Successful young sire Rip Van Winkle has a southern hemisphere stakes performers to runners ratio in excess of 8.7% together with a 54% winners to runners ratio. His 29 global stakes winners to date include NZ sensation Te Akau Shark. A World Champion Miler, Rip Van Winkle is the second highest rated progeny of the incomparable sire phenomenon Galileo while his excellent female family includes eight-times champion Windsor Park sire Volksraad among many high-class performers.

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Rip Van Winkle | Introduction

GALILEO - LOOKING BACK by Stravinsky | 16.1 hh

  • Sire of 22 Stakes winners
  • Sire of 8 Stakes winners from first SH crop runners
  • World Champion 3YO Turf Miler 2009 (World Thoroughbred Rankings )
  • World Champion 4YO Turf Miler 2010 (World Thoroughbred Rankings )
  • Equal highest rated Turf Intermediate 2010 (World Thoroughbred Rankings ) (with So You Think)
  • Equal highest rated 3YO ever trained by Aidan O’Brien (with Galileo)
  • Second highest rated son (to Frankel) of his Champion Sire Galileo
  • Group winner as a 2YO, 3YO & 4YO
  • Timeform rating 134 - the same as his legendary sire Galileo

Rip Van Winkle | Race Record

Rip Van Winkle | Pedigree

Foaled in 2006

Rip Van Winkle | Progeny

Rip Van Winkle | Gallery

NEWS

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AGENDA FOR JENNIFER ECCLES

04 SEP 19 | Adrian Clark

The next thee races for Jennifer Eccles - who won then lost on protest last Saturday's Taupo Pak'n Save Fillies 1100 at Hastings - have been decided. The Rip Van Winkle filly will return to Hasting...

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STALLION PARADE

11.35am Sunday 25th August

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McDonald keen on the Shark in the Epsom

21 AUG | Racenews

Kiwi superstar jockey James McDonald is the hot favourite to win the prized ride on excitement machine Te Akau Shark (Rip Van Winkle) for the biggest race of his career. The ride on the powerful ch...

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Australia Gets First Look at Rip's Subpoenaed

21 AUG | Breeding & Racing Daily News

In late April, Breeding&Racing's Daily News reported on an eye-catching debut winner for trainer Tony Pike at Te Rapa in New Zealand. Named Subpoena, the 2YO filly rattled home over 1200m with ...

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Ripcord cruises to Australian victory

22 JUL 19 | BY RACENEWS

Talented three-year-old Ripcord (Rip Van Winkle) is the latest galloper to make the successful move from wily Wanganui trainer Kevin Myers to equally astute Victorian horseman Patrick Payne.  The s...

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New G3 winner for Rip Van Winkle

Consistent mare Sleeping Beauty (Rip Van Winkle) finally got the major race win she deserved when she took out the Group III ISCL Rotorua Stakes (1400m) on Saturday. The Lance O'Sullivan and Andrew...

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Rip Van Winkle youngster lays down the law at Te Rapa

28th APRIL 2019, NZ RACING DESK

Trainer Tony Pike unleashed another eye-catching youngster from his Cambridge-based team when two-year-old filly Subpoena (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) delivered a winning performance on debut at Te Rapa o...

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New Stakes-winner for Rip Van Winkle

23 APR 2019

Locally trained mare Lil Miss Swiss (Rip Van Winkle) added an all-important black-type victory to her resume when storming home to defeat hot favourite Orepuki Lad (Raise The Flag) in the shadows o...

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25th stakes winner for Rip Van Winkle

10 APR | BY RACENEWS

Highly talented racemare Naantali (Rip Van Winkle) confirmed her excellent recent race form in Group company when securing an important black type success in the Listed MRC Anniversary Vase in Melb...

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Kingsguard enjoys successful homecoming

01 APR 2019 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Kingsguard made a successful return to his homeland with a gritty victory over 1200m at Ellerslie on Saturday. The Rip Van Winkle six-year-old commenced his career in New Zealand under the name His...

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Rip Van Winkle Overview

Windsor Park Stud are delighted to announce that in association with Coolmore Stud Ireland, they will stand world champion miler Rip Van Winkle for the 2011 southern hemisphere breeding season. Rip...

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Bizzwinkle's front-running special secures Spratt second New Zealand Cup

18 NOV 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Just twelve months ago rider Sam Spratt was the toast of Riccarton after securing her first New Zealand Cup (3200m) with a daring front-running ride on outsider Gobstopper. Fast forward to the 2018...

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Shark savages Coupland’s rivals

14 NOV 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Te Akau Shark maintained his status as New Zealand’s most exciting galloper, producing a stunning finishing burst to land the Gr.2 Coupland's Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton on Wednesday.  Settl...

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Rip Van Winkle's 3/4 brother sells for 850,000 Guineas

12 OCT 2018 | BY ANZ BLOODSTOCKNEWS

British trainer Roger Varian struck the winning bid of 850,000gns for the three-parts brother to Windsor Park’s Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) during the third session of Book 1 of the Tattersalls Octobe...

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Te Akau Shark completes spectacular Carnival double

08 OCT 2018 | BY RICHARD EDMUNDS, THE INFORMANT

After a breath-taking performance on the opening day five weeks ago, Rip Van Winkle’s son Te Akau Shark returned to Hastings Saturday and book-ended the Hawke’s Bay carnival with something even bet...

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Rip's Miss Gardenia targets black type this Spring

06 SEP 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Darren Weir has trained more than 3500 winners but landed a career-first when Mrs Gardenia and Bellaria dead-heated at Caulfield on Saturday. The Weir-trained pair shared the spoils in Saturday's H...

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Smith has big plans for Rip Van Winkle filly

06 SEP 2018 | BY QUEENSLAND RACING

Renown trainer Brian Smith picked up the expenses for an Hawaiian holiday when Belle Roc made it back-to-back wins at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.  Belle Roc, having only her fourth start, power...

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Te Akau Shark sounds ominous warning to spring rivals

02 SEP 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Exciting four-year-old Te Akau Shark (Rip Van Winkle) put his future spring rivals on notice with a stunning return to the racetrack at Hastings yesterday. The showy chestnut had been off the scene...

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Rip Van Winkle’s Naantali impresses again

05 AUG 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Exciting Melbourne racemare Naantali (Rip Van Winkle) underlined her progression towards higher honours for the new training partnership of Ciaron Maher and David Eustace when scoring impressively ...

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Naantali brilliant Flemington winner

23 JUL 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Rip Van Winkle’s daughter Naantali has shown she’s not just a wet-track performer breaking through for her maiden city win on firm ground at Flemington. The Ciaron Maher-trained three-year-old had ...

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Stakes Goals for Rip Van Winkle 2YO winner

26 JUN 2018 | BY BREEDNET.COM.AU

Ben Ropiha's aim of sending 2YO Ripnroll (Rip Van Winkle) to the paddock as a winner was fulfilled at Te Aroha. The Cambridge trainer's plan was perfectly executed on Sunday when the promising youn...

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Rip’s on a great roll

24 JUN 2018 | BY RACENEWS

A great season keeps on rolling for Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) whose smart open class daughter Sleeping Beauty looked another black type winner in waiting for her sire when scoring an easy win in the...

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Terrific weekend for young international sire

28 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

A quartet of weekend winners, including black-type success, continued a great season for young international sire Rip Van Winkle (Galileo). An impressive Melbourne/Sydney double on Saturday by Rip ...

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Bastia brilliant at Randwick

27 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Bastia (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) has provided trainer Kris Lees with some consolation after promising colt Graff (Star Witness) was a late scratching from the Gr.2 Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) at Doom...

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French stakes winner for Rip Van Winkle

27 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

The hot run of form by champion racehorse Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) continued in France overnight where his son Almorox was successful in the Listed Grand Prix De Bordeaux. Almorox proved too strong...

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Mazzuro upsets Sandown rivals

27 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

The prize money on offer for young stayers was the catalyst for Byerley Park trainer Paul Richards to take Mazzuro (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) to Victoria. The trip paid dividends at Sandown on Saturday ...

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Cup winner for Rip Van Winkle

14 MAY 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Jockey Hayley Turner gained her biggest victory since coming out of retirement with a power-packed ride on Ripp Orf (Rip Van Winkle) to win the time honored £105,000 Victoria Cup at Ascot. The form...

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Kingsguard delivers on early promise with Hawkesbury Cup victory

29 APR 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Former New Zealand galloper Kingsguard delivered on his undoubted promise for his patient connections when he raced away with the Gr.3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) on Saturday. Co-bred and raced by ...

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Rip Van Winkle's Kingsguard Claims Hawkesbury Gold Cup

29 APR 2018 | BY MARK SMITH, BREEDNET

Windsor Park owned and bred Kingsguard (Rip Van Winkle) gave Hawkes Racing a stakes double at Hawkesbury on Saturday when he edged passed Ecuador to land his first stakes success in the $200,000 Gr...

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Rip Van Winkle filly scores first winner for Marsh in China Horse Club colours

13 APR 2018 | BY THE INFORMANT NZ

A new partnership made the perfect start at Rotorua today. The early celebration was prompted by Van Irving’s debut victory in the hands of Danielle Johnson in the Motion Entertainment 2YO. “It was...

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Rip Van Winkle’s 21st

05 FEB 2018 | BY RACENEWS

Group One sire Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) produced his twenty-first stakes winner at the weekend when promising stayer Pendleton delivered an impressive performance to land the Dunedin Gold Cup over ...

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Seraphim scores biggest win in Marton Cup

08 JAN 2018 | BY NZ RACING DESK

Race-caller Tony Lee succinctly summed up the performance of Listed Gallagher Marton Cup (2100m) winner Seraphim (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) when he exclaimed “she just keeps on raising the bar” shortly ...

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