Dual Group Two winning filly Signora Cabello will go to Galileo for her first mating, owners Phoenix Thoroughbreds have announced.
The former John Quinn trainee has already arrived in Ireland for her pairing with Coolmore’s super sire as the Dubai-based group continue to strengthen the breeding arm of their operation.
The winner of the Queen Mary Stakes in her first start in Phoenix colours she followed her Royal Ascot success by landing another Group Two event, taking on the colts in the Prix Robert Papin. Her stellar two-year-old season, which also included a listed win in the Marygate Stakes, culminated with a superb second-place finish in the Group One Prix Morny. The Daughter of Camacho amassed over £260,000 in prize money during her career and was retired in September last year.
“I think she’ll make a very good broodmare,” Said Quinn shortly after her retirement. “She’s blessed with great speed, a great constitution and a will to win. She was very sound during her racing career; she has everything you need in a broodmare really.
“She’s from a very good, fast family so I’d be optimistic she’ll breed a real good one.”
Phoenix Thoroughbreds are certainly giving her every chance to do that by sending her to the multiple champion sire. Given the match, the group will be hopeful that any offspring can follow in hoofprints of Farnan. The homebred star recently claimed Group Two honours in Australia to book his place among the favourites for the world’s richest two-year-old race, the Golden Slipper. Phoenix’s breeding success doesn’t stop there with Letzbeglam another of the products from their breeding operation to claim Group class honours in 2020.
“As we’ve said before the breeding side of Phoenix Thoroughbreds is vital to our business plan,” explained the owners CEO Amer Abdulaziz. “We’ve started to have some top-class success in this area and it’s a testament to the hard work our team have put into this area of our business.
“Signora Cabello was a very special horse for us on the track and we are delighted she is now part of our broodmare band. She was an exceptionally talented sprinter so deserves to be bred to a stallion like Galileo. On paper, the match looks good so fingers crossed she’ll produce a good foal.”
Originally, purchased at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in 2017, Signora Cabello is out of winning mare Journalist and a half-sister to winners La Presse, Emirates Girl and Plagiarism. She also hails from the same family as world-class sprinter Kingsgate Native and 1000 Guineas winner Las Meninas.