Big Bad Bob (IRE) continues to be a revelation as a stallion and his merits were further advertised at Gowran Park last Wednesday when his daughter Bible Belt (IRE) ran out the emphatic winner of the Listed Irish Stallion Farms Hurry Harriet Stakes. It looked a very competitive race beforehand but the Jessica Harrington trained 3yo passed the post five lengths clear of Hurricane Havoc (IRE) with Sapphire (IRE) a neck behind in third. Harrington was slightly taken aback by the manner of the victory, commenting; “She took off two furlongs out and has bolted in. We've put her in the Qipco British Champions Fillies' And Mares' Stakes at Ascot and will have to think about that now.”
Bible Belt runs in the colours of her breeder Cristina Patino who bred and races her under her bloodstock banner Anamoine Ltd. She is out of Shine Silently and is a full sister to the stable-yards Bob Le Beau (IRE) a six time winning stakes performer. Big Bad Bob stands at the Irish National Stud having began his stallion career at Ms Patino’s former Islanmore Stud where he covered only very small numbers of mares for a few years. For a covering fee of €6,000 he appears to sire not only a high percentage of stakes performers but also horses that are tough and sound with a great will to win.