Pedigree Watch – UK, Ireland

Tara Madgwick - Saturday May 7

Two new Classic contender stakes-winners overnight, with yet another Derby hopeful for Galileo and the half-sister to Cox Plate winner State of Rest announced herself as an Oaks prospect.

The Listed Lingfield Derby Trial Stakes (1m 3 ½ f) was won by the Aidan O’Brien trained Galileo colt United Nations, who won one of two starts last year and returned with a fourth in the Blue Riband Trial at Epsom.
 


Advertisement

It was a battle of the blue bloods with second and third place Godolphin colts Walk of Stars (Dubawi) and Natural World (Frankel).

United Nations is a full brother to a pair of Galileo stakes-winners in Christmas and Parliament being from US Group I winner Christmas Kid.



He becomes the 351st stakes-winner for Galileo, who has had a flurry of new stakes-winners in the past week taking him well clear of Danehill as the most successful sire of stakes-winners in history.

Galileo’s Epsom Derby winning son Australia is the sire of progressive filly Tranquil Lady, who won the Group III Blue Wind Stakes (1m2f) at Naas for the Joseph O’Brien stable.

A stakes-placed winner from three starts last season, she was fourth in her seasonal return and impressed here with a four length win over race favourite Lily Pond, yet another talented Galileo from a daughter of Fastnet Rock.
 



Tranquil Lady is a half-sister to triple Group I winner State of Rest and is the second stakes-winner for her dam Repose, a grand-daughter of US Champion 3YO Filly It’s in the Air.

She is the 25th stakes-winner for Australia and holds entries for the Epsom and Irish Oaks.



State of Rest is an exciting horse for Australian breeders this year given his ownership group which includes Newgate Farm and partners such as Rathbarry Stud, who will stand the horse in Ireland for his Northern Hemisphere stud career.


 

Advertisment
More Reading...
It’s 20 All
The race to be the most successful sire of Australian 2YO winners this season is being fought in Queensland with Spirit of Boom (Eureka Stud)  and Better Than Ready (Lyndhurst Stud) going head to head with only weeks of this season to run.
Seeds of Success – Night of Thunder
The Tattersalls July Sale starts this week featuring a smorgasbord of tried racehorses, race fillies and broodmare prospects guaranteed to tempt what is anticipated to be a large Australian buying bench and with many of the leading European sires being offered for Southern Hemisphere time covers we can expect the seeds of future racetrack success in Australia to be sewn this week.
New Additions and Open Day for Mapperley Stud
Mapperley Stud will welcome the addition of three new stallions to their roster this upcoming breeding season, with former Valachi Downs residents Vespa and Savile Row joining the Matamata farm’s earlier acquisition of Armory.
One to Watch – Wagga
They only ran three races at Wagga on Monday due to the appalling weather and heavy track, but that was enough for astute trainer Kurt Goldman to unleash a very promising juvenile filly by Pierro.
Is This Your Price Point? $17,600 to $19,250
Our next chapter in the Price Point series of stories looks at a small group of well credentialled sires that sit just below $22,000, but above the massive group priced at $16,500, and they include some young sires attracting plenty of support.
Debut Winner for Merchant Navy
The Ballarat meeting on the synthetic track on Tuesday produced a promising debut winner for Merchant Navy when Navy Black saluted as a hot favourite.
Few Stallions Have Touched As Many People as this One
Victorian heavyweight Written Tycoon is the reigning Champion Australian Sire having taken the title last year for the first time and he’s a fascinating stallion having started at a low base before elevating himself to the elite sire ranks and his last two books of mares in particular hold plenty of interest.
G1 Pedigrees All in the One Place
The Group I Tatts Tiara at Eagle Farm last Saturday was the final Group I event of the Australian racing season so we’ll wrap up those last Group I races with three of the four winners tasting success at the top level for the first time.
The Legacy Continues
The sad passing of retired champion sire Not a Single Doubt last week got us thinking about his close relation King’s Legacy, who was the busiest first season sire in Australia last spring, so let’s take a look at the mares he covered.
Sires With Winners - Monday July 4
Here is the full list of 16 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.