Summer Front

Summer Front

War Front - Rose of Summer
2009 - Bay - 16.1 hands
2021 Fee: $10,000 S&N
5% discount on all stud fees paid by Nov 1
AN EXCITING AND VERSATILE SON OF WAR FRONT WITH 3 EARLY GSW
  • 3 FIRST-CROP GSW, INCLUDING SPEAKTOMEOFSUMMER, WINNER OF THE G2 LAKE PLACID S. AT SARATOG
  • First-crop 4yo WINTERS BACK wired a strong Allowance field at Aqueduct on April 9th earning a 94 Beyer for Todd Pletcher and Owner, Waterford Stable. Winters Back was bred by Tim Thornton and Quint Tatro and now has 3 wins and 2 seconds in his 7 lifetime starts
  • GSW FIGHTING SEABEE returned from a layoff to win an Allowance at Keeneland by a length and a quarter, under a rail-skimming ride by Brian Hernandez, earning an 89 Beyer. Winner of the G3 With Anticipation S. at 2, Fighting Seabee was bred by Gestut Zur Kuste AG, raised at Runnymede Farm and is owned by Walking L Thoroughbreds. Conditioned by Kenny McPeek, we look forward to what his 4yo season has in store.
  • THIRD-CROP YEARLINGS SOLD FOR UP TO $250,000, $190,000, etc.
  • Stakes-placed Valentines Day rallied from 11th to finish 2nd by a diminshing half length in the Miss Houston S. on April 3rd having been 3rd in the Jersey Lilly S. in her previous start
  • 3yo filly QUEEN OF THE GREEN, beat colts in an Allowance at Tampa Bay Downs on 2/10 for NBS Stable and Jon Arnett. She held off Shawdyshawdyshawdy (Summer Front) who closed well for second. Queen Of The Green lacked room at a crucial stage in the G3 Florida Oaks on March 6th and should have black type in her future
  • SHEA D SUMMER won the Juvenile Fillies' Sprint at GPW by 6 3/4 lengths
  • 2yo colt CAMP HOPE was a most impressive 4 length winner on debut at Churchill Downs for Walking L Thoroughbreds and Kenny McPeek on 10/25. Purchased for $200,000 at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale by Scott Leeds' Walking L Thoroughbreds, he is named for a Houston venue that provides help and housing for veterans suffering from PTSD.
  • SUMMER ASSAULT won the $100,000 Mystic Lake Derby [L] for Michele Boyce, setting a New Stakes Record
  • A leading 3yo of 2020, ETE INDIEN ran away with the G2 Fountain Of Youth S. by 8 1/2 lengths (97 Beyer), before being placed in the G1 Florida Derby
  • SPEAKTOMEOFSUMMER won the G2 Lake Placid S. at Saratoga for Waterford Stable and Christophe Clement. She had previously won the Chelsey Flower S. [L] at Aqueduct as a 2yo, and was 2nd despite significant traffic trouble last time out in the G2 Sands Point S.
  • IRISH FRONT was a most impressive 4 1/4 length MdSpWt winner at the Spa on 7/23 for Todd Pletcher and O/B Waterford Stable. Stalking the leader, he took over at the 1/4 pole and was geared down in the final 1/16th by Irad Ortiz Jr. stopping the clock in 1:09-3 earning an 87 Beyer
  • 4 GSH to date from his First Crop including Saratoga's G3 With Anticipation S. winner, FIGHTING SEABEE, also a fast-finishing runner-up in the Street Sense S. on dirt
  • Summeronsevenhills was 3rd in the Lingfield Derby Trial [L] in the U.K. on June 5th on his 3yo debut following impressive victories in his final two starts at 2
  • Summer To Remember has placed in the G3 Kitten's Joy S. and the English Channel S. Other 2020 SHs include: 2yo filly Summer Brew was 2nd by a head in the $118,500 Lady Finger S. on 10/5 for Final Furlong & Maspeth Stables, and trainer, Jorge Abreu; Reconvene, twice an impressive winner at MTH, was 3rd in the James W. Murphy S. at Pimlico on Preakness Day (10/3) on his stakes debut. According to Equibase, he closed from last with a furious rally, making up ~13 lengths in the final quarter mile to be beaten just 1 1/4 lengths. 
  • Other promising winners include: MY SASSY SARAH, SUMMERS HOPE, SUMMER LOVE, HURRICANE BREEZE, etc. 
  • Second-crop 2yos in 2020 sold for $170,000, $150,000, etc. 
  • Second-crop September Yearlings in 2019 sold for up to $280,000
  • Top-selling Second Crop yearlings at Fasig-Tipton July 2019: $200,000 (Summer Front), $150,000 (American Pharoah), $140,000 (Fast Anna), etc.
  • He bred at least 100 mares each of his first 3 years
  • Millionaire son of the great War Front
  • Undefeated multiple stakes winner at 2 and Graded stakes winner at 3, 4 and 5
  • GII winner and 5-times GI placed
  • $475,000 Steve Young purchase from War Front’s 2nd Crop
  • Half-brother to the Grade I Hollywood Starlet victress Laragh
  • Exceptional miler with a renowned turn of foot
  • 1:32 4 in the GI Shoemaker
  • 1:33 in the GI Kilroe S.
  • 1:33 in the GI Breeders’ Cup Mile
  • 1:33 3 in the GIII Hill Prince S.
  • All the ingredients needed to follow in his special sire’s hoofprints.
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Race Record

Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
2015 2 0 1 0 $83,000
2014 6 1 3 0 $410,000
2013 5 2 1 1 $178,340
2012 7 2 1 2 $279,800
2011 3 3 0 0 $126,800
Totals 23 8 6 3 $1,077,832

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Pedigree: 5-Cross

WAR FRONT (USA)
b. 2002
DANZIG (USA)
b. 1977 [IC]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]
  NEARCTIC (CAN) br. 1954
NATALMA (USA) b. 1957 *
PAS DE NOM (USA)
br. 1968
ADMIRALS VOYAGE (USA) dkb/br. 1959
PETITIONER (GB) b. 1952 *
STARRY DREAMER (USA)
gr/r. 1994
RUBIANO (USA)
gr. 1987
FAPPIANO (USA) b. 1977 [IC]
RUBY SLIPPERS (USA) gr. 1982 *
LARA'S STAR (USA)
b. 1981
FORLI (ARG) ch. 1963 [C]
TRUE REALITY (USA) b. 1973
ROSE OF SUMMER (USA)
gr/r. 2001
EL PRADO (IRE)
gr. 1989 [BI]
SADLERS WELLS (USA)
b. 1981 [CS]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)   b. 1961 [BC]
FAIRY BRIDGE (USA) b. 1975 *
LADY CAPULET (USA)
ro. 1974
SIR IVOR (USA) b. 1965 [IC]
CAP AND BELLS (USA) gr. 1958
CHEROKEE CROSSING (USA)
b. 1991
CHEROKEE COLONY (USA)
b. 1985
PLEASANT COLONY (USA) br. 1978 [I]
CHEROKEE PHOENIX (USA) b. 1976
SKY MEADOWS (USA)
b. 1986
CONQUISTADOR CIELO (USA) b. 1979
PRIDE'S CROSSING (USA) b. 1980

Top Performers

ETE INDIEN, 17, c (Mizzen Mast, Salt Lake) $407,406, 3 wins, 1st Fountain of Youth S. [G2], 2nd Holy Bull S. [G3], 3rd Florida Derby [G1]

SPEAKTOMEOFSUMMER, 17, f (Harlan's Holiday, Silver Hawk) $248,625, 3 wins, 2 at 2, 1st Lake Placid S. [G2], 1st Chelsey Flower S., 2nd Sands Point S. [G2], 3rd Tropical Park Oaks

FIGHTING SEABEE, 17, c (Broken Vow, Dixie Union) $215,015, 3 wins, 2 at 2, 1st With Anticipation S. [G3], 2nd Street Sense S.

SUMMER ASSAULT, 17, g (Include, Tunerup) $105,900, 3 wins, 1st Mystic Lake Derby [L], 3rd Columbia S. [L]

SHEA D SUMMER, 18, f (Empire Maker, Seeking The Gold) $65,666, 2 wins, 1st Juvenile Fillies Sprint S.

Valentines Day, 17, f (Horse Chestnut, Mr Prospector) $110,160, 4 wins, 2nd Miss Houston S., 3rd Jersey Lilly Turf S.

Summer Brew, 18, f (Medallist, Not For Love) $103,542, 2nd Lady Finger S.

Summer To Remember, 17, c (Distorted Humor, Halo) $98,385, 2 wins, 3rd Kitten's Joy S [G3], English Channel S., Tropical Park Derby

Reconvene, 17, g (Lemon Drop Kid, Theatrical) $71,617, 2 wins, 3rd James W. Murphy S.

Summeronsevenhills, 17, c (Dixie Union, Gone West) $19,328, 2 wins at 2 in U.K., 3rd Lingfield Derby Trial [L]

Winters Back, 17, c (Smart Strike, That's A Nice) $168,170, 3 wins94 Beyer last out

Apurate, 17, f (Discreet Cat, Mineshaft) $116,940, 1 win 

My Sassy Sarah, 17, f (Street Cry, Darshaan) $95,410, 2 wins, MSW at 2 

Tecumseh's War, 17, c (Badge Of Silver, Hold Your Peace) $88,701, 1 win, MSW at 2

Chaos Kid, 17, g (Malibu Moon, Major Impact) $80,505, 2 wins

Full Authority, 17, c (Smart Strike, Theatrical [IRE]) $80,463, 2 wins 

Awesome Drive, 17, f (Arch, Smart Strike) $78,773, 3 wins 

Shawdyshawdyshawdy, 18, c (Street Sense, Lear Fan), $77,750, 1 win on debut, MSW at 2 at Saratoga 

Second Grace, 17, f (Thunder Gulch, Vice Regent) $71,110, 1 win

Hurricane Breeze 17, f (Elusive Quality, Storm Creek) $70,000, 1 win

Dylan's Song, 17, c (Songandaprayer, Deputy Minister) $69,312, 1 win 

Summer At The Spa, 17, f (Giant's Causeway, Fusaichi Pegasus) $68,964, 1 win, MSW at 2 

Gypsy King, 18, g (Bernstein, Woodman) $62,270, 1 win at 2

Irish Front, 17, c (Purge, Kris S) $59,800, 1 win, MSW at Saratoga by 4 1/4 87 Beyer

Cruel Summer, 17, c (Speightstown, Leo Castelli) $58,270, 1 win, MSW at 2

Queen Of The Green, 18, f (Stevie Wonderboy, Include) $53,923, 2 wins, MSW at 2

Camp Hope, 18, c (Pulpit, Quiet American) $53,442, 1 win, MSW at 2 on debut 

City Front, 17, c (Old Trieste, Carson City) $52,905, 1 win, MSW at 2

Eternal Summer, 17, c (Arch, Royal Academy) $42,825, 1 win

Okie Front, 18, f (Tiz Wonderful, Elusive Quality) $39,890, 2 wins from 2 starts, by combined 10 3/4 lengths 

Outragusandangerus, 17, c (Lemon Drop Kid, Mineshaft) $32,914, 1 win, MSW at 2

Summer Clothes, 17, f (Street Cry, Dayjur) $32,211, 1 win, MSW at 2

Heat Of The Night, 18, g (Elusive City, Marju (IRE)) $29,687, 1 win, MSW at 2 on debut 

Lazy Summer Day, 18, f (Gone West, Halo) $28,890, 1 win, MSW at 2

Summers Hope, 17, f (Pulpit, Silver Buck) $26,760, 1 win, MSW on debut

 
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Sales Statistics

SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL WEANLINGS by Summer Front:
Year Sold Gross Average
2020  3 $12,500 $4,166
2019  12 $206,500 $17,208
2018  17 $211,000 $12,412
2017  13  $1,021,190  $78,553
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL YEARLINGS by Summer Front:
Year Sold Gross Average
2020  24  $992,520  $41,355
2019  44  $1,558,700  $36,106
2018  48  $2,526,960  $52,645
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL TWO-YEAR-OLDS by Summer Front:
Year Sold Gross Average
2020  12  $526,992  $43,916
2019  20  $1,222,760  $61,138
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL IN FOAL BROODMARES covered by Summer Front:
Year Sold Gross Average
2020 3 $94,500 $31,500
2019 16 $148,400 $9,275
2018 11 $86,200 $7,836
2017  13 $183,000 $14,076
2016  10 $401,000 $40,100

 

 

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