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My Kingdom Of Fife - Randwick (Australia) - 23.04.2011

My Kingdom Of Fife: dam of the Australian Group 1 winner, Fairy Godmother, is visiting Oasis Dream this year

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Queen sends top juvenile Memory to Galileo

TOP two-year-old Memory, who joined the Queen's broodmare band in a private transaction late last year, is set to be covered by Galileo, the Queen's racing manager John Warren confirmed on Wednesday.

The daughter of Danehill Dancer was successful in the Albany and Cherry Hinton Stakes for Highclere Thoroughbred Racing and is likely to be covered by the champion stallion any day.

Memory - Newmarket 7/07/10.

Memory: Group 2 winner is visiting Galileo

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos) 

The resulting foal will be bred on a variation on the Galileo - Danehill cross, which has enjoyed outstanding success through representatives such as Frankel, Maybe and Teofilo.

In addition, Memory's dam, Nausicaa, has already clicked with Galileo blood to produce last season's Group 3-winning two-year-old Remember Alexander, a first-crop daughter of Teofilo.

Memory heads a broodmare band of 25 mares owned by the Queen, four of whom are based in America.

Explaining how the Royal stud's mating plans are finalised, Warren said: "The Queen and I analyse the stallions that are available, and then spend a good bit of time looking at nicks and working out how each stallion might suit each mare physically."

Listed winner Fairy Godmother, the dam of last year's Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes winner My Kingdom Of Fife, is in foal to Dubawi and set to visit to Oasis Dream, who will also cover the 1995 Ribblesdale Stakes heroine Phantom Gold.

Phantom Gold's sister, Grade 3 winner Fictitious, is in foal to Galileo and will be covered by Fastnet Rock while Phantom Gold's daughter Golden Stream, a rare 7f stakes winner by Sadler's Wells, is in foal to Dansili and due to go back to the Juddmonte stallion.

Heading to Paco Boy this season is the Lingfield Oaks Trial heroine Film Script, dam of the 2008 Chesham Stakes winner Free Agent.

Listed winner Enticement, a daughter of Montjeu, is in foal to Darley Kentucky stallion Elusive Quality and has returned to Britain to visit Dubawi.

Making the reverse trip to Kentucky are the four-year-olds Caraboss and Key Point. Caraboss, a winning Cape Cross half-sister to My Kingdom Of Fife, visits Smart Strike, while Key Point, an unraced Galileo half-sister to Kalanisi gifted by the Aga Khan, visits Elusive Quality.

 

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TOP TEN

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