The leading stallion in Europe nine times, including consecutive years since 2010, Galileo survived a close battle with Dubawi to take the 2015 title for a 10th time. According to Melissa Bauer-Herzog of All Equine All The Time, Galileo defeated Dubawi by just £622,367 ($919,566 US) in total earnings across all of Europe.
With 291 runners making 1144 starts, Galileo had 128 winners take down 184 races, including 46 stakes races (across 35 winners). Of those, 22 won group stakes races, and 5 won group I races. His best horse of 2015 was dual-classic winner Gleneagles, who took down the British and Irish 2,000 Guineas. Galileo also experienced a banner year with juveniles, leading the 2-year-old sire standings with Ballydoyle, Johannes Vermeer, Coolmore (full sibling to Gleneagles), and Minding.
Galileo also experienced success as a sire across the world, though the victories did not count toward his European totals. Sophomore son Highland Reel took down the the Group I Longines Hong Kong Vase, the Grade I Secretariat in the United States, and placed third in the Australian Group I Cox Plate. Found dominated the Grade I Breeders' Cup Turf in the United States, while Mondialiste and Curvy became Canadian Group I winners.
The stud fee for Galileo in 2015 remains private.
Read more about this champion sire at All Equine All The Time.
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