Claiborne Farm’s internationally acclaimed stallion War Front (Danzig) will stand for $250,000 in 2017, up from $200,000 in 2016, the storied Paris, Kentucky farm announced Monday. War Front currently ranks as the leading North American sire of 2-year-olds and recently saw two of his yearling colts sell for seven figures at the Keeneland September Sale.
“War Front’s progeny continue to dominate worldwide at the highest levels, both on the racetrack and in the sale rings,” said Claiborne Farm representative Bernie Sams. “From a breeder’s perspective, he offers the chance to hit the jackpot. Whether it’s a Grade 1 winner at Ascot, a Breeders’ Cup champion, or a seven-figure sale topper here in the States, anything is possible.”
War Front–who entered stud in 2007–also ranks second in North America among turf sires in 2016 and is represented by Avenge, who became the stallion’s third North American Grade I winner in the Rodeo Drive S. at Santa Anita Oct. 1. He also recently added to his Group 1 success overseas when 2-year-old Brave Anna captured the G1 Connolly’s Red Mills Cheveley Park S. at Newmarket Sept. 24.