GALILEO/DANEHILL REVISITED

A little over two years ago, we looked at the cross of Galileo with mares by Danehill. This was fast becoming a European mega nick, having—in the space of three weeks—been represented by Frankel, who had just taken the Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) in breathtaking style; Golden Lilac, successful in

FRANKEL AT STUD: FINDING MATES FOR A HORSE WHO COMBINES THE DOMINANT SIRE LINES OF HIS ERA

For Europeans at least, Frankel, redefined the definition of greatness as far as the thoroughbred is concerned. His magnificent 14 race career saw him crowned the champion of his generation at two, three and four, and head the World Thoroughbred rankings in 2011 and 2012. More telling is that the

FRANKEL HIGHLIGHTS THE SUCCESS OF DANEHILL MARES

On a week when much will be written about the great Frankel (Galileo–Kind, by Danehill) as he retires to Juddmonte Farms to serve his first season at stud in 2013, this writer had pause to reflect on the outstanding performance of his broodmare sire, Danehill, who has thus far proved

DREAM FULFILLED

With Danedream flashing her credentials for a shot a back-to-back victories in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (gr. I), with a score in the Grosser-Preis Von Baden (gr. I) at the weekend, we thought it was worth a look back at her pedigree from this article we wrote for

PLANETS ALIGNED

With the exception of a Grade/Group One winner over 4000m, which his sire did in the form of the brilliant Yeats, it would be reasonable to suggest that while time may prove him superior, the Coolmore stallion Galileo is right now as every bit a good a classic sire as his

ROYAL ASCOT DAY 1: FRANKEL!

“He’s not a horse, he’s a bloomin’ steam engine…”  We were reminded of that statement, made by the legendary jockey Fred Archer, after being run off with on Newmarket Heath by the mighty St. Simon. Frankel didn’t quite bolt off on Ascot Heath yesterday, although it did take Tom Queally

CLASSIC PEDIGREES TAKE CLASSIC RACES IN DUBAI

Preps for the Dubai World Cup meeting continued at Meydan on February 23, with the UAE Oaks (gr. III) and Meydan Classic. A slowly-run Oaks saw Falls Of Lora (TrueNicks A++), who had good, but not outstanding form in Europe last year – she ended the year with a fifth of five