Sadler’s Wells (by Northern Dancer) had a profound influence on the breed, both in the global flat sector and in the National Hunt division, and one of the first things to catch the eye with regard to Gatewood’s pedigree is that he is inbred 2x3 to the great white-faced bay.
The son of prolific champion sire Galileo (by Sadler’s Wells) is out of Group 3 Golden Daffodil Stakes winner Felicity (by Selkirk) and his grandam is Group 1 Oaks d’Italia third Las Flores (by Sadler’s Wells).
He was a 116 Timeform-rated middle-distance horse, his dam is a half-sister to seven-furlong Group 2 winner and blacktype sire Sleeping Indian (by Indian Ridge) and full-sister to middle-distance Group 2 scorer and young Anngrove Stud stallion Aiken (by Selkirk), and his grandam is also a half-sister to two horses of note.
Dancing Goddess (by Nijinsky) won a listed sprint in Ireland, chased home Trusted Partner in the Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas, and became the grandam of the classic-placed multiple Japanese Group 2 scorer Air Eminem (by Danehill) – the sire of blacktype-winning French hurdler Hurkhan.
Bach (by Caerleon), on the other hand, won the Group 2 Royal Whip Stakes and four listed contests, he chased home Rebelline in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup and Suances in the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat, and finished third in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile, Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes, and Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes before going on to a somewhat successful career as a National Hunt stallion.
All of this makes Windmill View Stud stallion Gatewood an interesting prospect, and although there are only 19 members of his first crop, it would be no surprise to see some of them prove quite smart in point-to-points, over hurdles, and over fences.
GATEWOOD (GB) - b.2008 - Galileo - Felicity, 8 wins inc Geelong Cup (Gr3), Prix de Reux (Gr3), Tapster Stakes (L), Buckhounds Stakes (L), Wolferton Handicap (L), 2nd Grand Prix de Deauville (Gr2-twice), Fred Archer Stakes (L), Quebec Stakes (L), Floodlit Stakes (L), 3rd Cumberland Lodge Stakes (Gr3), Glorious Stakes (Gr3), Fred Archer Stakes (L). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2017.
Bc - Capelvenere (by Barathea) Tatts IRE February €7,500
Bf - Creaking Step (by Shernazar) Tatts IRE November €800
Bc - Lodge Princess (by Dr Massini) Tatts IRE February €4,000
Bg - Madame Von Meck (by Soviet Star) Tatts IRE November not sold
Brc - Tikkanese (by Tikkanen) Tatts IRE February not sold
Sires of Stallions