Bush Pilot, a half-sister to Ascot Stud’s well performed young Galileo stallion Global View, proved popular on the third day of the 2018 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Catalogued as lot 708, the bay, consigned by Burleson Farms, Agent, was knocked down to prominent Kentucky farm, Three Chimneys Farm for $425 000.
Bush Pilot, an unraced daughter of Smart Strike and the Storm Cat mare Egyptian Queen, sold in foal to More Than Ready.
The four-year-old is a half-sister to four winners notably Global View and seven time scorer Fusaichi Samurai.
Global View won graded races at two and three, and earned nearly $500 000 in prize money. His victories included both the G2 American Turf Stakes and G3 Generous Stakes, with Global View also finishing runner up in the prestigious Penn Mile (now a G2 feature).
Previous winners of the American Turf include such G1 winners as Divisidero and Silver Max, as well as Champion and multiple Champion Sire Kitten’s Joy , while past Generous Stakes winners including champion sire Incurable Optimist and future G1 winners Peace Rules, Startac, and Comma To The Top.
Global View, whose first yearlings go on sale in 2019, is a son of the world’s premier sire Galileo –whose 30 plus black type winners this year include the G1 winners Line Of Duty, Forever Together, Kew Gardens, Magical, Rhododendron and Waldgeist.
Galileo is fast becoming an outstanding sire of sires, with his leading sire sons including such as Teofilo, New Approach, Frankel, Nathaniel, Intello, and Australia.
Sons of Galileo have sired the winners of the Investec Derby, Melbourne Cup, St James’s Palace Stakes, Champion Stakes, Coronation Cup, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and Breeders’ Cup Turf in 2018 alone!