Coolmore Partners Buy Interest In Arkansas Derby Contender Galilean

by | 04.11.2019 | 7:16pm
Galilean won the California Cup Derby over state-breds easily under Flavien Prat

The Coolmore group of John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith has purchased an interest in multiple stakes winner Galilean from West Point Thoroughbreds and partners ahead of Saturday's Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark.

Galilean is a son of Uncle Mo, who stands at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Kentucky.

“We are immensely gratified to have Coolmore join us in the ownership of Galilean as he looks to lock down a spot in the Kentucky Derby,” West Point CEO Terry Finley said.

West Point, Denise Barker and William Sandbrook bought Galilean for a sale-topping $600,000 at the Barretts spring sale of two-year-olds in training in 2018. He has scored three stakes wins in five career starts, capturing the Barretts Juvenile last September in his debut, followed by the King Glorious by 9 lengths in December and the California Cup Derby by 4 1/2 lengths at 1-to-20 odds in his three-year-old bow on February 18 at Santa Anita.

Jerry Hollendorfer trains Galilean, who finished third in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes on March 16 and will begin from post seven with Flavien Prat aboard in the $1-million Arkansas Derby.

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