The snow continues to blow and drift today, so we get to meet another one of our horses. This time, we'll introduce Warby, one of our other stallions. Warby, registered as War Bond, is a Thoroughbred stallion. He is reasonably tall at 16.2 but not the heaviest built. He has good bone, but he isn't stout like Kevin with his sprinter build. Warby won a bit over $250,000, albeit mostly the hard way with allowance races and claimers. He retired due to a strained suspensory. His connections rehabbed him and decided to retire instead of return him to racing. They contacted us in the hopes that he could both breed and ride.
Warby started as a colt with high expectations. He went through Keeneland at $1.95 million, but he did not sell at this price. Gainesway apparently considered him more valuable than almost $2 million. Warby is a son of War Front, an international leading super sire on all surfaces. War Front is the #1 sire in North America by percentage of Grade 1 winners, graded stakes winners, and stakes winners, as well as siring 27 $1 million+ yearlings.
Warby's dam is Meridiana, a German mare and multiple graded stakes winner and producer. She is by Lomitas.
Warby is beautifully bred, but he also has a spectacular mind. He is sweet, gentle, and extraordinarily safe to ride. He is like a beginner horse in an expensive package. He has long, sweeping, plush and comfortable strides. He is not a snuggly horse and his affection has to be earned, but he is a good dude.
Warby's first babies are just as lovely as him, both physically and mentally. He is stamping them with his traits, which is exactly what we want to see in our stallions. His first foals are coming two years old this year. We're excited about them as both racehorses and sport horses.