Fee for 2013: £10,000 (1st October)
BAHAMIAN BOUNTY has experienced one of the highest profile years of his career as a stallion. During 2012, he has never been out of the top 10 in the leading list of sires of GB/IRE 2YOS or the sires of European 2YOS; he has sired 15 individual 2YO winners throughout Europe and a total of 4 individual stakes winners.
2YO filly SENDMYLOVETOROSE (Windy Gulch) won the Cherry Hinton Stakes (Gr.2) and the Grangecon Stud Stakes (Gr.3) in July for owner John Gildea and trainer Andrew Oliver. CAY VERDE (All Quiet) started off his juvenile career with a win in the Listed Marble Hill Stakes on his 3rd racecourse appearance for Mick Channon;
unsurprisingly, his talent was quickly spotted and the colt was bought by Qatar Racing and went on to win the Gr.3 Prix De Arenberg later in the season. He was sold for 320,000euro to Howard Laing at the Arqana Saint Cloud ‘Arc de Triomphe Sale in September (the highest public auction price for a son of BAHAMIAN BOUNTY in the
last 10 years).
The Mark Johnston trained filly BAILEYS JUBILEE (Mississipi Star) was probably the most heavily raced and consistent of his 2012 2YO stars winning the Listed Prix Des Reves D’Or contest in Vichy and running 2nd in the Gr.3 Prix De Cabourg, Gr.2 Lowther Stakes and the Gr.3 Prix De Arenberg (completing a BAHAMIAN BOUNTY 1-2 behind CAY VERDE) in succession. Without question, her most exciting outing of the year was her final one when Kieron Fallon rode her to a close 3rd in the Gr.1 Cheveley Park Stakes on Future Champions’ Day at Newmarket – her next target is the 2013 QIPCO 1000 Guineas.
Our flagship stallion’s season was topped off at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sales (Book 2) when a smart colt out of the winning mare HOH CHI MIN (Efisio) realised 120,000gns on the first day of the sale – the 4th highest price achieved in the session. The second day brought even greater success, when a colt out of the mare ROCK LILY
(Rock Of Gibraltar) sold for 150,000gns. He was purchased by Angus Gold for Shadwell who said
“I just loved him from the minute I saw him. If I had to pick a horse this week, this would be it. He has a great attitude and is a powerful horse” (www.tattersalls.com).
BAHAMIAN BOUNTY’S average yearling price for the 2012 Tattersalls and Doncaster Sales was £41,129. BAHAMIAN BOUNTY continues to attract top quality mares year after year.
His 2012 book included some top stakes producers such as QUIZ CHOW (Pelda) the dam of Gr.1 winner QUIZA QUIZA QUIZA (Golden Snake); STARFLEET (Inchinor) the dam of American Gr.2 winner MR NAPPER TANDY (Bahamian Bounty) ; LAUREN LOUISE (Tagula) the dam of Listed and Sales race winner BOGART (Bahamian Bounty) and Italian Champion 2YO filly CROESO CARAID (Most Welcome) who was herself a Gr. 2 performer and is the dam of 3 winners from 3 runners to
date. Other notable mares included UTMOST (Most Welcome) dam of Gr. 2 winner UTMOST RESPECT (Danetime); HATTA FORT’S (Cape Cross ) dam OSHIPONGA (Barathea) and a raft of stakes winners/ performers including FEABHAS (Spectrum), ROSABEE (No Excuse Needed), BREATHLESS KISS (Roman Ruler),
SHERSHA (Priolo) and MEDICEA SIDERA (Medicean).