WAR FRONT – G2 winner in USA (2x G1 2nd); Timeform 119; sire of Gr1 winners of both sexes; sire-of-sires. Fee for 2019 US$250.000.
Notable progeny includes Air Force Blue (13c – Maria’s Mon, Seeking The Gold) – champion 2yo colt; Declaration of War (09c – Rahy, Gone West) – champion; US Navy Flag (15c – Galileo, Storm Cat) – champion 2yo colt & full sister Roly Poly (14f – Galileo, Storm Cat); Lancaster Bomber (14c – Indian Ridge, Warning); War Command (11c – Red Ransom, His Majesty); Data Link (08c – Known Fact, Deputy Minister); Royal Artillery (13c – Dynaformer, Mr Prospector); Sweet Orange (08c – Unbridled’s Song, Jade Hunter); Due Diligence (11c – Pulpit, Icecapade) – champion 3yo colt; Summer Front (09c – El Prado, Cherokee Colony); Fog of War (16c – Galileo, Dynaformer); Avenge (12f – Woodman, Nijinsky); Hit It A Bomb (13c – Sadler’s Wells, Danehill Dancer) & full sister Brave Anna (14f – Sadler’s Wells, Danehill Dancer) – champion 2yo filly; Jack Milton (10c – Forty Niner, Believe It); Homesman (14c – Red Ransom, His Majesty); American Patriot (13c – Tiznow, Notebook); The Factor (08c – Miswaki, Icecapade); Peace And War (12f – Smart Strike, Gilded Time); War Flag (13f – Arch, His Majesty) & full brother Lines of Battle (10c – Arch, His Majesty) – champion in HK & UAE; Spirit of Valor (14c – Grindstone, Known Fact); Fire Away (12c – Unbridled, Private Account); etc.
Kin-breeding: War Front’s SigAnc (Significant female line Ancestor) appears to be Sunny Vale, SigAnc also of Dynaformer and two sisters, who appear in several of War Front’s best runners. Sunny Vale is close kin to Lady Lawless, SigAnc in the female line of Missy Baba (Lassie Dear). Kin-links with female line descendants of Sunny Vale include Change Water (dam of Fall Aspen), Con Game (in Seeking The Gold), etc.
Danzig-line sires in South Africa include Duke Of Marmalade, Oratorio (Danehill); Moofeed (Duke of Marmalade); Fencing Master (Oratorio); Rafeef, Redoute’s Promise, Time Thief, Wylie Hall (Redoute’s Choice); Querari (Oasis Dream); Quasillo (Sea The Stars); Lancaster Bomber, Fire Away (War Front); Alado, Bezrin (Danzig); Heavenly Blue (Snitzel).
Salute (02f Unbridled): won in USA; placed 1600-1800m, 2nd G2 Demoiselle S., 3rd G3 Tempted S.; dam of
FIRE AWAY (12c War Front): – subject stallion
MR SPEAKER (11c Pulpit): 6 wins in USA, G1 Belmont Derby Invitational, G2 Commonwealth Cup, G3 Lexington S., G3 Dania Beach S.; 2nd G3 Palm Beach S.; 3rd G3 Knickerbocker S. Sire in Kentucky
Snap Decision (14c Hard Spun): 2 wins in USA; 3rd G3 Palm Beach S., Better Talk Now S. (L)
State Flag (09c Street Cry): 6 wins in USA & Canada
PERSONAL ENSIGN (84f Private Account): 13 wins (unbeaten), G1 Frizette S., G1 Beldame S. (2x), G1 Breeder’s Cup Distaff, G1 Whitney H., G1 Hempstead H., G1 Shuvee H., G1 Maskette S., G2 Rare Perfume S., G2 Molly Pitcher H.; Champion Handicap Mare; Broodmare Of The Year 1996; dam of
MINER’S MARK (90c Mr Prospector): 6 wins, G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, G2 Jim Dandy S., G3 Colin S.; 2nd G2 Dwyer S.; 3rd G1 Travers S., G2 Jim Beam S.; sire
MY FLAG (93f Easy Goer): 6 wins, G1 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies, G1 CCA Oaks, G1 Ashland S., G1 Gazelle H., G2 Bonnie Miss S.; 2nd G1 Frizette S., G2 Davona Dale S.; 3rd G1 Matron S., G1 Belmont S., G1 Alabama S.; dam of
STORM FLAG FLYING (00f Storm Cat): 7 wins, G1 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies, G1 Frizette S., G1 Matron S., G1 Personal Ensign H., G2 Shuvee S.; 2nd G1 Breeder’s Cup Distaff, Ogden Phipps H., G3 Comely S.; 3rd G1 Go For Wand H., Beldame S.
WITH FLYING COLORS (05f AP Indy): 2 wins, Heatherten S.; dam of
TERESA Z (14f Smart Strike): 5 wins, G3 Monmouth Oaks, G3 Turn Back The Alarm H.; 3rd G2 Delaware H.
On Parade (99f Storm Cat): won; 3rd G3 Valley Stream S.; dam of
PARADING (03c Pulpit): 7 wins, G2 Dixie S., G3 Ben Ali S.; 2nd G2 Fayette S.
Leading The Parade (01c AP Indy): 2 wins; 3rd Wadsworth Mem. (L); sire
Our Emblem (91c Mr Prospector): 5 wins; 2nd G1 Carter H., G2 Tom Fool S., G2 Forego H.; 3rd G1 Metropolitan H., G1 Vosburgh S., G3 Weschester H.; G3 BC Sprint Ch’ship
Pennant Champion (92f Mr Prospector): 2 wins; dam of
ANIMAL SPIRITS (09c Arch): won, G3 Bourbon S.
Proud And True (94c Mr Prospector): 3 wins; 3rd G3 Baltimore BC H.
Salute (02f Unbridled): won; – see above
TRADITIONALLY (97c Mr Prospector): 5 wins, G1 Oaklawn H.; sire
Title Seeker (03f Monarchos): did not race; sold as broodmare in 2006 for $1.7 million, when carrying:
SEEKING THE TITLE (07f Seeking The Gold): 2 wins, G3 Iowa Oaks; 2nd G3 Monmouth Oaks; 3rd G1 Gazelle S., G2 Fair Ground Oaks; dam of
SEEKING THE SOUL (13c Perfect Soul): 6 wins, G1 Clark H., G3 Smarty Jones S., G3 Ack Ack S.; 2nd G1 Breeder’s Cup Mile, G1 Pegasus World Cup; 3rd G1 Clark H.
Grecian Banner (74f Hoist The Flag): won; Broodmare Of The Year 1988; dam of
PERSONAL ENSIGN (84f Private Account): Champion – see above
PERSONAL FLAG (83c Private Account): 8 wins, G1 Widener H., G1 Suburban H., G2 Nassau County S., G3 Queen’s County S.; 2nd G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, G1 Brooklyn H., G1 Haskell Inv H., G2 Excelsior H.; 3rd G1 Woodward S., G1 Travers S., G1 Dwyer S.; sire
DORINE (58f Aristophanes): 12 wins in Argentina, Pr Arturo R. Bullrich (2x), Pr Enrique Acebal, Pr Gilberto Lerena (2x), Pr Criadores, Pr Palermo, Pr America, GP 25 de Mayo; 2nd Cl. Pr Polla de Potrancas, GP Nacional, Pr Seleccion, GP 25 de Mayo; 3rd Pr General Luis Maria Campos, Pr Caballerizas Argentinas.; Champion 3yo; Champion Older Mare; dam of
Grecian Banner (74f Hoist The Flag): won – see above
DORIA (49f Advocate): 18 wins in Argentina, GP Maipú, Cl. Ecuador (2x), Cl. General Alvear, Cl. Ramon Blaus, Cl. Primavera; ‘the fastest mare of the last 20 years in Argentina’; dam of
DORINE (58f Aristophanes): multiple Champion – see above
DORILEO (64c Aristophanes): 5 wins in Arg & USA, Christmas H., William Penn H.; 2nd Cl. Polla de Potrillos, Tropical Park H.; 3rd Clark H., Trenton Park H. Tropical Park H.; sire of sires (incl Gr1 sire Propicio)
DORETTA (60f Aristophanes): 7 wins in Argentina, GP 25 de Mayo, Cl, Otono, Cl. Apertura
7 wins, 1600-1700m in USA (Turf)
at 5 WON Artie Schiller Stakes (1600mT)
at 6 WON G3 Dixie Stakes (1700mD)
WON Danger’s Hour Stakes (1600mT)
3rd G3 Tampa Bay Stakes (1700mT)
4th G3 Poker Stakes (1600mT)
First season at stud in 2019
War Front’s SigAnc (Significant female line Ancestor) appears to be Sunny Vale, SigAnc also of Dynaformer and two sisters, who appear in several of War Front’s best runners. Sunny Vale is close kin to Lady Lawless, SigAnc in the female line of Missy Baba (Lassie Dear). Kin-links with female line descendants of Sunny Vale include Change Water (dam of Fall Aspen), Con Game (in Seeking The Gold).
Fire Way hails from an Argentine female line, with very solid bottom female-line connections, culminating in unbeaten champion Personal Ensign. SigAnc appears to be Grecian Banner and her daughter Personal Ensign, preceded by the closely kinbred mother and daughter pair Donatila and Dona Ines.
This sequence of SigAnc shows to have strong kin-links with other notable female lines.
Personal Ensign is kinbred bottom female-lines La Troienne x Dona Ines. The mating of Personal Ensign to Mr Prospector (resulting in Miner’s Mark, Our Emblem) is a variation on the theme from the pedigree of Woodman, who is kin-bred 3x3x3x4 Raise You x *Miss Dogwood x Busanda x *Striking (the latter two grandaughters of La Troienne), and also appear 2×2 (97% kin-ship) in Numbered Account, the dam of Personal Ensign’s sire Private Account.
With Personal Ensign to Easy Goer the same happens; the mating gave G1 My Flag, who is kinbred 6x6x7x7x6 la Troienne x *la Troienne x la Troienne x la Troienne x *Dona Ines 90%.
For interest, Woodman is damsire of More Than Ready, whose dam Woodman’s Girl traces to la Troienne and comes with four lines of that mare.
Other strong kin-linked SigAncs include Lassie Dear (kin to Private Account, Numbered Account), Change Water (kin to Numbered Account), Special (female line of Sadler’s Wells, Nureyev; close kin to Dorine, dam of Grecian Banner), Coup de Folie (dam of Machiavellian; kin to Grecian Banner), Aster (in Galileo, Sea The Stars; close kin to Donatila), Feola (kin to Dona Ines, Dona Cecilia; in this family in context of female line of Pulpit).
La Troienne is notable in this family’s major runners through Buckpasser. The posterchild for the kin-breeding is 2019 G1 performer Seeking The Soul, by Perfect Soul (Sadler’s Wells), with damsire Seeking The Gold, and Grecian Banner bottom-line.
This is also the female line of former Mauritzfontein mare Wise Critic (Nureyev x daughter of Dorine), who is still represented in SA. One of her descendants Tinder Box is by Smart Strike (Mr P) out of Dry Stick, by Fort Wood (Sadler’s Wells) out of Wise Critic (Nureyev). Tinder Box bred Gr1 2yo Guiness, and has a 2019 CTS Book One yearling filly by Oratorio.
SUITABLE LINES for Fire Away could include Sunny Vale female line descendants, incl Dynaformer (Admiral Kitten, Rock Of Rochelle), Albert Hall;
Sunny Vale kin-links, incl Missy Baba/Lassie Dear (Sportsworld, Al Mufti, Captain Al, Duke Of Marmalade, etc., etc), Change Water (Fall Aspen, Fort Wood, Cozzene (Jackson, Noordhoek Flyer), Laramie Trail), Con Game (Seeking The Gold (Windrush, Lecture, Willow Magic, Erupt), Burgoo Maid (Jungle Cove), Bold Reason (Sadler’s Wells (notably Fort Wood, Vision Of Clarity (Pathfork), etc.;
Personal Flag (& female line ancestors) kin-links, incl La Troienne (widespread; notably Buckpasser, widespread); Lassie Dear (by Buckpasser; widespread in SAF, notably Al Mufti, Captain Al, AP Indy, Duke Of Marmalade, etc., etc.); Seeking The Gold (Windrush, Lecture, Willow Magic, Erupt); Special (Nureyev; Sadler’s Wells, notably Fort Wood; Fairy King; etc.) and other Forli (widespread); Change Water (Fort Wood, Cozzene); Feola (Lecture, Right Approach, etc.; widespread); Numbered Account (incl Woodman, More Than Ready (Gimmethegreenlight, Traffic Guard), Secret Prospector (Elusive Fort)); Tulle (Kahal, Querari, Great Britain, Cape Cross/Sea The Stars); Coup de Folie (Machiavellian – Kahal, Right Approach; Mogok); etc.
Descendants of Wise Critic in SAF.