Monday, November 6, 2006

Galileo - In The Limelight.

Sometime ago I had written an article on Sadlers Wells and his new sons at stud. His son Galileo, winner of the Derby at Epsom had just entered stud at the time. In the article I wrote about how these new sons of his will make an impact and its only a matter of time before it happens.Happen it will. 
Sure enough, happen it did. 

Last week at Churchill Downs, Galileo's 3 year old son, Red Rocks won the Breeders Cup Turf Gr.1. What is interesting in this pedigree is that Galileo is by Sadlers Wells, and Red Rocks' 2nd dam Pharaohs Delight is by Fairy King who is a full brother to Sadlers Wells. Hence, Red Rocks is inbred 2x3 to full brothers through a son and a daughter. Furthermore, his dam is by Machiavellian, whose 2nd dam Raise The Standard is a half sister to Northern Dancer, sire of both Sadlers Wells and Fairy King. Machiavellian's damsire is Halo, whose dam Cosmah is a half sister to Natalma, the dam of Northern Dancer and Raise The Standard

Gautam Lala