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SPIRITJIM

Group winning son of the greatest sire in the world.. GALILEO

BAY 2010 16.3 hh (165cm)

Distance won over: 2000m - 2500m

Galileo x Hidden Silver (Anabaa)

Fee for 2021: $3850 incl GST

20 sons of Galileo have already sired Gr.1 winners!

Half brother to Group 1 Winner and Producer - Silver Frost (Verglas)

Sold for 540,000 Euro ($880,000 Aud) at the Arqana Arc de Triumph Sales

Spiritjim is going to make waves in years to come, as he approaches his first season at stud this spring. Tall, attractive and a scopey type, Spiritjim boasts a terrific pedigree that will mix tremendously with the local bloodlines. Son of one of the greatest sires in the world, Galileo. Breeders have the amazing opportunity to share a part of the most successful stallion in the world (Galileo), with 333 stakes winners to date. 

A tough racehorse, Spiritjim wasn't flashy or pretty. He won his races on his own merits and always dug deep to the line to win at Group 2, Group 3 and Listed levels respectively. He won 4 listed races in a row before winning the Group 1 GP DE Saint Cloud, beating home hot favourite Noble Mission (3 time GR.1 winner and full brother of Frankel). Sadly disqualified three months later, due to trainer / vet faults. Spiritjim had immense talent and won from 2000m - 2500m, racing from 1600m to 3100m. Offering breeders stamina, that will cross to all the big speed bloodlines. The opportunity's for local breeders to hopefully breed a runner in the big cup races, derby's and big prize money staying races is huge. WA offers full Westspeed now up to 4 year olds over 1750m races and there are a huge amount of stakes races to take advantage of over that distance. 

Out of a outstanding family, son of super broodmare Hidden Silver (Anabaa). Half to Group 1 winner Silver Frost (Verglas) and stakes placed  In my pocket (Dubawi). The successful cross of Galileo to the Anabaa line, offers breeders an excellent array of breeding options. With 333 stakes winners to Galileo and a very respectable 88 stakes winners to Anabaa, sure to excite many local breeders. Lines that nick and stick include Danehill, Zabeel, Storm Cat, Red Ransom, Stravinsky, Mr Prospector to name drop only a few.

 
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PEDIGREE

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PEDIGREE NOTES

The pedigree patterns of success shown by the best progeny of Spiritjim's sire Galileo are very helpful in predicting how Spiritjim may work as a sire.

The ALMAHMOUD family has already experienced much success with Galileo. Mares by DANEHILL are responsible for producing World Champion, Frankel and seven-time Group 1 winner, Highland Reel. In total, 17 of Galileo's Group 1 winners are out of mares by Danehill or sons of Danehill. Amongst others, 2016 European Filly of the Year Minding is out of a DANEHILL DANCER mare; 4-time Irish Group 1 winning filly Winter is out of a CHOISIR mare; and Group 1 winner Johannes Vermeer is out of a HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR mare. Similar WA bloodlines include BLACKFRIARS, EXCEED EXCEL, HELMET, sons of FASTNET ROCK, sons of REDOUTE'S CHOICE, COMMANDS, VITAL EQUINE, SO SECRET etc

The presence of three lines to Northern Dancer begs the inclusion of other ALMAHMOUD family members in mares, such as DANEHILL, HALO (sire of DON'T SAY HALO and grandsire of MORE THAN READY), MACHIAVELLIAN (sire of STREET CRY and VETTORI), CATRAIL, EL MOXIE and ARCTIC TERN. Dual Group 1 winner Red Rocks is out of a MACHIAVELLIAN mare.

The STORM CAT line has experienced good success with Galileo, six at Group 1 level including Champion 2yo and 3yo, Churchill. Storm Cat can be sourced via mares by sires such as SCAT DADDY, SHAMARDAL, HENNESSY, TALE OF THE CAT, VAN NISTELROOY, JOHANNESBURG, MUKADDAMAH, GIANT'S CAUSEWAY and BLACK MINNALOUSHE.

Mares carrying ROBERTO have worked beautifully with Galileo, producing twelve Group winners - five Group 1 winners - including four-time Group 1 winner Igugu and three-time Group 1 winner Found (both dams by INTIKHAB). Other damsires from this line include RED RANSOM, ALL AMERICAN, DR FONG, SILVER HAWK, DYNAFORMER, KRIS S (sire of BROCCO), AT TALAQ, SRI PEKAN, LEAR FAN and TOUCHING WOOD.

As a grandson of Sadler's Wells, Spiritjim should respond well to reinforcement of the GOODY TWO SHOES family. Apart from Sadler's Wells' brothers TATE GALLERY and FAIRY KING (sire of ENCOSTA DE LAGO, FALBRAV, SHINKO KING and HELISSIO) and three-quarter brother NUREYEV, influences in mares such as NORTHERN METEOR, THATCHING, GEIGER COUNTER, YEATS, INFLATE, PERUGINO, LORENZACCIO, VAL DE LOIR and OPEN DAY are appealing for Spiritjim. ZABEEL mares not only carry Nureyev, they also have family member Val De Loir.

Three Group 1 winners by Galileo have MR. PROSPECTOR up close in their dams' pedigrees. Mares by or carrying sires including FUSAICHI PEGASUS, HUSSONET, HARADASUN, RHYTHM, STRAIGHT STRIKE, STREET CRY, UNBRIDLED'S SONG, KINGMAMBO, E DUBAI, DISTORTED HUMOR, THUNDER GULCH, VETTORI, WOODMAN, FAPPIANO, GEIGER COUNTER or MACHIAVELLIAN are candidates for Spiritjim.

Mares from the NUREYEV line have also produced several top class racehorses by Galileo including Group 1 winner Rip Van Winkle (mare by STRAVINSKY); Champion 2016 Irish 2YO Rhododendron, Group 1 winners Hermosa and Hydrangea (all dams by PIVOTAL); and Together Forever (THEATRICAL). Similar WA bloodline like ORATORIO, will fit perfectly.

Spiritjim's damsire ANABAA sired an incredible 88 stakes winner himself, With Australian stakes winners from ZABEEL, BITE THE BULLET, SINGSPIEL, ENCOSTA DE LAGO, GENERAL NEDIYM, NUREYEV, ZEDITIVE, RED RANSOM, HENNESSY, KENMARE, NIGHT SHIFT and CANNY LAD.

Other Australian-bred Galileo progeny to win Group races include Il Saggiatore (mare by SNIPPETS), Linton (CENTAINE), Sousa (LAST TYCOON), Gallant Tess (DIESIS), Muir (ROYAL ACADEMY), Lightinthenite (GRAND LODGE) and Rain Gal (HURRICANE SKY). Other stallions with daughters ‘downunder’ include the damsires of triple UK Group 1 winners Australia (CAPE CROSS) and Lush Lashes (ANABAA).

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RACE RECORD

 
 
 

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Career - 23: 6 , 2, 1

Winner: 2000m - 2500m

Run: 1600m - 3100m

19 Races at Group Level

2 Races at Listed Level

Group 1

1st - GP DE Saint Cloud 2400m - Age: 4 (Later DQ)

Run in the L'ARC TRIOMPHE 2400m twice - Age: 4 & 5

Run in the Doomben Cup 2000m - Age: 6

Run in the George Main Stakes 1600m - Age: 6 (Winx)

Group 2

1st - GP DE Chantilly 2400m - Age: 4

2nd - Prix Foy 2400m - Age: 5

3rd - Prix Foy 2400m - Age: 4

4th - GP DE Chantilly 2400m - Age: 5

4th - Nieul 2800m - Age: 5

4th - P Du Conseil 2400m - Age: 5

Run in the Prix Niel 2400m - Age: 3

Run in the Lucien Barriere 2500m - Age: 5

Run in the A.D. Hollindale Stakes 1800m - Age: 6

Run in the Peter Young Stakes 1800m - Age: 8

Group 3

 1st - D'Hedouville 2400m - Age: 4

2nd - Craven Plate 2000m - Age: 6

Run in the Barbeville 3100m Age: 4

Run in the Prix De Guiche 1800m Age: 3

Listed

1st - Prix Vulcain 2500m - Age: 3

1st - Lord Seymour 2400m - Age: 3

Open

1st - Longchamp 3yo C & G 2400m - Age: 3

1st - Longchamp Maiden Plate 2000m - Age: 3

 
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