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Classic NZ staying type with John Thompson!

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Declaration of War (USA) 2009
Ledecky's Girl (NZ) 2005
9 August 2015
AFS no:
Randwick 2031 NSW, Australia

Trained by:

Trainer: John Thompson
Location: Randwick 2031 NSW View map »

DECLARATION OF WAR was a brilliant middle distance galloper who won more than half his starts (13 sts 7-1-2) and was declared the joint champion older male in Europe for 2013.

And he's hit the ground running at stud with 2 stakes winners and a placegetter in France's biggest 2YO race from only a handful of runners.

When you mate him with a MONTJEU mare who won up to 2100m and rear the progeny on the golden pasture of New Zealand, you’ve got a live shot at a DERBY or CUPS race in Australia. And MONTJEU mares have produced almost 50 individual stakes winners, the best being LUCIA VALENTINA.

The New Zealanders have won FOUR of the last 5 ATC DERBIES….JON SNOW, TAVAGO, MONGOLIAN KHAN and IT’S A DUNDEEL. In other words, if you want to win a DERBY, you shop in NZ. And the shopping in 2017 was exceptional with value abounding. The DECLARATION OF WAR colt is a most impressive type whose dam is a half-sister to the multiple GROUP 1 winner ZIRNA, one of 10 winners from 11 to race.

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Bay colt       Foaled 9th August 2015 

DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) War FrontDanzigNorthern Dancer
Starry DreamerRubiano
Tempo WestRahyBlushing Groom
TempoGone West
Montjeu (Ire)Sadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
FloripedesTop Ville
Riverly LassGleam Machine (USA)Seattle Slew
Sparkle 'n' WonderBaguette

DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) (Bay 2009-Stud Ire. 2014, Aust. 2014). 7 wins-2 at 2-from 1500m to 2150m, Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.1. Half-brother to SW War Correspondent Sire of SW Actress (Curragh Anglesey S., Gr.3), Eirene, SP Olmedo, Irish Territory and of Baroness, Orange Suit, Declarationoflove, Gavling and of the placegetters Chiacchera, Full Moon, Match Maker, Oona, Peace Prevails, Princess Tesoro, Proschema, Ripley, Spark of War, etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

LEDECKY'S GIRL (NZ), by Montjeu (Ire). 3 wins at 1600m, 2100m, ARC Red Giant at Westbury Stud H. Half-sister to ZIRNA (dam of CRAFTY IRNA), AMAZING ME, VANDALO, State Command, Ruby Turner,  Wanaka (dam of TAVARNELLE). This is her third foal. Dam of 2 foals to race-

 Kalleske (g by O'Reilly) Placed in 2017-18 in NZ.

 Miss Van Wisse (f by Faltaat (USA)) Placed in 2016-17 in Aust.


2nd dam

RIVERLY LASS, by Gleam Machine (USA). 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, AJC Adelaide Casino Welter H., 2d ARC Wilson & Horton H., Armourguard P., 3d STC Wattle H. Dam of 13 named foals, 11 to race, 10 winners, inc:-

ZIRNA (f Deputy Governor) Singapore Horse of the Year. Champion 4YO Female in Singapore/Malaysia in 2003. 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2200m, NZ$155,375, S$1,293,472, Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.1, Singapore Gold Cup, L, Singapore Derby Trial, L, Singapore TC Raffles Cup, L, ARC Dunstan Stayers' Championship Qualifier, Counties RC The Thoroughbred H., 2d Avondale JC 2YO Fillies S., L, Singapore TC Patrons' Bowl, L, ARC Genesis Star Belle Classic, Welcome to Delegates H., 3d ARC Eight Carat Classic, Gr.2, Singapore Derby, L, Counties Challenge S., L, Hawkes Bay Bay Ford Juvenile S., 4th ARC Zabeel Classic, Gr.1, Waikato RC International S., Gr.1, ARC Championship S., Gr.2, Soliloquy S., L. Dam of 6 winners-

CRAFTY IRNA (f Starcraft) 4 wins from 1500m to 2400m, A$463,735, ATC Adrian Knox S., Gr.3, City Tattersalls Club Cup, L, Wyong RC La Gioconda S., 2d ATC Kingston Town S., Gr.3-twice, Millie Fox S., Gr.3, Epona S., Gr.3, Toy Show H., L, Aspiration H., L, 3d VRC Matriarch S., Gr.2, ATC Winter Cup, L, 4th ATC Lord Mayor's Cup, L, Aspiration H., L.

 I've Got a Feeling. 3 wins at 1200m to 2017, Singapore TC Inglis Ready2Race S., Class 4 H.-twice.

 Snow Petal. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, Avondale JC NZB Insurance Pearl Series H., 3d Avondale JC NZB Insurance Pearl Series H.

 La Siroque. 2 wins at 1100m, 1800m, SAJC Holdfast Insurance H., 2d SAJC Boxing Day at ASPM H., Adelaide Galvanising H., Yalumba H., Glenelg Vice Presidents H., 3d MRC Race-Tech H., SAJC Mick Dermody Memorial H., Pewsey Vale P.

VANDALO (g Van Nistelrooy) 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$232,775, MRC Jayco Cup Gothic S., L, Kilsherry H., Jayco Cup H., 2d MVRC Dominant Northerly Cup H., VRC Vili's H., Learmonth & Topp H., 3d Kilmore Cup, L, QTC Brisbane P., L, VRC Spring is the Season H.

AMAZING ME (g Deputy Governor) 2 wins at 2, Whangarei RC Northland Breeders' S., L, 3d HKJC Rumsey H., Waikato RC Waikato Tractors Juvenile H.

State Command (g Deputy Governor) 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m in NZ and Macau, 2d Macau ATV Cup, Counties RC Onion & Potato Giveaways H., 3d Taranaki 2YO Classic, Gr.2.

Ruby Turner (f Deputy Governor) 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, Hawkes Bay Ampol-VJ Oil Distributors H., 2d VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L, Hawkes Bay Panache Hair Designs 3YO Fillies H., Macdonalds Commentators Challenge H., STC Pukekohe H., Flying Kurana H., 3d Hawkes Bay Westshore Hotel & TAB H. Dam of 3 winners-

 Har Har Charms. 7 wins at 1000m, 1200m, HK$4,189,650, HKJC Chung Hom Kok H., Game Spirit H., Hong Kong Football Club Centenary Challenge Cup, Jardine's Lookout H., Swaine Cup H., Swaine Cup, Surrey H., 2d HKJC Daisy H., South China Morning Post Cup H., Shan Pui River H., Crooked Island H., 3d HKJC Chamber of Commerce Cup, Hankow H., San Po Kong H.

 Fortune Wheel. Winner at 1400m, HKJC Cheung Cup H., 3d HKJC Foshan H., Kowloon Tong H., Port Shelter H.

 I'ma Turner. Unplaced. Dam of-

 Keeping Tom. 6 wins to 1400m to 2016-17, Rotorua RC Fiber Fresh Celebrating 30 Years S., Waikato RC Linwood Park Stud H., 2d Taumarunui RC Cal Isuzu S.

 Ledecky's Girl. 3 wins. See above.

 Jabot. 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m, Marton JC Warrior Italian Ryegrass H. Dam of 2 winners-

 Sky Hero. 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, HK$4,127,150, to 2016-17, HKJC Zhuhai H., Rose H., Wu King H., Carnarvon H., 2d HKJC Griffin Trophy, Queen's Road Central H., Arculli Trophy H., Piper's Hill H., 3d HKJC Sunbird H., Hebe Hill H., Chevalier Insurance & Investment H.

 Wanaka. 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m in NZ. Dam of 2 winners-

TAVARNELLE (f Zabeel) 3 wins at 1400m, 1550m, A$177,530, VRC Frances Tressady S., Gr.3, ATC New Law, Solicitors H., WED Group H., 2d MVRC Tesio S., Gr.3, ATC Blackwoods for Lanotec H. Dam of-

 Justice Glory. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1300m to 2017-18, MRC Spicer Thoroughbreds H., Comcater 2YO P.


3rd dam

SPARKLE 'N' WONDER, by Baguette. 2 wins at 2, SAJC Morphettville P.H., L, VATC Storm Queen H., 2d South Australian S., Gr.3, 3d SAJC Oaklands P., L. Half-sister to TOP CHARGER,  Olympic Flame (dam of SPORTS, SEIKA, MEDALS). Dam of 6 named foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

 Riverly Boy. 9 wins-1 at 2-from 800m to 2200m, Manawatu RC Members' H., Taranaki RC Central Cup, 2d Marton JC Anderson Agriculture H., HBJC Hughes & Smyth Pharmacy 1400.

 Riverly Lass. 4 wins. See above.