A champion on the track and now in the sales ring, WAR FRONT’s European champion daughter Brave Anna sold for $3 million to Masahiro Miki at Fasig-Tipton’s November Sale on Tuesday.
The fifth most expensive in-foal mare of the sale, Brave Anna has both the pedigree and race record behind her. The Ballysax Bloostock-offered mare won the Cheveley Park Stakes (G1) at two in addition to a win at Royal Ascot in a Group 3.
“We’ve sold two seven-figure mares in a row, but to sell a mare for $3 million as a young consignment, it’s obviously very special for us. I feel very privileged to be entrusted with a mare of such quality and I feel that she brought what she was worth. She’s a very special mare. We’re very grateful and thankful that it happened,” Ballysax Bloodstock’s Carl McEntee told Blood-Horse after she was sold.
Brave Anna’s Sadler’s Wells dam Liscanna has often visited WAR FRONT with top results on the track. In addition to Brave Anna, she is the dam of WAR FRONT’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Hit It a Bomb and two other stakes performers by the stallion. Her Group 2-placed three-quarter sister Lahinch Classics has also produced a good runner by WAR FRONT in this year’s Summer Stakes (G1) runner-up Grafton Street.
Liscanna had a full sister to Brave Anna last year with that filly selling for $275,000 at Keeneland September.