Red Rocks with Javier Castellano aboard
(AP Photo/NYRA/Adam Coglianese)
Saturday’s Man O’ War Stakes at Belmont Park was won impressively by Galileo’s son, Red Rocks. He beat US Horse of the Year and Dubai World Cup hero, Curlin, (having his first start on turf) by 2 lengths and in doing so became Galileo’s 18th Group winner. In the words of Andrew Caulfield: ‘We will never see his ( Sadler’s Wells ) like again, and his record of 14 sires’ championships will never be matched. But with Galileo’s third crop coming up with an impressive percentage of Group winners, it is beginning to look as though Galileo can be to Sadler’s Wells what Sadler’s Wells was to Northern Dancer. An exciting prospect indeed.’
Most of us here in South Africa are unlikely to afford a Galileo anywhere in the world ever again, but the good news is that we have 3 Galileos amongst an impressive group of youngsters on the Summerhill draft for the Ready to Run sale in November – just another reason to ‘keep your powder dry’!
Summerhill Racing Representative