Royal blue. Or pure gold. Take your pick to describe GALAWI (IRE).
Boasting one of the best pedigrees in the world, GALAWI (IRE) is a winning stakes-caliber son of the world’s most successful international sire, DUBAWI (IRE), out of a Gr. 1-winning millionaire half-sister to the incomparable champion, Breeders’ Cup superstar and Hall of Famer GOLDIKOVA (IRE).
How influential is his sire? DUBAWI (IRE) has Gr. 1-winning juveniles, milers and middle- distance horses – and that was just at the 2021 Breeders’ Cup! DUBAWI (IRE) has sired more than 225 stakes winners, nearly 50 of them Gr. 1 winners. GALAWI (IRE)’s dam, Prix Vermeille-G1 winner GALIKOVA (FR), is an earner of $1,127,103 and half-sister to seven stakes performers.
His family is made up of generations of champions and Gr. 1 winners produced by the enormously successful Wertheimer stud and racing stable and traces back directly to remarkable Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe-winning champion mare GOLD RIVER (FR). GALAWI (IRE) won his first U.S. start at Belmont Park with a burst of speed that took him from last-to-first going 11⁄4 miles and was ready for the next step until injury halted his career.