May 3, 2016
This weekend saw Paco Boy become a classic producing sire in only his 2nd crop as Al Shaqab owned Galileo Gold stormed to victory in the 2,000 Guineas. Bred by Highclere Stud’s previous stud manager Brian O’Rourke, Galileo Gold is the first foal out of Galileo mare Galicuix, a twice-raced half-sister to last year’s King’s Stand Stakes and Prix de l’Abbaye hero Goldream. After foaling the colt, Galicuix was again covered by Paco Boy and the resulting progeny topped last year’s DBS Premier Yearling Sale when bought by Tony Nerses for £280,000. Subsequently named Choumicha she is a stablemate of Galileo Gold at Palmer’s Kremlin Cottage Stables in Newmarket.