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Magnier beats Bolger to win Galileo colt

A GALILEO half-brother to Listed scorer Fort Dignitywas the subject of a bidding duel between John Magnier and Jim Bolger - both of whom have enjoyed so much success with progeny of the sire - in the early afternoon on the third and last day of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1.

Racehorse owner John Magnier

John Magnier: on the mark

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

Magnier came out on top, but he needed to go to 600,000gns to secure the son of Kitza, who ran second in the Irish versions of the 1,000 Guineas and the Oaks.

The colt, who was sent up by Rockfield Farm in Ireland, is, like Bolger's outstanding colt Teofilo, out of a Danehill mare.

His sale was the first on the day to exceed 300,000gns. Next best was a Sadler's Wells brother to Yesterday and Quarter Moon, who sold to Charlie Gordon-Watson for 290,000gns.

 

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STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £11,526,615
Dark Angel £3,698,431
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,697,844
Kodiac £2,224,685
Acclamation £2,088,768
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,301
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882