Coolmore Sires To The Fore At Royal Ascot

Galileo's outstanding son Gleneagles has sired his first stakes winner with the success of his first-crop son Southern Hills in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Southern Hills is among four first crop winners by Gleneagles and added to an excellent start to the Royal Ascot week by Coolmore Stud sires.

Gleneagles produced 109 foals in his debut crop from a book that contained 70 stakes-performing mares including 26 Group winners.

Gleneagles was the champion 3YO of his year winning G1 Irish 2000 Guineas and G1 St. James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot to go with his win in the G1 National Stakes as a 2YO.

He was also first past the post in the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-Grand Criterium in Paris but was demoted to third after an objection.

SOUTHERN HILLS winning the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot.
SOUTHERN HILLS winning the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Southern Hills is the second foal from the Invincible Spirit mare Remember You, a G3 placegetter for Coolmore.

Her first foal I Remember You (Australia) is also a winner and she has a yearling colt by Galileo.

Galileo as expected is taking a prominent place in Royal Ascot results.

He is the sire of the G1 St. James's Palace Stakes winner Circus Maximus and grandsire of other day one winners The Grand Visir, by Frankel, and Dashing Willoughby, a son of Nathaniel.

Boom sire No Nay Never was another Coolmore stalion in the frame with a winner at Royal Ascot.

His exciting colt Arizona (No Nay Never x Lady Ederle, by English Channel) became his tenth stakes winner when he landed the G2 Coventry Stakes on the first day after a maiden win at the Curragh by eight lengths.

ARIZONA winning the Coventry Stakes.
ARIZONA winning the Coventry Stakes.  Picture: (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse )

A €260,000 yearling purchase by MV Magnier, Arizona was bred by Stephen Sullivan out of a half-sister to G3 winner Fathayer and to the dam of Dabirsim.

Arizona is the ninth Coventry Stakes winner trained by Aidan O'Brien and gave him his 66th win at Royal Ascot.

The O'Brien-trained 3YO colt Circus Maximus (Galileo x- Duntle by Danehill Dancer) became his sire's 78th G1 winner when he won the St. James's Palace Stakes on the opening day.

Beaten just a length in the G1 Futurity Trophy last season, Circus Maximus made a successful return in the Listed Dee Stakes at Chester and finished sixth in the Epsom Derby next time out.

Circus Maximus, bred by Flaxman Stables, is the first foal out of multiple Stakes winner Duntle, herself a G2 winner at Royal Ascot and second in two G1 contests.

CIRCUS MAXIMUS winning the St James's Palace Stakes
CIRCUS MAXIMUS winning the St James's Palace Stakes  Picture: (Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)

Godolphin homebred Raffle Prize's (Slade Power x Summer Fete by Pivotal) provided his sire Slade Power with his first stakes winner in the G2 Queen Mary Stakes on Day 2.

Slade Power, a son of Dutch Art, was a dual G1-winning sprinter and is standing at Kildangan Stud.

Raffle Prize is one of four winers out of the G3 Summer Fete (Pivotal) and her first black-type performer.

Raffle Prize's second dam is the winning Daylami mare Tamarillo, a half-sister to the stakes performers Take It To The Max (Bahamian Bounty) and Wake Up Call (Noverre).

Summer Fete has a filly by Exceed And Excel and a colt by Dubawi yet to race.


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Ascot

Tuesday, 18th June 2019

4
16:20
(local)

St. James's Palace S. (G1)

Age: 3yo WT: 126lbs Type: OPEN
GBP £538,750
7f213y TURF GOOD
4
16:20
(local)
GBP £538,750
7f213y GOOD

St. James's Palace S. (G1)

Age: 3yo WT: 126lbs Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 2. CIRCUS MAXIMUS (IRE) 3yo C
GALILEO (IRE) - DUNTLE (IRE)
RYAN MOORE
A P O'BRIEN
$11.00
126lbs
FLAXMAN STABLES, MRS J MAGNIER, M TABOR & D SMITH
2nd 4. KING OF COMEDY (IRE) 3yo C
KINGMAN (GB) - STAGE PRESENCE (IRE)
ADAM KIRBY
JOHN GOSDEN
$5.00
126lbs
LADY BAMFORD

Sales Information

3rd 10. TOO DARN HOT (GB) 3yo C
DUBAWI (IRE) - DAR RE MI (GB)
FRANKIE DETTORI
JOHN GOSDEN
$3.00
126lbs
LORD LLOYD WEBBER
4th 8. SKARDU (GB) 3yo C
SHAMARDAL (USA) - DIALA (IRE)
JAMES DOYLE
W J HAGGAS
$8.00
126lbs
5th 7. SHAMAN (IRE) 3yo C
SHAMARDAL (USA) - ONLY GREEN (IRE)
MAXIME GUYON
CARLOS LAFFON-PARIAS
$15.00
126lbs
6th 5. PHOENIX OF SPAIN (IRE) 3yo C
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - LUCKY CLIO (IRE)
J P SPENCER
C HILLS
$3.50
126lbs

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7th 3. FOX CHAMPION (IRE) 3yo C
KODIAC (GB) - FOLEGANDROS ISLAND (FR)
SILVESTRE DE SOUSA
RICHARD HANNON JR
$26.00
126lbs

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8th 11. VAN BEETHOVEN (CAN) 3yo C
SCAT DADDY (USA) - MY SISTER SANDY (USA)
DONNACHA O'BRIEN
A P O'BRIEN
$67.00
126lbs

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9th 6. ROYAL MARINE (IRE) 3yo C
RAVEN'S PASS (USA) - INNER SECRET (USA)
C SOUMILLON
SAEED BIN SUROOR
$34.00
126lbs
10th 1. BELL ROCK (GB) 3yo C
KINGMAN (GB) - LIBERALLY (IRE)
OISIN MURPHY
ANDREW BALDING
$34.00
126lbs

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11th 9. THE IRISH ROVER (IRE) 3yo C
NO NAY NEVER (USA) - SHELLEY BEACH (IRE)
J A HEFFERNAN
A P O'BRIEN
$101.00
126lbs

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