Ascot Stud is home to Galileo’s well performed son Global View, and this blue blooded sire has made the perfect start to his stud career –if this magnificent first crop foal is anything to go by!
Global View’s first foal is this really impressive colt out of the well bred mare Grand Mary (a Kyllachy half-sister to G1 Falmouth Stakes winner Rajeem, dam of recent G3 Molecomb Stakes runner up Invincible Army).
A top-class athlete and graded stakes winner at both two and three, Global View’s wins included both the G2 American Turf Stakes (a race won previously by champion US sire Kitten’s Joy) and G3 Generous Stakes, and he earned just under $500 000 in a career which saw him rank as one of the best turf performers of his era in North America.
His sire, multiple champion Galileo, is the world’s premier sire and has once again dominated G1 races overseas this year, with his progeny having already won 12 G1 races in 2017! Among the top contests won by Galileo runners in 2017 are the 2000 and 1000 Guineas, Irish 2000 and 1000 Guineas, Coronation Cup, and Irish Derby (Galileo is now responsible for no fewer than five Irish Derby winners!).
Galileo, whose classic winners in 2017 include Churchill and Winter (winner of yesterday’s G1 Qatar Nassau Stakes), is also enjoying tremendous success as a sire of sires.
Not only is he responsible for proven classic sires such as New Approach (whose 2000 Guineas winning son Dawn Approach has made a cracking start to his stud career) and Teofilo (himself sire of G1 winner Havana Gold –whose first runners include G3 Molecomb Stakes hero Havana Grey), but in Nathaniel (whose first crop includes champion filly Enable) and Frankel (sire of 10 group winners –and counting-in his first crop), Galileo has two of the world’s most exciting young stallions.
Global View, who is bred on the same Galileo/Storm Cat cross as 2017 classic winner Churchill and this year’s G1 winner Decorated Knight (as well as multiple classic winner Gleneagles), is a direct descendant of tap root mare South Ocean, the dam of champion and leading sire Storm Bird.
With some top-class racemares and producers still to foal down to Global View (who proved very popular in his first season at stud), he looks to have a very bright future ahead of him!