War Front

American Patriot became the first G1 winner of 2017 for War Front when the 4-year-old colt scored a heart-pounding neck victory in the Makers 46 Mile at Keeneland April 14. Trained by Todd Pletcher for owner/breeder WinStar Farm, American Patriot outlasted Heart to Heart in the final strides of the $300,000 contest under jockey Javier […]

War Front continued to add black-type to his resume late in the year when two of his offspring—Journey Home and With Honors—finished first and third respectively in the G3 Jimmy Durante Stakes at Del Mar. Sam Son Farm’s Journey Home made an impressive late rally and sailed clear to win the race by 1 1/4 […]

Several offspring of Claiborne stallions lit up the bid board with big prices at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including War Front, Blame, and Trappe Shot. War Front, whose offspring have made headlines throughout the year on the racetrack have also commanded attention in the sale ring. Twenty-three horses by War Front were bought […]

The demand for War Front offspring in the sales ring has been in line with the strong performances of his sons and daughter on the track. The stallion garnered major positive attention with impressive prices during the first two days of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including three horses that brought seven figures. His […]

War Front’s status as an upper echelon sire climbed to new heights when two of his offspring won stakes races the first weekend of October, including Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. I) victor Avenge. Avenge, a 4-year-old filly, represented War Front with his first North American grade I victory. On Sept. 24, the stallion’s juvenile daughter […]

Prolific young sire War Front made headlines once again when two of his juvenile daughters, Brave Anna and Roly Poly, finished first and second, respectively in the GI Connolly’s Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket Sept 24. Aidan O’Brien trains both daughters of War Front. After a thrilling duel to the wire, Evelyn Stockwell’s […]

On Leave, the 3yo daughter of Claiborne sire War Front, romped going gate to wire in the Sands Point Stakes (G2) Sept 17 at Belmont. Out of blue hen mare Meghan’s Joy (A.P. Indy), On Leave completed the 1 1/8 mile on turf in 1:47.82. It was the first Graded Stakes win of her career […]

A remarkable filly by War Front out of Aloof brought $900,000 in the opening session of Keeneland’s September Sale. Purchased by agent John Ferguson, she was the 2nd overall highest priced lot of the day and the highest-priced filly. A War Front colt (Hip 78, out of G1 winner Sweet Lulu) commanded a final bid […]

It was another fruitful weekend in the stakes ranks for Claiborne’s prolific sire War Front. Mosler tasted victory in the $100,000 Laurel Dash Stakes Sept 10th, while War Dancer prevailed in the PTHA President’s Cup Stakes the same day. These two stakes victories showed the versatility and staying power for the sire known for his proclivity to […]

War Front made a big splash on Labor Day weekend when five of his offspring won races across the United States. On Sept. 3, Lull represented her sire in the Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Kentucky Downs; while Diamond Bachelor won The Vid Stakes at Gulfstream Park. War Front’s hot streak continued the next […]