Twirl (IRE)

in foal to Curlin

Galileo (IRE) - Butterfly Cove | Hip #366A

Twirl (IRE)

Consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency

Twirl (IRE) is a full sister to champion Ballydoyle (IRE) and to Misty for Me (IRE) who is the dam of 3 time G1 winner Roly Poly and 2 time G1 winner U S Navy Flag, recent winner of the Juddmonte Middle Park (G1) and Darley Dewhurst (G1). Twirl (IRE) produced a filly by Tapit in 2017 and is in foal to leading sire Curlin.

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Twirl (IRE) is offered in foal to leading sire Curlin

Twirl (IRE) is a full sister to Irish and French highweight and multiple Group 1 winner Misty For Me (IRE), dam of multiple 2017 Group 1 winners Roly Poly and U S Navy Flag.

Twirl (IRE) is a full sister to champion, Ballydoyle (IRE)

Twirl (IRE) is regally bred, by leading sire Galileo (IRE) out of the Storm Cat mare Butterfly Cove, a half-sister to European champion juvenile Fasliyev.

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Race Record


U S Navy Flag wins 2017 Darley Dewhurst Stakes (G1)


U S Navy Flag wins 2017 Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (G1)


Roly Poly wins 2017 Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (G1)


Roly Poly wins 2017 Prix Rothschild (G1)


Ballydoyle wins 2015 Total Prix Marcel Boussac - Criterium des Pouliches (G1)

"Twirl represents a unique opportunity to purchase a stakes winning, graded quality mare by the worlds leading sire Galileo from arguably the most prolific current pedigree in the world."

John Sikura, Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency

"I don't think there will be another mare presented to auction anywhere with this much quality and current relevance in group 1 racing. She is a jewel"

John Sikura, Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency

“Twirl is one of those regally bred mares who is truly a collector’s item...She is an exciting addition to Keeneland’s November Sale catalog.”

Bob Elliston, Keeneland Vice President of Racing and Sales

“He is a very solid horse and he is a brother to Roly Poly. He is out of a Galileo mare and they just don't give up. He takes his racing well and is progressing with every run.”

Aidan O’Brien, speaking about U S Navy Flag

“She's a great filly, with a great heart. She's tactical and tough, amazing really.”

Aidan O'Brien, speaking about Roly Poly