Galileo with Mick Kinane aboard
Irish-based stallions are, as usual, dominating the Table of Leading Sires in Europe in 2008, with five of the top eight resident in the Emerald Isle.
The grey is a not a one-horse sire though, and is responsible for the Gr.3 winners Chichi Creasy and Chinandega from his first crop. Galileo currently heads the list, the dual Derby winner’s son Cima de Triomphe having accounted for almost a third of his sire’s earnings to date with his victory in the Gr.1 Derby Italiano.
Second overall, and leading on win money only, is Cheveley Park Stud’s Pivotal, responsible for three individual Classic winners, Falco, Halfway to Heaven and Briseida, in the space of three weeks.