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.

  • 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 19th May 2016

“The Gurkha’s book of 175 mares included 21 black-type winners, four of whom had won at the highest level, as well as the dams of Mastercraftsman, Halfbridled and Sea Of Grace. The dual Group 1 winner boasts a formidable pedigree himself, being out of a Group 3 winner and related to Arc hero Solemia.” Thoroughbred Owner Breeder

"I've seen some cracking foals by The Gurkha" Eddie O'Leary