Proven Group 1 stallion Bahhare (USA) is on the move for 2011 to the South Island after several seasons at Rich Hill Stud. The unbeaten juvenile son of Woodman will stand at The Pines Thoroughbreds at Rakaia in Mid-Canterbury.
“We can accommodate four stallions here at Rich Hill and the imminent arrival of the champion Australian performer Shocking resulted in us making the difficult decision to relocate Bahhare.” studmaster John Thompson said.
“He gave great service during his time with us and he’s always been a popular stallion with South Island breeders as two of his best Gr 1 performers Hurrah and Best Gift started their careers in Christchurch. We also sold a Bahhare colt at last year’s South Island 2YO Sale for $35,000 so he’s going to be a welcome addition to their proven sire ranks.”
“He made a great start with four Gr 1 performers from his first crop, including the South Australian Oaks winner Dowry and the Captain Cook Stakes winner Hurrah while he was New Zealand champion sire of two-year-olds in 2003-04.” Thompson added.
Other top-flight progeny of Bahhare to make their mark at the highest level have included Australasian Oaks runner-up Star Of Gretchen, VRC Derby placegetter Our Bahhare and New Zealand Derby placegetter Charliehorse. Further afield his son Best Gift, who raced here as Carlisle Bay, won the Gr 3 Sha Tin Trophy and was Gr 1 placed in the HK Champions’ and Chater Cup (twice), the QE II Cup, HK Gold Cup, Stewards’ Cup andHK Vasewhile his daughter Katdogawn was a Gr 2 winner in the United States and son Baqah was a Gr 2 winner and Gr 1 placed in England.
The Pines Thoroughbreds principals Simon and Cindy Hampton are delighted to be standing a proven stallion like Bahhare.
“We have bred to Bahhare on numerous occasions so we have fostered a good relationship with Rich Hill Stud,” Simon Hampton said. “Bahhare is a lovely, quality horse who passes on those attributes to his offspring.”
Bahhare’s introductory fee at The Pines will be $3000 + GST and the fillies’ scheme that proved popular at Rich Hill will again be offered. Breeders will receive a 50 per-cent reduction in the service fee if their mare produces a filly.