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$5m Milanova Heads To Irish Date With Galileo

Friday, 17th October 2008

Australia's "costliest mare Milanova (Danehill-L'On Vite, by Secretariat) bought by Coolmore for $5 million at the Inglis Weanling & Breeding Stock Sale, is heading to Ireland in January where she will be mated with the world's most expensive stallion Galileo," reported The Sydney Morning Herald. Milanova was sold (as part of the Tyreel Stud reduction) in-foal to last season's champion Australian sire Encosta de Lago & Coolmore Australia manager Michael Kirwan told columnist John Holloway: "It was decided that because of her international pedigree she would be better off travelling to Ireland & being covered by Galileo, who is commanding a service fee of €300,000 (A$580,000). She's 1 of 3 mares at Coolmore which will be mated with Galileo next year. Hula Angel (a Gr1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner who was also sold at the Tyreel reduction for $550,000) is going as well, along with Elvstroem's full-sister & Haradasun's half-sister Hveger."

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