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AIR FORCE BLUE (W AR F RONT ) Champion 2YO
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Won from 6f. to 7f.
EUROPEAN CHAMPION 2-Y-O . the best juvenile by proven gr.1 sire of sires WAR FRONt . the highest-rated 2Yo ever from the DANzIg sire line.
❝ the best champion of his age group in Europe for nearly 20 years, with the exception of FRANKEL ~ timeform , who rated him 128p as a 2Yo.
AIR FORCE BLUE Dark Bay or Brown Colt; foaled 2013
Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Rubiano Lara's Star Wavering Monarch Carlotta Maria Seeking the Gold Starlet Storm
AIR FORCE BLUE
Maria's Mon ....................
Chatham .......................... (2004)
Circle of Gold....................
By WAR FRONT (2002). Black-type winner of $424,205, Alfred G. Vanderbilt Breeders' Cup H. [G2] (SAR, $124,920), etc. Among the leading sires, sire of 7 crops of racing age, 483 foals, 363 starters, 53 black-type win- ners, 254 winners of 690 races and earning $36,608,732, 2 champions, including Lines of Battle [G1] ($1,286,753), and of Air Force Blue [G1] (hwt., $844,919), Declaration of War [G1] (hwt., $1,847,489), The Factor [G1] ($922,180), Jack Milton [G1] ($853,828), Data Link [G1] ($831,335). 1st dam Chatham , by Maria's Mon. 3 wins at 2 and 3, $156,431, 2nd Esplanade S. [L] (FG, $20,000), 3rd Instant Racing Breeders' Cup S. [L] (OP, $10,000). Dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, 3 winners. including-- AIR FORCE BLUE (c. by War Front). Black-type winner, below. SchonMeer (c. by Arch). Winner at 3, ¥20,550,000, in Japan. (Total: $185,779). 2nd dam CIRCLE OF GOLD, by Seeking the Gold. Unraced. Sister to FLANDERS . Dam of-- Chatham (f. by Maria's Mon). Black-type-placed winner, above. Starlight Tiara. Placed at 3, $9,750. Dam of 2 winners, including-- SURFSIDE TIARA (f. by Scat Daddy). 2 wins at 2, $105,300, Anoakia S. (SA, $44,100). Lost Gold. Unraced. Dam of 1 foal-- MISS DOUBLE D'ORO (f. by Medaglia d'Oro). 3 wins to 4, 2016, $189,990, Arboretum II S. (SA, $47,700), Wine Country S. (SR, $32,950), 2nd Miz- direction S. (SA, $15,800), 3rd Giant's Causeway S. [L] (KEE, $10,000). 3rd dam STARLET STORM, by Storm Bird. 2 wins in 2 starts at 3, $35,200. Sister to STORM STAR [G3] , half-sister to SYOURINOMEGAMI (Total: $2,292,- 723), Choctaw Ridge [G3] ($87,651, sire). Dam of 8 winners, including-- FLANDERS . 4 wins in 5 starts at 2, $805,000, champion 2-year-old filly, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies [G1] , Frizette S. [G1] , etc. Dam of SURFSIDE [G1] ($1,852,987, champion 3-year-old filly, dam of IRISH SURF [G3] , $277,910; Shark [L], $183,076; granddam of HIGH CELEBRITY [G3] ), BATTLE PLAN [G2] , $373,143, sire), Flanders Fields ($135,631, sire). Granddam of OPEN WATER [G2] ($310,366), HOLY REINA . Late Edition . 3 wins, 2 to 6, $102,029, 2nd San Vicente S. [G2] , etc. Sire. Cobb's Creek . 2 wins at 2, $49,377, 3rd Tyro S. [L] (MTH, $5,500), etc. Sire. Engaging. Unraced. Dam of FIERY PURSUIT [G2] ($336,322, dam of Lawn Party , $53,752), STAGE TRICK ($198,817), Space Cruise ($184,605). RACE RECORD : In Ireland. At 2, hwt. colt at 2 on European and Irish Hand., 3 wins (Goffs Vincent O'Brien National S. [G1] , Keeneland Phoenix S. [G1] ) in 3 starts; at 3, 2016, unplaced in 2 starts. Earned € 331,420. In England. At 2, one win (Dubai Dewhurst S. [G1] ), once 2nd (Coventry S. [G2] ) in 2 starts; at 3, 2016, unplaced in 2 starts. Earned £309,350. (Total: $844,919).
the only 2YO in Europe to win 3 consecutive gr.1 races since 2001!
LEADING WINNERS BY AIR FORCE BLUE'S SIRE WAR FRONT: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM gRADE AIR FORCE BLUE Maria's Mon Seeking e Gold Gr.1 AVENGE Woodman Nijinsky Gr.1 BRAVE ANNA Sadler's Wells Danehill Dancer Gr.1 DATA LINK Known Fact Deputy Minister Gr.1 DECLARATION OF WAR Rahy Gone West Gr.1 HIT IT A BOMB Sadler's Wells Danehill Dancer Gr.1 JACK MILTON Forty Niner Believe it Gr.1 HELENE SUPER STAR Arch His Majesty Gr.1 PEACE AND WAR Smart Strike Gilded Time Gr.1 SUMMER SOIREE Mazel Trick Silver Hawk Gr.1 THE FACTOR Miswaki Icecapade Gr.1 WAR COMMAND Red Ransom His Majesty Gr.1 WARNING FLAG Unbridled's Song Jade Hunter Gr.1 BASHART Clever Trick Inverness Drive Gr.2 DEPARTING Pulpit Forty Niner Gr.2 ON LEAVE A.P. Indy Spectacular Bid Gr.2 PONTCHATRAIN Housebuster Mr Prospector Gr.2 ROLY POLY Galileo Storm Cat Gr.2 SOLDAT Coronado's Quest Apalachee Gr.2 STATE OF PLAY Procida Nijinsky Gr.2 SUMMER FRONT El Prado Cherokee Colony Gr.2 WAR DANCER Alydeed Silver Hawk Gr.2 WAR DECREE Street Cry Royal Applause Gr.2 AMERICAN PATRIOT Tiznow Notebook Gr.3 INTELLIGENCE CROSS Unbridled's Song Jade Hunter Gr.3 LONG ISLAND SOUND Pulpit Kris S. Gr.3 NATIVE BOMBSHELL Pulpit Storm Cat Gr.3 PEACE PRESERVER Forty Niner Believe It Gr.3 ROYAL ARTILLERY Dynaformer Mr Prospector Gr.3 WAR CORRESPONDENT Rahy Gone West Gr.3 WAR DISPATCH Unbridled's Song Arch Gr.3 WAR FLAG Arch His Majesty Gr.3 DUE DILIGENCE Pulpit Icecapade Gr.1-pl SW GIOVANNI BOLDINI Old Trieste Southern Halo Gr.1-pl SW WITH HONORS Street Cry Rahy Gr.1-pl SW DOCTOR CHIT Yes It's True Carson City Gr.2-pl SW FRONTSIDE Strawberry Road Syncopate Gr.2-pl SW MOSLER Arch Seeking e Gold Gr.2-pl SW SOUPER COLOSSAL Kingmambo A.P. Indy Gr.2-pl SW THE GREAT WAR Pulpit Forty Niner Gr.2-pl SW LULL Tiznow Quiet American Gr.3-pl SW FILA PRIMERA Smart Strike Pleasant Colony Gr.3-pl SW THEATRE STAR eatrical Lord At War Gr.3-pl SW GREAT MILLS Glitterman Ogygian Gr.3-pl SW BIO PRO Repriced Relaunch SW BOLTING A.P. Indy Storm Cat SW CHINGLISH Peteski Vice Regent SW DIAMOND BACHELOR Pulpit Salt Lake SW 6
GUERRE Hennessy Senor Speedy SW SNOW FALL Caerleon Reference Point SW TAKE COVER Farma Way Gallant Romeo SW TENSAS PUNCH Pulling Punches A.P. Indy SW THE BROTHERS WAR Sadler's Wells Shirley Heights SW COURAGE UNDER FIRE Seeking e Gold Dehere Gr.1-pl EMERALD GOLD Seeking e Gold St Jovite Gr.1-pl LANCASTER BOMBER Indian Ridge Warning Gr.1-pl WHITECLIFFSOFDOVER A.P. Indy Mr Prospector Gr.1-pl AIR VICE MARSHAL Arch Seeking e Gold Gr.2-pl BATTLE OF MARATHON Darshaan Sadler's Wells Gr.2-pl RADIO SILENCE Elusive Quality Desert Wine Gr.2-pl WAR ENVOY Elusive Quality Storm Cat Gr.2-pl MATING SUGGESTIONS: Excellence as a 2yo has been the hallmark of many of Ashford Stud’s most successful stallions, such as Giant’s Causeway, Scat Daddy and Uncle Mo. Air Force Blue excelled at that age in Ireland, as did Giant’s Causeway. Whereas Giant’s Causeway was rated the second-best juvenile in Europe, with a rating of 120, Air Force Blue was rated Europe’s best 2yo with a rating of 124, after winning three consecutive Gr.1 races. He took the Phoenix Stakes over six furlongs and both the National Stakes and Dewhurst Stakes over seven. Few colts have succeeded in winning both the National Stakes and the Dewhurst but one of them was Storm Cat’s sire Storm Bird. A $490,000 yearling, Air Force Blue comes from the sixth crop by War Front. The previous five had all been sired at fees of $15,000 or less, but that hasn’t stopped the son of Danzig siring 30 Graded/Group winners from the 483 foals in those six crops. This equates to a world-class figure of more than 6% and War Front already seems destined to follow in Danzig’s footsteps as an important sire of sires. Air Force Blue made his name on turf, both his parents and his grandsires did all their winning on dirt, so he is entitled to prove as versatile as War Front regarding his progeny’s surface requirements. His second dam, Circle of Gold, is a sister to Flanders, America’s champion 2yo filly of 1994, when she won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Air Force Blue has the advantage of having none of the SEATTLE SLEW blood which helped Flanders produce the multiple Gr.1 winner Surfside. War Front has sired Graded winners from mares by A.P. INDY and his son PULPIT , achieving an impressive 19% SW’s with daughters of PULPIT . TAPIT mares should play to Air Force Blue’s strengths. War Front has several good winners inbred 2x4 to DANZIG , including the Gr.1-winning 2yo’s Hit It A Bomb (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf) and Brave Anna (Cheveley Park Stakes). The great MR PROSPECTOR , who has combined extremely well with the Danzig male line, will be back in the fifth and sixth generations of Air Force Blue’s foals. War Front has Gr.1 winners out of mares by FORTY NINER , MISWAKI and SMART STRIKE , plus Gr.2 winners with dams by WOODMAN and PROCIDA . The FAPPIANO branch is another attractive option, as War Front has 3 SW’s from his first 17 foals out of UNBRIDLED’S SONG mares. Air Force Blue creates 5x4 to Fappiano with UNBRIDLED’S SONG mares. Mares from the SADLER’S WELLS line should also shine with Air Force Blue. War Front has two Gr.1 two-year-old winners out of a SADLER’S WELLS mare, a Gr.2 two-year-old winner out of a GALILEO mare, and a Gr.2 winner out of an EL PRADO mare. Mares by MEDAGLIA D’ORO and KITTEN’S JOY are likeable options. At least six other grandsons of Danzig have sired Gr.1 winners from STORM CAT line mares, including from daughters of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY , HENNESSY and TALE OF THE CAT. Mares by SCAT DADDY should work. War Front has Graded winners from mares by two BLUSHING GROOM line stallions, including the top-class Declaration of War from a RAHY mare. The ROBERTO male line should suit, War Front has Graded winners with mares by DYNAFORMER and RED RANSOM , and from mares by ARCH , a son of KRIS S . He has Gr.1/Gr.2 winners with second dams by SILVER HAWK . 7
WON 7f. Dewhurst Stakes [ G1 ], Newmarket (by 3¼ lengths) WON 7f. Vincent O’Brien National Stakes [ G1 ], Curragh (by 3 lengths) WON 6f. Phoenix Stakes [ G1 ], Curragh (by 2 lengths) on Aug 9 WON 6f. Maiden, Curragh on debut May 24 Triple Gr.1-winning champion 2yo by War Front
AIDAN O BRIEN “ the best two-year-old we’ve ever had ”
2015 TIMEFORM TOP 2YO’S
128p Air Force Blue 125p Songbird (f) 123p Shalaa 122p Emotionless 120p Minding (f) 119p Hit It A Bomb
Won from 7f. to 1 ½ m.
dual gr.1-winning Champion 2YO . the first triple Crown winner for 37 years. Record-breaking winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic ( PiCtURed )
AMERICAN PHAROAH Bay Horse; foaled 2012
Unbridled Toussaud Lord At War (ARG) Castle Eight Storm Cat Key Phrase
Pioneerof the Nile ............
Star of Goshen..................
Yankee Gentleman ............
Littleprincessemma .......... (2006)
Ecliptical Zetta Jet
By PIONEEROF THE NILE (2006). Black-type winner of $1,634,200, CashCall Futurity [G1] (HOL, $400,000), etc. Among the leading sires, sire of 4 crops of racing age, 330 foals, 187 starters, 16 black-type winners, 131 winners of 285 races and earning $20,507,718, including champion Amer- ican Pharoah [G1] ($8,650,300), and of Midnight Storm [G1] (8 wins, $1,101,110), Cairo Prince [G2] ($562,000), Jojo Warrior [G2] ($396,231), Cash Control [G3] (8 wins, $432,534), Levante Lion [G3] (to 2, 2016, $365,887). 1st dam LITTLEPRINCESSEMMA, by Yankee Gentleman. Unplaced in 2 starts. Dam of 3 foals, all winners-- AMERICAN PHAROAH (c. by Pioneerof the Nile). Horse of the year, below. American Cleopatra (f. by Pioneerof the Nile). Winner at 2, 2016, $98,145, 2nd Del Mar Debutante S. [G1] (DMR, $60,000). Xixixi (r. by Maimonides). 2 wins at 3, $83,299. 2nd dam EXCLUSIVE ROSETTE , by Ecliptical. 3 wins at 2 and 3, $27,281, Florida Thor- oughbred Charities S.-R (OTC, $15,000). Set ncr at Atlantic City, about 5 fur. in :57 1/5. Dam of 11 other foals, 10 to race, 8 winners, including-- STORM WOLF (c. by Stormin Fever). 3 wins in 5 starts at 3, $147,840, Lazaro Barrera Memorial S. [G2] (HOL, $90,000). Sire. MISTY ROSETTE (f. by Stormin Fever). 4 wins in 8 starts at 2 and 3, $184,021, Old Hat S. [G3] (GP, $60,000), Crank It Up S. (MTH, $33,000), Sandpiper S. (TAM, $27,000), 3rd Darley Test S. [G1] (SAR, $25,000), Forward Gal S. [G2] (GP, $16,500). Producer. Vintage Red. 2 wins at 3, $73,584. Dam of 5 winners, including-- Red Raffles (g. by Bold n' Flashy). 5 wins, 3 to 5, $309,125, in Canada, 2nd Vice Regent S.-R (WO, $25,000), 3rd Achievement S.-R (WO, $16,500), Deputy Minister S.-R (WO, $13,750). (Total: $290,530). Pop Joe. 4 wins, 3 to 5, 2016, $110,640. 3rd dam ZETTA JET, by Tri Jet. Unplaced. Dam of 8 winners, including-- EXCLUSIVE ROSETTE . Black-type winner, above. RACE RECORD : At 2, champion 2-year-old colt, 2 wins (Del Mar Futurity [G1] (DMR, $180,000), FrontRunner S. [G1] (SA, $180,000)) in 3 starts; at 3, horse of the year, champion 3-year-old colt, Triple Crown, 7 wins (Ken- tucky Derby [G1] (CD, $1,418,800), Xpressbet.com Preakness S. [G1] (PIM, $900,000), Belmont S. [G1] (BEL, $800,000), Breeders' Cup Classic [G1] (KEE, $2,750,000)-ntr, 1 1/4 mi. in 2:00, WilliamHill Haskell Invitational S. [G1] (MTH, $1,100,000), Arkansas Derby [G1] (OP, $600,000), Rebel S. [G2] (OP, $450,000)), once 2nd (Travers S. [G1] (SAR, $270,000)) in 8 starts. Totals: 9 wins, once 2nd in 11 starts. Earned $8,650,300.
Won 8 grade 1 races by a combined 38¼ lengths and retired sound.
LEADING WINNERS BY AMERICAN PHAROAH'S SIRE PIONEEROF THE NILE INCLUDE: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM gRADE AMERICAN PHAROAH Yankee Gentleman Ecliptical Gr.1 CLASSIC EMPIRE Cat ief Miswaki Gr.1 MIDNIGHT STORM Bertrando Darby Creek Road Gr.1 CAIRO PRINCE Holy Bull Accipiter Gr.2 JOJO WARRIOR Carson City Deputy Minister Gr.2 CASH CONTROL Mt Livermore Roberto Gr.3 DARK NILE Bernardini Chief 's Crown Gr.3 LEVANTE LION Ghostzapper Dynaformer Gr.3 VINCEREMOS More an Ready Double Zeus Gr.3 CONQUEST TOP GUN Jump Start Relaunch SW COURTIER Touch Gold A.P. Indy SW EIGHTH WONDER Pioneering Magesterial SW HAIL TO THE NILE Fly So Free Never Tabled SW AMERICAN CLEOPATRA Yankee Gentleman Ecliptical Gr.1-pl CATCH MY DRIFT Yonaguska Tabasco Cat Gr.1-pl SOCIAL INCLUSION Saint Ballado Runaway Groom Gr.1-pl RIVER DANCER eatrical Clever Trick Gr.2-pl MARGARET REAY Include Tour d'Or Gr.3-pl PIONEEROF THE WEST Forestry Affirmed Gr.3-pl MATING SUGGESTIONS: If any horse was ever going to end the long wait for a Triple Crown hero, there was a strong chance that he would be a representative of the Fappiano male line. Fappiano’s son Unbridled gave this male line its first success in a Triple Crown event when he won the 1990 Kentucky Derby. Two other sons of Fappiano made an impact on the Triple Crown, with the two colts which dominated the 1998 races being by Quiet American and Cryptoclearance. Unbridled has been the male line’s main flagbearer siring winners of each of the Triple Crown races and his Kentucky Derby winner Grindstone went on to sire a Belmont Stakes winner, who in turn sired winners of the Kentucky Derby and Belmont. Unbridled’s son Empire Maker found only one too good for him in the Kentucky Derby and so too did Empire Maker’s son Pioneerof The Nile. American Pharoah was so impressive in winning the Gr.1 Del Mar Futurity and Gr.1 FrontRunner Stakes that the compilers of the Experimental Free Handicap awarded him joint-top weight with the Juvenile winner. It was American Pharoah who secured the Eclipse Award. Of course American Pharoah went on to justify the confidence shown in him, demonstrating all the talent, versatility, durability and courage which entitles him to the greatest respect as a stallion. His pedigree is a blend of speed and stamina, as his dam Littleprincessemma is closely related to Storm Wolf (Gr.2 winner over 7f.) and Misty Rosette (Gr.3 winner over 6½f.). His younger sister American Cleopatra has already been second at Gr.1 level as a juvenile. American Pharoah’s bloodlines allow him tremendous scope. Mr Prospector will be back in the sixth generation of his foals and his pedigree is free of such as A.P. INDY , SEATTLE SLEW , DANZIG , SADLER’S WELLS , DEPUTY MINISTER , ROBERTO and HALO. Even Storm Cat will be back in the fourth generation of his foals and Fappiano in the fifth, allowing a second line.
Empire Maker sired Gr.1 winners from mares by three different sons of SEATTLE SLEW , including the three-time champion Royal Delta from an A.P. INDY mare. Altogether he sired 9% black-type winners from daughters of A.P. INDY . American Pharoah must be a prime candidate for daughters of A.P INDY and of his sons such as PULPIT 12
and MALIBU MOON . Daughters of TAPIT would have every chance of transmitting American Pharoah’s Triple Crown prowess, as they create 4x4 to UNBRIDLED . The same applies to daughters of BERNARDINI, broodmare sire of Pioneerof The Nile’s Gr.3 winner Dark Nile. Empire Maker sired 17% black-type winners from daughters of SEEKING THE GOLD . There are numerous other options from this MR PROSPECTOR male line, including KINGMAMBO , CARSON CITY , SMART STRIKE , CURLIN , DISTORTED HUMOR , SPEIGHTSTOWN (4x4 to Storm Cat) and STREET CRY . Mares by GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and other sons of Storm Cat create only 4x3 to STORM CAT . This is well worth trying as Empire Maker sired Bodemeister and In Lingerie from daughters of STORM CAT . Pioneerof The Nile has a Gr.3 winner from a grand-daughter of STORM CAT. Empire Maker sired a Gr.1 winner from a mare by DANZIG , plus Gr.2 winners from mares by Danzig’s sons BELONG TO ME and PINE BLUFF . This suggests American Pharoah could thrive with mares by other dirt performers by DANZIG , such as WAR FRONT , HARD SPUN and EXCHANGE RATE . EL PRADO and his sons MEDAGLIA D’ORO and KITTEN’S JOY represent the SADLER’S WELLS line. Empire Maker and Pioneerof The Nile have both sired black-type winners from a daughter of TOUCH GOLD . This suggests daughters of AWESOME AGAIN , DEHERE and GHOSTZAPPER , especially now that Pioneerof The Nile has a Gr.3-winning juvenile with a dam by GHOSTZAPPER . Pioneerof The Nile is shaping up with the HAIL TO REASON line, siring the Gr.3 winner Vinceremos from a MORE THAN READY mare and Preakness third Social Inclusion from a SAINT BALLADO mare. HOLY BULL is broodmare sire of Cairo Prince, another of Pioneerof The Nile’s best sons.
Going the Distance Breeders to american Pharoah will be interested in the distances at which his runners are likely to excel…american Pharoah's genes suggest sprinter/middle distance, but this is a horse with stride and conformation to cover lots of ground efficiently. expect more sprinters than usual from a Belmont winner, but if his foals have his biomechanics, we can reasonably anticipate more than his fair share of classic contenders .
B Y R OBERt L. L OSEY , P h .d., B loodhoRSe . Com , 15 o Ct . 2016
ANALYZING AMERICAN PHAROAH'S FIRST BOOK Even with the celebrity of being the first American Triple Crown winner in 37 years, American Pharoah’s first season at stud exceeded expectations. …e son of Pioneerof the Nile was bred to a reported 208 mares, of which 45% are stakes winners and 26% are graded stakes winners. B Y E RIC M ITCHELL , B LOOD -H ORSE D AILY , 19 TH O CT . 2016
47 Gr.1 winners/producers in foal from his first book of mares including: Amani Arch’s Gal Edith Ariege Canterbury Lace
Marylebone Maybe Mekko Hokte Mir Cat Mo Chuisle More Hennessy Nonsuch Bay Ponche De Leona Ragtime Hope Rehear Ridasiyna Sacre Coeur Shawara Soothing Touch Spain Spice Island Steelin’ Sunset Glow Take Charge Lady e Right Pew Untouched Talent Vallee Des Reves Virginia Waters
Cat Moves Charming Cherry Hinton Chit Chatter Circle of Life Concinnous Crisp Damson Danceinthesunlight Global Gold Golden Sheba Harmony Lodge Im A Dixie Girl Iotapa Ivanavinalot Joyful Victory Judy e Beauty Kitten’s Dumplings Life At Ten Lighthouse Bay
Won from 6f. to 1m.
AN ExCEPtIONAL 2YO Won the Hopeful Stakes-gr.1 by 5¾ lengths. A RECORD-BREAkINg 3YO Won the Pat Day Stakes-gr.3 at Churchill downs by 4½ lengths in stakes record time.
COMPETITIVE EDGE Bay Horse; foaled 2012
Wavering Monarch Carlotta Maria A.P. Indy Get Lucky Seeking the Gold Seaside Attraction Dehere Synformer
Maria's Mon ....................
Super Saver ......................
Magdalena's Chase .......... (2005)
By SUPER SAVER (2007). Classic winner of $1,889,766, Kentucky Derby [G1] (CD, $1,425,200), etc. Sire of 3 crops of racing age, 309 foals, 205 starters, 10 black-type winners, 119 winners of 219 races and earning $8,- 870,464, including champion Runhappy (7 wins, $1,486,250, Breeders' Cup Sprint [G1] (KEE, $820,000)-ntr, etc.), and of Competitive Edge (4 wins, $519,280, Hopeful S. [G1] (SAR, $210,000), etc.), Embellish the Lace ($441,540, Alabama S. [G1] (SAR, $360,000)), I Spent It [G2] ($347,640). 1st dam Magdalena's Chase , by Cape Town. 9 wins, 2 to 4, $205,338, 2nd Flashy Lady S. (RP, $10,000), 3rd Remington Park Filly and Mare Sprint S. [L] (RP, $11,000), Bold Ego H. (SUN, $5,000). Dam of 1 foal-- COMPETITIVE EDGE (c. by Super Saver). Black-type winner, below. 2nd dam ILLUMINANCE, by Dehere. 2 wins at 3, $48,410. Dam of 4 winners, including- Magdalena's Chase (f. by Cape Town). Black-type-placed winner, above. 3rd dam SYNFORMER, by Sovereign Dancer. Unplaced in 1 start. Dam of-- WILD SYN . 3 wins at 3, $358,174, Blue Grass S. [G2] , 3rd Holy Bull S.-R (GP, $5,574). Sire. Eagle Sound. Winner at 2, $28,405. Dam of 6 foals, 5 winners, including-- PICKOF THE LITTER . 5 wins at 3 and 4, $419,110, Hagyard Fayette S. [G2] (KEE, $120,000)-ntr, 1 1/8 mi. in 1:49 2/5, 3rd Coolmore Lexing- ton S. [G3] (KEE, $20,000). 4th dam ANJELICCO , by Angle Light. 5 wins at 3, $26,525, Carmi S., 2nd Goddess S., Whirlaway S. Set ntr at Cahokia Downs, 5 fur. in :57. Dam of-- ALL FIRED UP . 5 wins to 3, $450,015, Arlington-Washington Futurity- G1 , Ak- Sar-Ben Juvenile S.- G3 , 2nd King's Bishop S.-L, Heritage H.-LR, etc. Sire. ASSOMBRIE . 2 wins at 2, € 32,929, in France, Prix Herod; placed, $41,300, in N.A./U.S., 2nd Santa Ysabel S.-R (SA, $15,000), etc. (Total: $78,171). Dam of BRUSHING BULLY [L] ($359,778), NAVAJO PEARL ($140,- 255). Granddam of YAWKEY WAY ($127,400), Tee Brown ($85,700). ANGEL LIGHT . 8 wins, 3 to 6, $67,871, Flora S. Cox's Angel. Unraced. Dam of RULEDOFF ($140,453), BINGO TIME ($130,- 320), HORNS GRAY ($118,015, dam of AWESOME HUMOR [G1] , 6 wins, $848,950; granddam of EMCEE [G1] , SURFER [G2] , SPRING PARTY ). Royal Deception. Dam of ISLAND ESCAPE [L] ($325,010, dam of Felifran [G3] ), Duvalier [L] ($154,212), Plunderthepeasants [L] ($107,206, dam of Helluva Notion , $90,540). Granddam of ULANBATOR [L] ($315,013). RACE RECORD : At 2, two wins (Hopeful S. [G1] (SAR, $210,000)) in 2 starts; at 3, two wins (Pat Day Mile S. [G3] (CD, $120,280)). Totals: 4 wins in 7 starts. Earned $519,280.
Runaway grade 1-winning 2YO like Uncle Mo and Shanghai Bobby!
LEADING WINNERS FROM THE FIRST THREE CROPS BY COMPETITIVE EDGE'S SIRE SUPER SAVER INCLUDE: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM gRADE COMPETITIVE EDGE Cape Town Dehere Gr.1 EMBELLISH THE LACE Distant View Phone Trick Gr.1 RUNHAPPY Broken Vow Northern Jove Gr.1 HIGH DOLLAR WOMAN Fusaichi Pegasus Fly So Free Gr.2 I SPENT IT Sky Mesa Sham Gr.2 SUPER MAJESTY Go For Gin Regal and Royal Gr.3 RANDOMWALK Yes It's True Quiet American Gr.3-pl SAVE ROCK AND ROLL Service Stripe Green Dancer Gr.3-pl INSIDE STRAIGHT Southern Halo Restless Native SW LIL SUPER BEAR Formal Dinner Cray Prospector SW SUPER ALLISON Wildcat Heir Saint Ballado SW HASHTAG BOURBON Robyn Dancer Staff Writer Gr.3-pl SW LEADING GSW’S BY COMPETITIVE EDGE’S GRANDSIRE MARIA’S MON INCLUDE: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM gRADE AWESOME MARIA Awesome Again Private Account Gr.1 LATENT HEAT Capote Mr Prospector Gr.1 MONARCHOS Dixieland Band Roberto Gr.1 MONZANTE Danzig Boldnesian Gr.1 MONBA Easy Goer Silent Screen Gr.1 SEE HOW SHE RUNS Cougar Graustark Gr.1 SUPER SAVER A.P. Indy Mr Prospector Gr.1 WAIT A WHILE A.P. Indy Lord Avie Gr.1 EXHI Polish Numbers Mr Prospector Gr.2 EXPANSION Barathea Alysheba Gr.2 HIGH LIMIT Known Fact Saratoga Six Gr.2 MINT LANE Conquistador Cielo Danzig Gr.2 SIMPLY SPLENDID Hennessy Cure the Blues Gr.2 STRONG CONTENDER Dynaformer Good Bloke Gr.2 WELL MONIED Quiet American Baldski Gr.2 MATING SUGGESTIONS: Competitive Edge has the distinction of being one of three Gr.1 winners from the first crop by Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver. With the champion two-year-old Maria’s Mon as his grandsire, Competitive Edge was precocious enough – and fast enough – to score by more than ten lengths over six furlongs at Saratoga in July. He was again impressive when upped to seven furlongs in the Gr.1 Hopeful Stakes, scoring by nearly six lengths. These efforts earned him 121 on the Experimental Free Handicap. He went on to extend his unbeaten record to four as a three-year-old, taking the seven- furlong Tamarac Stakes and the Gr.3 Pat Day Mile on Derby day. These four wins were gained by a total of nearly 29 lengths. In addition to winning at the top level, Competitive Edge has a potent pedigree. Both of his parents have SEATTLE SLEW and MR PROSPECTOR in the third generation, so Competitive Edge is inbred 4 x 4 to both of these champion sires. Combining SEATTLE SLEW with MR PROSPECTOR yielded some rich dividends. For example, Super Saver’s dam 18
Supercharger is a sister to three of the 16 Graded winners sired by A.P. Indy from Mr Prospector mares. Another of these 16 is Pulpit, sire of champion sire Tapit, who is inbred 3 x 4 to Mr Prospector, with one line of Seattle Slew. Tapit has numerous Graded winners with a third line of Mr Prospector. Indeed he has Gr.2 and Gr.3 winners with four lines. Scat Daddy, another stallion inbred to Mr Prospector, also has several Graded winners with a third line and his very fast daughter Acapulco has four. More Mr Prospector blood is therefore a promising avenue to explore with Competitive Edge, especially as Super Saver has Graded winners out of mares by DISTANT VIEW and FUSAICHI PEGASUS . As Competitive Edge’s Mr Prospector blood will be in his foals’ fifth generation, there are numerous options, including CARSON CITY , CITY ZIP , DISTORTED HUMOR , FLOWER ALLEY , ELUSIVE QUALITY , SPEIGHTSTOWN , MR GREELEY , KINGMAMBO , STREET CRY and SMART STRIKE . The FAPPIANO branch would help Competitive Edge’s progeny shine around two turns. UNBRIDLED , EMPIRE MAKER and UNBRIDLED’S SONG have obvious potential, and BROKEN VOW is the broodmare sire of Super Saver’s very fast son Runhappy. Competitive Edge’s two lines of SEATTLE SLEW will also be back in his foals’ fifth generation. As Super Saver’s Gr.2 two-year-old winner I Spent It is inbred 3 x 4 to A.P. Indy, mares with another line of SEATTLE SLEW , or even A.P. INDY , could succeed with Competitive Edge. Mares by PULPIT create 4 x 3 to A.P. Indy and 5 x 5 x 4 to Mr Prospector, whereas TAPIT mares produce 4 x 4 to A.P. Indy with three lines each to both Seattle Slew and Mr Prospector. The STORM CAT line is another that could reinforce Competitive Edge’s speed. Tapit has Graded winners out of daughters of STORM CAT , HENNESSY , SIR CAT , TABASCO CAT and CATIENUS , and mares by GIANT’S CAUSEWAY , TALE OF THE CAT , FORESTRY and HARLAN’S HOLIDAY are other possibilities. Other branches of the NORTHERN DANCER line which should work well are those descending from DEPUTY MINISTER , DIXIELAND BAND and EL PRADO , including daughters of AWESOME AGAIN , GHOSTZAPPER , MEDAGLIA D’ORO and KITTEN’S JOY . Super Saver’s Competitive edge is speed Competitive edge is the “other”new sire for 2016 at Coolmore’s ashford Stud in Kentucky after the poster boy and racing icon american Pharoah , but when he comes out of the stallion barn to pose for visitors, he’s got the swag of a rugged matinee idol instead of the look of a supporting actor. …he looks like the early-maturing speed horse that he was, and it doesn’t take much imagination to visualize him reproducing his well-muscled, quick-twitch type. Sid Fernando + Observations, February 28, 2016
Won from 7 ½ f. to 1 5 / 16 m.
2016 Leading two-Year-Old Sires 1 War Front $2,296,807 2 into mischief $2,250,785 2016 Leading First-Crop Sires 1 Union Rags $1,162,054 2 tapizar $829,453 S oURCe : tdn, 8 th n ov .
The best son of Gr.1 sire of sires WAR FRONT
Out of a half-sister to Gr.1 sire UNION RAGS
DECLARATION OF WAR Bay Horse; foaled 2009
Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Rubiano Lara's Star Blushing Groom (FR) Glorious Song Gone West Terpsichorist
DECLARATION OF WAR
Tempo West ...................... (1999)
By WAR FRONT (2002). Black-type winner of $424,205, Alfred G. Vanderbilt Breeders' Cup H. [G2] (SAR, $124,920), etc. Among the leading sires, sire of 7 crops of racing age, 483 foals, 363 starters, 53 black-type win- ners, 254 winners of 690 races and earning $36,608,732, 2 champions, including Lines of Battle [G1] ($1,286,753), and of Air Force Blue [G1] (hwt., $844,919), Declaration of War [G1] (hwt., $1,847,489), The Factor [G1] ($922,180), Jack Milton [G1] ($853,828), Data Link [G1] ($831,335). 1st dam TEMPOWEST, by Rahy. 3 wins at 2 and 3, $104,458. Dam of 8 foals, 6 to race, all winners, including-- DECLARATION OF WAR (c. by War Front). Black-type winner, below. WAR CORRESPONDENT (c. by War Front). 2 wins in 4 starts at 3, € 37,750, in France; 2 wins, $142,556, in N.A./U.S., Appleton S. [G3] (GP, $90,210), 3rd Gulfstream Park Turf H. [G1] (GP, $28,800); placed in 1 start at 4, $40,- 000, in Canada, 2nd Autumn S. [G2] (WO, $40,000). (Total: $227,189). VERTIFORMER (c. by Dynaformer). 3 wins in 6 starts at 3, € 58,900, in France, Grand Prix du Lion d'Angers; winner at 5, $139,090, in N.A./U.S., 2nd Pan American S. [G2] (GP, $40,000), 3rdW. L. McKnight H. [G2] (CRC, $14,550), John B. Connally Turf Cup S. [G3] (HOU, $21,560). (Total: $217,580). War Pact (g. by War Front). 2 wins at 3, € 41,000, in France, 2nd Prix de Suresnes. (Total: $57,137). 2nd dam TEMPO, by Gone West. Winner at 3 and 5, $34,400. Half-sister to MARRYME DO ($368,597, Chieftain H. [L] (LRL, $33,195), etc.), Dancing Devlette [G2] ($179,662), Thebes ($93,097). Dam of 7 winners, including-- UNION RAGS (c. by Dixie Union). 5 wins in 8 starts at 2 and 3, $1,798,800, Belmont S. [G1] (BEL, $600,000), Champagne S. [G1] (BEL, $180,000), Three Chimneys Saratoga Special S. [G2] (SAR, $290,000), Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth S. [G2] (GP, $240,000), 2nd Breeders' Cup Juvenile [G1] (CD, $360,000), 3rd Florida Derby [G1] (GP, $100,000). Sire. Geefour (g. by Dixie Union). 4 wins at 3 and 4, $159,092, 3rd Le Grande Pos H.-R (PHA, $8,250). RACE RECORD : In France. At 2, two wins in 2 starts; at 3, unraced; at 4, un- placed in 1 start. Earned € 55,760. In Ireland. At 3, two wins (Diamond S. [G3] ) in 3 starts; at 4, hwt. older horse at 4 on European Hand., 9 - 11 fur., hwt. older horse at 4 on Irish Hand., 7 - 9 1/2 and 9 1/2 - 11 fur., 1 win (Heritage S.) in 1 start. Totals: 3 wins in 4 starts. Earned € 78,250. In Eng- land. At 4, hwt. older horse at 4 on English Hand., 9 1/2 - 11 fur., 2 wins (Juddmonte International S. [G1] , Queen Anne S. [G1] ), once 2nd (Coral Eclipse S. [G1] ), once 3rd (QIPCO Sussex S. [G1] ). Earned £752,690. In N.A./U.S. At 4, once 3rd (Breeders' Cup Classic [G1] (SA, $500,000)) in 1 start. Earned $500,000. (Total: $1,847,489).
75 first crop yearlings in 2016 averaged over $120,000!
SALES YEARLINGS FROM DECLARATION OF WAR'S FIRST IRISH CROP INCLUDED: DAM/SEx SIRE OF DAM PURCHASER US$ SLEEPING BEAUTY c. Oasis Dream Ingordo/Casse for Zayat Stables 530,000 SILVER STAR c. Zafonic C Gordon-Watson/Al Shaqab 495,000 RED CARPET MISS c. Malibu Moon M. V. Magnier 400,000 COCHABAMBA f. Hurricane Run Juddmonte Farms 390,000 DANETIME OUT c. Danetime MV Magnier/Mayfair/P&R Doyle 380,000 STRATEGY c. Machiavellian Justin Casse 350,000 ANOTHER STORM c. Gone West Emirates Park 325,000 FOOLISH ACT f. Sadler's Wells Form Bloodstock 270,000 NASTY STORM f. Gulch Cromwell Bloodstock 250,000 SOLAR EVENT c. Galileo Justin Casse 235,000 DOWAGER c. Groom Dancer A Skiffington 225,000 PRINCESS DESIRE f. Danehill Kenji Ryotokuji 225,000 MISS CHILDREY c. Dr Fong Dylan Venosa 200,000 TARFSHI c. Mtoto GPC Bloodstock 195,000 CALL THIS CAT c. One Cool Cat Federico Barberini 185,000 NABAT SEIF c. Street Sense GDS Racing Stable 170,000 BUNOOD f. Sadler's Wells David Simcock 170,000 FLAMINGO SEA c. Woodman Gearoid Costello 155,000 O'BELLA BALLERINA f. Fusaichi Pegasus Hilary Pridham 150,000 ELUSIVE PEARL c. Medaglia d'Oro Oliver St Lawrence Bloodstock 150,000 GSW’s BY DECLARATION OF WAR'S SIRE WAR FRONT: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM gRADE AIR FORCE BLUE Maria's Mon Seeking e Gold Gr.1 AVENGE Woodman Nijinsky Gr.1 BRAVE ANNA Sadler's Wells Danehill Dancer Gr.1 DATA LINK Known Fact Deputy Minister Gr.1 DECLARATION OF WAR Rahy Gone West Gr.1 HIT IT A BOMB Sadler's Wells Danehill Dancer Gr.1 JACK MILTON Forty Niner Believe It Gr.1 HELENE SUPER STAR Arch His Majesty Gr.1 PEACE AND WAR Smart Strike Gilded Time Gr.1 SUMMER SOIREE Mazel Trick Silver Hawk Gr.1 THE FACTOR Miswaki Icecapade Gr.1 WAR COMMAND Red Ransom His Majesty Gr.1 WARNING FLAG Unbridled's Song Jade Hunter Gr.1 BASHART Clever Trick Inverness Drive Gr.2 DEPARTING Pulpit Forty Niner Gr.2 ON LEAVE A.P. Indy Spectacular Bid Gr.2 PONTCHATRAIN Housebuster Mr Prospector Gr.2 ROLY POLY Galileo Storm Cat Gr.2 SOLDAT Coronado's Quest Apalachee Gr.2 STATE OF PLAY Procida Nijinsky Gr.2 SUMMER FRONT El Prado Cherokee Colony Gr.2 22
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