Flying The Flag (IRE)

Galileo - Halfway To Heaven (Pivotal) chestnut, 2009 - height 16.2hh

Thoroughbred horse Flying The Flag side profile

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Race Record

3 wins, 1400-2000m; racing in Ireland, UK, France, UAE and SA, from 2 to 6

Timeform 115

At 2     2nd  Gr2 Futurity S. (1400m)

At 3  WON  Gr3 International S. (2000m)

            3rd  Glencairn S.-(L) (1600m)

At 5     4th  Gr1 Jebel Hatta (1800m)

At 6    3rd   Gr3 London News S. (1800m)

Sire Line

GALILEOChampion 3yo in Europe, Gr1 Epsom Derby, Gr1 Irish Derby & Gr1 ‘King George’. Champion sire in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019. Sire of 84 Gr1 winners of both sexes. Sire of Champions.

Sire-of-sires incl New Approach, Teofilo, Frankel, Capo Blanco, Roderic O’Connor, Ruler Of The World, Australia, Gleneagles, Intello, Noble Mission, The United States, Nathaniel, Churchill, Decorated Knight, Highland Reel, etc.

Broodmare sire of classic winners, incl Galileo Gold (2000 Guineas), Qualify (Epsom Oaks), Night Of Thunder (2000 Guineas), La Cressoniere (French 1000 Guineas).

Notable progeny incl Frankel (08c – Danehill, Rainbow Quest) (10x Gr1; world’s best ever at TFR 147); Australia (11c - Cape Cross, Welsh Pageant) (Epsom Derby); Gleneagles (12c – Storm Cat, Rahy) (2000 Guineas); Ruler Of The World (10c – Kingmambo, Alydar) (Epsom Derby); Magician (10c – Mozart, Lake Coniston) (Irish 2000 Guineas); The Gurkha (13c - Danehill Dancer, Slew ‘O Gold) (French 2000 Guineas); New Approach (05c – Ahonoora, Match) (Epsom Derby); Was (09f – Green Desert, Ahonoora) (Epsom Oaks); Roderic O’Connor (08c – Danehill, Kris) (Irish 2000 Guineas); Treasure Beach (08c – Mark Of Esteem, Bering) (Irish Derby); Misty For Me (08f – Storm Cat, Mr Prospector) (Irish 1000 Guineas); Golden Lilac (08f – Danehill, Kenmare) (French 1000 Guineas, French Oaks); Soldier Of Fortune (04c – Erin’s Isle, Lord Gayle) (Irish Derby); Cape Blanco (07c – Presidium, Artaius) (Irish Derby); Sixties Icon (03c – Diesis, Law Society) (St Leger); Nightime (03f – Indian Ridge, Bluebird) (1000 Guineas); Churchill (14c – Storm Cat, Air Express) (2000 Guineas, Irish 2000 Guineas); Winter (14f – Choisir, Favorite Trick) (1000 Guineas, Irish 1000 Guineas); Capri (14c - Anaba, Linamix) (Irish Derby, St Leger); Found (12f – Intikhab, Nordico); Highland Reel (12c – Danehill, Marscay); Teofilo (04c – Danehill, Majestic Light); Lush Lashes (05f – Anabaa, Arazi); Rip Van Winkle (06c – Stravinsky, Don’t Forget Me); Order Of St George (12c - Gone West, Summer Squall) (Irish St Leger x2); Red Rocks (03c – Machiavellian, Fairy King); Intello (10c – Danehill, Kaldoun); Romantica (09f – Danehill, Kahyasi); Minding (13f – Danehill Dancer, Darshaan) (Epsom Oaks, 1000 Guineas); Forever Together (15f - Theatrical, Blushing Groom (Epsom Oaks); Kew Gardens (15c - Desert King, Trempolino) (St Leger); Flag Of Honour (15c - Warning, Dancing Brave) (Irish St Leger); Nathaniel (08c - Silver Hawk, Icecapade); Line Of Duty (16c - Rock Of Gibraltar, Croco Rouge); Waldgeist (14c - Monsun, Mark Of Esteem) etc, etc.

KIN-BREEDING: Galileo is kinbred 6x6 *Dalmary x *Asterblute, and 6x7 *Dalmary x *Aster. His dam Urban Sea is kinbred 7x5x6 *Arena x Aster x *Aster. The sire and dam of Aster (Oleander and Arkebuse) are very close kin.

SADLER'S WELLS line sires in South Africa: Flying The Flag, Global View, New Predator,  The United States (Galileo); Elusive Fort (Fort Wood); Act Of War, Futura, Horizon, Jackson (Dynasty); Potala Palace (Singspiel); Admiral Kitten (Kitten’s Joy)

Pedigree

Galileo
1997
Sadler's Wells
1981
Northern DancerNearctic - Nearco
Natalma - Native Dancer
Fairy BridgeBold Reason - Hail To Reason
Special - Forli
Urban Sea
1977
MiswakiMr Prospector - Raise A Native
Hopespringseternal - Buckpasser
AllegrettaLombard - Agio
Anatevka - Espresso
Halfway To Heaven
2004
Pivotal
1992
Polar FalconNureyev - Northern Dancer
Marie d'Argonne - Jefferson
Fearless RevivalCozzene - Caro
Stufida - Bustino
Cassandra Go
1995
Indian RidgeAhonoora - Lorenzaccio
Hillbrow - Swing Easy
RahaamSecreto - Northern Dancer
Fager's Glory - Mr Prospector

Pedigree

Flying The Flag’s significant female line ancestor appears to be Native Street, who is close kin to Natalma (Northern Dancer), Raise A Native. Native Street’s own female line background is accentuated in her dam Beaver Street, who is kinbred through Lavendula & Blue Peter. The latter leads to Veneta (dam of Forli) and to Dalmary, who are together represented in the mare Special (Nureyev, Sadler’s Wells) and in Golden Thatch/Thatching. Beaver Street is very close kin to Missy Baba, leading to Lassie Dear descendants, incl Lassie’s Lady (close kin to Native Street) – dam of Duke Of Marmalade.

Suitable Lines

Suitable mares for Flying The Flag could include

  • multiples of Northern Dancer and Mr Prospector, combined (widespread, notably Machiavellian);
  • Missy Baba female line descendants, incl Lassie Dear descendants, widespread, notably Duke Of Marmalade;
  • Dalmary female line descendants, incl Nureyev, Sadler’s Wells (notably Dynasty), Fairy King, Golden Thatch, Thatching, Lorenzaccio (Ahonoora), etc;
  • Blue Peter, as in Model Man (incl descendants of his dam Top Model)), or in Princely Gift (Divine Force, Dominion Royale, Lavery, Tara’s Halls, Right Approach, King’s Chapel, Lavery, etc.);
  • Forli (widespread, notably Special in Sadler’s Wells, Nureyev);
  • Lavendula (Perfume), widespread; combined with Tourbillon (incl My Babu, Ambiorix); combined with Sadler’s Wells in Dynasty;
  • Right Approach;
  • Fappiano, Unbridled;
  • Flying The Flag’s female line descendants (Stravinsky, Royal And Regal, Regal And Royal, Dowsing, Jam Alley, Grey Eminence; etc. ).

(posted 2016)

Sales Analysis

BORN colt avg sold SI filly avg sold SI
2017 80,000 18 0.73 51,500 10 0.51
2018 47,778 9 0.35 50,625 8 0.37
2019 0 0 0 0

Stamina

by highest winning distance of 3yo and up (the higher the count, the more reliable the %)

800/1399m 14/1600m 16/1999m 20/2399m 2400m+ count
56% 44% 0% 0% 0% 9

Best Rated Offspring

(SA only)

horse wins (SW) places (SP) stakes AR
Hey Bill 17c 1 (0) 2 (0) R 68,875 91
Cecca 17f 1 (0) 1 (0) R 31,650 84
Marengo 17c 1 (0) 6 (0) R 87,500 82
Essos 17c 1 (0) 4 (0) R 58,300 80
Flying The Star 17f 1 (0) 2 (0) R 79,750 77
Flying Pekan 17c 0 (0) 1 (0) R 8,750 76
Massimo 17c 0 (0) 1 (0) R 4,600 75
Roha 17f 1 (0) 0 (0) R 42,000 74
Awesome Xoxo 17c 0 (0) 1 (0) R 14,000 74
Victory Twist 17c 0 (0) 2 (0) R 36,000 73

The Power Of Ratings

Colts

AR Band < 59 59 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90 - 99 > 99 > 79 > 89 count
All Colts 26% 18% 27% 18% 8% 3% 29% 11% 22,983
Flying The Flag 38% 21% 29% 8% 4% 0% 13% 4% 24

Fillies

AR Band < 54 54 - 64 65 - 74 75 - 84 85 - 94 > 94 > 74 > 84 count
All Fillies 27% 17% 26% 20% 7% 3% 30% 10% 22,507
Flying The Flag 43% 10% 38% 10% 0% 0% 10% 0% 21

Stud Analysis

Colts

  • SSI 0.51
  • Stamina 1300m
  • Stakes Wins 0%
  • Black Type 0%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2017 28 21 6 29% 0 0% 0 0% 6 0.51 61 1300m
2018 18 3 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0 62 0m

Fillies

  • SSI 0.39
  • Stamina 1100m
  • Stakes Wins 0%
  • Black Type 0%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2017 26 13 3 23% 0 0% 0 0% 3 0.6 55 1200m
2018 26 9 1 11% 0 0% 0 0% 1 0.18 56 1000m

Sires Book page (pdf)

Irish Flame (SAF)

Dynasty - Clock The Rock (Flaming Rock)

New Predator (AUS)

New Approach - Head Over Heels (Fastnet Rock)

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