logo1

From press release - February 15, 2020

The first foal for classic-placed Irish War Cry was born the evening of Feb. 12 at Blackstone Farm in Pine Grove, Pa., when the Cape Cross (Ire) mare Danu (Ire) delivered a chestnut colt. “From all reports he’s a big-boned, strapping colt,” said Martin Somers of High Kings Racing, who purchased Danu as a yearling in 2015. “This is our first time breeding and we were delighted that we could breed to such a stallion like Irish War Cry.”

foal20c irishwarcry danu 021920 044Ax

One of the most dynamic runners of his generation, Irish War Cry retired to Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., after a career in which he won four stakes and $1,257,060 while racing from 2 to 4 for his breeder Isabelle de Tomaso.

The son of leading sire Curlin entered his 3-year-old season as one of the top prospects for the 2017 classics. A stakes winner at 2, he captured Gulfstream Park’s Holy Bull Stakes-G2 in his first start at 3. Trained by H. Graham Motion, he followed with a smart, three and a half-length score in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial-G2. Sent off as second choice in the Kentucky Derby-G1, he contested the pace before weakening in the stretch. He arrived in New York as the favorite in the Belmont Stakes-G1, led the majority of the mile and a half classic, battled gamely with Tapwrit to the wire and finished second. At 4, he added a victory in the historic Pimlico Special-G3. In 13 career starts, Irish War Cry finished first or second seven times, six in stakes.

Out of the Polish Numbers mare Irish Sovereign, Irish War Cry is a half-brother to graded stakes winner Irish Strait, stakes-placed Irish Politics and to the dam of 2019 stakes winners Irish Mias and Regally Irish.

Irish War Cry covered 83 mares his first season. The syndicated 6-year-old stallion stands his second season for $6,500 live foal, payable when the foal stands and nurses.

More News

Maryland-bred champion Majestic Reason retired

Majestic Reason, 2019 Maryland-bred champion older female and winner of the Grade 3 Barbara Fritchie Stakes last month, has been retired.

Read more ...

First foal arrives for Winding Creek Farm's No Never No More

The first foal for No Never No More, the only son of Scat Daddy standing in the region, was born the morning of March 12 at Winding Creek Farm in Union Bridge for breeder Designated Hitters Racing LLC. The dark bay colt is out of the Munnings mare Sister Pat, who also has a 2-year-old bay colt by Goldencents.

Read more ...

Field Pass triumphs in Jeff Ruby Steaks-G3

Three Diamonds Farm’s Field Pass proved himself worthy of his first graded victory as he captured the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks-G3 on Saturday, March 14 at Turfway Park, notching the second stakes win of his career.

Read more ...