War Front’s recent hot streak is worth more than just a passing glance. In the past 40 days, the strapping son of Danzig has been represented by more than 30 winners, including several stakes winners.
War Front had an especially stellar first week of July. Over a four-day span, four of his offspring won or placed in international black-type contests.
On July 7, his 2-year-old son Intelligence Cross was a respectable runner up in the G2 Arqana July Stakes at Newmarket.
War Front’s juvenile daughter Roly Poly then prevailed in the G2 Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at the same track July 8. It was the second straight black-type score for the Aidan O’Brien-trained filly, who also won the G3 Grangecon Stud Stakes at the Curragh June 26.
One day after Roly Poly took the Duchess of Cambridge, War Front’s 2-year-old son War Decree was second in the G2 Bet365 Superlative Stakes.
Most recently, a 3-year-old War Front filly named War Flag won the G3 Prix Chloe Stakes at Chantilly July 10. Trained by Jean-Claude Rouget for Joseph Allen, she is a full sister to Hong Kong champion and UAE highweight Lines of Battle. With three wins and two seconds from five starts, she has earned $88,430.
War Front’s other recent winners are the 2-year-old juvenile colt Radio Silence (awarded TDN Rising Star), a notable first for conditioner Jim Bolger in an allowance contest at Leopardstown July 7; and Hawana, a juvenile filly who broke her maiden at Newmarket the same day.
In total, War Front has sired 45 winners from 134 starters this year, including other stakes winners Brave Anna (G3 Albany S.) and Takes Cover (Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup Stakes).
War Front has also shined in the sale ring in 2016.
Justin Casse, as agent bought one of the stallion’s daughters for $425,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sale Co.’s sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age June 15.
Named Black Canary and consigned as Hip 316 by Woodford Thoroughbreds, as agent, the filly bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm, is a half sister to stakes-placed Joe Tess and is out of the stakes-placed Gold Fever mare Forty Moves.
The filly was the only War Front offered at the OBS sale. She had breezed an eighth of a mile in :10, the co-second-fastest time during the six days of under tack workouts.