DavidTNDavidTN Member
edited September 2012 in Thoroughbred Breeding
I was just watching some of his 2001 races, and he was amazing! I know it will never happen, but how great would it be to see a ZenyattaxGalileo foal?!?


  • It COULD happen if people weren't so deathly afraid of shipping their mares overseas, would do us some good to introduce some new bloodlines.
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  • The Moss' tend to favour the Mr Prospector bloodlines - Galileo was by Sadler's Wells (Northern Dancer) but It would be great to see Zenny visit a Coolmore stallion such as Giant's Causeway
  • I think our best chance of having her bred to a stallion we ALL agree on is Afleet Alex.
  • I agree on breeding Zenyatta to Afleet Alex!!! His guts combined with Zenyatta would be sensational!
  • the trouble is we don't own the horse, and the Mosses' are not likely to allow us to make the decision of who to breed her to. But its fun to dream isn't it? I have lots of suggestions, but I don't know enough about breeding to even voice them.
  • In my opinion, no, no, no, and an empatic NO to breeding to Afleet Alex. I'm sick of the Mr. Prospector line and his band of fragile progeny. The only reason Zenyatta stayed sound was because she wasn't polluted with with multiple lines of this sire.

    Again, just my opinion.

  • But your opinion has merit. I wanted to say awhile back when someone mentioned that the mosse's favor the Mr. Prospector line, that that's the trouble - everybody favors the Mr. Prospector line. And it has led to some difficulities. So, I think you're right. Mr. Prospector line not a good choice. My opinion too, but I didn't have the guts to say so for fear of being shouted down. So I'm glad you brought it up. It's a valid point.
  • In my opinion, no, no, no, and an empatic NO to breeding to Afleet Alex. I'm sick of the Mr. Prospector line and his band of fragile progeny. The only reason Zenyatta stayed sound was because she wasn't polluted with with multiple lines of this sire.

    Again, just my opinion.

    Afleet Alex wasn't fragile, yes he got a fracture, but when they went to fix it his bone was so hard, that the had to change the drill bit three times before they got the screws in.
  • oh wow O.O
  • Galileo's Son Midas Touch to War Horse
    By Blood-Horse Staff Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013 11:41 AM
    Midas Touch, a champion son of prominent international sire Galileo, will enter stud at Gerry and Dana Aschinger's War Horse Place near Lexington. Six-year-old Midas Touch will stand for $10,000 live foal as the property of brothers Carlos Luis and Jose Antonio Uzcategui.
    Bred in Great Britain, Midas Touch was a group I stakes performer in Ireland, where he was a champion 3-year-old, and in England and Australia. He won the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (Ire-II) and ran second in two classics, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) and the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I). He placed in three other group events including the Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes (Aust-I).
    Midas Touch, who initially raced for Coolmore associates Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith, was retired with a record of 2-3-3 from 21 starts and earnings of $799,184. Nineteen of the starts came in group stakes.
  • i believe i saw Midas Touch race in an international race on TVG a while back. i remember his name.
  • Hey I'm back had some major personal stuff happen, but didn't I bring up the Galileo, Zenyatta cross about 8-12 months ago, I do believe I did. I do wish the Mosses would show as much guts in sending the Queen out of the country as they do with their music and purchase of young untried yearlings. Don't anyone get mad this is not a dig at the Mosses, I love them dearly
  • Galileo is a phenomenal sire in Europe, Japan and basically anywhere they run *turf* races.

    The United States and most of the Mosses equine holdings is focused more on *dirt* runners.

    While a Galileo x Zenyatta foal might result in an offspring who was phenomenal on dirt, most likely it will produce a turf/synthetic specialist. Honestly the risk involved in sending her overseas (remember she would have to undergo a battery of shots, quarantine etc) at this point in her broodmare career is not worth it.

    The American broodmares we see going over the Galileo or to Frankel are mostly proven producers. While Zenyatta fans see no wrong in her (which is as it should be people love her) the cold hard truth is, until 12Z, 13Z step onto the track no one knows for sure if her foals will be able to get out of their own way on the race course, let alone what type of surface they will excel on.

    For right now, Zenyatta has access to the best dirt runner stallions in the United States. Let's find out what she can do as a broodmare and then talk about sending her over-seas to Galileo or Frankel.
  • Sending Zenyatta to a stallion overseas is a nice idea, however it is not in the mare's best interest. People have to remember that Zenyatta was not a good flyer, which is why she did so little travelling. Forcing Z into a long overseas flight could not only put her health in jeopardy, but that of any potental foal that she may be carrying.
    It is healthier for her to stay here in the USA. There are more than enough good stallions here for her to visit.
  • It's a colt for Goldikova and Galileo. She will be bred back to Galileo.
  • Omg yay!!! Congrats Goldikova :D
  • Goldikova's First Foal Is a Colt
    By Blood-Horse Staff Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 5:55 PM
    Alain and Gerard Wertheimer's homebred champion Goldikova, the sole three-time Breeders' Cup winner, produced her first foal, a colt by leading sire Galileo, Sunday, Feb. 3, at Coolmore Stud in Ireland, according to Coolmore's Facebook page. The 8-year-old mare (Anabaa—Born Gold, by Blushing Groom) will be bred back to Galileo, who stands at Coolmore.
  • RosebudRosebud Member
  • Malibu Moon and Zenyatta is an A+ breeding. He is also a AP Indy son. Looks good on paper and I think he would be a good choice.

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  • Coolmore ‏on Saturday Oct. 25 2014
    Adelaide (Galileo) becomes the first European trained horse to win the G1 Cox Plate, Australia's premier weight for age race #CoolmoreSires
  • Adelaide wins the Group One WS Cox Plate
    justhorseracing Oct. 25 2014
    Irish galloper Adelaide has ensured another triumph for international horses during the Melbourne spring carnival with a stirring win in the WS Cox Plate.
    A week after Admire Rakti’s Caulfield Cup triumph for Japan, Adelaide came from last to beat Australia’s weight-for-age stars at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
    Trained by the Irish maestro Aidan O’Brien and ridden by English hoop Ryan Moore, Adelaide had to produce a 1000-metre run to chase down Fawkner.
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  • Gary Crispe ‏on Sat. Oct. 25 2014
    Adelaide runs to a Timeform rating of 129.
    Highest rated run by a 3yo in recent history.
  • KMMKMM Member
    Wow. Would like zen go to go to galaleio, sea the stars, or Frankel. K
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