– 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.
Actress – 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. and runner-up in the G3 Dick Poole Fillies 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 Criterium & G3 Prix des Chenes.
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.
Orange Suit – maiden winner at Newbury for trainer Richard Hannon.
Occupy – novice stakes winner on debut for Ralph Beckett and Highclere Racing.
On The Warpath – dual winner for Sir Mark Prescott. Now with Godolphin & could target the G2 UAE Derby.
War Hero – dual winner for Patrick Prendergast.
French Reflection – maiden winner in France.
Bernardo Bellotto – 4-length maiden winner in France for Jean-Claude Rouget.
Lozoya – won the Prix Talweg at Chantilly by 2 lengths for C. Ferland.
Assiro – maiden winner in France.
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.
March 14, 2018
Trainer Christophe Ferland sent out another exciting winner for Declaration Of War when Lozoya (3f Declaration Of War-Never Busy, by… View Article
February 9, 2018
War Hero (3c Declaration Of War-Sugar Mint, by High Chaparral) looked another exciting three-year-old for Declaration Of War when scoring… View Article
February 4, 2018
A TDN Rising Star at his previous stakes win last year, talented colt Speed Franco (3c Declaration of War x… View Article
January 23, 2018
Ultra-consistent Olmedo (3c Declaration Of War-Super Pie, by Pivotal) was named France’s champion two-year-old of 2017 on Tuesday at the… View Article
January 11, 2018
Group I winning son of War Front, Declaration of War posted his first Australian winner at Geelong on Thursday with a… View Article
December 10, 2017
Exciting young sire Declaration of War added a third stakes-winner to his tally with a brilliant victory in the $75,000… View Article
November 30, 2017
The Sir Mark Prescott-trained On The Warpath (2c Declaration Of War-Elusive Pearl, by Medaglia d’Oro) could barely have won more… View Article
October 23, 2017
Trainer Joseph O’Brien plans to step Baroness (2f Declaration Of War-Charroux, by Darshaan) up in class after her impressive win… View Article
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.
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.
ALL HIS STARTS
Juddmonte International Stakes-Gr.1