Ascot Stud are proud to announce that they have acquired an exciting new prospect to stand in 2016.
This is the multiple graded stakes winner Global View, who is a son of the world’s premier sire Galileo and who hails from an excellent female line.
The four-year-old Global View, who has won or placed in eight of his 16 outing, has earned just under $500 000. A top class performer, who won graded races at both two and three, Global View scored the biggest win of his career when accounting for a high class field of 3YOS in last year’s G2 American Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Global View also won the G3 Generous Stakes at two and finished second (beaten under three lengths) to subsequent G1 Breeders Cup Turf Sprint hero Bobby’s Kitten in the Penn Mile.
The blue blooded colt also finished fourth, beaten, to subsequent G1 Cox Plate winner Adelaide, in the G1 Secretariat Stakes.
Global View, a $500 000 yearling buy, certainly lacks nothing in pedigree. He is a son of Epsom Derby winner Galileo, who has headed the GB/Ire General Sires List on six occasions.
Galileo’s 200 plus stakes winners more than 50 individual G1 winners, with his champions including the immortal and undefeated Frankel, New Approach (Investec Derby), Soldier Of Fortune (Irish Derby), Was (Investec Oaks), Gleneagles (2000 Guineas), Golden Lilac (French 1000 Guineas), Teofilo (Champion 2YO Colt), Maybe (Champion 2YO Filly), Nathaniel (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes), Igugu (Horse Of The Year), Tapestry (Yorkshire Oaks), Red Rocks (Breeders Cup Turf), Rip Van Winkle (Sussex Stakes, QE II Stakes), and Australia (Investec Derby, Juddmonte Internationa), to name a few.
He is also an increasingly successful sire of sires thanks to the likes of New Approach, Teofilo and the hugely promising Irish 2000 Guineas winner Roderic O’Connor. The latter has made a huge impression with his first two-year-olds this season including the group winners Biz Heart (G2 Gran Criterium) and Great Page (G3 Prix Du Calvados), and Roderic O’Connor
Global View, who is out of a mare by champion US sire and outstanding broodmare sire Storm Cat, is bred on the same Galileo/Storm Cat cross as Misty For Me (G1 Irish 1000 Guineas), Ballydoyle (G1 Prix Marcel Boussac) and 2015 G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas winner and G1 Breeders Cup Classic runner Gleneagles.
Out of a daughter of Irish Champion Warrior Queen, herself a graded stakes producer, Global View hails from the same family as French 2000 Guineas winner and leading sire Green Tune as well as Champion 2YO and outstanding sire Storm Bird.
Interestingly, enough Global View is inbred to the great mare South Ocean (Canadian Oaks). The latter is his own fifth dam and is also the dam of Storm Bird –sire of Global View’s maternal grandsire Storm Cat.