War Front

Stud fees for Claiborne Farm’s 2018 stallion roster have been released. Among the twelve stallions currently standing at the Hancock family’s historic farm in Paris, KY, is international super sire War Front, who will remain at $250,000 next year. War Front’s G1-winning progeny this year includes Roly Poly, War Flag, Avenge, American Patriot and 2-year-old […]

Having post 10 in a field of 13 was anything but unlucky for Lull, who won the Autumn Miss Stakes (G3) by 3 ¼ lengths. The 3-year-old War Front filly, who races as a homebred for Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider, covered a flat mile over the Santa Anita turf in a swift 1:32.66. […]

U S Navy Flag notched the second Group 1 victory of his juvenile season by taking the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket in England. The War Front colt was forwardly placed throughout before leaving the field behind to win by 2 ½ lengths. In winning the Dewhurst, U S Navy Flag set a new juvenile […]

For the second consecutive weekend, War Front has had two Grade/Group 1 winners. Two weeks ago, it was U S Navy Flag and Avenge, and this time it was Roly Poly and War Flag. Roly Poly, who is U S Navy Flag’s full sister, kicked things off by taking the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot […]

War Front had three Graded/Group winners over the weekend, including two at the highest level, as well as two other stakes performers. U S Navy Flag, the 2-year-old full brother to fellow 2017 G1 winner Roly Poly, won the Juddmonte Middle Park S. (G1) at Newmarket for Coolmore. His stablemate Fleet Review, also by War […]

Plenty of high quality horses were on offer during the first two books of the Keeneland September yearling sale, and of the 13 horses to sell for seven figures, five of them were by Claiborne stallions, which is a healthy 38.5%. Offspring by War Front always prove popular at major auctions, and this year’s September […]

Cambodia continued to show her consistency as she won her third graded stakes race of the year by taking the John C. Mabee Stakes (G2) at Del Mar. The 5-year-old War Front mare completed the nine furlong turf contest in 1:47.79. Placed within striking distance in mid-pack early by jockey Drayden Van Dyke, Cambodia rallied […]

U S Navy Flag was sent off as the betting favorite in the Plusvital Round Tower Stakes (G3) at the Curragh, and he did not disappoint. Leading all the way, the 2-year-old War Front colt pulled away from his rivals to win by six lengths. “You’d be delighted with him,” said winning trainer Aidan O’Brien. […]

Progeny by Claiborne stallions received a great deal of interest during the highly respected Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale. Leading the way were a $1 million colt by Orb, who was the overall co-sale topper, and a colt by War Front, who fetched the next highest price of the two-day auction. Freshman sire Orb proved […]

Cambodia added another graded stakes victory to her resume with her determined victory in the Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2) at Del Mar. The 5-year-old War Front mare stalked three deep, came four wide into the stretch, bid three wide to gain the lead past the eighth pole, and gamely held off second-place finisher Pretty Girl […]

Clearly a progressive filly, 3-year-old Roly Poly won her second consecutive Group 1 by defeating her elders in the Prix Rothschild in France. Her gutsy victory came just two weeks after winning the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (G1) in England. In the Prix Rothschild, Roly Poly refused to be denied, as she got her head down […]

Roly Poly became the 16th Grade/Group 1 winner for War Front with her easy score in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (G1) at Newmarket in England.  Racing for Coolmore, she was ridden to victory by Ryan Moore. “She improved right through the spring and deserved to win a Group 1,” said Moore. “She was just touched […]

War Front has made a mark as an international sire, and Homesman added to the tally by taking the G3 Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland. He is now under consideration for the G1 Irish Derby. In his first attempt at stakes company, Homesman showed determination by taking the lead in the […]

After being narrowly beaten in three straight stakes races to start the year, it was finally Cambodia’s turn in the G3 Gallorette Handicap at Pimlico on Preakness Stakes Day. Her victory over On Leave, who was two lengths behind in second, made it a War Front filly exacta at the wire. Jockey Florent Geroux and […]

Declarationofpeace became the latest success story for his internationally acclaimed sire War Front when he achieved TDN Rising Star status April 24. The juvenile colt, who was a $2.5 million weanling at the 2015 Keeneland November breeding stock sale, gave his owner M.V. Magnier immediate confidence in his investment when he posted a dominating six-length […]

After knocking on the door in graded stakes company earlier this year with a third in the G1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, War Correspondent came through in a major way for his sire, War Front, with a confident score in the G3 Miami Mile at the Florida track April 29. Ridden by jockey Tyler Gaffalione, […]

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 […]