The win of Akoya today at Trentham continued an exceptional run for Bullbars since Christmas.
Bullbars first crop of forty foals showed potential in their freshman year, with Sicario running a close second in the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes at Awapuni.
However, it is as three-year olds where they have truly started to shine.
Since Christmas, this crop has competed in fourteen races in New Zealand and Australia registering six victories, three thirds, one fourth and one fifth; only three finishes worse that fifth and two of those were sixth!
What is satisfying is that both sexes are performing and distance isn't a restriction. Comin'through broke his maiden over 2,000m at Matamata on Friday; and today Akoya burnt up the Trentham track over 1,000m.
With the Yearling Sales at Karaka only two weeks away, it is a timely reminder to the market of the quality stock that Bullbars will produce.
Key Performances to Date
- Sicario places second in the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes at Awapuni as a two-year-old
- Mongolianlightning third in the Group 3 Bonecrusher Stakes over 1,400m
- Ruthless Agent has won three races from three starts in Australia
- Akoya is now a winner of two from three starts
- Four of Bullbars winners have won in Australia (El Sicario, Ruthless Agent, Lady Bullbars, Miss Bourbon Bar)
- Derby nominated Comin'though showing staying potential
- Impressive trials performers Handle Bars Down and Mongolian Thunder yet to race