Declaration Of War

Bay 2009 16.0½ hh (1.63m)
War Front – Tempo West
Distance won over: 1500m. – 2150m.

Talented and tough – the real War Horse!

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The best performed and best looking son of War Front – the hottest young sire in the world

An unbeaten 2yo and a dual Gr.1 winner as an older horse

“Declaration Of War is a horse we just had to have at Coolmore Australia. He was a fabulous racehorse – a dual Group 1 winner who was as tough and sound as you could get. His sire, War Front has made a start to his stud career that is reminiscent of his own sire Danzig, so it’s a hugely exciting new branch of an already established bloodline” Coolmore Australia general manager Michael Kirwan.

His first Northern Hemisphere crop, now yearlings have sold for $535,000 (Ingordo/Casse/Zayat Stables), $495,000 (C Gordon-Watson/Al Shaqab), $400,000 (MV Magnier), $395,000 (Juddmonte Farms), $375,000 (MV Magnier/Mayfair/P&R Doyle), $350,000 (Justin Casse), $325,000 (Emirates Park) etc. 75 sold for an average of over $120,000.

Don’t miss his first yearlings at the upcoming Magic Millions sale!!


A dual Gr. 1 winning son of top class U.S. sire War Front, Declaration Of War has many strong pedigree points to which broodmares can attach. Mr. Prospector is duplicated in Declaration Of War 5m x 4m. Many of War Front’s best progeny are bred on duplications of Mr. Prospector or carry other Frizette family members.

This is also the family of FORESTRY, SEATTLE SLEW (sire of A.P. INDY), SING SING, DJEDDAH, ROAN ROCKET (damsire of RORY’S JESTER), GREGORIAN, FERDINAND, and LOMOND (sire of CITIDANCER). Mares carrying Mr. Prospector’s son FORTY NINER (sire of broodmare sires such as END SWEEP, DISTORTED HUMOR, TWINING etc) have been particularly successful with War Front.

While Declaration of War is a grandson of Danzig, he still has appeal for broodmares by DANEHILL grandsons and great grandsons, and for mares carrying daughters of Danehill. The chief appeal for this duplication is that Danehill is out of a HIS MAJESTY mare. Declaration of War’s sire War Front has had great success with mares carrying His Majesty, with Gr. 1 winner War Command and Gr.2 winners Summer Front and Lines Of Battle bearing this influence.

Declaration Of War’s damsire Rahy is from the Miss Swapsco family. This line can be reinforced by introducing mares carrying fellow family members such as SINGSPIEL, DEVILS BAG, SAINT BALLADO, RIVOTIOUS, JAN MURRAY and MANSHOOD. Rahy’s dam is a daughter of Halo. It is very easy to sex balance this key ancestor by using broodmares carrying sons of HALO. Mares by DON’T SAY HALO, OREGON, SOUTHERN HALO and his sons (including MORE THAN READY and DUBLEO), SUNDAY SILENCE and his sons (including FUJI KISEKI, GENUINE, KEEP THE FAITH and BUBBLE GUM FELLOW).

Similarly, Declaration Of War’s second damsire is a daughter of GONE WEST, opening the way for sex balanced duplication with mares from this sire line.  Mares by ELUSIVE QUALITY, MR. GREELEY, XAAR and SPEIGHTSTOWN for example, create this speed pattern. War Front’s Gr. 1 winning son War Command is a son of RED RANSOM. Gone West and Round Table in Declaration Of War’s pedigree are Alope family members.

Other family members to seek in mares to create positive line breeding include TALE OF THE CAT, KNOWN FACT and JOHANNESBURG. POMPEII COURT (damsire of STARCRAFT) is also desirable as he carries two ALOPE family members in Tell and Round Table. War Front’s exciting 2 year old Guerre is out of a mare by HENNESSY. He is a son of STORM CAT who can be accessed via other broodmare sires such as TALE OF THE CAT, FORESTRY, BLACK MINNALOUSHE, JOHANNESBURG, STATUE OF LIBERTY, PURREALIST, GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, SHAMARDAL, HIGH YIELD, VAN NISTELROOY and HENNY HUGHES.

The duplication of Nijinsky II in Declaration Of War should appreciate the presence of other Torpenhow family members in mares.  REDOUTE’S CHOICE, FAR NORTH, THE MINSTREL, HURRICANE SKY, XAAR, UMATILLA, FREE AMERICA, RULER, DENON, MASTERCLASS, NEW REGENT, EL GRAN SENOR, SPINNING WORLD and GIELGUD are all individuals from this line.

Declaration Of War should work very well with BLETCHINGLY. He is highly compatible with fellow Lady Susan family member, Danzig (grandsire of Declaration Of War). Sources of Bletchingly include CANNY LAD (damsire of REDOUTE’S CHOICE), BEST WESTERN, BRAVE WARRIOR (and son SHOW A HEART) and STAR WATCH (sons HURRICANE SKY and PAUILLAC).

War Front has worked very well with ICECAPADE, producing two Gr.1 winners and a Gr.2 winner from mares carrying this influence. He can be sourced in mares with CLEVER TRICK or WILD AGAIN in their pedigrees.

Race Record

Unbeaten At 2 Years

1stConditions Race, 1500m., Deauville (A.W), by 8 lengths from Joropo and Alanos.
1stConditions Race, 1700m. Pornichet La Baule by 3 lengths from Questiondargent and Droit Au Reve.

Top Class At 3 & 4 Years

1stJuddmonte International-Gr.1, 2100m., York, by 1¼ lengths from Irish Derby winner Trading Leather and multiple Gr.1 winner Al Kazeem.
1stQueen Anne Stakes-Gr.1, 1600m., Royal Ascot, by ¾ length from Aljamaaheer, Gregorian and Elusive Kate.
1stDiamond Stakes-Gr.3, 2150m., Dundalk, by ½ length from Along Came Casey and Aloof.
1stHeritage Stakes-L.R., 1600m., Leopardstown, by 2½ lengths from Bold Thady Quill and Windsor Palace.
1stConditions Race, 2000m., Curragh, by 3½ lengths from Ebazan and Diplomat.
2ndEclipse Stakes-Gr.1, 2000m., Sandown, beaten 2 lengths by Al Kazeem.
3rdBreeders’ Cup Classic-Gr.1, 2000m., Santa Anita, beaten just ¼ length by Mucho Macho Man and Will Take Charge.
3rdSussex Stakes-Gr.1, 1600m., Goodwood, beaten 3 lengths by Toronado and Dawn Approach.
4thPrix Jacques Le Marois-Gr.1, 1600m., Deauville, beaten 2 Lengths by Moonlight Cloud, Olympic Glory and Intello.
4thSolonaway Stakes-Gr.3, 1600m., Curragh, beaten 4 lengths on his seasonal debut by Famous Name, One Spirit and Aloof.
5thLockinge Stakes-Gr.1, 1600m., Newbury, to Farhh, Sovereign Debt and Aljamaaheer.


Juddmonte International Stakes-Gr.1

Queen Anne Stakes-Gr.1