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Galileo CURRAGH 1.7.2001 THE BUDWEISER IRISH DERBY

Galileo: Demi O'Byrne parted with 375,000gns for a son of the sire

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)  

Galileo colt sells to O'Byrne for 375,000gns

ON A day when the competition for foals at Tattersalls really steps up a level, Demi O'Byrne had to part with 375,000gns to see off Charlie Gordon-Watson to secure a Galileo colt offered by Plantation Stud.

"I should think he'll be kept to race for the three owners, said O'Byrne.

"He's a really grand foal. I don't need to tell you what Galileo has done."

The colt is a brother to Gravitation, a Group 3 winning filly when trained by William Jarvis and descends from a family that includes the multiple Group 1-winner Fame And Glory.

The three owners O'Byrne refers to are, John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith who have encountered phenomenal success with Galileo this season.

Notable successes for the owners include Cape Blanco, who established himself as one of the leading 10f horses in Northern America, with victory in three Group 1 races. He will be the first son of Galileo to stand in America and will stand at Coolmore's Ashford base.

In Europe, the five-time winner Maybe has flown the flag for the owners and was crowned champion juvenile filly, her unbeaten run culminating with a victory in the Group 1 Moyglare Stakes.

 

 

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