From a Heritage Stallions release
Heritage Stallions has announced the addition of Group 1-winning Seville to its stallion roster in Chesapeake City, MD, for 2015. The first son of world leading sire Galileo to stand in the Mid-Atlantic, six-year-old Seville is currently in the process of being syndicated by Heritage.
A true globetrotter, the German-bred Seville ran 20 times in Australia, England, France and Ireland, earning $1,188,759. Seventeen of his starts were in group company. He was first, second, or third seven times in group stakes, five of them Group 1. Seville was precocious, winning at 2 in his second start going 7 furlongs by an easy 5½ lengths in Ireland. He came back in his next start with a second in the prestigious Racing Post-G1, only beaten ¾ of a length going a mile. He won the G1 Metropolitan at Randwick in Australia last fall at 1½ miles, was classic-placed when second in the Irish Derby-G1, and had additional G1 placings in the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp in France, and Turnbull Stakes at Flemington in Australia. Throughout his racing career, Seville never ran on race day medication. He is an excellent example of what breeders look for in a race horse; precocious, sound, and drug-free.
Seville’s sire Galileo was European Champion and dual classic winner of $2,245,373. At stud, his accomplishments have been even more impressive. With 10 crops on the ground, he has been leading sire in England and Ireland a total of nine times. At last count he was the sire of 46 G1 winners. He has 166 stakes winners, nine champions, including European superstar Frankel, and progeny earnings in excess of $124 million. His other sons at stud in the U.S. are Cape Blanco (Ire), Midas Touch (GB) and Treasure Beach (GB), all who stood for a fee of $10,000-plus in 2014.
Seville is out of the French group stakes-winning mare Silverskaya, by Silver Hawk. Silverskaya was the winner of the G3 Prix de Royaumont and the dam of five foals, four to race, all of them winners. The family boasts 22 graded stakes performers in the first three dams. Seville’s second dam, stakes-placed Boubskaia, is a half-sister to champion 2-year-old colt and group stakes sire Will Dancer. The cross of Galileo over Silver Hawk mares has produced six stakes horses, three of them winning in G1 company. Seville also shares the same cross as 2013 leading sire Kitten’s Joy, both of whom are by sons of Sadler’s Wells out mares by sons of Roberto.
Seville will stand for an advertised stud fee of $6,000 for the 2015 season. He will be fully syndicated with many shares already spoken for.