Mondialiste, a top class son of Galileo, has been retired from racing. Trained initially in France by Freddy Head for his breeders the Wertheimer brothers, Mondialiste was a model of consistency and was Group 1 placed in the Prix Jean Prat to Havana Gold.
He was purchased by Geoff Turnbull as a 4 year old and resumed his career under the care of David O’Meara. Over the course of the next two years, he proved himself to be a bona fide Group 1 horse. He earned a Timeform rating of 123 with wins in the Woodbine Mile (Gr.1) over 8 furlongs and the 10 furlong Arlington Million (Gr.1). Arguably his best performance came in the Breeders’ Cup Mile when he ran second to the mighty Tepin despite, as Timeform described it, “finishing strongly with too much to do, having to check/switch over 1f out”. During his career Mondialiste defeated 16 Gr.1 winners, including the Breeders’ Cup winning World Approval.
Mondialiste boasts one of the great pedigrees of modern times. His dam Occupandiste was a Champion racemare and a multiple stakes producer descended from the blue hen mare Fall Aspen. Most interestingly, his sister Impressionnante is the dam of the Prix du Jockey Club winner Intello.
Mondialiste settled in to his role as a stallion with great ease last year and covered a book of 58 mares. His first foals are on the ground and we are delighted with them. His current book of mares for the 2019 Breeding Season stands at 70 and is growing all the time.
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