October 19th, 2022

WAR OF WILL Well Represented by First Weanlings at November Sales

Next month’s November breeding stock sales give buyers another chance to see weanlings from the first crop of WAR OF WILL with the action starting on Sunday November 6.

FTNov62Queen of RosesF3/9/2022KYVinery Sales51
FTNov68Rue de L'angeC4/8/2022KYMichael Dowd91
KeeNov87KeiraF3/24/2022KYValkyre Stud61
KeeNov171Curls in PlaceC4/4/2022KYHill 'n' Dale Sales Agency71
KeeNov263Battle BridgeF4/4/2022KYVinery Sales142
KeeNov345Fancy Day (IRE)C4/12/2022KYGarrencasey Sales252
KeeNov486Pledge PinF2/1/2022KYFour Star Sales LLC182
KeeNov502Ready SignalC3/29/2022KYCastle Park Farm LLC122
KeeNov514Rumble DollC3/11/2022KYHidden Brook252
KeeNov534SheboyganC4/14/2022KYGreenfield Farms152
KeeNov569Super PatrioticF2/23/2022KYBluewater Sales122
KeeNov819Lin MarieC3/16/2022FLDenali Stud363
KeeNov874Promenade ReviewC3/20/2022KYBrandywine Farm383
KeeNov941StormbeforethecalmC4/28/2022FLSummerfield Sales383

That day at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale, the freshman has two set to go through the ring, starting with Hip 62. That filly offered by Vinery Sales is the second foal out of Queen Of Roses, a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Im a Dixie Girl and stakes winner First Ascent.

A daughter of multiple stakes winner Im Out First, Im a Dixie Girl also produced dual Grade 1 winner Mor Spirit as a broodmare while First Ascent is the granddam of stakes placed Buckey’s Charm. The family also includes Grade 1 winner Great Hunter and multiple graded stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Owendale under the filly’s third dam.

Queen of Roses’ first foal is a yearling Catalina Cruiser filly.

Only six hips later, WAR OF WILL’s colt out of Rue de L’ange goes through the ring as Hip 68, offered by Tanglewood Farm.

This colt had a huge update only weeks ago when his dam’s half-brother Cave Rock won the American Pharoah (G1) after taking out the Del Mar Futurity (G1) earlier this year. A winning mare herself, Rue de l’Ange is out of Grade 3 winner Georgie’s Angel, who herself is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Lawn Ranger.

Rue de l’Ange’s first foal is a Will Take Charge filly while this colt is her second.

One day later, attention shifts to the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale where WAR OF WILL has two more weanlings in Book 1.

Hip 87 from the Valkyre Stud consignment is out of the Unusual Heat mare Keira, who has two winners from two to race. The mare is also a full sister to Grade 2 winner Majestic Heat, multiple stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Mensa Heat, and multiple stakes-placed Real Heat. Also among her siblings is Phi Beta Heat, who is the dam of two-time stakes winner Rye.

Keira had a Speightstown filly the year before she foaled this WAR OF WILL filly with that yearling selling for $225,000 at the Keenland September Yearling Sale after bringing $130,000 as a weanling.

Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa offers Hip 171 on behalf of Milestone Farm, a son of multiple winner Curls In Place. That mare has produced Grade 3 winner Big Invasion – by another WAR FRONT son and the stakes placed duo of We Miss Susie and Unitedandresolute from her three runners.

Curls In Place is out of the stakes winning Pola’s Place who herself is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner and Grade 2-placed Going Wild. Curls In Place’s yearling by Air Force Blue brought $105,000 at this year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

In Book 2 of the Keeneland November Sale, WAR OF WILL has 10 weanlings cataloged.

Among those is Hip 263, a Vinery Sales-offered half-sister to multiple stakes winner Joe and Grade 3-placed Irony of Reality. Joe is by WAR FRONT son Declaration of War, showing that the cross works with the immediate family. This page also includes Grade 1 winner Carriage Trail and Grade 3 winners Tammy The Torpedo, Seek and Destroy, Five Star General, Inspector Lynley, and others.

Offered by Garrencasey Sales is Hip 345, a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Cabo Spirit and multiple stakes-placed Convention. Convention brings and update to the page with multiple second place finishes over the last few months. Their dam Fancy Day is out of the Grade 2 winner Tizdubai, a full sister to Horse of the Year Tiznow, Grade 2 winner Budroyale and others.

Hip 486 offered by Four Star Sales got a big update last weekend when RUNHAPPY son Run Classic easily won his second straight race at Keeneland while coming off a layoff. They are out of the stakes-placed Pledge Pin, who is a half-sister to WAR FRONT’s multiple stakes winner and multiple Grade 3-placed Great Mills.  The filly’s fourth dam is graded stakes winner and matriarch mare Herecomesthebride, whose descendants include Brazilian Horse of the Year and multiple U.S. Grade 2 winner Jolie Olimpica.

Hip 502 from Castle Park Farm saw a page update when Les Bon Temps finished third in the Joseph A. Gimma Stakes. That juvenile filly is out of a half-sister to the colt’s multiple stakes winning dam Ready Signal. A daughter of multiple stakes winner and graded stakes placed Marwood, Ready Signal is a half-sister to three stakes producers.

Greenfield Farms offers WAR OF WILL’s Hip 534 for Berkshire Stud. That colt is a half-brother to the multiple stakes placed Dreaming Of Cara and four other winners from six to race. Dreaming of Cara is also a stakes producer with her three winners including stakes-placed Cara’s Dreamer and English Breeze.

All three dams on this page are either stakes performers or producers with Grade 2 winners Cross Border, Central Banker, and Gantry three of 13 stakes performers listed on the page.

The final WAR OF WILL offering during the second session as Hip 569 from Bluewater is the first foal out of Munnings mare Super Patriotic. That mare is a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Diamond Oops and Patriotic Diamond. Patriotic Diamond is the dam of stakes winner and Grade 2-placed Diamond Wow with all three out of the stakes winning Patriotic Viva.

Included among WAR OF WILL’s threeSession three offerings is Hip 874 from Brandywine Farm. This colt is out of the Warrior’s Reward mare Promenade Review, who is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Promenade Girl and stakes winner Datts Awesome. Promenade Girl is also a prolific broodmare as the dam of Grade 1 winner Cavorting, who herself produced Grade 1 winner Clairiere.

The 10 session Keeneland November Sale kicks off on Monday November 7 and runs through November 16.

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