In an exciting recent development, it was announced that Galileo’s Group 1 winning son Kingsbarns has been sold to Drakenstein Stud, where he will join the likes of leading sire Trippi, champion sprinter What A Winter, and proven classic sires Duke Of Marmalade and Philanthropist.
By the world’s greatest sire, Kingsbarns was an outstanding 2yo, who was never beaten at two. He scored the biggest win of his career when landing the G1 Racing Post Trophy of 2012, where his beaten rivals included subsequent G1 Irish Derby winner Trading Leather (himself a son of Galileo son Teofilo).
Past winners of the G1 Racing Post Trophy include such outstanding stallions as Green Dancer, High Chaparral, High Top, Vaguely Noble to name but three.
Kingsbarns trained on well to finish third to four time G1 winner Olympic Glory in the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes of 2013, where he accounted for the likes of 2000 Guineas winner Dawn Approach, and multiple G1 winners Elusive Kate, Gordon Lord Byron and Maxios.
An impeccably bred stallion, Kingsbarns is one of 46 individual G1 winners sired by 2001 Epsom Derby winner Galileo, whose champions include the likes of Australia and Gleneagles, as well as arguably the greatest racehorse in history – Frankel.
Galileo is a proven sire of sires, with his G1 producing stallion sons including all of New Approach, Rip Van Winkle and Teofilo. The latter is the sire of 2015 Irish 1000 Guineas Pleascach.
Kingsbarns is from an outstanding family, whose members include G1 Dubai World Cup winner African Story, Eclipse Stakes winner Mukhadram, champion and leading sire Halling and legendary New Zealand sire Volksraad.
The former star 2yo’s fourth dam is former Irish Champion 2YO and blue hen mare Mesopotamia.
A stud fee will be announced at a later date.