LAST season was a breakthrough one for Gleneagles and the classic-winning son of Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) looks set to benefit with increased support.
Loving Dream gave him his first Group 1-winner when she added the Prix de Royallieu to her prior success in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes, Insinuendo took both the Curragh’s Group 2 Kilboy Estate Stakes and the Group 3 Blue Wind Stakes at Naas, whereas Baby Rider was among the better middle-distance three-year-olds in France. He ran three times at the highest level but got his best win in the Group 2 Prix Greffulhe and lost out by just a nose in the Group 2 Prix Niel.
Novemba put up one of the most impressive performances of the year in Germany when thrashing her rivals by seven and a half lengths and more in the Group 2 German 1000 Guineas. She was then a close fourth to Alcohol Free, Sky Lantern and Mother Earth in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes, and beaten by less than two lengths when third to rising star Real World in the Group 2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein.
Gleneagles’ two-year-olds also got in on the blacktype action with Velocidad landing the Group 2 Balanchine Stakes at the Curragh, Some Respect a Group 2-placed dual stakes winner in Italy, and listed scorer Seisai placed in both the Group 3 Park Stakes and Group 3 Silver Flash Stakes.
Classic-entered listed scorer Jumbly’s only defeat in four races was when fourth in the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes, Maritime Wings was runner-up in the Group 2 Futurity Stakes and Group 3 Tyros Stakes, whereas Barina and Value Theory, also juveniles, were Group 3-placed.
Also in 2021, Gleneagles yearlings made up to 350,000gns whereas two broodmare prospects fetched 800,000gns and 575,000gns respectively in Newmarket.
Gleneagles, a Group 1-star at two who became a dual classic-winning miler and St James’s Palace Stakes scorer at three, is a son of the Group 2 Cherry Hinton Stakes winner and phenomenal broodmare You’resothrilling (Storm Cat). His full-sisters Marvellous (Irish 1000 Guineas), Happily (Moyglare Stud Stakes) and Joan Of Arc (Prix de Diane) all won at the highest level, siblings Coolmore and Taj Mahal are Group 1-placed pattern winners, whereas Vatican City was runner-up in the Irish 2000 Guineas.
The dam of Gleneagles is a full-sister to the tough Giant’s Causeway, multiple Group 1-star and multiple US champion sire, and their sister Pearling is the dam of multiple Group 1-winner and successful 2021 freshman sire Decorated Knight (Galileo).
Loving Dream won’t remain the only Group 1 winner sired by Gleneagles for long.
GLENEAGLES (IRE), Bay 2012. Champion 2yr old colt in Ireland in 2014. Champion 3yr old miler in Europe in 2015. Won seven races, £934,200, from 7 furlongs to 1 mile, at 2 and 3 years including, Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes, Curragh, Gr.1, Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.1, St James’s Palace Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1, Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas, Curragh, Gr.1, Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes, Curragh, Gr.2, Japanese Racing Authority Tyros Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3, also placed third in Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Gd.Crit, Longchamp, Gr.1.
Retired to Stud in 2016, and sire of the winners of 243 races and £4,344,757, including LOVING DREAM (GB), BABY RIDER (FR), INSINUENDO (IRE), NOVEMBA (GER), VELOCIDAD (GB), ROYAL DORNOCH (IRE), ROYAL LYTHAM (FR), TABERA (GB), SHOCK ACTION (IRE), JUMBLY (GB), LAJOSCHA (GB), SEISAI (IRE), SOME RESPECT (IRE), TOO SOON TO PANIC (IRE), FREYJA (IRE), MEASURE OF TIME (IRE), SILENCE PLEASE (IRE), SOUTHERN HILLS (IRE), Dolcetto (GER), Maritime Wings (IRE), Highland Chief (IRE), Precious Moments (IRE), Virgin Snow (GB), Timour (FR), Lips Eagle (GER), Barina (IRE), Value Theory (IRE), So I Told You (IRE) and Digression (IRE)
Stands at: Coolmore Stud, Fethard, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, E91 XK26, Ireland.
Contact: Christy Grassick, David O’Loughlin, Eddie Fitzpatrick, Maurice Moloney, Gerry Aherne, Jason Walsh, Tom Miller, Mark Byrne, Neil Magee, Kevin Buckley, or Hermine Bastide
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