Galileo was one of the greatest horses ever produced out of the Ballydoyle yard and was one pf Aidan O'Brien major prodigies of his training career and that really says something with the amount of talented horses he has had during his time.
The now active Sire had a flourishing career racing eight times and winning six of them. Most noticebaly his victories were the Epsom Derby, Irish Derby and the King George v1 & Queen Elizabeth Stakes all in 2001.
Since his remarkable career he went on to become a Sire to many outstanding horses and now it has come to a huge part in his stud career that on Sunday he levelled the amount of winners his father Sadler's Wells had as a Stud and they are both now on 73 Group 1 winning horses produced after Flag Of Honour went on to win the Irish St Leger for trainer Aidan O'Brien who bagged the Irish and English St Leger within 24 hours of themselves.
Coolmore's Champion Sire has now been closing in on his fathers record for some time and now they are level he is sure to overtake him. His next step on the stud ladder will be to overcome his next closest opponent in Danehill who is on 84 but Galileo is well ontarget for that and can extend his wonderful legacy.
On Sunday Galileo had many different of his horses running to go and get that milestone but eventually it was Flag of Honour who got up to win at the Curragh with a strong performance. It was nice overally that it was a fellow staying horse that bought up the landmark after one the better long distance specialists to come out of the Derby winning stud in Order Of St George was recently retired.
Overall the main deposit of the Sire's Group 1 winners landed for the first time in the United Kingdom. His other black type winners have come from all round the racing world with winners spread across Ireland, USA, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Dubai, South Africa and finally Canada.
Galileo has now been at Coolmore Stud for a private fee since 2008 and as shown has had winners worldwide bringing in close to £70 million in prize money. His greatest ever horse that was produced out of him was arguably the greatest flat horse to ever live in Frankel.