Dunkirk / Coolmore Stud (p)

Dunkirk / Coolmore Stud (p)

Unbridled’s Song - Secret Status, by A.P. Indy

Grade 1 Belmont Stakes and Grade 1 Florida Derby runner-up Dunkirk (Unbridled’s Song - Secret Status, by A.P. Indy) has been purchased for an undisclosed price by the Japan Race Horse Agency and will stand at East Stud on the Island of Hokkaido, Japan beginning in 2015.

East Stud is an associate stud of the JRHA, who also previously worked with international imports Thunder Gulch (Gulch) and Danehill (Danzig), among others.

Dunkirk was last year’s leading freshman sire by progeny earnings and has been represented by four stakes winners thus far, including last term’s Grade 1 Champagne Stakes hero and Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Havana. Dunkirk’s progeny have accumulated earnings of $2,145,716 as of 5 August.

The son of Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks and Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes winner Secret Status (A.P. Indy), who previously stood at Coolmore Stud’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky, will be shipped to Japan in October and a fee will be determined later this year.

Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News