COOLMORE Stud’s phenomenal stallion Galileo (by Sadler’s Wells) was crowned champion European sire in 2014, taking the title for the sixth time. He was a runaway winner by total earnings (€10.6m+), and by the numbers of stakes winners (35) and blacktype races won (50), but another Irish stallion beat him when it came to the number of individual winners notched up throughout the year.

His Group 1 winners were Australia, Found, Gleneagles, Marvellous, Noble Mission, Tapestry, and Together Forever, and these results do not include the international Grade/Group 1 double notched up by Adelaide, winner of the Secretariat Stakes at Arlington and the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.