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Summer Bird

Trainer:   Tim Ice
Jockey:   Kent Desormeaux
Foaling Date:   4-7-2006
Pedigree:   Birdstone - Hong Kong Squall by Summer Squall
Dosage Profile:   4-4-7-1-0
Dosage Index/CD:   2.56   0.69
2008 Record:   6 Starts: 4 - 0 - 0, $304,381
Best Beyer Figure:   100
Note:   Unraced as a 2-year-old, he made his first start on March 1, 2009, running 4th in a maiden race at Oaklawn. He came back on March 19 to win a maiden race. He made his final prep in the Arkansas Derby on April 11, rinishing 3rd by 1 1/4 lengths behind Papa Clem. In the Kentucky Derby, he was 16th through 3/4 then made a mild move to finish 6th. Came back to win the Belmont Stakes 5 weeks later, saving ground early then rallying 6 wide in the lane to defeat Dunkirk by 2 3/4 lengths.

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