Galileo tops Day 2 of Tattersalls October sale

Coolmore Stud sire Galileo again headed proceedings at the Tattersalls October yearling sale on Wednesday with the top two yearlings on the second day of Book 1.

The Galileo filly out of the Darshaan mare Gwynn topped the leader board when knocked down to Coolmore principal John Magnier for 900,000 guineas.  The three-quarter sister to Group 1 filly Gagnoa was consigned from Timmy Hyde’s Camas Park Stud and caught the attention of agents Charlie Gordon-Watson and Hugo Lascelles, but they lost out to Coolmore agent Demi O’Byrne.

There was no shortage of admirers for the Galileo colt out of Darshaan mare Intrugued.  Consigned by Prince Faisal Salman’s Denford Stud, the colt is out of the half-sister to the G1 French 2000 Guineas winner Aussie Rules was bought by Charlie Gordon-Watson for 550,000 guineas.

“You can’t beat the page, it is all there,” Gordon-Watson said.   The Galileo – Darshaan cross has been so successful.”

A Galileo filly out of a half-sister to English Derby winner New Approach was the star turn on the opening day of the Tattersalls yearling sale, selling for 1.20 million guineas.

Trade during the second session stepped up from the opening day with 160 lots selling for 18.03 million guineas at an average of 112,738 guineas.

1000 guineas = AUD 1,720