Waldgeist (GB) 2014

by Galileo out of Waldlerche • Height: 16.0½ (1.64 m) • Distances: 8 to 12 f


  • Best son of the world's best sire GALILEO after FRANKEL from one of the most successful European families
  • Four-time Gr.1 winner with victories in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1, where he beat two-time Arc winner ENABLE, the world's highest ranked three-year-old SOTTSASS as well as multiple Gr.1 winners JAPAN and MAGICAL
  • Brother of WALDLIED (winner in the Prix de Malleret, Gr.2) out of a sister to MASKED MARVEL (Champion Three-year-old Stayer in the UK)
  • WALDGEIST's dam sire is Germany's best Sire of Sires MONSUN
  • LONGINES World's Best Racehorse 2019 (together with ENABLE and CRYSTAL OCEAN) with a rating of 128
  • "Waldgeist is like a French wine, improving with age. He combines the very best of Irish and German thoroughbred breeding and has achieved his great success in six countries over four racing seasons. He was a top class horse as a two-, three- and four-year-old already, but he was able to jump to yet another level in 2019 to win the most prestigious race in the world. Waldgeist is the prime example of a modern equine world traveller."
    (Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO des Hong Kong Jockey Club)


(GB) 2014

(IRE) 1998

Sadler's Wells
(USA) 1981

Northern Dancer
(CAN) 1961

(CAN) 1954

USA) 1957

Fairy Bridge
(USA) 1975

Bold Reason
(USA) 1968

(USA) 1969

Urban Sea
(USA) 1989

(USA) 1978

Mr. Prospector
(USA) 1970

(USA) 1971

(GB) 1978

(GER) 1967

(GER) 1969

(GB) 2009

(GER) 1990

(GER) 1976

Dschingis Khan
(GER) 1961

(GER) 1965

(GER) 1985

(GER) 1974

(GER) 1979

(GER) 2000

Mark of Esteem
(IRE) 1993

(GB) 1981

(GB) 1989

(GER) 1993

(GER) 1982

(GER) 1987

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

2 3 2 - 1 -

3 5 - 3 - 2

4 6 4 - - 1

5 3 3 - - -

Gesamt: 17 9 3 1 3

Earnings: € 4,431,356

At 2

1st Criterium de Saint-Cloud, Gr.1, Saint Cloud, 2000 m

beating Dick Turpin (Gr.1), Beethoven (Gr.3)

3rd Prix de Conde, Gr.3, Chantilly, 1700 m

At 3

2nd QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1, Chantilly, 2100 m

2nd Prix Greffulhe, Gr.2, Saint-Cloud, 1800 m

2nd Gigaset Cumberland Lodge Stakes, Gr.3, Ascot, 2400m
4th Irish Derby, Gr.1, Curragh, 2400m
4th Großer Preis von Bayern, Gr.1, Munich, 2400m

At 4

1st Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Gr.1, Saint Cloud, 2400 m

beating Coronet (Gr.1 x2), Cloth Of Stars (Gr.1), Iquitos (Gr.1 x3)

1st Qatar Prix Foy, Gr.2, Longchamp, 2400 m

beating Talismanic (Gr.1 Breeders' Cup Turf), Cloth Of Stars (Gr.1 Prix Ganay), Capri (Gr.1x2), Way To Paris (Gr.2), Clincher (Gr.2)

1st Grand Prix de Chantilly, Gr.2, Chantilly, 2400 m

beating Dschingis Secret (Gr.1 Großer Preis von Berlin), Cloth Of Stars (Gr.1), Way To Paris (Gr.2), etc.

4th Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1, Longchamp, 2400 m

At 5

1st Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1, Longchamp, 2400 m

beaten Enable (Gr.1 x10), Sottsass (Gr.1 Prix du Jockey Club), Japan (Gr.1 x2), Magical (Gr.1 x4), French King (Gr.1 Großer Preis von Berlin), Ghaiyyath (Gr.1 Großer Preis von Baden), etc.

1st Prix Ganay, Gr.1, Longchamp, 2100 m

beaten Study Of Man (Gr.1 Prix du Jockey Club), Ghaiyyath (Gr.1 Grosser Preis von Baden), Intellogent (Gr.1 Prix Jean Prat)

1st Qatar Prix Foy, Gr.2, Longchamp, 2400 m

beaten Kiseki (Gr.1 Kikuka Sho), Silverwave (Gr.1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud), Way To Paris (Gr.2)

3rd King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Gr.1, Ascot, 2400 m

3rd Prince Of Wales's Stakes, Gr.1, Ascot, 2000 m


To stud 2020. His first crop will be foals in 2021.

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