When we saw Bunyaan, we thought he he was a very classy horse, with great bone structure and a kind wise eye, despite a being ungroomed with his winter coat coming in and dust from a recent roll in the shavings. And then when we looked up his pedigree, we knew why he struck us as so classy: If ever there was a horse closer to royalty than Bunyaan, we haven’t seen it at Finger Lakes! His sire, Invasor, earned $8,000,000 (million!) during his career, won the Breeders’ Cup Classic and the Dubai World Cup, was Horse of the Year in both the U.S. and Uruguay, and is in the US Racing Hall of Fame. Bunyaan was bred by Invasor’s owner, Dubai Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Stables. He is out of a stakes placed and stakes producing Dixieland Band mare. Bunyaan started his career running for his breeder at NYRA tracks, but has gone through various hands via claiming. He has raced without a break for the lasts two years, earning several wins and in the money finishes, so he obviously has heart and athletic ability. Bunyaan last raced the Tuesday before his photo session (9/11/18) and came back sore, so no jog videos were attempted. The trainer has no diagnostics and was uncertain about the nature of Bunyaan’s injury. Based on his race record, we think that with some much needed time off, grooming, and loving attention, he should be fine for a new career. He struck us as a classy fellow who has fallen from grace and knows it, and we think there is a striking horse under the dusty coat. He was very quiet and mellow and is reported to be good to work around. Bunyaan really needs an angel to step up and offer him a chance to blossom away from the rigors of racing.
Price $1000 neg
Contact Ortis Henry 585-364-4711
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.