It was a big week for WAR FRONT in Saratoga when his only two offerings at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale were hits with buyers.
Consigned by Bedouin Bloodstock, his first through the ring was also his most expensive when West Bloodstock went to $675,000 to secure the filly out of Rosalind for Robert and Lawana Low.
An appealing mare in her own right as a Grade 1 winner, Rosalind is also proving to be a strong broodmare with two winners from two to run. Those two runners include the multiple stakes placed Chanceux and three time winner Almaan, who won after the catalog was released.
This February 4-born filly was bred by SF Bloodstock and also hails from the family of Grade 1 winner Shamekha.
“We’re really happy with that result,” SF Bloodstock’s Tom Ryan told Thoroughbred Daily News. “We’re proud of the filly. She’s a homebred, born and raised at Atlas Farm and sold by Bedouin. Neal [Clarke] and Conor [Doyle] do a tremendous job.”
Only eight hips later, David Redvers Bloodstock purchased WAR FRONT’S colt out of Seek And Destroy for $475,000.
Bred by Fifth Avenue Bloodstock, the colt is the first out of Grade 3 winner Seek And Destroy and saw plenty of action on his page after the catalog was released. Not only did his dam’s half-sister Qabilah break her maiden but his dam’s three-quarter sister More Respect saw her already Grade 2-placed daughter High Opinion win a stakes.
In all, the bay sees 16 stakes performers named under his first four dams.
WAR FRONT has been having another good year on the track with seven stakes winners and 17 stakes performers. Included in that group are the Grade 1-placed duo of Annapolis and Masteroffoxhounds with two other runners also placing fourth in Grade 1s as well.