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Cape Of Good Hope (IRE)

2016 Galileo (Sadler's Wells) x Hveger (Danehill)
Bombora Downs
  • A full brother to HIGHLAND REEL (IRE), winner of six Group 1’s, and a sire on the rise
  • By breed shaping sire GALILEO (IRE), 2001 European Champion 3yo plus leading sire in Great Britain and Ireland in 2008, 2010 to 2020.
  • Out of the blue hen mare HVEGER, a sister to Group 1 winner and sire ELVSTROEM, half-sister to Group 1 winner and sire HARADASUN, and three-quarter-sister to Group placed, Altius.
  • The winner of 3 races and over $1 million in stakes, with his first win coming as a 2yo over 1500m
  • A Group 1 winner at Caulfield over 2000m against the older horses in the MRC Caulfield Stakes
  • With Highland Reel out of the country, CAPE OF GOOD HOPE presents a hot pedigree at a respectable price
Bombora Downs

Bombora Downs

Stands at Bombora Downs
2024 FEE: $8,250

A leading Victorian nursery, Bombora Downs is based on the Mornington Peninsula which offers some of Australia’s most fertile soil, a mild climate and reliable rainfall. With decades of experience in the thoroughbred industry, Bombora Downs offers a wide variety of services including stallions, agistment, weaning, transport/walk ons, racehorse spelling, foaling and sales preparation.

105 Myers Road , Bittern, VIC, 3918
0419 534 961
Christoph Bruechert
0419 534 961

Latest News

Lucky Seven for Bombora Downs

Prolific Victorian nursery, BOMBORA DOWNS, is heading into the 2024 breeding season with arguably its strongest roster to date.

Galileo's Cape Of Good Hope Strikes Early for the Imports

The great Galileo is now just one Group 1 winner behind Danehill after Coolmore’s royally-bred Cape Of Good Hope (IRE) made a winning Australian debut when edging out a rejuvenated Black Heart Bart in Saturday’s $1,000,000 Group 1 Ladbrokes (Caulfield Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield.

Highland Reel's Brother Finishes Second in Superlative Stakes

Just ten days after breaking his maiden at Tipperary, Highland Reel’s brother Cape Of Good Hope (Galileo) was a fighting second in Saturday’s Group II Superlative Stakes (7f) at Newmarket to become the fourth stakes horse for Elvstroem’s Group 1 placed sister Hveger (Danehill).

Pedigree Table

Galileo (IRE) 1998
Hveger (AUS) 2001
Sadler's Wells (USA) 1981
Urban Sea (USA) 1989
Danehill (USA) 1986
Circles Of Gold (AUS) 1991
Northern Dancer (CAN) 1975
Fairy Bridge (USA) 1975
Miswaki (USA) 1978
Allegretta (GB) 1978
Danzig (USA) 1981
Razyana (USA) 1981
Marscay (AUS) 1979
Olympic Aim (NZ) 1983
Buckpasser: 5d x5s
Natalma: 4s x5d x5d
Nearctic: 4s x5d
Northern Dancer: 3s x4d

Race Record

At 4
1st - Ladbrokes Stakes (2000) Gr.1

Stud MediaMore Media

Bred in the purple Cape of Good Hope captures vintage edition of ‘sire making’ Group 1 Caulfield Stakes

Fee History


Sons of Galileo at Stud in Australasia

Grandsons of Sadler's Wells at Stud in Australasia