Ashford Stud Newcomer Dunkirk Now on TrueNicks

The newly retired Dunkirk (TrueNicks,SRO) (http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/54701/classic-placed-dunkirk-to-stand-at-ashford) is the latest addition to the TrueNicks roster. At $3.7 million he was the top selling yearling in North America in 2007. He was visually impressive in a pair of Gulfstream Park victories last winter before placing second in both the Florida Derby (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) to likely champion Summer Bird.

Noted pedigree analyst Alan Porter weighed in on Dunkirk, writing in part:

"A horse who impressed as having outstanding natural ability, Dunkirk is the first classic-performing son of Unbridled’s Song to retire to stud. He has the looks one would expect from a $3.7 million yearling and a pedigree to match --  his dam is a classic-winning daughter of A.P. Indy, out of a stakes-winning Alydar mare from a champion and classic producing family. He is also bred on the reverse cross to the outstanding young stallion Tapit. From a pedigree perspective, what makes him a particularly intriguing prospect is that he is open to breed to mares from virtually all broodmare sire lines that have enjoyed success with Unbridled’s Song, among them the exceptional Unbridled’s Song/Storm Cat cross."

Dunkirk retires to Ashford Stud in Kentucky and will stand for a $10,000 fee.

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