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Menelaus (IRE)

Menelaus (IRE)

SireGalileo Gold
DamEmpress Rock
Age 5
DOB 22 Mar 19
Sex gelding
Colour brown
Status In training
Brian Padgett & South Bank Racing
McCracken Farms
Tattersalls December Foal Sale 2019 [467]
OR [F]F: 79

Menelaus is by Galileo Gold out of the unraced mare Empress Rock. He is currently running in handicaps and won for the first time at Thirsk in June 2023 for Shane Gray and then followed up by winning at York ridden by apprentice Connor Planas.

Name notes:

In Greek mythology, Menelaus was a king of Mycenaean Sparta and a central figure in the Trojan War


Menelaus wins at York for apprentice Connor Planas
Menelaus loses maiden tag at Thirsk

Date Race

16Jun23 Andy Thornton Hospitality Furniture Apprentice Handicap
Connor Planas

1m 2½f

05Jun23 Best Prices Guaranteed Daily At vickersbet Handicap
Shane Gray


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brown gelding

22 Mar 19
Galileo Gold Paco Boy (IRE) Desert Style (IRE)
Tappen Zee
Galicuix Galileo (IRE)
Clizia (IRE)
Empress Rock (IRE) Fastnet Rock (AUS) Danehill (USA)
Piccadilly Circus (AUS)
Roman Empress (IRE) Sadler's Wells (USA)
Ionian Sea (GB)

Sadler's Wells: 4S X 3D
Danzig: 5S X 4D
Northern Dancer: 5S X 4D X 5D
Fairy Bridge: 5S X 4D

Dosage Profile: 2 2 7 5 0
Dosage Index: 0.88
Center of Distribution: +0.06

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GALILEO GOLD (GB), Chesnut horse, 2013, by Paco Boy (IRE), out of Galicuix (GB), by Galileo (IRE). Jt 4th top rated 3yr old colt in Europe in 2016. Won 5 races, value £960,886, at 2 and 3, from 6 furlongs to 1 mile, Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.1, St James's Palace Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1, Qatar Vintage Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.2, also placed second in Qatar Sussex Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.1, Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas, Curragh, Gr.1, and third in Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Grand Crit, Longchamp, Gr.1. Retired to Stud in 2018.