The fastest sire to 50 Group winners in history and Champion Sire in 2021

  • 2008 b h Galileo - Kind (Danehill)
  • 16.1hh (1.65m) To stud 2013


  • World class, the world over. An incredible 12% Group winners to runners and 16% blacktype winners to runners
  • In 2022 sire of eight Gr.1 winners so far - more than any other stallion in the world -  including Classic winners Westover (Irish Derby), Nashwa (Prix de Diane & Nassau Stakes), Homeless Songs (Irish 1000 Guineas), as well as Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Alpinista (her sixth Gr.1 win),Coronation Stakes & Prix Jacques Le Marois winner Inspiral, Belmont Oaks winner McKulick, Grand Prix de Paris winner Onesto and Randwick Guineas winner Converge
  • Already the sire of 28 individual stakes winners in 2022 and currently the leading sire in Europe by three-year-old stakes winners (17)
  • Sire of 25 Gr.1 winners, including Classic winners 2021 Derby and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth winner Adayar, 2021 Irish Derby, Grand Prix de Paris and St Leger winner Hurricane Lane, 2021 Australian Oaks winner Hungry HeartSoul Stirring, and Anapurna, as well as dual European Champion Cracksman, Falmouth Stakes winner Veracious, St James's Palace Stakes winner Without Parole and 2YO Gr.1 winner Quadrilateral
  • The joint fastest sire to reach 100 stakes winners (in 2402 days) with Danehill and quicker than Dubawi and Galileo
  • Champion sire in Great Britain and Ireland in 2021 - The first time a British-based sire has been crowned Champion sire since Mill Reef 34 years ago

Key metrics

Group 1 Winners


Classic winners (NH)


Group 1 Performers


Group Winners (NH)


Stakes Winners (SH)


Blacktype Performers (NH)


Blacktype Performers (SH)


Group Winners To Runners (NH)


Blacktype Performers To Runners (SH)


Blacktype Performers To Runners (NH)


Average winning distance of progeny


NH = Northern Hemisphere.  SH = Southern Hemisphere