Summer Front will stand the 2016 breeding season for $10,000, stands and nurses.
A $475,000 Keeneland April purchase by agent Steve Young, Summer Front raced in the colors of Thomas A. Moore's Waterford Stable and retires a four-time graded stakes winner with earnings of more than $1,077,000. An undefeated, two-time stakes winner at 2 for trainer Christophe Clement, Summer Front went on to capture seven stakes during a career that also saw him place in five grade I events.
Bred in Kentucky by Mike Ryan, Summer Front is out of the grade I producing El Prado mare Rose of Summer. Summer Front's half sister, Laragh, captured the 2008 Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I).
"Getting Summer Front in the Airdrie stallion barn has been an absolute priority for us for the last two years, and we couldn't be more excited about his future and what he'll mean for this farm," said Brereton Jones. "War Front is giving every possible indication that he's going to be one of the truly important sires of a generation, and we're convinced that Summer Front will carve out his own enormous piece of that legacy.
"When people watch his races, see that monster turn of foot at a mile, and then come out to the farm to see him, I know they will be just as excited as we are. He's 16.1, perfectly balanced, and is absolute, total class. We'll be throwing the full support of the best of our broodmare band behind him and we couldn't be more excited to see where he takes us."
Summer Front will be available for inspection at the Airdrie stallion barn beginning Breeders' Cup week.