War Front

Fasig-Tipton Adds 70 Supplemental Entries to Winter Mixed Sale

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued an additional 70 supplemental entries to its 2021 Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale. The entries are catalogued as hips 581-650 and may now be viewed online. Print versions of the supplemental catalogue will be available on the sales grounds at sale time. These latest entries include: Shieldmaiden (Hip 589): Daughter of Smart Strike is the dam of Fair Maiden (Street Boss), recent winner of the GI La Brea S. at Santa Anita. She is from the immediate family of Grade I winners Secret Status (A.P. Indy), Private Status...

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Another Sam-Son Mare Sparks Fireworks at KEEJAN

Shortly after her barnmate Danceforthecause (Giant's Causeway) summoned $925,000, Deceptive Vision (A.P. Indy) provided Sam-Son Farm with another lucrative sale when summoning $900,000 from John Sikura, who signed as Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa. Hip 598 is part of the dispersal of Sam-Son's broodmare band. The 11-year-old mare sold in foal to War Front.

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Fog of War: The New War Front in Town

The town of Stillwater, New York, just outside Saratoga Springs, is often called the 'turning point of the American Revolution.' It was there that one of the critical battles in the Battle of Saratoga was won and so it is fitting that the new stallion in town, standing at Barry Ostrager's Questroyal North, is Fog of War (War Front--Say {Ire}, Galileo {Ire}). This son of War Front and winner of the GI Summer Stakes at Woodbine at two will stand as the property of Peter Brant's White Birch Farm Inc....

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Half To Competitionofideas On Show At Dundalk

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Today's Observations features a half-brother to an American Grade I winner. 4.30 Dundalk, Mdn, €14,000, 2yo, 7f (AWT) Joseph O'Brien trainee DEVIL'S OUTLAW (War Front) was led out unsold at $785,000 as a Keeneland September yearling and is a half-brother to GI American Oaks heroine Competitionofideas (Speightstown), herself a...

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Who's Your Pick? Adrian Regan

As we approach the end of the calendar, we turn our attention to the incoming sire class of 2021. We asked several judges who their favorite incoming sire is for next year and if there are any other stallions, new or otherwise, that have caught their eye as under-the-radar picks ADRIAN REGAN, Hunter Valley Farm  War of Will (War Front), $25,000, Claiborne Farm I hate singling just one, but War of Will made a lot of sense for me. I was very impressed with his physical appearance when we went...

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War Front Sister To Harmonize Debuts

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Today's Observations features a half-sister to an American Grade I winner. 4.00 Chelmsford, Novice, £7,900, 2yo, 8f (AWT) TOP TABLE (GB) (War Front) is a notable debutante for Cheveley Park Stud, who bought her dam Mesa Fresca (Sky Mesa) for $2-million at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2017 November Mixed Sale....

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Who's Your Pick? Justin Casse

As we approach the end of the calendar, we turn our attention to the incoming sire class of 2021. We asked several judges who their favorite incoming sire is for next year and if there are any other stallions, new or otherwise, that have caught their eye as under-the-radar picks. JUSTIN CASSE Authentic (Into Mischief), $75,000, Spendthrift Farm  The easy answer to this is Authentic, based on the obvious. His connections, his accomplishments in the summer and fall, as well as his sire. He's the leader of the pack in...

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Who's Your Pick? Aidan O'Meara

As we approach the end of the calendar, we turn our attention to the incoming sire class of 2021. We asked several judges who their favorite incoming sire is for next year and if there are any other stallions, new or otherwise, that have caught their eye as under-the-radar picks. AIDAN O'MEARA, Stonehaven Steadings  Authentic (Into Mischief), $75,000, Spendthrift Farm  The horse we're most excited about this year is a bit of an obvious one, but it has to be Authentic. His sire has developed into the preeminent sire of...

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Saturday's Insights: Pricey War Front Colt Out of Ky Oaks Winner Debuts at Tampa

1st-Gulfstream Park, $50K, Msw, 2yo, f, 1mT, post time: 12:05 p.m. ET The rail-drawn Flaxman Holdings homebred PANGAEA PROXIMA (Temple City), a half-sister to millionaire and Gulfstream Park GIII Palm Beach S. hero A Thread of Blue (Hard Spun), gets her career started. Her worktab includes a pair of bullet breezes at Graham Motion's Fair Hill base. Amerman Racing homebred Caribe Bean Moka (Uncle Mo), a daughter of GI Longines Just a Game S. heroine Coffee Clique (Medaglia d'Oro), debuts for Brian Lynch. TJCIS PPs 8th-Tampa Bay Downs, $21K, Msw,...

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A New Heir to War Front's Throne at Claiborne

War Front is undoubtedly heralded as one of America's top turf sires, but Claiborne's Bernie Sams said he finds any stereotype that the stallion is solely a grass producer is unjustifiable. "I think War Front has been labeled to some extent as a turf sire, but unfairly so because he got his start with dirt stakes winners," he said. "Then a lot of people started breeding to him and taking a lot of them to Europe. He probably is equally as good on dirt as he is on turf, if...

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Peace and Justice Relocating to Blackstone Farm

Peace and Justice (War Front) will relocate to Blackstone Farm in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, for the 2021 breeding season. He will stand for $3,500 LFSN. Peace And Justice is represented by first-crop 2-year-olds of this year. His top runners include Like a Saltshaker, winner of the Fitz Dixon, Jr. Memorial Juvenile S. and runner-up in the Awad S. at Belmont. Out of the winning Smart Strike mare Strike the Sky, Peace and Justice is a half-brother to GSW Hudson Steele (Johannesburg).

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Half-Sister to Midday Debuts at Kempton

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday's Insights features a half-sister to MG1SW Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}). 5.35 Kempton, Nov, £6,300, 2yo, f, 8f (AWT) Khalid Abdullah's MAYTAL (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is kin to four black-type performers, headed by MG1SW distaffer Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), and faces one dozen rivals in...

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