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Declaration Of War
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Declaration Of War

Status:
Retired
Owner(s):
Trainer:
Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Joseph Allen  -  [Add Data]
Pedigree:
War Front  -  Tempo West  by  Rahy
Rating:
 
Declaration Of War
Declaration Of War

What the Nation is saying about Declaration Of War...

Will Take Charge is an amazing racehorse. Not only has he flourished despite an almost unheard of demanding schedule by today’s standards, but the way he finishes every race, in which he has any chance at all to hit the wire first, is truly unique.Read More
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  • amino998 · This thread includes some of the many things I like/meh about this place… outlandish takes, talking out of both sides of the mouth, provocative takes, solid opinions, lively debate, interesting interjections by others, pissing matches with interjected quips {lol Mary and jenna) and fade to black as another 5 day defilement of a “ZIPSE AT THE TRACK” comes to a close :D · 100 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · Horses have NO IDEA where the finish line is ..They couldn't tell it from a carrot · 100 days ago ·
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Declaration of War will stand for €40,000 in 2014, alongside fellow newcomers Camelot (€25,000) and Most Improved (€6,000) - all of the Coolmore Ireland fees can be seen here - http://bloodstock.racingpost.com/news/bloodstock/war-primed-for-stud-career-at-40-000/1561548/
  • Sullivan · I thought DOW was standing at Ashford. Interesting So You Think was reduced · 160 days ago ·
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  • Northport · He has been destined for their Irish branch for some time, I think after Henrythenavigator they probably opted just to send him straight to Europe · 160 days ago ·
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Mucho Macho Man won North America's richest race on Saturday evening, capping a glorious weekend of World Championship racing at Santa Anita. Read More
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  • travel_vic · Every race's photo encompasses the entire field even in the last horse is 100 lengths out of it....A strip is shown to the placing judge who calls out the official order of finish, SO every horse, every race is photographed · 163 days ago ·
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  • amino998 · So you only print for the skeptical public. · 163 days ago ·
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With the 30th Breeders' Cup passing by quicker than most of us would have liked, we now ask, just what did we learn this year?Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · Not really stating a conspiracy, but, when you can have all numbers involved, and exclude the first three favorites from the first 3 positions, I would think the payoff would be more generous. I understand the 10 cent bet, for we had a 10 cent bet, that cashed three times. Just looking at it from a greedy standpoint(ha!!). · 164 days ago ·
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  • tmallios1 · The favorites where not strong favorites,there was not a 3/5 or prohibitive chalk to finish off the board that would of shaken things up.No the 10 cent bet is good for the small player,it has destroyed the supers for big players.Now to many hit the all button on 3/4 slots.So can no longer get value.Personally, the Dq was absolute destruction. Such is the game we play. · 164 days ago ·
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For a horse who prior to Saturday had never stepped foot on a conventional dirt racetrack, at least to race competitively, I thought Declaration of War ran a monster race in the BC Classic. I was so hoping he would run really well in the Classic to silence the naysayers who said he wouldn't run as well on dirt as he has on turf, and IMO he did just that. He truly did Aidan O'Brien and team Coolmore very proud on Saturday. He may end up being War Front's first son going to stud that like his father is able to pass on the genes to run effectively on all 3 surfaces. A multiple G1 winner and G1 placed over multiple distances on turf, an unbeaten 3 for 3 lifetime on synthetic surfaces, and a 3rd place finish beaten only a head in arguably the biggest G1 race in the world that's ran on conventional dirt in the BC Classic. Very talented horse and I'll sure miss seeing him race again!!
MMM ran a great race and am so glad he won. Declaration of War, wow! Thought he was very impressive, especially with this being his and his jockey's first time racing on dirt.
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  • icyhotboo · Many times disagreements/arguments happen but there are different kinds, civil, stubborn, and the I'm right at all costs which effectively kills any chance intelligence may prevail. I prefer the first where misunderstandings can and do happen sometimes happen, but like the original disagreement it should be able to be worked out inside the framework of the original civil argument. It's hard to do many times but worth the effort IMO. · 168 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · one of the few who understands difference of opinion..Keep it up Icy · 168 days ago ·
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Kathy Ritvo (Mucho Macho Man, 1st, Classic) – After saddling Mucho Macho Man for a thrilling victory by a nose over a late-charging Will Take Charge in Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita, trainer Kathy Ritvo can finally face the disappointment of his close second-place finish...Read More
Where is the praise for this guy? hes run a massive race only a long head from winning america's biggest race hes probably up there with the best horses in america and hes only run once lol
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  • sosotricksy · Definantly a solid run to go out on, he lost by what .. an inch over a track no one thought he would even be in the money on. The Euros picked the right ones to send over. Hopefully the trend will continue next year. · 169 days ago ·
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  • papillon · agree 100% he looked alomost as big as MMM and WTC--this year's BCC was clash of the titans! · 169 days ago ·
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Ireland’s standard bearer for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Declaration of War made his first appearance on the track at Santa Anita, and cantered once Santa Anita’s main track Thursday morning along with the other four horses from the Aidan O’Brien stable. The 4yo looked well, and rider Dean Gallagher...Read More
From Oct. 23 until Nov. 1, we'll be counting down the Top 10 Breeders' Cup Buzz horses. Today's horse: Declaration of WarRead More
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  • Buckpasser · I really like this guy. I'm not sure he will win, but I think he will give a good account of himself and may surprise a lot of people. · 173 days ago ·
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  • ILuvTurfRacing · @Buckpasser, Agreed. I really like DOW a whole lot because he's about as honest a horse as you'll find. You may be right, he may not be quite good enough to beat top American dirt horses like Game On Dude or Mucho Macho Man, but I sure wouldn't be surprised if he ends up getting a piece of the Classic provided he's ridden the way he needs to be by young Joseph O'Brien. · 173 days ago ·
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Breeders’ Cup Classic Planteur, the English challenger for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, followed a similar pattern to Tuesday’s exercise on Santa Anita’s main track early Wednesday morning at around 5:15. Read More
Breeders’ Cup ClassicSheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani’s Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Planteur stretched his legs for the first time on Santa Anita’s track early Tuesday morning with a canter around one and a half circuits of the dirt before returning to the barn. The Marco Botti trainee was accomp...Read More
He's definitely got the class to win a BC Classic, and there certainly can't be any excuses now about a bad post position draw, as Declaration of War drew PP #5 of 12. What remains to be seen is if he handles the switch from turf to conventional dirt or not? I make his chances as being better handling the switch than some of the horses Coolmore has sent in the past for the BC Classic from the Sadler's Wells bloodline.
Would rather see him in the Dirt Mile or mile
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  • ruffianlover · My jumper your post was a complete contradiction to itself. First you say you agree with Northport why not run in the Classic. Then at the end you say why not run him in the BC Mile which is exactly what my post originally stated. For him to run against Wise Dan. Very confused by what you actually meant to say. · 179 days ago ·
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  • myjumper21 · Sorry if it's confusing, I meant I was agreeing with both of you and listing the reasons why lol.. sometimes I don't make sense :P · 175 days ago ·
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A basic unknown to the casual American race fan, other than possibly as the horse who won Animal Kindgdom’s final career start, Declaration of War is coming to Santa Anita to run the final race of his own career in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. So just who is this horse that has given his connections r...Read More
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  • travel_vic · want a frame of reference for unbelievable consitituion: just look at the great gedlings · 179 days ago ·
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  • ILuvTurfRacing · Declaration of War is a very classy horse that's all business once he's out on the track. This will obviously be his first time ever racing on conventional dirt, but War Front offspring has burning up all 3 surfaces in America and abroad. Plus, last season Declaration of War won the G3 Diamond Stakes over 10-1/2f on Dundalk's synthetic track in Ireland, which I've been told probably plays as close to being like conventional dirt as any synthetic track in Europe. The distance or the class isn't an issue at all with this horse. The only question that has to be answered is how he'll handle the switch to dirt? I don't know if Declaration of War will prove good enough to win the BC Classic or not? But I do think he gives Coolmore the best chance they've had of winning the race since Giant's Causeway in 2000 where the race has been held on conventional dirt and not synthetics. · 179 days ago ·
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Aidan O'Brien has officially announced now via the European racing media that Declaration of War will be retired to Coolmore Stud after he runs in the Breeders Cup Classic at Santa Anita.
Coolmore just tweeted that Declaration of War will be sent there after the Classic, looks like it will be his final race.
Just two years after Goldikova's final soiree in the Breeders Cup Mile, Wise Dan bids for his second successive victory in the race - but is he opposable?Read More
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  • https://www.facebook.com/sid.halley7 · Dan is great but he ill go off odds on and this field has incredible quality. I have been planning to play against for moths. Woodbine has not changed my mind. · 211 days ago ·
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  • geldedridgling · IMO Obviously is the only American threat to Wise Dan, but his chances will be greatly compromised by horses like Silve Max or Little Mike, if he goes this direction. The later 2 horses have never and probably can't run as fast as Obviously on the pace but they can pester him enough to use him up before Dan uncorks his run. · 210 days ago ·
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Declaration of War came, he saw and he conquered in accounting for his five rivals with the utmost ease to win going away in the Group 1 Juddmonte International at York. Read More
  • ILuvTurfRacing · If Coolmore run Declaration of War in the BC Classic I think it gives them the best chance of winning the race they've had when the venue has been held on conventional dirt since Giant's Causeway in 2000. DOW's pedigree suggest he should go well on dirt, and I'm convinced 10f suits this horse even better than a mile does. I would like DOW chances of beating the horses lining up for the BC Classic over trying to beat Wise Dan in the BC Mile. JMO. · 240 days ago ·
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yes Declartion of War for the upset!
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  • jonquil · I do, too! Looks like DOW is a good, tough one! Though I hope they'll make the BC a priority with this guy nonetheless~ · 241 days ago ·
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  • EP Taylor · This is like the euro's shipping good turf horses to run the Dubai World cup on Dirt at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse. The look at how many they won vs the American Dirt horses sent over. · 241 days ago ·
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Declaration Of War - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video11/02/13Declaration Of War3rdSA121 1/4 mDBreeders' Cup Classic-G1 3+ MMucho Macho ManWill Take ChargeDeclaration Of War2:00.72
View DetailsView Video08/21/13Declaration Of War1stYor41 5/16 mTJuddmonte International-G1 3+ MDeclaration Of WarTrading LeatherAl Kazeem2:05.74
View DetailsView Video08/11/13Declaration Of War4thDea51 mileTPrix Jacques le Marois -G1 3+ MMoonlight CloudOlympic GloryIntello1:33.39
View DetailsView Video07/31/13Declaration Of War3rdGoo31 mileTSussex Stakes-G1 3+ MToronadoDawn ApproachDeclaration Of War1:36.29
View DetailsView Video07/06/13Declaration Of War2ndSan51 1/4 mTCoral-Eclipse-G1 3+ MAl KazeemDeclaration Of WarMukhadram2:04.35
View DetailsView Video06/18/13Declaration Of War1stAsc11 mileTQueen Anne Stakes-G1 4+ MDeclaration Of WarAljamaaheerGregorian1:38.48
View Details05/18/13Declaration Of War5thNby51 mileTLockinge Stakes-G1 4+ MFarhhSovereign DebtAljamaaheer1:35.43
View Details04/14/13Declaration Of War1stLeo31 mileTHeritage Stakes 4+ MDeclaration Of WarBold Thady QuillWindsor Palace1:51.35
View Details10/05/12Declaration Of War1stDun51 5/16 mSDiamond Stakes-G3 3+ MDeclaration Of WarAlong Came CaseyAloof2:11.66
View DetailsView Video09/30/12Declaration Of War1stCur81 1/4 mTConditions 3+ MDeclaration Of WarEbazanDiplomat2:21.59
View Details09/09/12Declaration Of War4thCur31 mileTSolonaway Stakes-G3 3+ MFamous NameOne SpiritAloof1:38.09
View DetailsView Video12/16/11Declaration Of War1stDea37 1/2 fSConditions 2 MDeclaration Of WarJoropoAlanos1:30.41
View DetailsView Video11/10/11Declaration Of War1stPor11 1/16 mSUnraced Maiden  2 MDeclaration Of WarQuestiondargentDroit Au Reve1:46.77