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Sire: Declaration of War

Colour: Bay

Dam: Circumstances

Sex: Colt

Age: 5

Foaled: Jan 01, 2015

Country: USA

Trainer: Kris Lees

Owners: Australian Bloodstock (Mgr: L Murrell), Unavailable, Win Or Booze Racing, A Laidlaw, A Watson, H Mills, S Pace, D Smith, W Capps, A McIntosh, G Greedy, D Wilden-Constantin, S Roth, I Zanardo, W Gazal, Golden Greeks Racing No. 8, G Davison, A Towner & S Wood

29: 5 - 2 - 3
Wins: 17.2%
Place: 17.2%




Bay coltFoaled in 2015

SireWar FrontDanzigNorthern Dancer
DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) Starry DreamerRubiano
2009Tempo WestRahyBlushing Groom
  TempoGone West
DamGalileoSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
2009VelouetteDarshaanShirley Heights
  Velvet MoonShaadi

DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) (Bay 2009-Stud Ire. 2014, Aust. 2014). 7 wins-2 at 2, Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.1. Half-brother to SW War Correspondent. Sire of 180 rnrs, 78 wnrs, inc. SW Olmedo (Longchamp Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Gr.1), Actress, Opry, Speed Franco, Uncle Benny, Assiro, Eirene, Empire of War, etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 3YOs and inc SW Vow and Declare (VRC TCL TV S., L) and of Declarationofheart, Helushka, Pride of Laguna, Captain Courageous, Korrawi, Skarbek, etc.


1st dam

CIRCUMSTANCES, by Galileo. Winner at 10¾f in Ireland. Sister to TELESCOPE. Dam of three named foals, all raced, two winners, inc:-

Occupy (c. by Declaration of War). Winner. See below.

Cascade Rock (g. by Fastnet Rock). Winner at 1m in 2018 in U.S.A.


2nd dam

VELOUETTE, by Darshaan. Unraced. Half-sister to MOON BALLAD. Dam of 6 foals, all winners-

TELESCOPE (Galileo). Champion Older Male in GB in 2014 (Long). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 1½m, £654,859, US$180,000, York Great Voltigeur S., Gr.2, Royal Ascot Hardwicke S., Gr.2, Newbury Aston Park S., L, Newmarket British Stallion Studs 2YO S., 2d Ascot King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, Newmarket Jockey Club S., Gr.2, Sandown Gordon Richards S., Gr.3, Haydock Rose of Lancaster S., Gr.3, Chester Huxley S., Gr.3, Ascot Download the Free App 2YO S., 3d York International S., Gr.1, 4th Breeders' Cup Turf, Gr.1.

Urban Moon. 2 wins at 1¼m, 1½m, Curragh TRM Invest in Calphormin H., 3d Curragh Keadeen Leisure Club & New Beauty Room H.

Mavalenta. 4 wins from 2m to 27¼f in GB.

Straw Hat. Winner at 10¼f in GB.

Circumstances. Winner. See above.

Max Ballade. Winner at 1600m in Japan.


3rd dam

VELVET MOON, by Shaadi. Second top filly on The 1993 GB 2YO Free H. Joint third top filly on The 1993 European 2YO Classification. 4 wins-3 at 2-at 5f, 6f, York Lowther S., Gr.2, Newmarket James Seymour S., L, Newbury Kingwood Stud Fillies 2YO S., 4th Newbury Fred Darling S., Gr.3, Royal Ascot Queen Mary S., Gr.3, Ascot October S., L. Half-sister to CENTRAL PARK, MELLOW PARK, Park Esteem (dam of GREAT ESTEEM, HIGH ESTEEM). Dam of 11 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

MOON BALLAD (Singspiel). Horse of the Year & Champion Older Horse in UAE in 2003 (Int.). 5 wins from 1800m to 2100m, £364,227, €19,001, US$180,000, 13,458,000Dhs in GB and U.A.E, Nad al Sheba Dubai World Cup, Gr.1, York Dante S., Gr.2, Goodwood Select S., Gr.3, Nad al Sheba Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenge No2, Gr.3, Al Nasr Leisureland & Cyclone Cup, 2d Newmarket Champion S., Gr.1, Newmarket S., L, Saffie Joseph & Sons 2YO S., 3d The Derby, Gr.1, 4th Nad al Sheba UAE Derby, Gr.2. Sire.

Sirham. 2 wins at 2400m, 3000m, Deauville Prix de Tortisambert, 3d Chantilly Prix de la Mardelle.

Velvet Lady. Winner at 1m, Ascot Year Of The Dragon S., 2d Newbury Bridget S. Dam of-

Blue Denim. 7 wins at 2200m in Morocco and Spain, Gran Premio de Andalucia Mijas Cup.

Swinging Sixties. 4 wins at 1400m, 2000m in GB and U.A.E, Newmarket Standing for Success H., Jebel Ali Emirates NBD H., Newmarket King's Head at Moulton S., Windsor Totesport Betxtra Show Only H., 2d Jebel Ali Emirates Airline H., Meydan Meydan Farriers H., Ford Fusion Trophy H.

Velvet Queen. Winner at 2300m in France. Dam of-

Debonair (Agnes Tachyon). Winner at 2, 2d Nakayama Keisei Hai, Gr.3, 3d Nakayama Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho, Gr.2, 4th Tokyo Satsuki Sho, Gr.1.

Syria. Unraced. Dam of-

Turkish Delight. Winner at 2 in Turkey. Dam of-

Seddifi (Bekmezbey). 8 wins-2 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m in Turkey, 2d Istanbul Disi Tay Deneme, L.

Baskan Nexia (Strike the Gold). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2100m in Turkey, 3d Istanbul Gazi Derby, L, 4th Ankara S., L.

Miss Aleyna (Sabirli). Winner at 2 in Turkey, 2d Istanbul I. Inönü, L.


4th dam

PARK SPECIAL, by Relkino. Winner at 1¼m, Leopardstown Martell S. Three-quarter-sister to LEIPZIG (dam of PFALZ), half-sister to CAREAFOLIE, GOURIEV, Pantile. Dam of 11 foals, all raced, 7 winners, inc:-

CENTRAL PARK (In the Wings). Champion 3YO Colt in Italy in 1998 (Long). Champion Older Male in Italy in 1999 (Int.). 6 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, £341,792, A$480,000, 920,000Dhs in GB, Italy and Germany, Derby Italiano, Gr.1, Rome Premio Presidente della Repubblica, Gr.1, Hoppegarten Europachampionat, Gr.2, Goodwood Vintage S., Gr.3, Royal Ascot Chesham S., L, 2d VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, 3d Sandown Eclipse S., Gr.1, 4th Nad al Sheba Dubai World Cup, Gr.1, Royal Ascot King Edward VII S., Gr.2. Sire.

VELVET MOON (Shaadi). 4 wins. See above.

MELLOW PARK (In the Wings). 2 wins at 1¼m, 1½m, Haydock Lancashire Oaks, Gr.3, Goodwood Lupe S., L.

Park Esteem (Singspiel). 2 wins at 1550m, 1850m, STC Beverley Hills Hotel H., 2d Kempton Park Fillies' S., 3d Newmarket Pretty Polly S., L. Dam of-

GREAT ESTEEM (Redoute's Choice). 8 wins from 1200m to 1800m, A$532,280, MRC Heatherlie H., L, 2d MRC Toorak H., Gr.1.

HIGH ESTEEM (Redoute's Choice). 4 wins from 1400m to 1800m, A$307,450, SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas, L, 2d Newcastle JC Cameron H., Gr.3.


Race Record: 10 Starts 1-1-1 £8,928.

Winner at 2 in GB.

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