Progeny of War Front

War Front's offspring are proving themselves on the track.

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Training Offspring of Sires - War Front
Read the full feature in the January 1, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse

A speedy son of Danzig produced from the multiple stakes-winning Rubiano mare Starry Dreamer, War Front was bred and raced by Joseph Allen. The Kentucky-bred made his first two starts for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin before being transferred to Allen Jerkens during the colt’s 3-year-old season. War Front compiled a record of four wins from 13 races and earnings of $424,205.
 

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Soldat wins the Fountain of Youth Stakes.

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Soldat, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin.

Kiaran McLaughlin --
"Soldat was the same (as War Front)—very smart and intelligent. He won graded stakes on dirt and turf. I think he stamps them (his offspring) well, and they run over anything—dirt, turf, synthetics. Soldat had no breathing issues and was physically sound."

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Bashart wins the With Anticipation Stakes (gr. 2) with jockey Javier Castellano.

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Bashart, trained by Todd Pletcher.

Todd Pletcher --
"He’s (War Front) the kind of sire who could get you a Derby horse. We haven’t had too many physical issues or any other types of issues with him."

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Diamond Bachelor and jockey Julien Leparoux win the $100,000 Oak Tree Juvenile Turf September 4, 2013.

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Diamond Bachelor preps for the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.

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Departing winning the Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Race Course on April 20, 2013 with jockey Up Brian Joseph Hernandez.

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Departing, trained by Al Stall Jr.

Al Stall Jr. --
"He is very straightforward with no problems whatsoever. We thought he was a nice horse from the beginning. We never knew he could win three straight Derbys, but he stood out from the beginning. He has no distance limitations."

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Declaration of War burst between horses and charged down the center of the track to win the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I).

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Decleration of War, trained by Aidan O'Brien.

Aidan O'Brien--
"They (War Front progeny) seem to be tough, hardy horses who find plenty off the bridle. Declaration of War ran in six straight group I races in Europe in just over three months and then ended the season with a fantastic run in the (Breeders’ Cup) Classic (gr. I) in his first start on dirt. I think that says it all (about soundness). "

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Lines of Battle jogs at Meydan March 29, 2013 preparing for the UAE Derby.

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Lines of Battle, trained by Aidan O'Brien.

Aidan O'Brien--
"They (War Front progeny) are big, strong, powerful, good-actioned horses who seem to do their best on good, fast ground. They have great attitudes, and they all seem to have plenty of size and strength—very much in the Danzig mold."

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War Command wins the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot June 18, 2013.

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War Command and Joseph O'Brien wins the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on October 12, 2013.

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Jack Milton wins the Transylvania Stakes (gr. 3) with jockey John Velazquez.

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Jack Milton with John Velasquez up wins the 2013 Transylvania for trainer Todd Pletcher and owner Gary Barber.

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Giovanni Boldini preps for the Breeders' Cup.

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Giovanni Boldini jogs in preparation for the 2013 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park.

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Peace Preserver wins the Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. 3) with jockey Irad Ortiz Jr.

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Peace Preserver, trained by Todd Pletcher.

Todd Pletcher--
"With a sire like him, I would be willing to forgive one for being a little on the small side. Most of them are well-balanced and well put together. They have pretty good minds and are easy to train."

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Pontchatrain, with Gary Stevens, wins the Ken Maddy Stakes (gr. III) on turf during Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita.

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Pontchatrain wins the Ken Maddy Stakes (gr. III) on the turf.

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Team Valor's State of Play scores a gutsy win in the Battaglia Memorial.

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State of Play, trained by Graham Motion.

Graham Motion--
"State of Play was a more laid-back type. He was a precocious 2-year-old but also more straightforward and didn’t really have any vices. He was very compact."

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Summer Soiree, trained by Graham Motion.

Graham Motion--
"Summer Soiree was a rangier type. She was one of the better work horses I have ever had. I believe she worked at Keeneland one day in 1:09 and change leading up to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)."

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Team Valor International's Summer Soiree.

Trainer Graham Motion--
"We had to work to slow her down in the mornings. Her best attribute was that she was so tough and competitive."

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War Dancer, center, wins The Virginia Derby. Jack Milton, also by War Front, finishes third.

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War Dancer, trained by Ken McPeek.

Ken McPeek--
"He had a lot of troubles as a 2-year-old and never had a chance to run much. Once he got his racing career started, he’s done everything we’ve asked him to do. He has been better on grass than on dirt, but I don’t rule him out as a horse who could be highly competitive at a high level on dirt."

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The Factor, trained by Bob Baffert.

Bob Baffert--
"The Factor had brilliant speed. He is the one who probably set the tone for War Front as a top sire. He was the most beautiful-moving horse. The way he moved was effortless. He was just plain fast, but he didn’t look like he was going that fast. He was a pretty impressive horse. He was sound and he could breathe. He never bled."

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The Factor and jockey Martin Garcia win the Grade I, $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes August 28, 2011.

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