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Homecoming Queen - Newmarket 06.05.2012

Homecoming Queen: last year's 1,000 Guineas heroine to visit Galileo

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

Date with Galileo for Homecoming Queen

LAST year's impressive 1,000 Guineas winner Homecoming Queen has been retired to join the Coolmore broodmare band.

The daughter of Holy Roman Emperor's first mating will be with the operation's outstanding champion sire Galileo.

A resultant foal will be bred on a variation of the famed Galileo-Danehill cross that has produced Frankel, as Holy Roman Emperor is a son of Danehill.

Homecoming Queen has an unusual profile for a Classic winner as it took her eight starts to break her maiden - and that was in a Fairyhouse nursery. She improved to win the Lanwades & Staffordstown Stud Stakes and finish second in the CL Weld Park Stakes at two.

It was at Newmarket that the Aidan O'Brien-trained filly really put her best foot forward though. She made all under Ryan Moore to score by nine lengths.

Tower Bloodstock bred Homecoming Queen out of the placed Diesis mare Lagrion, making her a three-parts sister to Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Dylan Thomas and Oaks runner-up Remember When and a half-sister to champion juvenile filly Queen's Logic.

Was, the other Classic-winning filly sent out from Ballydoyle last year, remains in training this season in pursuit of more Group 1 glory to add to her Oaks victory.

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £5,941,072
Dark Angel £1,725,434
Dubawi £1,706,013
Kodiac £1,373,973
Pour Moi £1,243,578
Iffraaj £1,123,666
Frankel £1,122,186
Acclamation £1,067,965
Invincible Spirit £1,050,997
Fastnet Rock £1,036,385