The following horses will be trained by either Joe Pride at Warwick Farm, John Thompson at Randwick, Steve O'Dea at Eagle Farm, Keith Dryden at Canberra or John Bateman at Goulburn, with whom they will be given every opportunity to expose their talent and desire to race.
2 year old Bay Colt
Sire: Declaration of War Dam: Ledecky's Girl
Trainer's Name: John Thompson
DECLARATION OF WAR was a brilliant middle distance galloper who won more than half his starts (13 sts 7-1-2) and was declared the joint champion older male in Europe for 2013.
When you mate him with a MONTJEU mare who won up to 2100m and rear the progeny on the golden pasture of New Zealand, you’ve got a live shot at a DERBY or CUPS race in Australia. And MONTJEU mares have produced almost 50 individual stakes winners, the best being LUCIA VALENTINA.
And he's hit the ground running at stud with 2 stakes winners and a placegetter in France's biggest 2YO race from only a handful of runners.
The New Zealanders have won FOUR of the last 5 ATC DERBIES….JON SNOW, TAVAGO, MONGOLIAN KHAN and IT’S A DUNDEEL. In other words, if you want to win a DERBY, you shop in NZ. And the shopping in 2017 was exceptional with value abounding. The DECLARATION OF WAR colt is a most impressive type whose dam is a half-sister to the multiple GROUP 1 winner ZIRNA, one of 10 winners from 11 to race.
This colt represents outstanding value.
- 2.5% $2.5k
- 5% $5k
- 10% $10k