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Declaration of War x Pentimento 15'

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This dashing filly was purchased at the 2017 Gold Coast 2YOs in training sale. At Matthew C. Smith Racing, there is nothing we love more than fast, precocious fillies & this filly certainly falls into this category. She was immediately put into our blackbook as she is sired by a young sorcerer of 2yo winners in the northern hemisphere and looks to be on track to do the same down under. The huge benefit with these breeze up horses is that a lot of the hard work and education is already completed & most importantly, they know how to QUICKEN!


  • Dual Gr.1 winner of the Juddmonte International S. & Queen Anne S.
  • Undefeated at 2 years
  • By War Front (2017 fee: $250,000), the hottest young sire in America
  • Out of a ½ sister to Union Rags – proven Gr.1 sire from his first crop

First crop 2YO’s already include…

  1. Actress – dual winner including the G3 Anglesey Stakes, runner-up in the Fillies Sprint Stakes-L.R., Tipperary Stakes-L.R. & third in the G1 Phoenix Stakes.
  2. Eirene – dual winner including the St Hugh’s Stakes-L.R. and runner-up in the G3 Dick Poole Fillies Stakes.
  3. Olmedo, earned “TDN Rising Star” status when winning by 4 lengths on debut at Deauville for Jean-Claude Rouget. Also finished runner-up in the G1 Grand Criterium & G3 Prix des Chenes.
  4. Irish Territory – runner-up in the G3 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga for trainer William Mott.
  5. Declarationoflove – novice stakes winner and runner-up in the Super Sprint Stakes at Newbury.

Yearlings in 2017 have already sold for €500,000, $325,000, $280,000, $245,000, $235,000, €200,000, $185,000, €170,000, $140,000, $130,000, $110,000, €110,000, $100,000, $100,000 etc.


There’s no stallion in Kentucky with a bigger international reputation than War Front, whose progeny can shine on all surfaces and are equally at home in the U.S. and Europe. Declaration Of War played a large part in this by winning the Gr.1 Queen Anne S. (1m) and Gr.1 Juddmonte International (15/16m). He then was narrowly beaten in the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Classic, showing he could produce his best form on dirt, as well as turf and all-weather.

Like the three-time champion sire Giant’s Causeway, Declaration Of War is from the Northern Dancer male line out of a daughter of Rahy. Giant’s Causeway has sired 40 GSW’s from the MR PROSPECTOR line. Declaration of War is a great match for mares by Mr Prospector’s grandsons, ELUSIVE QUALITY being one of them and also being the damsire of our filly. To put this into perspective, our filly's grandsire, WAR FRONT, has two Gr.2-placed winners from five foals from this cross & it looks like DECLARATION OF WAR is right on track to continue his sire's legacy.

Contact our Racing Manager, Colum Mc Cullagh to get involved in this exciting young prospect!


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