Air Force Blue

Bay201316.1½ hh
Distance won over: 6f. to 7f.
War Front - Chatham
Fee for 2020: $15,000

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

His first crop yearlings sold for $400,000, $350,000, $305,000, $290,000, $280,000, $275,000, $250,000, $200,000 etc.

“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