Air Force Blue
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
Timeform Rating of 128p & from the family of Champions Flanders & Surfside
“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
His first crop yearlings sold for $400,000, $350,000, $305,000, $290,000, $280,000, $275,000, $250,000, $200,000 etc. and they are now with or going to Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher, Wesley Ward, Mark Casse, Simon Callaghan, Aidan O'Brien, Sir Michael Stoute, Joseph O'Brien etc.
First 2YOs sold for up to $400,000!
A Brilliant Start!!
- Chief Little Hawk - won impressively on debut to give his sire a 1-3 in the 5f. maiden at Navan with Hyde Park Barracks finishing third.
- Beauty Queen bolted up in a 4½f. maiden at Gulfstream Park on debut for trainer David Carlos