Fee for 2014: £8,500 (1st October, SLF)
During another standout year in 2013, Bahamian Bounty has yet again shown why breeders, trainers & agents continue to support our flag-ship stallion. Consistency, precocity & durability.
With an impressive 33% winners/runners strike rate (European 2 year olds), and 16 individual 2 year old winners so far this season that includes 3 Stakes winners, with a further two of these being Stakes placed, it is little wonder that BAHAMIAN BOUNTY continues to attract top class mares year after year.
BAHAMIAN BOUNTY has definitely earned his spot in the top 10 sires of 2 year olds (GB & Ireland) throughout the 2013 flat season. His juveniles have put in some gutsy and determined performances this year to land him wins and places at Listed, Gr 3 and Gr 2 level.
Two year old colt MICK’S YER MAN was the one who kicked the season off to a flying start when he won the Brocklesby, and after that the winners just kept coming. Two year old filly FIG ROLL then carried on the winning ways when she posted the first Stakes win of the season for her sire, winning the Listed Empress Stakes at Newmarket, beating daughter of Pastoral Pursuits and future Gr 3 placed, Ventura Mist into second.
Then came the most prolific winner for BAHAMIAN BOUNTY so far this season, Gr 2 July Stakes winner, ANJAAL. Bred by Carmel Stud, and now owned by Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, the Richard Hannon trained colt produced a late turn of foot to take the Newmarket staged event on the wire. In doing so beating ASTAIRE, who later went on to win the Gimcrack Stakes (Gr 2). For this Bahamian Bounty was named Racing Post Stallion of the Week. Bloodstock writer Tom Pennington said "The 19 year old son of Cadeaux Genereux has become a model of consistency who rarely fails to throw up an above-average juvenile". Racing Post 15/07/13. An accolade which we think is richly deserved.
The opening day of 2013’s York Ebor Festival provided the next exciting chapter for this season’s BAHAMIAN BOUNTY runners. Seasoned campaigner BOGART started the day off in style winning the Symphony Group Stakes; a win which took his career earnings to over £300,000. Rounding the day off was smart 2 year old BAHAMIAN HEIGHTS who cruised to victory in the BetVictor.com Stakes.
CORAL MIST is the most recent black type performer for BAHAMIAN BOUNTY, who showed grim determination when winning in the closing stages of the Gr 3 Firth of Clyde Stakes in September. Add to this list COOL BAHAMIAN, DONNERSCHLAG & EASTERN IMPACT, who have all achieved Stakes places this season; and a cast of many more who have had their own moments of glory.
The 2013 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale topped off what has been another fantastic season. The top price for one of his progeny at the sale was for a half-sister to Hawk Wing, purchased by BBA Ireland for 170,000gns. A beautiful colt from Carmel Stud was his top price in Book 2, bought by Shadwell Estate Company for 150,000gns. In total, BAHAMIAN BOUNTY’S progeny earned him a yearling average for this sale of 57,654gns.
Throughout the 2013 season Bahamian Bounty has made one thing abundantly clear, after an already long and illustrious career, he can still get you the results that you need.