said.

“The boss (John Magnier) always says it’s all about the blood and the pedigree and that’s what we were following.

“I’d say the Oaks is what she’s going to love, but the Irish Guineas is there to have a look at as well.

“She’s tough, very uncomplicated and like her sister she stays well.”

Hermosa is the third winner of the 1000 Guineas by Galileo joining other Coolmore fillies Minding and Winter[.

She is also the third G1 winner produced by her dam Beauty Is Truth (Pivotal), being a sister to the imported Ranvet Stakes winner The United States and UK classic winner Hydrangea.

The mare has also produced Fire Lily (Dansili), Ireland’s champion three-year-old female sprinter of 2012.
Racing and Sports



Newmarket (Rowley)

Sunday, 05th May 2019

4
15:35
(local)

Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes (Fillies' Group 1) (G1)

Age: 3yo Sex: F WT: 126lbs Type: OPEN
GBP £500,000
1m TURF GOOD
4
15:35
(local)
GBP £500,000
1m GOOD

Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes (Fillies' Group 1) (G1)

Age: 3yo Sex: F WT: 126lbs Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 6. HERMOSA (IRE) 3yo F
GALILEO (IRE) - BEAUTY IS TRUTH (IRE)
W M LORDAN
A P O'BRIEN
$15.00
126lbs
D SMITH, M TABOR & MRS J MAGNIER
2nd 10. LADY KAYA (IRE) 3yo F
DANDY MAN (IRE) - KAYAK (GB)
ROBERT COLGAN
MS LAVERY
$12.00
126lbs
MS JOANNE LAVERY

Sales Information

3rd 13. QABALA (USA) 3yo F
SCAT DADDY (USA) - ENTWINE (USA)
DAVID EGAN
ROGER VARIAN
$4.50
126lbs
H.H. CHEIK MOHAMMED BIN KHALIFA AL THAN

Sales Information

4th 1. ANGEL'S HIDEAWAY (IRE) 3yo F
DARK ANGEL (IRE) - THE HERMITAGE (IRE)
ROBERT HAVLIN
JOHN GOSDEN
$34.00
126lbs

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5th 3. FAIRYLAND (IRE) 3yo F
KODIAC (GB) - QUEENOFTHEFAIRIES (GB)
FRANKIE DETTORI
A P O'BRIEN
$8.50
126lbs

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6th 9. JUST WONDERFUL (USA) 3yo F
DANSILI (GB) - WADING (IRE)
RYAN MOORE
A P O'BRIEN
$7.50
126lbs
7th 7. ICONIC CHOICE (GB) 3yo F
SIXTIES ICON (GB) - ADORABLE CHOICE (IRE)
RICHARD KINGSCOTE
TOM DASCOMBE
$26.00
126lbs
8th 8. IRIDESSA (IRE) 3yo F
RULER OF THE WORLD (IRE) - SENTA'S DREAM (GB)
DONNACHA O'BRIEN
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$7.00
126lbs
9th 11. LOOK AROUND (GB) 3yo F
KINGMAN (GB) - MAGIC AMERICA (USA)
OISIN MURPHY
ANDREW BALDING
$34.00
126lbs
10th 2. DANDHU (GB) 3yo F
DANDY MAN (IRE) - POLDHU (GB)
GERALD MOSSE
DAVID ELSWORTH
$17.00
126lbs

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11th 15. STAR TERMS (GB) 3yo F
SEA THE STARS (IRE) - BEST TERMS (GB)
JAMES DOYLE
RICHARD HANNON JR
$15.00
126lbs
12th 5. GARREL GLEN (GB) 3yo F
MOUNT NELSON (GB) - AZURE MIST (GB)
JOHN EGAN
MARK TOMPKINS
$101.00
126lbs
13th 12. MOT JUSTE (USA) 3yo F
DISTORTED HUMOR (USA) - TIME ON (GB)
WILLIAM BUICK
ROGER VARIAN
$17.00
126lbs
14th 14. SKITTER SCATTER (USA) 3yo F
SCAT DADDY (USA) - DANE STREET (USA)
RONAN WHELAN
JOHN M OXX
$8.00
126lbs

Sales Information

15th 4. FLEETING (IRE) 3yo F
ZOFFANY (IRE) - AZAFATA (SPA)
J A HEFFERNAN
A P O'BRIEN
$21.00
126lbs

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