Fee for 2015: £8,500 (1st October, SLF)
Bahamian Bounty’s career at stud continues to be an immense source of pride for us, and in 2014 he reached the milestone of 50 Stakes performers to his name, cementing his reputation as one of the most consistent stallions standing at stud today.
Represented yet again by a strong draft of 2yo talent it was the Hugo Palmer trained filly New Providence who has been his standout juvenile performer in 2014. Raced just six times to date, she has won or placed in every start. Her first foray into Group company was a winning one when she fought determinedly to win the Gr.3 Dick Poole Fillies Stakes. Since then she has placed 3rd in the Gr.2 Shadwell Rockfel Stakes and there looks to be a promising 3yo campaign ahead of her in 2015.
Not to be outdone by the younger generation, 4yo Breton Rock has taken his career to new levels in 2014. In just 6 starts in 2014 he has won or placed in all of them, with his most prolific win coming in the Gr.2 Hungerford Stakes where he rallied gamely to snatch victory from 2013 winner, Gregorian. With a further four wins or places at Stakes level this year it has been a rewarding season for the David Simcock trained Breton Rock.
Last season’s star juvenile Anjaal has also added more Black Type to his resume this year in placing 3rd in the Gr.2 Lennox Stakes in July. Add to this Mick’s Yer Man, Donnerschlag and Take Ten, who have all earned Listed wins this year and it’s clear to see why breeders continue to support Bahamian Bounty at stud and at the sales.
Tattersalls October Yearling Sale once again brought great results for our stalwart stallion. Shadwell Estate Company paid the top price for one of his progeny at this sale, and took home a beautiful colt out of the Listed winning mare Mullein for 100,000gns. Other savvy buyers like Peter and Ross Doyle, Blandford Bloodstock, BBA Ireland, Frederico Barberini and Rabbah Bloodstock all paid between 30,000gns – 70,000gns for Bahamian Bounty yearlings.
Challenges are ahead for Bahamian Bounty in the 2015 season as we adjust his management to cope with a decline in his fertility, but this year’s results from the track and the sales have shown that you should never count him out.