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By Richard ChamberlainQ-Racing JournalNovember 11, 2013
Kates Dynasty sprinted the 400 yards in :19.404 in her stakes debut on Saturday night at Lone Star Park and finished the Texas Classic Futurity as a Grade 1 stakes winner. (Stacy Pigott photo)
Kates Dynasty made her stakes debut on Saturday night at Lone Star Park and finished the Texas Classic Futurity as a Grade 1 stakes winner.
Winning by 1 1/2 lengths ahead of All American Futurity (G1) finalist Houdini, Kates Dynasty sprinted the 400 yards in :19.404. Earning $445,000 for the effort, Kates Dynasty came into the richest race in the state of Texas with a bankroll of $9,090 and left the winner’s circle with $454,090. Trained by Mike Joiner, she was ridden by Salvador Martinez, who, in 2011, won the Texas Classic Futurity with Sure Shot B.
Bred in Texas by Jerry Windham, Kates Dynasty races for the partnership of Windham, Billy G. Smith and Patrick D. Guthrie. The filly had won three of her five prior starts, including her Texas Classic trial with the second-fastest qualifying time of :19.497 and her 440-yard All American trial in :21.441.
“She's a great filly,” said Windham. “She’s been a little unlucky in her previous races, but I knew if she got out of the gates they would not be able to catch her. She barely missed in the All American Futurity trials. This is one of the toughest futurities in the country. We are very pleased."
The FDD Dynasty filly is out of the Grade 1-placed Vital Sign mare Jennifer Kate, who is the dam of two other stakes winners.
The champion colt at both 2 and 3 in 2006-07, FDD Dynasty ($1,173,001) is a 9-year-old son of First Down Dash. FDD Dynasty is out of the Grade 1-winning Tolltac mare Dinastia Toll ($191,896), who has produced 13 winners and the earners of more than $1.6 million from 18 starters, including stakes winners Chaotic Cartel ($32,605, by Corona Cartel) and Fishers Dynasty ($49,210, by Fishers Dash). From 213 starters in three crops raced, FDD Dynasty has sired 19 stakes winners, 194 other winners and the earners of more than $5.3 million. Owned by a syndicate, FDD Dynasty will stand the 2014 season at Bob Moore Farms at Norman, Oklahoma.
The Vital Sign mare Jennifer Kate is one of 10 winners from 11 starters out of Kipty Kate ($6,727), a winning daughter of Kiptydoo (TB). Kipty Kate is one of five starters, each a winner, out of the winning Vikingson (TB) mare Plos ($45,309), who is out of the winning Jet Deck mare Passum Queen and is a full sister to Wasau ($58,134), who won stakes in Montana, Washington and Alberta. Kipty Kate produced the earners of $172,113, including stakes winners Runaway Kate ($29,011, by Runaway Winner) and Illusive Princess ($27,283, by Illusivo).
Jennifer Kate is a stakes-placed sprinter who bankrolled more than both of her stakes-winning half sisters combined. An earner of $65,580, the mare won four of 16 races, finished second to Gol in the 1998 Retama Park Futurity (G1) and was third in the following year’s Manor Downs Derby (G2).
Jennifer Kate has produced six winners and the earners of $705,950 from eight starters. Her first stakes winner was Texas Sixes, who earned $90,244, won the 2005 Ruidoso Juvenile Invitational Stakes (RG3) and ran in champion Leading Spirit’s Rainbow Futurity (G1). Texas Sixes is by the Windham-bred Streakin Six stallion Streakin Sixes ($77,765) and is out of Windham’s champion Beduino (TB) mare Indigo Illusion. Streakin Sixes in Grade 1 races lit the board in the 1998 Heritage Place Futurity and the ’99 Texas Classic Derby, and at stud has sired champion Miss Kips Streakin ($335,288), 15 other stakes winners and the earners of more than $4.6 million.
Jennifer Kate’s second stakes winner is Texas Icon, an earner of $111,105 by Corona Cartel. Texas Icon won the Q-Racing Stakes on Challenge Championship night at Fair Grounds in 2010 and finished second to Capo De Capi in the 2009 Heritage Place Derby (G2).
A former AQHA President, Jerry Windham of College Station, Texas, also bred 2004 Texas Classic winner Azoom, a track-record-setting earner of $738,136 who has sired 19 stakes winners and the earners of more than $5.8 million. Windham also bred First Place Dash and that stallion’s daughter First Place Queen, who won the Grade 1 Golden State Million and Los Alamitos Two Million futurities, earned $880,869 and went on to produce 2008 Texas Classic winner Mr Queens Mystery.
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