First Foal for Irish War Cry a Colt

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Irish War Cry | Northview Stallion Station

The first foal by Northview Stallion Station’s Irish War Cry (Curlin–Irish Sovereign, by Polish Numbers) was born the evening of Feb. 12 at Blackstone Farm in Pennsylvania when Danu (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) delivered a chestnut colt. She is the second foal for her dam, who is herself out of a half-sister to champion juvenile Action This Day (Kris S.).

“From all reports he’s a big-boned, strapping colt,” said Martin Somers of High Kings Racing, who purchased Danu as a yearling in 2015. “This is our first time breeding and we were delighted that we could breed to such a stallion like Irish War Cry.”

New Jersey-bred Irish War Cry was a leading 3-year-old of his generation in 2017, winning the GII Lambholm South Fountain of Youth S. and GII Wood Memorial S. before finishing runner-up after setting the pace in the GI Belmont S. He added a 4 1/2-length success in the GIII Pimlico Special at four.

Irish War Cry covered 83 mares his first season. The syndicated 6-year-old stallion stands his second season for $6,500 live foal, payable when the foal stands and nurses.

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