This Group 1-winning son of Galileo (by Sadler's Wells) spent one season under the Coolmore banner, covering just 39 mares, and then he moved to Drakenstein Stud in South Africa. The long list of Galileo stallions with at least one top-level winner to their name includes Rip Van Winkle and that horse's fourth dam, House Tie (by Be Friendly), is the third dam of Kingsbarns.
He is a half-brother to the pattern winning fillies Belle Artiste (by Namid) and Sweeter Still (by Rock of Gibraltar), his dam, Beltisaal (by El Gran Senor) is a half-sister to the Group 2-placed stakes winner Kafhar (by In The Wings), and his grandam, Ittisaal (by Caerleon), is a half-sister to two mares of particular note.
Twine (by Thatching) gave us the Group 1-placed Group 2 scorer, Grade 1 Champion Hurdle hero and successful National Hunt sire Alderbrook (by Ardross), she is also responsible for the blacktype winners Restructure (by Danehill), Royal Strand (by Royal Academy) and Native Twine (by Be My Native), she is the grandam of the Group 3 scorer Tahreeb (by Indian Ridge) and third dam of this year's Grade 2 San Clemente Handicap winner Madam Dancealot (by Sir Prancealot).
Tea House (by Sassafras), on the other hand, was a listed-race winner and, in addition to being the dam of the US Grade 1 scorer Danish (by Danehill) and of the multiple Group 1-placed pattern winners Ace (by Danehill) and Hawkeye (by Danehill), her descendants include the Group 1 Dubai World Cup star African Story (by Pivotal).
The aforementioned Rip Van Winkle connection comes through Jamaican Punch (by Shareef Dancer), an unraced half-sister to Tea House, Twine and Ittisaal. Her winning daughter Mustique Dream (by Don't Forget Me) is the dam of Looking Back (by Stravinsky), and that filly became the stakes-placed dam of the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes, Group 1 Sussex Stakes and Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes hero.
KINGSBARNS (IRE) – b.2010 – Galileo – Beltisaal, 2 wins inc Racing Post Trophy (Gr1), 2nd Royal Whip Stakes (Gr3), 3rd Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Gr1), Heritage Stakes (L). Sire in Ireland & South Africa. First foals in 2016.
brf - All In Clover (by Bahri) Tattersalls IRE Sept withdrawn
brc - Mascara (by Mtoto) Tattersalls IRE Sept €15,500
bc - Sweet Namibia (by Namid) Tattersalls Oct 14,000gns
Sires of Stallions