WAR FRONT’S evergreen runner Belgrano added a second stakes win to his 32 race record on Saturday in the Rainbow Heir Stakes at Monmouth Park.
The five furlong turf saw Belgrano break among the back markers before being hustled to join the leading group.
From that position, the gelding enjoyed an easy run on the rail and took advantage of a hole opening in front of him as they turned from home. Belgrano wasted no time going to the lead and in only a few strides had multiple lengths on the field. In the end, Belgrano crossed the line two lengths in front for his seventh victory in 32 starts.
The 7-year-old raced by Peace Sign Stables and trained by Frank Russo has finished in the top three 17 times in 32 starts for $287,371 in earnings.
Belgrano was bred by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings and is one of two stakes performers out of dual Grade 1 winner Ask The Moon alongside Grade 3-placed Sundaysatthebeach. Ask The Moon 2was purchased for $1.8 million out of the Keeneland November Sale by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings while carrying this colt and has produced four winners from five to race overall.
Belgrano is one of 97 worldwide stakes winners for WAR FRONT, who has sired at least five stakes winners in all his crops 4 years old or older. The sire of 14% stakes winners to runners with his 23 Grade 1 winners coming in seven different countries.