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Rory McIlroy wouldn't mind being reincarnated as a Coolmore stallion

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Rory McIlroy with Galileo. Pic credit: Twitter/@IrishRacing

Rory McIlroy with Galileo. Pic credit: Twitter/@IrishRacing

Rory McIlroy with Galileo. Pic credit: Twitter/@IrishRacing

World number one Rory McIlroy visited Ballydoyle and Coolmore yesterday and was envious of the lifestyle of some of the four-legged inhabitants.

The world's greatest golfer met, arguably, the world's greatest thoroughbed stallion in Galileo at Coolmore.

The 2001 Irish Derby winner now commands a service fee of in excess of €200,000 for a live foal, according to reports.

He enjoys his spring in Ireland, covering up to 200 mares and then flies Down Under for the breeding season in the Southern Hemisphere and does the same.

McIlroy could think of worse beasts to inhabit if he gets reincarnated. He posted this message on Facebook: "Had the most fascinating day at Ballydoyle and Coolmore Stud yesterday. When I die I wouldn't mind coming back as this guy!! #Galileo."

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