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CURRAGH 22-8-2015.
BALLYDOYLE and Joseph O'Brien win for trainer Aidan O'Brien.
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  • 2017 Series win-2nd-3rd - -
  • 2017 Total prize money

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It hardly took the work of a genius to know that Ballydoyle was going to be pretty smart, given that her connections named her after the famous training headquarters where she is housed.

The daughter of Galileo quickly made an impression, being unlucky not to win the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2015 on only her second start. She was beaten a short head and would have won in another stride.

Before the season was out she had Group 1 and Group 2 wins on her CV, the latter success being at the expense of stablemate Minding. In between, she had finished second to her in the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.

Minding again came out on top when they met for a third time in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket,  However, Ballydoyle would have given the three and a half length winner more to think about had she not met trouble in running after being last in the early stages.

She again found trouble in running when down the field in a rough renewal of the French Oaks (only beaten about three lengths) on her next start. And then she got loose before running below-par in America.

It will be a surprise if she does not win again at the highest level before 2016 is complete.

BCS Career statistics

Year Wins-2nd-3rd Prize money Group 1 wins Archived results


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