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Ten stakes winners in a week for Galileo

GALILEO has achieved so much already in his stud career - 30 Group 1 winners including the phenomenal Frankel, four young stallion sons with Group winners already, and so on - that his outstanding feats are barely cause for surprise any more.

But the Coolmore juggernaut pulled another trick out of the bag this week by supplying ten stakes winners in seven days.

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Galileo: stands at Coolmore

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

Up completed the ten-timer with victory in Sunday's Group 3 Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes at the Curragh.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained filly is a half-sister to Prix Morny and Middle Park Stakes winner Dutch Art, who sired the same day's Supreme Stakes winner Producer.

Up followed a sparkling sextet of stakes winners for Galileo on Saturday: Aigue Marine (Grand Prix de Clairefontaine), Cameron Highland (August Stakes), Lay Time (Winter Hill Stakes), Mikhail Glinka (Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe), Quest For Peace (March Stakes) and Ursa Major (Irish St Leger Trial Stakes).

Earlier in the week Frankel destroyed his rivals in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York, Twirl scored in the Hurry Harriet Stakes and Romantica landed the Prix de la Nonette.

Galileo, a Derby-winning son of Sadler's Wells and half-brother to the outstanding Sea The Stars, stands at Coolmore at a private fee.




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