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Epsom Derby: Galileo heads Coolmore Stud stallion team

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Epsom Derby: Galileo heads Coolmore Stud stallion team
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A sporting champion in his own right, he has helped make many others. The super stud Galileo really is the daddy when it comes http://www.mexicosocceronline.com/hector-herrera-world-cup-jersey to breeding winners. Father of the mighty Frankel, he will have several sons running in the Derby at Epsom on Saturday, including the hot favourite Australia. Arguably the world's most sought-after stallion, the powerfully built horse takes it all in his stride as he parades in the luxurious surroundings of his Irish home at the Coolmore Stud in County Tipperary. The £1.6m he won in prize money on the track, including victories in the 2001 English and Irish Derbys, is dwarfed by his earnings since being retired from racing. While Frankel commands a stud fee of £125,000 a time, Galileo is far more expensive - although rather like a magnificent mansion at an estate agents, the actual price is private. Apply within. "It's a good bit more. We choose for various reasons to keep it private, but it's significantly more," says David O'Loughlin, Coolmore's sales director. In racing parlance, you breed from the best to be the best, and while it is an inexact science, chances of success are increased by the blueblood background of a sire whose father was the champion stallion Sadler's Wells, himself a son of the revered Northern Dancer. "Frankel was a great son of Galileo's. Hopefully Australia might go some way to being as good or nearly as good as Frankel," he says, "Like most sports it's a percentage game, and Galileo gets a higher percentage of good horses than other stallions. Obviously people Packers Davon House Womens Jersey are more attracted to his produce. "In an athletic sense, he's terrifically well made and proportioned. Horses are athletes at the end of the day and he produces a huge amount of athletes." Coolmore Stud, in 3,500 acres of prime limestone land perfect for rearing horses, is home to four winners of the Derby, the one-and-a-half mile race for three-year-old horses which was first run in 1780. Galileo resides next to the 2011 scorer Pour Moi, and the victor of nine years previously, High Chaparral, is a couple of doors down. From speeding at nearly 40mph during their racing careers, they now lead a more sedate experience - although they are called to the breeding shed up to three times a day, with a few hours' break in between. "The breeding season runs from February to July. We are coming to the end of the peak season. The sun is shining, the grass is growing, it's peak fertility time and we are busy," says O'Loughlin. In a period of about five months, Galileo will 'cover', or mate with, a total of 190 mares. Now aged 16, he already has a decade at stud under his belt, and could carry on for another 10 years or more if he remains fit and well. With Frankel, the Prince Khalid Abdullah-owned stallion, already reported to be worth £100m in only his second season at stud in Newmarket, one can only guess at Galileo's value. No wonder these horses want for nothing. "They love it and every horse here has the ultimate care. They get the best feed, best attention, fantastic stables http://www.steelersofficialauthentic.com/STEELERS-MIKE-MITCHELL-JERSEY and facilities, best land in the world to graze on," adds O'Loughlin. "They have a very pleasant and relaxed lifestyle. The stallions here are exercised every morning, they are well fed, have mares to cover, and get out into the paddocks at certain times of the year for downtime. It's a wonderful life for an animal, fantastic." Attention to detail is paramount. Top vets are on hand in case of injury, security is tight, and rigorous steps are taken to guard against infection. As you approach the stud from the small nearby town of Fethard, the hedges begin to take on a more manicured look. The navy blue branding of the Coolmore empire is everywhere - from the staff's jackets to the horse lorries and water buckets.

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