Hip 888, a colt by War Front, brought $725,000

Hip 888, a colt by War Front, brought $725,000

Joe DiOrio

War Front Colt Tops OBS Day Three at $725,000

Katsumi Yoshida buys the colt out of group winner River Belle

A son of War Front  topped the third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales April 2-year-olds in training sale when Katsumi Yoshida paid $725,000 for the colt named Battle of Algiers.

Bred in Kentucky by Lofts Hall Stud, the colt was consigned by Niall Brennan Stables and worked in :21 1/5 during the under tack show.

"We have been trying for awhile to get a good War Front colt and they are not so easy to get, so we are very happy to get this one," said Emmanuel de Seroux of Narvick International, who purchased the colt as agent on behalf of Yoshida. "This one is a very nice type, he breezed well, and has a turf pedigree, which is a plus for Japan. He is everything we were looking for. And, he has a stallion's pedigree if he's any good."