Pastoral Pursuits

bay (2001) Bahamian Bounty – Star (Most Welcome)

Pastoral Pursuits was a proven sire who will stand at Norton Grove Stud in 2018.  He sired the winners of almost 500 races and over £4.5 million of prize-money.

Sadly Pastoral Pursuits died in 2021 after covering a mare.  He will be sadly missed.

Race Record

PASTORAL PURSUITS (GB), Bay horse, 2001, by Bahamian Bounty (GB), out of Star (GB), by Most Welcome. Jt top rated older sprinter in Europe in 2005. Top rated older sprinter in England in 2005. Won 6 races, value £264,496, at 2 to 4, from 6 furlongs to 7 furlongs, Darley July Cup, Newmarket, Gr.1, Great North Eastern Railway Park Stakes, Doncaster, Gr.2, Coral Sirenia Stakes, Kempton Park, Gr.3, Racing UK Hackwood Stakes, Newbury, L, also placed second in Ig Index
Anniversary Surrey Stakes, Sandown Park, L. Retired to Stud in 2006.

Won Group 1 July Cup, Newmarket 2005
Won Group 2 GNER Park Stakes, Doncaster 2004
Won Group 3 Sirenia Stakes, Kempton, 2003
Won Listed Hackwood Stakes, Newbury, 2005
Won Class C Ian Hutchinson Memorial Conditions Stakes, Windsor, 2003
2nd Listed Surrey Stakes, Windsor


Pastoral Pursuits

Bahamian Bounty

ch 1994

Cadeaux Genereux Young Generation (IRE) Balidar
Brig Odoon (IRE)
Smarten Up Sharpen Up
Clarentia (IRE) Ballad Rock (IRE) Bold Lad (IRE)
True Rocket (IRE)
Laharden (IRE) Mount Hagen (FR)

b 1995

Most Welcome Be My Guest (USA) Northern Dancer (CAN)
What A Treat  (USA)
Topsy Habitat  (USA)
Marista Mansingh (USA) Jaipur  (USA)
Tutasi  (USA)
Evendo Derring-Do
Christmas Eve

Pedigree Notes

By BAHAMIAN BOUNTY (GB) (1994-Stud 1998)

Joint 3rd top rated 2 yr old in Europe in 1996 3rd top rated 2 yr old in England in 1996, 3 wins. £204,982, 5f – 6f, Middle Park Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.1, Prix Morny Piaget, Deauville, Gr.1.

Stud Record


Sire of 31 Stakes performers (3 Group winners, 9 Listed winners)


IPOMPIERIDIVIGGIU (ITY) (Sakhee (USA): Premio Primi Passi, Milan, Gr.3).

PASTORAL PLAYER (GB) (Lion Cavern (USA): Timeform Jury John of Gaunt Stakes, Haydock Park, Gr.3second in OLBG Park Stakes, Doncaster, Gr.2, Transformers & Rectifiers Summer Mile, Ascot, Gr.2, Timeform Jury John of Gaunt Stakes, Haydock Park, Gr.3third in bet365 Criterion Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3).

ROSE BLOSSOM (GB) (Emarati (USA): Cuisine de France Summer Stakes, York, Gr.3, EBF Showcasing Flying Fillies’ Stakes, Pontefract, L.third in Summer Stakes, York, Gr.3second in Colin Kersley Queensferry Stakes, Chester, L., Scarbrough Stakes, Doncaster, L., Achilles Stakes, Haydock Park, L.third in EBF Bahamian Bounty Boadicea Stakes, Newmarket, L.).


ANGEL’S PURSUIT (IRE) (Machiavellian (USA): Berkshire Blind Society Carnarvon Stakes, Newbury, L.second in Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes, Newbury, Gr.2, Prix Equidia de la Vallee d’Auge, Deauville, L.third in Bathwick Tyres Cathedral Stakes, Salisbury, L., Foundation Developments Dragon Stakes, Sandown Park, L.).

CATALINA BAY (IRE) (Marju (IRE): Premio Eupili, Milan, L.third in Criterium de Vitesse, Chantilly, L., Premio Ubaldo Pandolfi, Rome, L.).

LIGHTSCAMERACTION (IRE) (Efisio: Unibet Hever Sprint Stakes, Lingfield Park, L.).

MARINE COMMANDO (GB) (Marju (IRE): Windsor Castle Stakes, Ascot, L.).

PERFECT PASTURE (GB) (Diktat (GB): Weatherbys Leisure Stakes, Windsor, L.).

ROOKE (GB) (Cape Cross (IRE): Le Vase d’Argent Etape Defi du Galop, Toulouse, L.second in Le Vase d’Argent Etape Defi du Galop, Toulouse, L., P. Copa de Oro San Sebastian – Donostia, San Sebastian, L.third in Copa de Oro San Sebastian, San Sebastian, L.).

SPIRITUAL LADY (GB) (Elusive City (USA): Irish Stall. Farms EBF Bosra Sham Stakes, Newmarket, L.).

TERRA DI TUFFI (GB) (Daring March: Kronimus Rennen, Baden-Baden, L.).

VENTURA MIST (GB) (Tobougg (IRE): Totepool Two Year Old Trophy, Redcar, L.third in William Hill Firth of Clyde Stakes, Ayr, Gr.3second in bet365 Empress Stakes, Newmarket, L.third in EBF Ripon Champion Trophy, Ripon, L.).


Louie de Palma (GB) (Green Desert (USA): second in Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.2).

Kibaar (GB) (General Monash (USA): third in Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes, Newbury, Gr.2).

Al Muthana (FR) (Singspiel (IRE): second in Prix de Cabourg Jockey Club de Turquie, Deauville, Gr.3third in Prix du Pont-Neuf, Longchamp, L.).

Field of Vision (IRE) (Danzero (AUS): second in Dubai Cornwallis Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3, Shadwell EBF Stallions H.Rosebery Stakes, Ayr, L.).

Pastoral Girl (GB) (Elusive Quality (USA): second in Juddmonte Princess Margaret Stakes, Ascot, Gr.3, EBF Weatherbys Kilvington Stakes, Nottingham, L.).

Sagramor (GB) (Definite Article (GB): second in Betfair Brigadier Gerard Stakes, Sandown Park, Gr.3, Betfred Mobile Sports September Stakes, Kempton Park, Gr.3, Prix Gontaut-Biron-Hong Kong Jockey Club, Deauville, Gr.3; sire).

Squash (GB) (Royal Applause (GB): second in Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3third in Betfred Chartwell Stakes, Lingfield Park, Gr.3second in Irish Stall. Farms EBF Bosra Sham Stakes, Newmarket, L.).

Veiled Intrigue (GB) (Dahar (USA): second in Chartwell Stakes, Lingfield Park, Gr.3).

Auld Burns (GB) (Anshan: third in Bet365 Classic Trial, Sandown Park, Gr.3).

Timothy T (GB) (Dansili (GB): third in Acomb Stakes, York, Gr.3).

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