peter snowdenTrainer Peter Snowden with wife Lyn and daughter Lisa
(Jenny Evans)

On Saturday, Randwick’s Spring Champion Stakes G1 over 2000m, heralded Darley Stud’s biggest racetrack success in Australia to date.

The hero was the Galileo colt, Sousa, who romped home to win by an emphatic six lengths for trainer Peter Snowden, taking Galileo’s tally for the year to 18 stakes winners.

Sousa was purchased by Woodlands Stud for A$420,000 at the 2007 Inglis Easter Sale and was one of hundreds of horses to pass into Sheikh Mohammed’s ownership following the purchase of Ingham Bloodstock earlier this year.

Galileo missed out on a Group 1 double on the same Randwick card when David Payne’s Gallant Tess was beaten by less than two lengths into third in the Epsom Handicap.

Unbelievably, there are 3 lots by Galileo on this year’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run sale to be held at the TBA Complex on  2nd November.

You can see these spectacularly animals strutting their stuff here at the Summerhill Ready To Run Gallops on 17 October.