You can't keep a great sire down.
After being shut out in 2015 Breeders' Cup Challenge races through Sept. 6, Galileo saw three of his runners win Challenge races Sept. 12-13: Johannes Vermeer in the Willis Champions Juvenile Stakes (Ire-III), a "Win and You're In" to the Juvenile Turf (gr. IT); Minding in the Moyglare Stud Stakes (Ire-I), landing a spot in the Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT); and Mondialiste in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-I), punching his ticket to the Mile (gr. IT).
The three wins moved Galileo to the top of the list of leading sires of Challenge winners in 2015.
To date Galileo ranks 13th on the list of Breeders' Cup's most successful sires with $4,714,562 in earnings and a 2-1-2 record from 20 starts. His two wins have both come in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) with Red Rocks in 2006 and Magician in 2013.
This year's Challenge race winners
Challenge race winners by state, province, or country