Bunker Bowls Them In Bayer

Friday, November 29, 2002

Bunker (Sandtrap x Perfect) outclassed his competition in yesterday's $200,000 Group 1 Bayer Classic (1600m) at the Levin RC meeting at Trentham.

The gallant 3 year old, took the lead in the straight and refused to give it up when Dane Choice (Danewin x Another Choice) & Cheerine Kid (Gaius x Pompeii Bride) made their final dash to the line.

Bunker is another success story for New Zealand Bloodstock's Festival Yearling Sale, where he was purchased by his trainer and part-owner Stephen & Trevor McKee last year. McKee paid $30,000 for the colt and now owns him in partnership with Syd and Ian Taplin of Southland.

New Zealand Bloodstock's Festival Yearling Sale has recently produced Group 1 winners in Victory Smile (Victory Dance x Fluoride) who won the 2002 Metropolitan Handicap, and Hustler (Al Akbar x Flush) who took out the 2002 Coupland's Bakery NZ 2000 Guineas.

New Zealand Bloodstock's 2003 National Yearling Sales Series takes place from the 27 January – 4 February.

For further information please contact New Zealand Bloodstock on (09) 298 0055.