The Debut of James T. (Dun) Kirk


September 5 Results

A Glowing Win

The turf was good to firm. Babyfact (Piccolo (GB) - Pennyspider (IRE) by Redback (GB)) and Whispering Star (War Front - Eclisse (FR) by Ski Chief) were scratched. An Chulainn (Tamayuz (GB) - Livius Lady (IRE) by Titus Livius (FR)) was favored, and Placidia (Sea The Stars (IRE) - Palmeraie by Lear Fan) was 10-1. She made a good pre-race appearance, and Asyad (New Approach (IRE) - Elle Danzig (GER) by Roi Danzig) caught my eye. Petale Noir (Mount Nelson (GB) - Apple Blossom (IRE) by Danehill Dancer (IRE)) acted up a bit before the race, and was away slowly. An Chulainn went to the front. Spirited Silver (Proclamation (IRE) - Real Emotion by El Prado (IRE)) was chasing, and Placidia was close up in third on the rail. An Chulainn continued to lead, with Placidia sticking close. Lustrous (Champs Elysees (GB) - Tamzin ( GB) by Hernando (FR)) came up the rail to join the fun. Spirited Silver couldn't keep up. An Chulainn lasted longer, but then she dropped back as well. Placidia chased Lustrous home, but the latter filly could not be caught, winning by 2 lengths. It was a nice effort from Placidia, who was a length better than An Chulainn. Asyad started slowly, and was green, but finished well to claim fourth. Lustrous is the 5th winner for freshman sire Champs Elysees.

September 5, 2013
Salisbury Race 3
E.B.F. & Sam Sheppard Quidhampton Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Div 2)




An Chulainn


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Blazing a Gold Trail

Mount Logan (New Approach (IRE) - Vistaria by Distant View) and Yaakooum (Cape Cross (IRE) - Anna's Rock (IRE) by Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)) were scratched, and the ground was good to firm. Snow Sky (Nayef - Winter Silence (GB) by Dansili (GB)) was the heavy favorite, and looked nice in the prelims. Asteroidea (Sea The Stars (IRE) - Speciosa (IRE) by Danehill Dancer (IRE)) was not given much of a chance at 50-1. Longshot Sea Monkey (Sakhee - Northern Bows (GB) by Bertolini) was reluctant to load. Snow Sky broke running, but Caridadi (Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Charity Belle by Empire Maker) was right with him. Also near the front was Tahadee (Teofilo (IRE) - Queen of Lyons by Dubai Destination). Asteroidea was at the back early. Gold Trail (Teofilo (IRE) - Goldthroat (IRE) by Zafonic) and Tahadee (Teofilo (IRE) - Queen of Lyons by Dubai Destination) challenged in the stretch. Also coming on was Rangi Chase (Lawman (FR) - Tirunesh by More Than Ready). Caridadi couldn't keep up. Snow Sky stayed involved for awhile, but his jockey was working hard. Gold Trail finished best, getting the victory by 3/4 lengths. Tahedee held second by the same margin over Rangi Chase, who nipped favorite Snow Sky for third. Asteroidea didn't do much running, defeating 2 to finish 10th.

September 5, 2013
Haydock Race 1
Betfred Salford Red Devils' Foundation E.B.F. Maiden Stakes (Class 5 )

Gold Trail



Rangi Chase


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September 6 Entry

The Debut of James T. (Dun) Kirk

September 6, 2013
Remington Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs
Post Time: 10:20 PM ET

PP Horse
1. Rage Riot (OK)
2. Save the Gold (OK)
3. Compendium (OK)
4. Wills Point (OK)
5. James T. (OK)
6. Ithinkicandoit (OK)
7. Track Warrior (OK)
8. Spotinthedistance (OK)
9. Countless Offer (OK)
10. Daring Artax (OK)
11. Alpha and Omega (OK)
12. Kip (OK)

Oklahoma-bred James T. (Dunkirk - Sephora by Newfoundland) faces fellow Oklahomans in his debut at Remington Park. He has been working at Remington Park, including 4 furlongs in :48.69 on August 21. He is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Sephora. Sephora is a half sister to 4 winners. Dunkirk's 23 runners have made 48 total starts, recording 6 wins, 10 seconds, 4 thirds, and earnings of $259,348.

Rage Riot (For Glory - Sneaky Quick by Hennessy), Track Warrior (Borrego - Cherokee Made by Cherokee Run), Spotinthedistance (Mr. Nightlinger - Timely Reflection by Yankee Victor), and Daring Artax (Artax - Daring Icon by Magna) finished 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 9th in a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight for Oklahoma-breds at Remington Park on August 16. Rage Riot, who closed on August 16, has no other starts. He is a half brother to the winner Shifty Justice. Their dam, Sneaky Quick, is out of stakes winner Don't Touch Lil, who earned $135,125. Rage Riot is the only runner so far for first-year sire For Glory. For Glory is a winning son of Honour and Glory. Track Warrior, who finished 2 1/4 lengths behind Rage Riot, also has no other starts. He is a half brother to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Sand Plum, who earned $125,516. Cherokee Made, dam of Track Warrior, is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Gold Options, who earned $158,400. Spotinthedistance showed speed on August 16, before fading. He previously finished 5th in a 4.5 furlong race at Prairie Meadows on May 30. He is the first foal out of stakes winner Timely Reflection, who won 2 races at 2, and earned $150,224 overall. Timely Reflection is a half sister to 2 winners. Spotinthedistance is by first-year sire Mr. Nightlinger, whose 7 runners have made 12 total starts, recording 1 win, 1 second, 2 thirds, and earnings of $26,561. Daring Artax faded after showing some early speed on August 16. He has no others starts. He is the first foal out of stakes-placed Daring Icon. Daring Icon is a half sister to 2 winners.

The others are unraced, including Save the Gold (Save Big Money - Sunny and Gold by Strike the Gold) and Wills Point (Save Big Money - Gunner's Niece by Track Barron), who are both by freshman sire Save Big Money. Save Big Money's only runner so far, Mama's Mad Money, has run twice. She finished 2nd in a maiden race and then won the Iowa Stallion Futurity. Save the Gold was purchased for $6,200 as a yearling, and is a half brother to the winner Chatalaine. Sunny and Gold, dam of Save the Gold, is a half sister to 4 winners, including Climate, who earned $158,120. Wills Point is a half brother to the winner Someotherspring, who was a winner at 2. Gunner's Niece, dam of Wills Point, is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Annieville, who earned $217,951 and was a debut winner at 2. Her dam is stakes winner Tyrosa.

Kip (Pollard's Vision - Cupid's Comet by End Sweep) was purchased for $32,000 as a yearling, and for $20,000 at 2. He is out of the winning mare Cupid's Comet, who earned $389,612. Cupid's Comet has produced 5 winners from 5 to run, including stakes winner Gleaming, who earned $381,405. Two of Cupid's Comet's won at 2, including one who was a debut winner. Cupid's Comet is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes-placed Cut and Gun.

Countless Offer (C'Mon Tiger - Laurentide Ice by Intidab) is the second foal out of stakes winner Laurentide Ice, who won 2 races at 2, her debut and the New York Stallion Fifth Avenue Stakes, and earned $236,151 in her career. Laurentide Ice is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Hunting Pride.

Ithinkicandoit (Bandini - Shu Biz Annie by Jaklin Klugman) is out of stakes winner Shu Biz Annie, who won 6 of 7 races at 2, including her debut, and earned $158,676 overall. Shu Biz Annie has produced 5 winners, including stakes winner Bootleg Annie, who earned $520,726. One of Shu Biz Annie's offspring won at 2. Shu Biz Annie is a half sister to 6 winnes, including stakes winner Fu Man Slew, who earned $282,286.

Alpha and Omega (Omega Code - Holy Belle by Holy Bull) is out of the winning mare Holy Belle, who was placed at 2. Holy Belle has produced 3 winners, including Gowden Mile, who earned $238,643. Holy Belle is a half sister to 6 winners, including group II winner Lucky Story, and group I winner Dr Fong, who earned $756,296.

Compendium (Evansville Slew - Flame Stitch by Saint Ballado) is out of the winning mare Flame Stitch, who was a winner at 2. Flame Stitch is a half sister to 3 winners.

Returning Workers

September 5

Blue Shark (colt; Colonel John - Pulpit's Treasure by Pulpit) went 5 furlongs in 1:03.28 at Saratoga.

Conquest Angel (filly; Colonel John - More Oats Please by Smart Strke) went 5 furlongs in 1:01.40 at the Ocala Training Center.

Shanina (filly; Colonel John - Good and Hot by Good and Tough) worked at Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs in :49.60.

At Beulah Park, Conniption Fit (colt; Dunkirk - Hidden Temper by Miswaki) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.40.

Dancing Penny (filly; Dunkirk - Penny Arcade by Danzig) worked at Remington Park, 4 furlongs in :50.85.

Stephanie's Secret (filly; Dunkirk - Double Doubleville by Mt. Livermore) went 4 furlongs in :53.12 at Saratoga.

At Canterbury Park, Mass and Energy (gelding; Einstein (BRZ) - Godiva Girl by Mr. Greeley) went 5 furlongs in 1:01.60.

At Delaware Park, Theoryofrelativity (colt; Einstein (BRZ) - Border Bound by Boundary) worked 4 furlongs in :48.20.

Charm City Girl (filly; Pioneerof the Nile - Charming Toutsie by Storm Cat) worked at Fair Hill, 5 furlongs in 1:01.20.

At Hollywood Park, Lady of the Nile (filly; Pioneerof the Nile - A. P. Cindy by A.P. Indy) went 5 furlongs in 1:00.40.

Nice Number (filly; Pioneerof the Nile - Sunny Nature (GB) by Sadler's Wells) worked 4 furlongs in :52.00 at Churchill Downs.

Pioneer Charlie (colt; Pioneerof the Nile - Silent Circle by Indian Charlie) went 3 furlongs in :36.40 at Arlington Park. It was the fastest of 10 works at the distance.


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I will be rooting for James T to be beamed up from Maiden in his Enterprise to become a Winner.

(Couldn't find any Star Trek reference to connect with the other horses in the race -- except, wasn't there an episode dealing with an "Omega"?  I'm gonna hafta look it up)

06 Sep 2013 10:41 AM
Blood-Horse Staff

I am not a Star Trek aficionado, but I did find this: Star Trek: Alpha and Omega -

06 Sep 2013 10:53 AM

I AM a Trekkie.

"The Omega Glory" - Season 2 (the captain of the Exeter ignores the Prime Directive and is helping the Komms fight the barbarian-type Yangs -- and then it turns out that the Yangs venerate a bastardized version of your Declaration of Independence.  

Remember, it was in 1968.

(I remember James T. correcting "E Plan Eesta" to "We the People" -- Goofy)

06 Sep 2013 11:20 AM
Blood-Horse Staff

I remember that episode. Sounds like a can't miss exacta to me.

06 Sep 2013 11:31 AM

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