legendary sire Galileo’s 219 stakes winners (12.7% SW/Runners), 56 have enjoyed
elite level success.
at Royal Ascot, Galileo sired his latest Group One winner when Order Of St
George won the prestigious showpiece event, the Ascot Gold Cup.
Of St George provided Galileo with his first winner of the Gold Cup with
another of his sons Mizzou finishing in second position.
short while later in Ireland Galileo’s influence was to the fore again when
Dick Whittington, a son of Galileo’s champion racehorse Rip Van Winkle,
demonstrated the quality and versatility of this sireline with victory in the
Gr.3 Ballycorus Stakes at Leopardstown.
Gr.1 winning 2YO Dick Whittington is a first-crop son of Rip Van Winkle who
last weekend sired the impressive Australian winners Euro Angel and Awoke as
well as recent Melbourne winner War legend.
Van Winkle’s oldest Southern Hemisphere progeny are 3YO's and his successful
season also includes Group winners Capella (Eight Carat Classic) and First
Impressions (WA Oaks) and the unbeaten 4-time winner Let Me Roar.
Van Winkle is Galileo's second highest rated son behind the mighty Frankel and he
will stand at Windsor Park Stud, Cambridge this Spring for a service fee of
$12,500 + GST.