Air Force Blue

Air Force Blue (War Front) winning the Dewhurst Stakes (Gr.1) at Newmarket

Bay 2013 16.0½ hh
War Front – Chatham
Distance won over: 1200m. – 1400m.

European Champion 2YO by WAR FRONT

Fee for 2017: $16,500

European Champion 2YO by WAR FRONT

The first time since 2001 that any two-year-old has won three European Group 1 races

WON   Dewhurst Stakes [G1], Newmarket
WON   Vincent O’Brien National Stakes [G1], Curragh
WON   Phoenix Stakes [G1], Curragh
WON   Maiden, Curragh on debut May 24

“the best two-year-old we’ve ever had”  Aidan O’Brien

  • From the family of Champions Flanders & Surfside
  • Very good looking – a $490,000 Keeneland September yearling

Timeform Rating of 128p

“None of O’Brien’s previous champion two-year-olds has been rated so highly as Air Force Blue who is the best champion of his age group in Europe for nearly 20 years, with the exception of Frankel.” Timeform

“…he won three Group 1’s – the Phoenix S., the National S. and the Dewhurst – and ended 2015 the highest-rated 2-year-old ever trained by Aidan O’Brien… That kind of 2-year-old class is very dangerous; very good sires have had similar records to Air Force Blue’s – only they weren’t as good…” Bill Oppenheim, TDN

European Champion Juvenile Of 2015

1stDewhurst Stakes – Gr.1, 1400m., Newmarket by 3 ¼ lengths from Massaat and Sanus Per Aquam.
1stNational Stakes – Gr.1, 1400m., Curragh by 3 lengths from Herald The Dawn and Birchwood.
1stPhoenix Stakes – Gr.1, 1200m., Curragh by 2 lengths from Washington DC and Buratino.
1stMaiden, 1200m., Curragh on debut.
2ndCoventry Stakes – Gr.2, 1200m., Royal Ascot beaten 2 lengths by Buratino with Eltezam third.

Timeform Rating of 128p

Air Force Blue-New for 2017

Dewhurst Stakes-Gr.1

National Stakes-Gr.1

Phoenix Stakes-Gr.1