Noble Mission (GB), one of the best-bred stallions in the stud book, is a three-time Group 1-winning Champion. He is by European Champion sire Galileo (Ire) and out of the stakes-winning Danehill mare Kind (Ire), making Noble Mission a full brother to the magnificent multiple Group 1-winning champion Frankel (Ire)—already a leading sire in Europe.
Noble Mission is the sire of Grade 2 winner Code of Honor and the multiple stakes-placed Life Mission. Noble Mission finished 2018 as sixth on the American first-crop sire list by worldwide earnings, with $773,672. His 2018 two-year-olds averaged $102,417 at auction, with price tags up to $250,000.
Noble Mission’s sire Galileo and his grandsires Sadler’s Wells and Danehill have collectively exercised a virtual monopoly of the title of Champion sire in Britain and Ireland over the last 25 years. Galileo owes much of his success to his remarkable partnership with the Danzig male line, in general, and with the Danehill branch in particular. Galileo has 26 stakes winners from mares by Danehill, with no fewer than 10 of them achieving the status of G1 winner. Although Galileo is out of a granddaughter of Mr Prospector, he has several high-class performers with Mr Prospector on their dam’s side. He has enjoyed widespread success with the Roberto line and has been brilliantly successful with daughters of Silver Hawk. Galileo also has group winners from daughters of Dynaformer, Kris S., Lear Fan and Red Ransom. Galileo sired the G1 winner Galikova from a mare by Blushing Groom, while Arazi and Rahy both appear among the sires of the second dams of Galileo’s important winners.