Bahhare relocates to NZ South Island

Bahhare will relocate to Pines Thoroughbreds at Rakaia in New Zealand’s South Island this year.

Bahhare (USA) was a G2 winner of the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster and he returned at three to be G1 placed in the Champion Stakes at Newmarket and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

Bahhare (Woodman) arrived at Rich Hill Stud in 1999 where he quickly established himself as a sire of quality gallopers.  “He made a great start with the South Australian Oaks winner Dowry and the Captain Cook Stakes winner Hurrah in his first crop,” Rich Hill’s John Thompson recalled.  “Unfortunately, that momentum was lost when he didn’t return to New Zealand for several seasons.”

The decision to transfer Bahhare came after Rich Hill signed Street Cry’s Melbourne Cup winner Shocking last week.  “He gave great service here and has always been a popular with South Island breeders,” Thompson continued.  “Two of his best G1 performers Hurrah and Best Gift started their careers in Christchurch.”

The Pines principals Simon and Cindy Hampton have welcomed the opportunity to stand Bahhare.  His introductory fee will be $3000 (+ gst) and the innovative fillies’ scheme that proved popular at Rich Hill will again be offered.  Breeders will receive a 50% reduction in the service fee if their mare produces a filly.