Declaration Of War

Bay 2009 16.0½ hh (1.63m)
War Front – Tempo West
Distance won over: 7½f. – 10½f.

Talented and tough – the real War Horse!

Fee for 2014: €40,000

Dual Gr.1 winner of the Juddmonte International S. & Queen Anne S.

Undefeated at 2 years

– By War Front (2017 fee: $250,000), the hottest young sire in America

– Out of a ½ sister to Union Rags – proven Gr.1 sire from his first crop

Top performers from his first crop include…

TDN Rising Star Speed Franco  won the G3 Dania Beach Stakes & the Pulpit Stakes. Runner-up in the G3 Palm Beach Stakes & Cutler Bay Stakes.
 – dual winner including the G3 Anglesey Stakes, runner-up in the Fillies Sprint Stakes-L.R.Tipperary Stakes-L.R. & third in the G1 Phoenix Stakes.
Eirene – dual winner including the St Hugh’s Stakes-L.R. Runner-up in the G3 Dick Poole Fillies Stakes & G3 Nell Gwyn Stakes.
French Champion 2YO colt Olmedo – earned “TDN Rising Star” status when winning by 4 lengths on debut at Deauville for Jc Rouget. Also finished runner-up in the G1 Grand CriteriumG3 Prix des Chenes & G3 Prix de Fontainebleau.
Irish Territory – runner-up in the G3 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga for trainer William Mott.
Baroness – 3¾-length winner for Joseph O’Brien at Leopardstown & runner-up in the Montrose Fillies’ Stakes-L.R.
Declarationoflove – novice stakes winner and runner-up in the Super Sprint Stakes at Newbury.

Other winners include Orange Suit, Occupy, On The Warpath, War Hero, French Reflection, Bernardo Bellotto, Lozoya, Assiro, Proschema, Martineo, Full Moon, Department Of War, Bank On Andy etc.

Yearlings in 2017 sold for $590,000, $325,000, $280,000$245,000, $235,000, $235,000, $235,000, $200,000$185,000, $185,000, $180,000, $175,000 etc.

There is probably no stallion in Kentucky with a bigger international reputation than Danzig’s son War Front, whose progeny can shine on all surfaces and are equally at home in the U.S. and Europe. Declaration of War played a large part in this, underlining his class and versatility by defeating top milers in the Gr.1 Queen Anne S. and top middle-distance horses in the Gr.1 Juddmonte International. He then ran extremely well when a narrowly-beaten third in the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Classic, showing that he could produce his best form on dirt, as well as turf and all-weather.

Declaration of War also has the attraction of being out of a half-sister to Union Rags, a leading young sire. Another pointer to Declaration of War’s potential is that, like the 3-time champion sire Giant’s Causeway, Declaration of War is from the Northern Dancer male line and out of a daughter of Rahy.

Giant’s Causeway is exceptionally well suited by mares from the MR PROSPECTOR line, and War Front has also had plenty of success with this line, siring 12 Graded/Group winners. Declaration of War sired his first Group winner, the Irish filly Actress, from a daughter of GULCH. War Front sired The Factor from a MISWAKI mare and has other Gr.1 winners out of daughters of SMART STRIKE, WOODMAN and FORTY NINER. Mares by DISTORTED HUMOR create 3×4 to DANZIG with Declaration of War and are well worth trying.

The FAPPIANO branch is another compelling option, as War Front has three black-type winners from his first 20 foals out of UNBRIDLED’S SONG mares, as well as a Gr.2 winner from a GRINDSTONE mare. Other members of the FAPPIANO branch could suit Declaration of War.

The branches of the Mr Prospector line which have excelled with Giant’s Causeway include KINGMAMBO, SEEKING THE GOLD and Street Cry’s sire MACHIAVELLIAN.

The RAISE A NATIVE line also supplied War Front with champion 2YO Air Force Blue as his dam is by MARIA’S MON.

At least six other grandsons of Danzig have sired Gr.1 winners from STORM CAT line mares, including from daughters of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, HENNESSY and TALE OF THE CAT. Mares by SCAT DADDY would be a likeable option. Union Rags has sired Gr.1 winners from FOREST WILDCAT and STORM CAT mares.

War Front has sired Graded winners from mares by A.P. INDY and his son PULPIT, achieving an impressive 21 per cent black-type winners with daughters of PULPIT. BERNARDINI mares also hold plenty of appeal and daughters of TAPIT would be very interesting as they create distant duplications to Fappiano, Ruby Slippers and Nijinsky.

War Front has several good winners inbred 2×4 to DANZIG, including the Gr.1 winners War Flag, Hit It A Bomb and Brave Anna. Declaration of War’s Graded-placed son Irish Territory is inbred 3×4 to DANZIG.

With his Danzig blood, Declaration of War is a natural choice for mares by GALILEO. War Front has top-class 2yo winners out of SADLER’S WELLS, GALILEO and EL PRADO mares.

War Front sired Gr.1 2YO winner War Command from a mare by ROBERTO’s son RED RANSOM and he also has a Gr.1 winner out of a mare by Roberto’s grandson ARCH.

Race Record

Unbeaten At 2 Years

1stConditions Race, 7½f., Deauville (A.W), by 8 lengths from Joropo and Alanos.
1stConditions Race, 8½f. Pornichet La Baule by 3 lengths from Questiondargent and Droit Au Reve.

Top Class At 3 & 4 Years

1stJuddmonte International-Gr.1, 10½f., York, by 1¼ lengths from Irish Derby winner Trading Leather and multiple Gr.1 winner Al Kazeem.
1stQueen Anne Stakes-Gr.1, 8f., Royal Ascot, by ¾ length from Aljamaaheer, Gregorian and Elusive Kate.
1stDiamond Stakes-Gr.3, 10½f., Dundalk, by ½ length from Along Came Casey and Aloof.
1stHeritage Stakes-L.R., 8f., Leopardstown, by 2½ lengths from Bold Thady Quill and Windsor Palace.
1stConditions Race, 10f., Curragh, by 3½ lengths from Ebazan and Diplomat.
2ndEclipse Stakes-Gr.1, 10f., Sandown, beaten 2 lengths by Al Kazeem.
3rdBreeders’ Cup Classic-Gr.1, 10f., Santa Anita, beaten just ¼ length by Mucho Macho Man and Will Take Charge.
3rdSussex Stakes-Gr.1, 8f., Goodwood, beaten 3 lengths by Toronado and Dawn Approach.
4thPrix Jacques Le Marois-Gr.1, 8f., Deauville, beaten 2 Lengths by Moonlight Cloud, Olympic Glory and Intello.
4thSolonaway Stakes-Gr.3, 8f., Curragh, beaten 4 lengths on his seasonal debut by Famous Name, One Spirit and Aloof.
5thLockinge Stakes-Gr.1, 8f., Newbury, to Farhh, Sovereign Debt and Aljamaaheer.