Influential pedigree consultant Sid Fernando wrote the following on Dunkirk…
“Dunkirk, at $3.7 million, topped the 2007 Keeneland September sale (and all yearling sales in North America in 2007) … A physical standout with the pedigree to match that was purchased by the Coolmore group, Dunkirk didn’t race at 2 but started his racing career off in sensational fashion as an early 3-year-old. He was put on the classics trail right off the bat it seemed and did run second in the Belmont Stakes, his last start.
Ironically, he too enters stud this year, for $10,000, a price that reflects his race record as a non-stakes winner, albeit one that showed tremendous potential in a short span before an injury ended his career: 5 starts, 2 wins, 2 seconds, $393,200 in earnings with placings in the Grade 1 Florida Derby and the aforementioned Belmont Stakes. Had he won the Belmont or the Florida Derby, Dunkirk — it’s a slam dunk — would be standing for the highest fee [of any new sires] in 2010, not Zensational.”
www.ematings.com, 28th Jan. 2010