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Helene Super Star

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Kentucky (USA) by Joseph Allen  -  [Add Data]
Pedigree:
War Front  -  Black Speck  by  Arch
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Older Comments about Helene Super Star...

He was gelded ? I thought he was intact when he ran in the Derby.
  • Northport · No point in having a stallion in Hong Kong unless they show a world of promise... in which case, they still probably wouldn't have ended up in Hong Kong · 54 days ago
  • Northport · There are exceptions, of course, like Akeed Mofeed · 54 days ago
The former Lines of Battle gets his first win in Hong Kong in the Racing Club Handicap, a Class 2 Handicap for 80-105 rated horses. I happened to be awake about 6:00 A.M. this morning when the race ran and saw it live from Sha Tin on TVG and he looked really sharp. He broke great and jockey Matthew Chadwick put him right on the lead where he took the field gate to wire, holding off Jolly Victor by 3/4 lengths with a further 1 length back to Travel Brother(the former Richard Hannon trained Van Der Neer) in 3rd.
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  • ILuvTurfRacing · LOL, Much agreed Buckpasser. Would've much preferred his new connections in Hong Kong have kept his original name of Lines of Battle. · 60 days ago
  • buckpasser · ILTR. Couldn't agree more. · 60 days ago
Why the name change?
The 2012 UAE Derby winner, the former Lines of Battle, now Helene Super Star, finishes last of 14 at Sha Tin in his Hong Kong debut on New Years day.
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  • shores · Although I am happy to have found Majestic Falcon, who ran in the race. He was an old sentimental favorite of mine and I'm glad to have found out about his whereabouts. · 231 days ago
  • Mike in SB · Why do they change the name if they go to Hong Kong? · 231 days ago
Formerly raced as "Lines of Battle" for Coolmore/Joseph Allen and trainer Aidan O'Brien in Ireland, France, Dubai, & America.
I really liked this horse and was surprised he was sold, ended up in Hong Kong. I thought he might come back to the States where the ground might suit him more. Love his breeding. Hope he is O.K.
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  • RichChatter · Oh, I do not find it odd that they chose it. I've seen some pretty eh names over there (though there are equally as bad here, don't get me wrong). What I wonder is WHY they felt the need to change his name. · 289 days ago
  • goblin · I know; that was my initial reaction when I heard it. Why, why, why..... · 289 days ago
Lines of Battle has been sold and exported to Hong Kong, where he now races under the name Helene Super Star
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  • amino998 · like · 297 days ago
  • Northport · While Japan doesn't import horses and change their names the way it is seen in Hong Kong, it seems that eponyms are popular in both areas. Some of the names seem bizarre, but they do have a meaning - http://www.japanracingnetwork.com/JRN/Home/Entries/2012/8/4_Eponyms_in_Japanese_Racing.html · 297 days ago
Secretariat Stakes, maybe?
Also runs tomorrow in the prix jean prat
Back on turf again, Lines of Battle finished 2nd in the listed Silver Stakes behind Dante Stakes 2nd & Irish 2000 Guineas 3rd, Trading Leather, at the Curagh in Ireland on Sunday. Lines of Battle is one of several Coolmore horses pre-entered for the upcoming G1 St. James's Palace Stakes at Ascot during the royal meeting.
Jockey Ryan Moore gives a first hand account of his Oaks/Derby experience. He rates it as the very best day of racing experience ever --tops Melbourne Cup--he says. And I have to agree with his accessment of LOB's race. http://betting.betfair.com/horse-racing/ryan-moore/ryan-moore-kentucky-derby-was-the-best-days-racing-i-have-ever-experienced-070513-368.html
Big Congrats to Lines of Battle for running 6th in the Derby with an ok trip. Shipped in only a few days prior to the derby, in quarantine, No start on dirt, and a simple light work on thursday. HUGE effort by this boy. Back home you come boy.
  • buckpasser · He did a lot better than many thought he would. · 474 days ago
  • Sysonby · Agreed, didn't think he had a chance under the circumstances, was expecting him to be in the second half of the field · 474 days ago
If Lines of Battle is actually entered in Saturday's Kentucky Derby here in America then why would Aidan O'Brien have sent him through on the list of the last 14 horses likely to run in the English 2000 Guineas in Great Britain on the same day?
  • On The Gallop's · The Guineas was just a secondary option. AOB enters his horses every where and finds the best spot in the end. Seeing how Mars should be AOB's Derby horse, and George Vancouver, Cristoforo Columbo are his Guineas horse. · 477 days ago
  • On The Gallop's · That leaves only the K.derby for LOB. · 477 days ago
From Coolmore fan page - "Lines Of Battle will land in Louisville at 2am (7am GMT tomorrow morning) and will be in Barn 48" ... "Ryan Moore will ride Lines of Battle in the Kentucky Derby. However, he is also named to ride at Newmarket Saturday"
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  • travel_vic · east to west is better on people too rather than reversed....Tired for three days when we flew to England. · 478 days ago
  • On The Gallop's · I am most tired when I fly back to europe from North America, or South america. Travel_Vic I undertsand completely. · 477 days ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_fNOnqKuMw I think that his UAE performance ws gutsy. Is he coming to the KD?
Another O'Brien horse coming to the Kentucky Derby but sadly he won't finish well.
  • likin sparks · At this point you never know, if he posts well he could control the pace as he did here. #7 was IMO the best in the field but poorly ridden. · 509 days ago
This horse is damn sight more talented than he showed in the BC Juvenile Turf back in November at Santa Anita. He had a horrible draw in that race, if memory serves he was drawn widest of all, and I think the first time blinkers might have lit him up a bit more than Aidan O'Brien thought they would. Based on his impressive Al Bastikiya win I thought Secret Number would be tough to beat in the UAE Derby. But I felt like if he was gonna be beaten that Lines of Battle had the best shot of beating him. He's a classy horse, and his prior form lines in Ireland coming into this race were very solid. Lines of Battle was actually the only horse in the field who had won a stakes race on a synthetic surface that wasn't at Meydan. He won the listed Star Appeal Stakes very impressively on Dundalk's all-weather track in Ireland back in October just prior to coming to the US for the BC Juvenile Turf.
I hope I don't sound like a know it all, because I'm sure I wasn't this only one who noticed this, but how could you not see this one's win coming early on the backstretch? Nothing too hard to analyze, just that he was the only one in the race who settled (I've never seen so many rank babies in a race, Lines of Battle really the only one not melting down and throwing his head in the air), though granted there was an extremely slow pace. He won't get that in our Derby, which is always an obstacle for the synthetic types who may thrive off a slow pace.

Helene Super Star - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video07/06/14Helene Super Star9thSha111 mileTClass 1 Handicap  3+ MWonderful MomentsRewarding HeroTravel Brother1:33.98
View DetailsView Video06/22/14Helene Super Star1stSha101 1/8 mTClass 2 Handicap  3+ MHelene Super StarJolly VictorTravel Brother1:46.48
View DetailsView Video06/01/14Helene Super Star10thSha101 mileTClass 2 Handicap  3+ MPacking LlaregybKhayaKabayan1:34.88
View DetailsView Video05/10/14Helene Super Star7thSha101 mileTClass 2 Handicap  3+ MEnthusiasm Travel BrotherDr Good Habit1:35.69
View DetailsView Video01/19/14Helene Super Star11thSha71 mileTHong Kong Classic Mile 4 MAble FriendDesigns On RomeDibayani1:33.43
View DetailsView Video01/01/14Helene Super Star14thSha111 mileTClass 2 Handicap  3+ MRewarding HeroMajestic FalconKing's Pact1:37.16
View Details06/30/13Helene Super Star8thCha51 mileTPrix Jean Prat-G1 3 MHavana GoldSilverfieldMondialiste1:37.01
View Details06/09/13Helene Super Star2ndCur41 1/4 mTSilver Stakes 3+ MTrading LeatherHelene Super StarKingston Jamaica 2:05.34
View DetailsView Video05/04/13Helene Super Star7thCD121 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MOrbGolden SoulRevolutionary2:02.89
View DetailsView Video03/30/13Helene Super Star1stMey41 3/16 mSUAE Derby-G2 3 MHelene Super StarEllevalSecret Number2:02.05
View DetailsView Video11/03/12Helene Super Star7thSA41 mileTBreeders Cup Juvenile Turf-G1 2 MGeorge Vancouver Noble TuneBalance the Books1:33.78
View Details10/12/12Helene Super Star1stDun47 fSStar Appeal Stakes 2 MHelene Super StarTennessee WildcatHudson's Bay1:24.36
View Details07/26/12Helene Super Star2ndLeo27 fTTyros Stakes-G3 2 MAlpinefieldHelene Super StarKingston Jamaica 1:30.31
View DetailsView Video06/19/12Helene Super Star6thAsc46 fTCoventry Stakes -G2 2 MDawn ApproachOlympic GloryCristoforo Colombo 1:13.64
View DetailsView Video05/27/12Helene Super Star1stCur16 fTMaiden  2 MHelene Super StarLeitir MorProbably1:13.42