Woodford Thoroughbreds will stand first-year stallions Soldat for $5,000 and Currency Swap for $3,500.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2008
|Trainer||Kiaran P. McLaughlin|
|Owner||Clarke, Harvey A., Robertson III, W. Craig, Braverman, Paul and Namcook Stable|
|Breeder||Brookfield Stud, LLC|
|Soldat View Five-Cross Pedigree||War Front||Danzig|
|Le Relais||Coronado's Quest|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Steve Shahinian, agent for Harvey A. Clarke||Elm Tree Farm, agent||$180,000|
The son of War Front broke his maiden in the grade III With Anticipation Stakes.
Aidan O'Brien noted that Lines of Battle was sent to Dubai with the specific purpose of picking up Kentucky Derby-qualifying points offered in the race, and he earned 100 points, assuring him a spot in the starting gate.
Soldat, a dual graded stakes winner by War Front, finished in the top two in eight of 12 starts and earned $622,760.
Favored Csaba ran his stakes winning streak to four and likely stamped his ticket to next month's Donn Handicap (gr. I) with his victory in the $100,000 Hal's Hope (gr. III) Jan. 13 at Gulfstream Park.
Csaba is the best he's ever been, and if he sails through the Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 13, he'll punch his ticket to his first grade I stakes attempt in the $500,000 Donn Handicap on Feb. 9.
It's easy to see why his connections want to keep Soldat on turf after last year's Triple Crown contender scored an impressive comeback victory at Gulfstream Park March 4.
Soldat will make his first start since finishing 11th in last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) when he goes to post in a turf allowance race at Gulfstream Park March 4.
Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Soldat has been given some time off and will possibly return to racing in the fall, according to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin July 1.
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