August 9th, 2023

$650,000 Colt Leads Way for WAR OF WILL At Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

Yearlings from classic winner WAR OF WILL’s first crop proved to catch buyers’ attention at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale this week when his three sold averaged $450,000 with a $380,000 median.

WAR OF WILL’s highest priced offering is headed to Live Oak Plantation after the operation bought him for $650,000 from the Summerfield consignment. The colt’s page is full of promise with dam Pappascat producing Grade 2 winner and multiple Grade 1 placed Pappacap and Grade 3 winner Boppy O from her four to race.

All three of this colt’s dams on the page earned blacktype with his third dam the multiple stakes winning Majesty Dy. Just like her granddaughter, the mare produced a Grade 2 winner in Peruvian Horse of the Year Al Qasr in addition to the stakes winning duo of Delicate Dynamite and Xaverian. Pappascat’s dam Redmeansgo is a stakes performer herself and produced two stakes performers from her seven winners.

Excuses Begone is the dam of the $370,000 WAR OF WILL colt purchased by Muir Hill Stables from the Taylor Made consignment.

Offered on behalf of breeder DJ Stables, the colt’s second dam is multiple stakes winner Stopshopingdebbie. That mare won nine of her 10 starts as a successful runner out of multiple stakes winner Taste The Passion. Taste The Passion also produced stakes winners Shampoo and Smarty Deb with four of her six winners earning blacktype.

Eight stakes winners reside under the colt’s first four dams with 13 stakes performers under those dams overall.

The final offering of the sale for War of Will was another in-demand yearling with Thomas Haughey winning the bidding war for a filly out of Queen of Roses.

Purchased for $320,000 on behalf of PTK LLC, the St George Sales-offered filly is out of a half-sister to the dam of dual Grade 1 winner Mor Spirit. Mor Spirit’s dam was a multiple stakes winner herself and is one of two stakes winners out of the four-time stakes winner Im Out First.

Im Out First is one of four stakes producers out of Sequins with another stakes winning daughter producing Grade 1 winner Great Hunter. Winning daughter Evening Star herself is the dam of champion and multiple stakes winner Stellar Wind.

WAR OF WILL’s seven yearlings to sell so far during this yearling sale season have averaged $273,333, the second highest average of any first crop sire. WAR OF WILL has three more on offer next week at the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale, their pedigrees can be seen here.

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