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Galilean Retired, to Stand at Hidden Lake Farm

California-bred son of Uncle Mo won multiple stakes races.

Galilean won multiple stakes races, including the 2020 California Flag Handicap at Santa Anita Park

Galilean won multiple stakes races, including the 2020 California Flag Handicap at Santa Anita Park

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Galilean, a multiple stakes-winning son of successful sire Uncle Mo , has been retired from racing and will stand at Hidden Lake Farm in New York.

Out of the placed El Prado mare Fresia, Galilean will stand the 2022 breeding season for a fee of $7,000, stands and nurses. Fresia has produced one other winner from three foals to race.

"We are proud of what Galilean accomplished on the racetrack," said West Point Thoroughbreds' Terry Finley, "and we're excited for him to write his next chapter as a stallion. He was precocious, fast, and he proved his class repeatedly in top company. We believe he has the looks, the pedigree, and the type of dangerous miler speed to make his mark as a stallion. We are committed to supporting Galilean with some of our top mares, and we're excited to offer him to New York breeders."

Campaigned by West Point Thoroughbreds, Denise Barker, and William Sandbrook, Galilean was bought by West Point Thoroughbreds for $600,000 out of Eddie Woods' consignment at the 2018 Barretts Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. 

The handsome bay colt kicked off his racing career in auspicious fashion, competing exclusively in stakes as a juvenile. Galilean won the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course on debut for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. In a determined effort, Galilean proved a game winner in his bow, getting 6 1/2 furlongs in a lively 1:15.28 with an interior six-furlong clocking of 1:08.75.

He closed out his freshman campaign with a victory in the $100,000 King Glorious Stakes, also at Los Alamitos, leading the one-mile test from start to finish. He sprinted to the lead, set the pace down the backstretch, and repelled a bid from his nearest pursuer on the far turn before powering away from his rivals in the stretch to win by nine lengths in 1:35.06 as the odds-on favorite.

Galilean commenced his 3-year-old season with a 4 1/2-length victory in the $188,000 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita Park. After pressing the pace three wide into the stretch of the 1 1/16-mile event, Galilean drew off under a hand ride from Flavien Prat to win as much the best. The win earned him a trip to Oaklawn Park for a division of the Rebel Stakes (G2) where he finished third behind winner Long Range Toddy and runner-up and subsequent multiple grade 1 winner Improbable .

In 2020, Galilean added three additional stakes scores to his already impressive résumé, taking the Soi Phet Stakes at Los Alamitos by four lengths under the tutelage of trainer John Sadler, the California Dreamin' Stakes at Del Mar, and the California Flag Handicap at Santa Anita. He made his final career start Sept. 12 at Los Alamitos, finishing fourth in the E.B. Johnston Stakes. He retires with a record of 6-1-3 from 16 starts and boasts a career bankroll of $592,522.

Galilean was bred in California by Bar C Racing Stables. Fresia is a half sister to Ontario Derby (G3) and Seagram Cup Stakes (G3) winner His Race to Win, an earner of $509,349. Galilean hails from the prolific Sam-Son female family of Canadian champion Classy 'N Smart, a half sister to Sky Classic and the dam of Smart Strike, Dance Smartly, and others, and the granddam of Dancethruthedawn and promising young sire Speightster