Air Force Blue

American Pharoah, Justify Headline Ashford Stud’s 2020 Stallion Roster

The Triple Crown-winning duo of American Pharoah and Justify will once again headline the stallion roster at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., for the 2020 breeding season. Justify, the winner of the 2018 Triple Crown and that season’s Horse of the Year, will stand for an advertised fee of $150,000. The price is unchanged […]

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PR Special Keeneland September Sale: Flying Thoroughbreds

The Paulick Report is on the grounds for the first day of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale and is pleased to offer a special print publication for the auction. In this edition of the PR Special, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills continues his look at the roots of equine transportation, this time focusing on the historic […]

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Nyquist, Frosted Lead First-Crop Weanling Sires After November Sales

The incoming class of stallions with first weanlings reached its latest measuring point when it tested the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Selected Mixed Sale and the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale earlier this month. When the dust settled, the pair in Godolphin blue filled the exacta by average first-crop weanling sale price. Champion Nyquist and multiple […]

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Bloodlines: War Front’s Future As A Sire Of Sires?

The next step in the evolution of a stallion’s reputation, from becoming a leading freshman sire to a leading sire, is to become a leading sire of stallions. Each step in a stallion’s rise to prominence is challenging, the barriers to success increase in difficulty, and the outcome is not easily evaluated till years have […]

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Full Sister To Juvenile Champion Air Force Blue Foaled At Kentucky’s Stone Farm

A full sister to 2015 Champion Juvenile Air Force Blue was foaled March 9 at Arthur B. Hancock III’s Stone Farm, in Paris, Kentucky.  The filly is out of the stakes-placed Maria’s Mon mare Chatham and is by top sire War Front. Air Force Blue, who also was foaled and raised at Stone Farm, won […]

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Bloodlines: Which New Sires Will Attract Most Attention In 2017?

The entering group of stallion prospects for 2017 is not large, nor should it be. There are nine new boys for the upper tier of the stallion market, and by stud fee, these are Frosted (by Tapit; $50,000), California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit; $40,000), Nyquist (Uncle Mo; $40,000), Exaggerator (Curlin; $30,000), Air Force Blue (War Front; […]

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Ashford Unveils 2017 Stud Fees; Uncle Mo Increases To $150,000

Coolmore’s Ashford Stud has set their stud fees and released their stallion roster for 2017. New to the farm next season will be Air Force Blue (War Front), a three-time Group 1 winner at age two and champion juvenile in Europe. He will stand for $25,000 in 2017. Also joining the roster will be Australian […]

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Paulick Report 9/28 News Minute

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn’t stop after you’ve had your morning coffee. Each weekday at mid-day, the Paulick Report brings you a video News Minute to let you know what’s happening around the Thoroughbred racing world: news we […]

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Champion Air Force Blue Retired, To Stand At Ashford Stud

Last season’s European Champion two-year-old Air Force Blue, described by Aidan O’Brien as the best juvenile he has ever trained, has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud. The son of War Front from W.T. Young’s Grade 1 family of Flanders and Surfside broke his maiden as early as the […]

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