Foaled: 1998

Trained by: Aidan O'Brien

Jockeys: Michael Kinane, Seamus Heffernan

Sire:  Sadler's Wells

Dam:  Urban Sea


Did you know: Galileo was foaled on 30 March 1998 and was the winner of six of his eight starts. He is best known for winning the Epsom Derby, Irish Derby, and King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2001 and for his tremendous rivalry with the Godolphin champion Fantastic Light. He was the champion three-year-old in Europe. Since his retirement Galileo has become known as a prolific and successful sire of racehorses, including Cape Blanco, New Approach, Frankel and Australia. A champion sire in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 with  52 Gr.1 winners including Classic winners such as World Champion Frankel (2,000 Guineas), Australia (Derby), Ruler Of The World (Derby), Magician (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Gleneagles (2,000 Guineas), Was (Epsom Oaks), Roderic O'Connor (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Treasure Beach (Irish Derby), Misty For Me (Irish 1,000 Guineas), Golden Lilac (French 1,000 Guineas, French Oaks), Soldier Of Fortune (Irish Derby), Cape Blanco (Irish Derby), Sixties Icon (St Leger), Nightime (1,000 Guineas) and New Approach (Derby).

Current Rating: 130
Trainer: A.P.O'Brien
Previous Trainer(s):
Owner: Mrs.John Magnier

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Flat 200143100€747,750€209,507€957,257
Flat 200011000€14,246€0€14,246

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Jockey Trainer Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Belmont park 27/10/01 M J Kinane F 1m 2f 6 8-10 Flat, 1m.2f.
Leopardstown 08/09/01 M.J. Kinane A.P.O'Brien F 1m 2f 2 8-11 130 Ireland The Food Island Ir.Champion Stks (Group 1) Group 1 €209,507
Ascot 28/07/01 M.J. Kinane F 1m 4f 1 8-9 Flat, Group 1, 1m.4f.
Curragh 01/07/01 M.J. Kinane A.P.O'Brien F 1m 4f 1 9-0 126 Budweiser Irish Derby (Group 1) Group 1 €651,377
Epsom downs 09/06/01 M. J. Kinane F 1m 4f 10yds 1 9-0 THE VODAFONE DERBY STAKES (CLASS A)(SHOWCASE RACE) (Group 1)
Leopardstown 13/05/01 J.A. Heffernan A.P.O'Brien F 1m 2f 1 8-11 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €62,852
Leopardstown 16/04/01 M.J. Kinane A.P.O'Brien F 1m 2f 1 8-12 Ballysax Stakes (Listed) Listed €33,521
Leopardstown 28/10/00 M.J. Kinane A.P.O'Brien Mdn 1m 1 9-2 Irish Business/Employers Confed.EBF M'dn €14,246

*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).

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