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Sakhee: Bahri's best produce, now a sire, won twice at Group 1 level 

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Bahri to stand in Northumberland

DUAL Group 1-winning miler Bahri will be relocated from Derrinstown Stud to Susan Corbett's Girsonfield Stud in Northumberland for the 2011 season.

The 18-year-old son of Riverman sired Arc winner Sakhee, who also took the Juddmonte International Stakes at York in his four-year-old season.

A most consistent miler, Bahri was only once out of the first three once in 12 starts, winning the St James's Palace Stakes and, perhaps his finest hour, beating Ridgewood Pearl by six lengths in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

He was third in both the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket and the Irish equivalent, and was runner-up in the International Stakes and the Sussex Stakes, in a run of seven Group 1s he contested before his retirement at the end of his three-year-oldseason.

Initially standing at Shadwell Farm in Kentucky, where his fee peaked at $40,000, Bahri has stood at Derrinstown since 2004, and his fee has since less than halved from €8,000 to €3,000 this year.

His dam, the Nijinsky mare Wasnah, was second in the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket, and also produced the high-class miler at two and three Bahhare, by Woodman.

Wasnah is out of Highest Trump, a high-class juvenile who won the Queen Mary Stakes.

Derrinstown Stud's General Manager Stephen Collins said: "Bahri was a magnificent racehorse who has sired some very useful performers on the track, including of course his European Champion Sakhee.

"I'm sure he'll do a great job for Susan Corbett and, with the added bonus of his top-class pedigree and striking looks, we think he should prove very popular with British breeders."

Bahri will be standing alongside Millkom and Ferrule, who has his first crop two-year-olds this year.

 

 

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