The Gurkha

Bay201315.3½ hh (1.61 m)
Distance won over: 8f.
Galileo - Chintz
Fee for 2021: €5,000

Stands at Castlehyde

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 DANCER.

  • Dual Gr.1 winning miler by sire of sires GALILEO
  • Out of a Group winning 2yo by DANEHILL DANCER
  • From the family of Champion sire GREEN 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

First crop winners include...

  • German Champion 2YO Best Of Lips - 4-time winner for trainer Andreas Suborics including impressive wins in the Gr.2 Sparkasse Kolnbonn Union Rennen, Gr.3 Preis des Winterfavoriten & Gr.3 Dr Busch Memorial
  • Invite - multiple winner including the Listed Stand Cup Stakes for Andrew Balding
  • Imperial Fighter - impressive 2½-length maiden winner for Andrew Balding. Runner-up in the Gr.3 Acomb Stakes & Gr.3 Autumn Stakes
  • Frenchette - dual winner for Jean-Claude Rouget. Runner-up in the Listed Prix des Lilas at Chantilly
  • Fly Girl - smart maiden winner at Leopardstown for Jessica Harrington
  • Rifleman - justified favouritism when winning a novice stakes for John Gosden & the Coolmore Partners
  • Gurkha Girl - impressive novice stakes winner for Roger Teal
  • San Martino - 5-length maiden winner at Killarney for Aidan O’Brien
  • La Bure - impressive winner at Deauville for Jean-Claude Rouget
  • Finest, a €250,000 yearling, won her maiden at Limerick for Aidan O'Brien
  • Sugauli - debut winner at Yarmouth over 7f. for Tom Clover
  • Majd Al Arab - bolted up by 4½ lengths to win his maiden at Chelmsford for Mark Johnston
  • Shackleton Hero - maiden winner at Dundalk for Joseph O'Brien
  • Libby Ami - impressive 2-length winner at Newcastle for trainer John Quinn
  • Dejame Paso - dual winner for Andrew Balding
  • Kaluz - won impressively over 7.5f. at Tipperary for trainer James Barrett
  • Thapa Vc - broke his maiden at Wolverhampton over 7f. for Sir Mark Prescott
  • Anoosh - broke her maiden at Thirsk for Hugo Palmer
  • Marlborough Road - maiden winner in America for trainer Brendan Walsh
  • Wild Explosion - winner in Italy for A. Botti

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