The Gurkha

Bay201315.3½ hh (1.61 m)
Distance won over: 8f.
Galileo - Chintz
Fee for 2019: €17,500

One of the fastest Sussex Stakes winners in recent years, quicker than SOLOW, KINGMAN and both of FRANKEL’s wins.

Won the sire-making French 2,000 Guineas by 5½ lengths. Previous winners include LOPE DE VEGA, SHAMARDAL, KINGMAMBO, LINAMIX, RIVERMAN, BLUSHING GROOM and his relative GREEN DESERT.

  • Dual Gr.1 winning miler by sire of sires GALILEO.
  • Out of a Group winning 2yo by DANEHILL DANCER.

The Gurkha’s impressive win in Sunday’s Poule d’Essai des Poulains upheld the rich tradition in the race of his extended family. Out of [2YO] Group 3 winner Chintz, The Gurkha is a direct descendant of Green Valley, dam of the 1975 winner Green Dancer, and from the further family of Grey Dawn, who was placed in the 1965 renewal. Source: Nancy Sexton, Racing Post 19th May 2016