“Sadler’s Wells, Montjeu and Galileo”



Sadler’s Wells, Montjeu and Galileo  

A fine art horse racing print from an original painting by Jacqueline Stanhope

Featuring three of the world’s greatest stallions. All were champions sires and based at the world famous Coolmore Stud in County Tipperary, Ireland.

Signed Limited Edition of 250 – Approximate image size (cms): 56 x 35

Sadler’s Wells (11 April 1981 – 26 April 2011) was a thoroughbred racehorse who was bred in the United States but raced in Europe, winning the 1984 Irish 2000 Guineas, Eclipse Stakes and Phoenix Champion Stakes. He also finished second in the Prix du Jockey Club and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. He was named the champion miler in France, and was rated sixth overall in the International Classification for 1984.

Despite his success as a runner, it is as a sire that Sadler’s Wells is best known. He was the leading sire in Great Britain and Ireland a record-setting 14 times, including 13 titles in a row. At the time of his death, he had sired 323 stakes winners — only Danehill sired more. Sadler’s Wells was also a notable sire of sires, including Galileo and Montjeu in Europe, and El Prado in the United States. He helped reverse a trend from the middle of the twentieth century where many of Europe’s most successful racehorses were exported to stand in the United States and later Japan

Montjeu (1996 – 29 March 2012) was an Irish-bred, French-trained thoroughbred horse racing racehorse and sire. In a racing career which lasted from September 1998 to November 2000 he ran sixteen times and won eleven races. After winning twice as a juvenile, he was the outstanding European racehorse of 1999, winning the Prix du Jockey Club, the Irish Derby and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Four more victories in 2000 included the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. He was then retired to stud where he proved to be an outstanding sire of winners.

He died on 29 March 2012 at age 16 at Coolmore Stud from complications related to septicaemia.

Galileo (foaled 30 March 1998) is a retired Irish Thoroughbred racehorse and active sire. In a racing career which lasted from October 2000 until October 2001 he ran eight times and won six races. He is best known for winning the Epsom Derby, Irish Derby Stakes, and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2001 and for his rivalry with the Godolphin champion Fantastic Light. Since his retirement, Galileo has become one of the leading sires in the world and is the sire of multiple champion including Frankel, New Approach, Australia and Minding.

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