Galileo Has The Numbers
Monday, 16 August 2010:
The 689 lots are eligible for the £1.75 million Tattersalls Millions race series.
This year's catalogue features own or half brothers and sisters to a massive 297 Group/Listed winners and 44 Classic and Group 1 winners including star performers Canford Cliffs, Cape Blanco, Harbinger, Lope De Vega, Memory, Regal Parade and Rite Of Passage.
Other include recent classic winners Aothorized, Cockney Rebel, Finsceal Beo, Footstepsinthesand, Indian Haven, Milan and Nightime.
All of the current top 10 sires in Britain and Ireland are well represented with Galileo leading the way with 40 yearlings catalogued.
He is followed numerically by Cape Cross (37), Oasis Dream (35), Pivotal (31), Montjeu (25), Danehill Dancer (24) and Dansili (20).
Dubawi, Oratorio and Shamardal, who have all sired European classic or G1 winners from their first crop ware represented by 9, 12 and 24 yearlings respectively.
Derby winner Authorized heads the first crop team with 32 lots catalogued.
In total eighteen first crop sires feature in Book 1 including classic and G1 winners Amadeaus Wolf, Cockney Rebel, Dark Angel, Dutch Art, Dylan Thomas, Excellent Art, Lawman, Manduro, Notnowcato, Red Clubs, Sir Percy and Teofilo.
The largest consignment comes from previous sale – topping consignor Voute Sales whose international squad of 32 features yearlings by leading US based sires Arch, Bernstein, Mr Greeley, Proud Citizen and Rahy and UK and Irish based G1 sires Dalakhani, Peintre Celebre and Royal Aplause.
The Castlebridge Consignment presents the largest team from Ireland with 26 yearlings while last year's sale topping consignor Oakgrove Stud is bringing three yearlings including the Green Desert three parts sister to last year's 700,000 guineas sale topper by Oasis Dream.