Bunker Bay (IRE)
Bunker Bay (IRE)
2019 Bay gelding by Australia (GB) ex Alf Guineas (IRE) (Sea The Stars (IRE))
Owner KVT X
We purchased Bunker Bay for 47,000 guineas at The Tattersalls December Yearling Sale. He is a stunning horse with a great action and a lot of quality. He is very much a three-year-old sort who is unlikely to be seen on the track before next autumn. However, he carries the dream of Epsom and we were very keen to buy that dream today even if some patience will be required. We all loved him including William who was adamant this was ‘the one’ he wanted! He was the first on our small but very select list into the ring and we are delighted to be able to afford him!
He is by Australia, a Derby-winning son of two Champions in Galileo (leading sire in the world and Derby winner) and Ouija Board (Oaks winner). Australia is now a highly successful Group 1 producing sire whose progeny include the likes of recent Breeders Cup winner Order Of Australia. The dam, Alf Guineas, is a daughter of another Champion in Sea The Stars (yet another Derby winner) and was a two time winner herself. Her maternal grandam, Sayyedati, was also a Champion so there’s some pretty reasonable blood in the mix here!
William Knight is a Group winning trainer who is based in Newmarket at the state-of-art yard at Rathmoy Stables. He trains our KVT Flag bearer Sir Busker and three other horses for KVT.
|BUNKER BAY (IRE)||AUSTRALIA (GB)||GALILEO (IRE)||SADLER'S WELLS (USA)|
|1998||URBAN SEA (USA)|
|2011||OUIJA BOARD (GB)||CAPE CROSS (IRE)|
|2019||ALF GUINEAS (IRE)||SEA THE STARS (IRE)||CAPE CROSS (IRE)|
|2006||URBAN SEA (USA)|
|2013||SAYYEDATI STORM (USA)||STORM CAT (USA)|