Bahamian Bounty

Last updated
Bahamian Bounty
Sire Cadeaux Genereux
GrandsireYoung Generation
DamClarentia
DamsireBallad Rock
Sex Stallion
Foaled10 February 1994
DiedMarch 2, 2020(2020-03-02) (aged 26)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Colour Chestnut
BreederClarents Racing Ltd
OwnerLucayan Stud
Godolphin
Trainer David Loder
Saeed bin Suroor
Record7: 3-1-0
Earnings£204,981
Major wins
Prix Morny (1996)
Middle Park Stakes (1996)
Awards
European Champion Two-Year-Old Colt
Last updated on August 25, 2007

Bahamian Bounty (10 February 1994 2 March 2020) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He was named European Champion Two-Year-Old Colt at the 1996 Cartier Racing Awards. In his championship season, Bahamian Bounty won three of his five races including two Group One races, the Prix Morny in France and the Middle Park Stakes in England. He was retired after two unsuccessful starts in 1997 and later stood as a stallion at the National Stud at Newmarket, Suffolk.

Contents

Background

Bahamian Bounty was bred in the United Kingdom by Clarents Racing Ltd. His sire, Cadeaux Genereux won several major sprint races including the Nunthorpe Stakes and the July Cup. At stud he sired over 1,000 winners including Touch of the Blues (Atto Mile), Bijou d'Inde (St James's Palace Stakes) and Toylsome (Prix de la Forêt). [1] Bahamian Bounty's dam, Clarentia was a sprinter who won three races, all over the minimum distance of five furlongs. [2]

Bahamian Bounty was sold as a yearling for 45,000 gns to the Lucayan Stud, [3] the name used for the horse racing interests of Edward St. George. St. George was a British businessman who lived in The Bahamas [4] and gave the "Bahamian" prefix to the names of many of his racehorses including Bahamian Pirate (Nunthorpe Stakes) and Bahamian Knight (Derby Italiano).

Bahamian Bounty was originally sent into training with David Loder at Newmarket. In October 1996 he was bought privately by Sheikh Mohammed for his Godolphin organisation for a reported fee of £1 million. [5] At the end of the season he was moved to the stable of Saeed bin Suroor, spending the winter in Dubai before returning to Britain in spring 1997. He was ridden in five of his seven starts by Frankie Dettori.

Racing career

1996: two-year-old season

Bahamian Bounty made his racecourse debut in July in a six-furlong maiden race at Newmarket. he raced prominently and briefly led a furlong from the finish before being beaten a neck by Grapeshot. Twelve days later he was dropped down in trip for a five-furlong maiden race at Yarmouth, for which he started at the unusual odds of 1/11. As the betting suggested, he proved far too good for his four opponents, going clear in the final quarter mile and winning by two and a half lengths in a "canter". [6]

In August, Bahamian Bounty was moved directly to Group One level for the Prix Morny at Deauville. Although only five horses took part, they included the odds-on favourite Zamindar (an unbeaten brother of Zafonic), the July Stakes winner Rich Ground and the year's outstanding filly Pas de Reponse. Bahamian Bounty and Zamindar disputed the lead from the start and raced together throughout the closing stages, with the English-trained colt prevailing by a short neck. [7] After the race Loder called him "a lovely horse with a tremendous temperament" and the bookmakers offered him at 16/1 for the following year's 2000 Guineas, although his pedigree suggested that he would be most likely to make an impact as a sprinter. [8]

The six-furlong Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket in October saw Bahamian Bounty sent off the 7/4 favourite ahead of ten rivals including Easycall (Richmond Stakes), Rich Ground, Muchea (Zukunfts-Rennen) and Deep Finesse (Prix du Bois). Dettori held the colt up in the early stages but then had problems finding space for a challenge in the final quarter mile. When a gap appeared Bahamian Bounty "flashed" through to settle the race "in a matter of strides". He idled after hitting the front and had to be driven out to beat Muchea by a head. [9] After the race Dettori praised the colt's "terrific turn of foot." [5]

On his final start of the season, Bahamian Bounty attempted to become the first Middle Park winner to add the seven-furlong Dewhurst Stakes since Diesis in 1982. As in the Middle Park Stakes, Bahamian Bounty had trouble finding a clear run after being held up. On this occasion, however, he could not reach the leaders and finished fourth to In Command, beaten less than two lengths.

1997: three-year-old season

Bahamian Bounty spent the winter in Dubai before returning to England with the rest of the Godolphin team in late April. [10] Running for his new stable, Bahamian Bounty failed to reproduce his best form in two starts as a three-year-old. At Longchamp he was made 11/10 joint favourite for the Poule d'Essai des Poulains, but after leading in the middle part of the race he faded badly to finish last of the six runners behind Daylami. Two months later he returned to a sprint distance in the July Cup at Newmarket where he finished fourth of the nine runners behind the 50/1 outsider Compton Place. [11]

Assessment

In November 1996, Bahamian Bounty was named European Champion Two-Year-Old Colt at the Cartier Racing Awards, although the situation was somewhat confused, with the Grand Critérium winner Revoque being given the title of Champion Two-Year-Old. [12] Bahamian Bounty was also rated behind Revoque in the official International Classification. [13]

Stud career

After retiring to the National Stud, [14] Bahamian Bounty proved to be a successful stallion, siring the winners of more than five hundred races. [15] As might have been predicted from his pedigree and racing career, he proved particularly effective as a sire of two-year-old and sprinters, his best winners being the full brothers Pastoral Pursuits (July Cup) and Goodricke (Haydock Sprint Cup). He was also "shuttled" to stand at the Eliza Park Stud in Australia. [16] In 2011 he stood at a fee of £10,000. [17] Bahamian Bounty was retired from stud duties in 2015 and died in March 2020 at the age of 26. [18]

Pedigree

Pedigree of Bahamian Bounty (GB), chestnut stallion, 1994 [19]
Sire
Cadeaux Genereux (GB)
1985
Young Generation
1976 
Balidar Will Somers
Violet Bank
Brig O’Doon Shantung
Tam O’Shanter
Smarten Up
1975 
Sharpen Up Atan
Rocchetta
LanguissolaSoderini
Posh
Dam
Clarentia (Ire)
1984
Ballad Rock
1974 
Bold Lad Bold Ruler
Barn Pride
True RocketRoan Rocket
True Course
Laharden
1979
Mount Hagen Bold Bidder
Moonmadness
Sinella Sing Sing
Djerella (Family: 3-h)

Related Research Articles

Lammtarra American-bred Thoroughbred racehorse

Lammtarra was an undefeated Thoroughbred racehorse who won three Group One races in 1995 and was voted the Cartier Three-Year-Old European Champion Colt. He won The Derby in record time, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. He is one of only two horses to win all three races, the other being Mill Reef.

Tobougg Thoroughbred racehorse

Tobougg (1998–2018) was a thoroughbred racehorse and sire, who was bred in Ireland, but trained in England and Dubai during a racing career which lasted from 2000 to 2002. He was named European Champion Two-Year-Old Colt for 2000 at the Cartier Racing Awards. He was unbeaten in three starts in his championship season including two Group One races, the Prix de la Salamandre in France and the Dewhurst Stakes in England. He never won another race although he was placed in The Derby, the Champion Stakes and the Hong Kong Cup. He had some success as a breeding stallion and broodmare sire although he sired few major race winners.

Dream Ahead American-bred Thoroughbred racehorse

Dream Ahead is a retired thoroughbred racehorse, who was bred in Kentucky and based in England during a nine race career which lasted from July 2010 to October 2011. As a two-year-old he was officially rated the equal of Frankel after winning the Prix Morny and the Middle Park Stakes. As a three-year-old he was successfully campaigned at sprint distances, winning the July Cup at Newmarket and defeating Goldikova in the Prix de la Forêt. He was named Europe's Champion Sprinter at the 2011 Cartier Racing Awards.

Island Sands Irish-bred Thoroughbred racehorse

Island Sands was an Irish-bred Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a career that lasted from August 1998 to June 2001 he ran nine times and won four races. His most notable success came in his first race as a three-year-old in 1999, when he won the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. His subsequent career was restricted by injury and he won only one minor race in the next two years. He retired to a stud career in China.

Xaar was a British-bred Thoroughbred racehorse and sire, best known for his performances as a two-year-old in 1997. In his juvenile season, he won four of his five races, including the Prix de Cabourg and Prix de la Salamandre in France and the Dewhurst Stakes in England. In 1998, he won the Craven Stakes on his debut, but was beaten in his remaining three races. After two further defeats in 1999, he was retired to stud, where he had limited success as a sire of winners.

Cadeaux Genereux British-bred Thoroughbred racehorse

Cadeaux Genereux was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. A specialist sprinter, he came to prominence in 1988 when he won five races including the Criterion Stakes and the Diadem Stakes and was disqualified after finishing first in the Prix de l'Abbaye. After two disappointing efforts early in 1989 he established himself as the best sprinter in Europe with wins in the July Cup and the William Hill Sprint Championship. He was then retired to stud where he had considerable success as a sire of winners.

Excellent Art was a British-bred Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. As a two-year-old he was trained in England and showed good form, winning the National Stakes and the Mill Reef Stakes and being placed in both the Prix Morny and the Railway Stakes. In the following year he was moved in Ireland and was even better: he won the St James's Palace Stakes, finished second in the Sussex Stakes, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and Breeders' Cup Turf and was rated one of the best three-year-old colts in the world. He was then retired to stud and had some success as a sire of winners before being exported to India in 2013.

Starborough was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He usually led from the start of his races and was best at distances of around one mile. Bred and owned by Sheikh Mohammed and trained in England by David Loder he showed promising form as a two-year-old in 1996, winning on his debut and finishing third and fourth against better opposition in his other two races. In the following year he finished fourth in the 2000 Guineas before recording Group One victories in the Prix Jean Prat and the St James's Palace Stakes, beating a particularly strong field in the latter race. Later that summer he finished second in the Sussex Stakes and fourth in the Prix Jacques Le Marois. He moved to the Godolphin stable in 1998 but his form deteriorated and he failed to win in three races. After he retired from racing he stood as a breeding stallion in France and had some success as a sire of winners.

Pastoral Pursuits was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He was bred in Newmarket and sold for 24,000 guineas as a yearling. As a two-year-old he finished second on his debut but won his three remaining races including the Group Three Sirenia Stakes. His three-year-old campaign was abbreviated by injury but he added two major wins in the Hackwood Stakes and the Park Stakes. In 2005 he made only two appearances but recorded his most important victory when winning the Group One July Cup at Newmarket Racecourse. His racing career was ended by injury shortly afterwards and he was retired to stud. He had some success as a sire of winners.

So Factual was an American-bred Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He was bred in Kentucky by Khalid Abdullah and sent to race in Europe where he proved to be one of the leading sprinters of his time. As a juvenile he ran three times, winning on his debut and finishing second in the Coventry Stakes. In the following year he won the European Free Handicap but was well beaten in his next two races and was then sold and sent to compete in the United Arab Emirates. In 1994 he won three races in Dubai and was then returned to Europe in the ownership of Godolphin Racing. He reached his peak as a five-year-old in 1995 when he recorded victories in the Cork and Orrery Stakes and the Nunthorpe Stakes. He was retired to stud at the end of the year.

Shalaa Irish-bred Thoroughbred racehorse

Shalaa is an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse. In 2015 he was beaten on his debut but won his next five races including the July Stakes, Richmond Stakes, Prix Morny and Middle Park Stakes. His second season was badly disrupted by injury, although he did win the Bengough Stakes.

Lujain was an American-bred, British-trained thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He showed his best form as a two-year-old in 1998 when he won his first three races by wide margins, culminating in a victory in the G1 Middle Park Stakes. He made no impact in three subsequent races and was retired to stud at the end of 1999. He had little success as a breeding stallion.

Dutch Art is a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He was rated the best British two-year-old of 2006, when he was unbeaten in four races including the Norfolk Stakes, Prix Morny and Middle Park Stakes. In the following year he failed to win but finished second in the July Cup and Prix Maurice de Gheest and third in the 2000 Guineas. Since retiring to stud in 2008 he has had considerable success as a breeding stallion.

In Command is an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. Bred and owned by Maktoum Al Maktoum he was trained in England by Barry Hills. He showed his best form as a two-year-old in 1996 when he was placed in the Acomb Stakes, Champagne Stakes and Middle Park Stakes before recording his biggest success in the Dewhurst Stakes. He failed to win in four subsequent races and was retired from racing in 1998. He had no success as a breeding stallion.

Diktat is a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He spent most of his racing career at distances of around seven furlongs but recorded his two biggest wins when dropped to sprint distances. Unplaced on his only start as a two-year-old in 1997 he showed improved form in 1998, winning his first three races including the Jersey Stakes but missed the second half of the season. He returned as a four-year-old to win four major races from five starts: his victories came in the Shergar Cup Seven Stakes, Criterion Stakes, Prix Maurice de Gheest and the Haydock Sprint Cup. He failed to win in 2000 but finished second in the Yasuda Kinen and third in the Prix du Moulin. He stood as a breeding stallion in England, France, Japan and Spain and sired several important winners including Dream Ahead and Rajeem.

Goodricke is a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. A specialist sprinter who excelled over six and seven furlongs and recorded his biggest win in the 2005 William Hill Sprint Cup. He showed some promise as a two-year-old, winning two minor races, but missed the second half of the year after running poorly in the Coventry Stakes. In the following year he competed in handicaps and minor stakes before emerging as a top class performer with a second place in the Prix Maurice de Gheest followed by his win in the Spring Cup. He remained in training as a four-year-old but ran only twice and failed to recover his best form. He was retired to stud but has had very little success as a breeding stallion.

Zieten was an American-bred Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. Trained in France as a juvenile he was unbeaten in four races including the Prix La Flèche, Prix d'Arenberg and Middle Park Stakes. In the following year he took his unbeaten run to five in the Prix de Fontainebleau but was beaten in six subsequent races. As a four-year-old he raced in Japan and England and recorded a final big win in the Challenge Stakes. He was then retired to stud and had some success as a breeding stallion.

Balmont is an American-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He had his greatest success as a two-year-old in 2003 when he won the Gimcrack Stakes and was awarded the win in the Middle Park Stakes on the disqualification of Three Valleys. He remained in training until the age of five but never won again although he ran well in several major sprint races, being placed in the July Cup, Golden Jubilee Stakes, Temple Stakes and Phoenix Sprint Stakes. After the end of his racing career he stood as a breeding stallion in Ireland and Australia, and now stands at the Jug Handle Ranch in Alberta Canada.

Bachir is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a racing career which lasted from July 1999 until August 2000 he won five of his ten races and recorded major victories in four different countries. As a juvenile in 1999 he showed top-class form by winning the Richmond Stakes and finishing third in both the Prix Morny and Prix de la Salamandre. In the following spring he was sent to Dubai where he won the UAE 2000 Guineas before returning to Europe to take the Poule d'Essai des Poulains and the Irish 2000 Guineas. He ran disappointingly in two subsequent races and was retired from racing at the end of the year. Bachir has stood as a breeding stallion in Ireland and Japan but has made little impact as a sire of winners.

Poet's Voice was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He showed very good form as a two-year-old in 2009 when he won two races including the Champagne Stakes. He failed to live up to his promise in the first half of the following year but then returned to form to win the Celebration Mile and then defeated a very strong field to take the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. He never won again and was retired at the end of 2011. He was a headstrong and unpredictable racehorse, breaking out of the starting stalls on one occasion and biting one of his rivals on another. He made a very promising start to his stallion career, siring the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Poet's Word in his first season at stud.

References

  1. "Cadeaux Genereux Stud Record". Racing Post. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
  2. "Clarentia". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  3. "Off to the sales in search of a Sham rather than a dud". The Independent. 1996-09-27. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  4. "Lucayan Stud and Irish National Stud". Breederscup.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  5. 1 2 "Dettori unstoppable as he brings home Bounty". The Independent. 1996-10-04. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  6. "Scroby Sands Maiden Stakes result". Racing Post. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  7. "Prix Morny result". Racing Post. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  8. "Bounty in long-odds mutiny". The Independent. 1996-08-19. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  9. "Middle Park Stakes result". Racing Post. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  10. "Racing: Godolphin team in flying form – Sport". The Independent. 1997-04-29. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  11. "July Cup result". Racing Post. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  12. "Royal return of pounds 51 on the Tote for 5-1 winner – Sport". The Independent. 1996-11-20. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  13. "Revoque is top of juvenile class: Racing – Sport". The Independent. 1997-01-16. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  14. "Conformation | Bahamian Bounty". The National Stud. Archived from the original on 2011-10-12. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  15. "Bahamian Bounty | Stud Record | Bloodstock Stallion Book". Racing Post. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  16. "Horse Racing – Horse Racing – Bahamian Bounty's progeny show promise". Racingandsports.com.au. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  17. "Bahamian Bounty | Details | Bloodstock Stallion Book". Racing Post. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  18. "Group 1 hero Bahamian Bounty dies aged 26 at the National Stud". Racing Post . 2 March 2020.
  19. "Bahamian Bounty pedigree". Equineline. 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-06-30.