Summer Front

Summer Front

War Front - Rose of Summer
2009 - Bay - 16.1 Hands
2024 Fee: $5,000 S&N
5% discount on all stud fees paid by Nov 1
Exciting & Versatile Son of War Front - Graded Stakes Winners on Dirt & Turf
  • 2yo Stay Hot breaks his maiden in professional fashion at Santa Anita. Trained by Peter Eurton for Exline-Border Racing LLC in partnership. Born and raised at Airdrie Stud.
  • 5yo m MEDALLA MATCH earned her first career stakes win in the Ricks Memorial S. at REM on 9/24/23. Bred by Jane Wiggins, owned by Twisted Chaps Racing Stable and trained by Michael Biehler.
  • 2yo f SIMPLY IN FRONT finished 2nd in the G1 Natalma Stakes at WO on 9/16/23 in just her second start. She was bred by William Harrigan & Mike Pietrangelo, owned by Colebrook Farms and trained by Patrick Dixon.
  • 3yo g FUERTEVENTURA became a multiple stakes winner when taking the Brooks Fields Mile Stakes on 6/21. He followed that up with a 2nd place finish in the $200,000 KY Downs Preview Mint Millions Turf Mile Stakes on 8/5/23.
  • 4yo g HIGH FRONT gave the connections of breeder George Strawbridge, owner Reeves Thoroughbreds and trainer Cristophe Clement a win in the Dark Star Turf Sprint S. on 6/21/23.
  • 3yo c SUMMER CAUSE was 3rd in the Federico Tesio S. at Laurel Park on April 15th. Trained by Christophe Clement for breeder and owner Waterford Stables. 
  • CAMP HOPE ran 2nd in the Dust Commander S. at Turfway Park on February 18th. Trained by Kenny McPeek for Walking L Thoroughbreds, bred by Bret Jones.  
  • 3yo g. WOW WHATA SUMMER won the Grade 2 Penn Mile S. on June 3rd. Bred and owner by Jeremy Brooks Trainer by James L. Lawrence, II. 
  • 3yo g. FUERTEVENTURA won the Jersey Derby at Monmouth on May 29th. Trained by Jonathan Thomas for Robert La Penta and Brereton C Jones. Bred by Airdrie Stud. 
  • 3yo colt, SUMMER IS TOMORROW finished 2nd in the Grade 2 UAE Derby. Trained by Bhupat Seemar for owner Hilary, Michael and Burke, Negar. Bred by Airdrie Stud.
  • 4yo colt CAMP HOPE started 2022 off with an Allowance win at Keeneland on April 20th. Trained by Kenny McPeek for owner Walking L Thoroughbreds, bred by Bret Jones
  • 4yo filly SIERRA SUMMER won an Allowance at Remington Park on November 19th.  Trained by Shawn Davis for owner Double Kee LLC, bred by Jay W. Bligh
  • 3yo colt CAMP HOPE followed up his allowance win with a win in the $150,000 Bryan Station Stakes at Keeneland on October 30th. Camp Hope received a 95 Beyer and is aimed for the G1 Hollywood Derby. Trained by Kenny McPeek for owner Walking L Thoroughbreds, bred by Bret Jones
  • 3yo colt CAMP HOPE won a deep allowance race at Keeneland on October 8th by 5+ lengths. Trained by Kenny McPeek for owner Walking L Thoroughbreds, LLC, bred by Bret Jones
  • 2yo colt SUMMERY broke his maiden in a MSW at Parx on October 6th. Bred byJames E. Bassett III , owned by Ballybrit Stable, LLC and trained by Michael Dini
  • 3yo filly Medalla Match won back to back Allowance races at Remington park on September 10th and October 6th. Bred by Jane Wiggins , owned by Twisted Chaps Racing Stables LLC and trained by Michael E. Biehler
  • 3yo gelding GYPSY KING won a deep $145,000 Allowance race at Kentucky Downs on September 6th for trainer Wesley Ward, owner Rockingham Ranch and breeder Budget Stables
  • 2yo filly BLAZING SUMMER broke her maiden at Ellis Park on September 4th for trainer John Ortiz for owner WSS Racing, LLC and bred by Mike Abraham 
  • 2yo filly BAKSHEESH romped in the $200,000 Muskoka Stakes at Woodbine on August 29th. Trained by Ralph Biamonte for Gary Barber and Eclipse Thoroughbreds, bred by Track West Racing Inc.
  • 2yo colt RUN CURTIS RUN wires the field to win by 4 in the Rick Violette Stakes at Saratoga on July 21st. First time out at Belmont Park, the colt was able to overcome a slow start with a victory after a game stretch run. Both wins came on the main track for trainer Mike Maker, owners Michael Dubb and Michael Caruso and breeder Larry Goichman. 
  • Another main-track SW for the 3yo filly, SHEA D SUMMER, her second stakes win of the summer with a win in the Azalea Stakes at Gulfstream Park on August 7th. On June 5th, she was the wire-to-wire winner of the Game Face S. at Gulfstream Park by a widening two-and-a-half lengths. At 2, she won the Juvenile Fillies' Sprint at GPW by 6 3/4 lengths
  • First-crop 4yo WINTERS BACK did all the heavy lifting and was a game runner-up in the G3 Monmouth S. on 5th June, earning a career-high 97 Beyer for Waterford Stable and Todd Pletcher. Winters Back was bred by Tim Thornton and Quint Tatro and now has 3 wins and 3 seconds in his 9 lifetime starts
  • A 2yo colt from the Third Crop of Summer Front was purchased by Tadhg O'Shea & Michael Burke for $170,000 at the 2021 Arqana Breeze-Up Sale. Produced by Always Tomorrow, a full-sister to G1 millionaire, Bigger Picture, he was bred and raised at Airdrie Stud 
  • Airdrie-bred COMMUNITY ADJUSTED broke her maiden impressively at Belmont Park on May 20th for Robert Masiello and the Empire Racing Club and trainer, Christophe Clement
  • 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
  • THIRD-CROP YEARLINGS SOLD FOR UP TO $250,000, $190,000, etc.
  • Stakes-placed Valentines Day rallied from 11th to finish 2nd by a diminishing 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 holding off Shawdyshawdyshawdy (Summer Front) who closed well for second. Queen Of The Green was denied black-type by the narrowest of margins when 4th in the G2 Edgewood S. on Oaks Day
  • 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

b. 2002
b. 1977 [IC]
b. 1961 [BC]
  NEARCTIC (CAN) br. 1954
NATALMA (USA) b. 1957 *
br. 1968
ADMIRALS VOYAGE (USA) dkb/br. 1959
PETITIONER (GB) b. 1952 *
gr/r. 1994
gr. 1987
FAPPIANO (USA) b. 1977 [IC]
RUBY SLIPPERS (USA) gr. 1982 *
b. 1981
FORLI (ARG) ch. 1963 [C]
gr/r. 2001
gr. 1989 [BI]
b. 1981 [CS]
FAIRY BRIDGE (USA) b. 1975 *
ro. 1974
SIR IVOR (USA) b. 1965 [IC]
CAP AND BELLS (USA) gr. 1958
b. 1991
b. 1985
b. 1986

Top Performers

ETE INDIEN, 17, c (Mizzen Mast, Salt Lake) $408,406, 3 wins, 1st Fountain of Youth S. [G2], 2nd Holy Bull S. [G3], 3rd Florida Derby [G1]

WOW WHATA SUMMER, 19, g (Malibu Moon, Comic Strip) $328,006, 2 wins, 1st Penn Mile S. [G2], 3rd Bert Allen S.

SPEAKTOMEOFSUMMER, 17, f (Harlan's Holiday, Silver Hawk) $266,185, 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) $246,275, 3 wins, 2 at 2, 1st With Anticipation S. [G3], 2nd Street Sense S. 

CAMP HOPE, 18, c (Pulpit, Quiet American) $433,084, 5 wins, Bryan Station S., 2nd Dust Commander S. 

RUN CURTIS RUN, 19, c (Forest Wildcat, Cozzene) $318,200, 3 wins, 1st Rick Violette S. [B], Carle Place S. [B] 2nd Futurity S. [G2], Quick Call S. [G3], Franklin Simpson S. [G2], 3rd William Walker Stakes

FUERTEVENTURA, 19, g (Smart Strike, Storm Cat) $318,194, 5 wins,1st Brooks Fields Mile S. [B], Jersey Derby [B], 2nd Saranac S. [G3], Pepsi Gun Runner S. [B], KY Downs Preview Mint Millions Turf Mile S. [L]

SUMMER ASSAULT, 17, g (Include, Tunerup) $253,966, 8 wins, 1st Mystic Lake Derby [L], 3rd Columbia S. [L]

MEDALLA MATCH, 18, f (Bernardini, Giant's Causeway) $220,278, 8 wins, 1st Ricks Mem. S. (BT)

SENECA ROCKS, 19, f (Arch, A.P. Indy) $199,224, 6 wins, MSW by 9 lengths, West Virginia Department of Tourism Breeders' Classic S. (BT), 2nd My Sister Pearl S. (BT), 3rd Sylvia Bishop Memorial S. (BT), Sadie Hawkins S. (BT), WV Roger Ramey Breeders Classic Distaff S.

SHEA D SUMMER, 18, f (Empire Maker, Seeking The Gold) $170,071 4 wins, 1st Game Face S., Juvenile Fillies Sprint S., Azalea S.

BAKSHEESH (CAN), 19, f (Broken Vow, Forest Wildcat) $162,371, 1 win, Muskoka S., 2nd Algoma S. 

WAR CHIMES (FR), 21, f (Muhtathir(GB), Numerous) $38,535, 2 wins, 1st Prix Isonomy

Simply In Front, 21, f (Blame, El Prado (IRE)) $122,758, 1 win, 2nd Natalma S. [G1]

Summer is Tomorrow, 19, c (Badge of Silver, Honour and Glory) $267,606, 2 wins, 2nd UAE Derby [G2]

Shawdyshawdyshawdy, 18, g (Street Sense, Lear Fan) $305,810 3 wins, MSW at 2 at Saratoga, 3rd Pennine Ridge S. [G3]

Winters Back, 17, c (Smart Strike, That's A Nice) $227,170, 3 wins, 2nd Monmouth S. [G3], 3rd Bernard Baruch H [G3]

Summer To Remember, 17, c (Distorted Humor, Halo) $210,935, 3 wins, 3rd Kitten's Joy S [G3], English Channel S., Tropical Park Derby

Ever Summer, 19, f (Harlan's Holiday, Silver Hawk) $144,670, 2 wins, 2nd Robert G. Dick Memorial S. [G3]

Community Adjusted, 18, m (Dynaformer, Devil's Bag) $203,863, 3 wins, 3rd Big Dreyfus S.

Summer Brew, 18, f (Medallist, Not For Love) $213,142 3 wins, 2nd Lady Finger S., Niagara S.

Trobairitz, 19, f (Street Cry (IRE), The Minstrel) $171,411, 3 Wins, 3rd Pago Hop S. 

Valentine’s Day, 17, f (Horse Chestnut, Mr Prospector) $168,473, 5 wins, 2nd Miss Houston S., Ricks Memorial S and Wasted Tears S., 3rd Jersey Lilly Turf S.

Pure Panic, 19, c (Hansen, Sky Classic) $143,042, 2 wins, MSW, ALW, 2nd Skidmore S. 3rd Palisades S.  

Summer Cause, 20, c (Arch, Put It Back) $86,950, 1 Win, 3rd Federico Tesio S. 

Faccia Bella, 20, f (Yankee Victor, Chimes Band) $77,762, 1 Win, 2nd Christiana S. 

Reconvene, 17, g (Lemon Drop Kid, Theatrical) $72,117, 2 wins, 3rd James W. Murphy S.

Full Authority, 17, c (Smart Strike, Theatrical [IRE]) 5 wins, $282,367

Gypsy King, 18, g (Bernstein, Woodman) $155,930, 2 wins

The Angry Man, 17, g (Perfect Soul (IRE, Bold Ruckus) $137,040, 3 wins

Apurate, 17, f (Discreet Cat, Mineshaft) $129,630, 1 win 

Community Adjusted, 18, f (Dynaformer, Devil's Bag) $124,263, 2 wins

Tecumseh's War, 17, c (Badge Of Silver, Hold Your Peace) $102,485, 1 win, MSW at 2

Summerfest, 18, g (Five Star Day, Forest Wildcat) $91,962, 3 wins

Second Grace, 17, f (Thunder Gulch, Vice Regent) $89,243 2 wins

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

Hurricane Breeze 17, f (Elusive Quality, Storm Creek) $70,400, 1 win

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

Queen Of The Green, 18, f (Stevie Wonderboy, Include) $68,623, 2 wins, MSW at 2

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

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

Portfolio Hedge, 17, f (Discreet Cat, Woodman) $49,550, 1 win 

Stay Hot, 21, c (Smart Strike,Giant's causeway) $46,940, 1 win

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

Okie Front, 18, f (Tiz Wonderful, Elusive Quality) $81,267, 4 wins 

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

Ask Amanda, 21, f (Majesticperfection, Indian Charlie) $31,200, 1 win, MSW at 2

Zultan, 19, c (Tiznow, Clever Trick) $24,850, 1 win, MSW by 6 lengths


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Sales Statistics

Year Sold Gross Average
2023 1 $9,500 $9,500
2022 1 $5,000 $5,000
2021  5 $30,000 $6,000
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
Year Sold Gross Average
2023 11 $109,200 $9,927
2022 24 $694,035 $28,918
2021 18 $280,000 $15,556
2020 24 $992,520 $41,355
2019 44 $1,558,700 $36,106
2018 48 $2,526,960 $52,645
Year Sold Gross Average
2023 7 $540,649 $77,236
2022 5 $194,500 $38,900
2021 6 $340,000 $56,623
2020 12 $526,992 $43,916
2019 20 $1,222,760 $61,138
Year Sold Gross Average
2023 0 n/a n/a
2022  0 n/a n/a
2021 6 $56,200 $9,367
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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