Talented colt War Of Will, a half-brother to Irish champion and Cape sire Pathfork, is one of three horses nominated for the Sovereign Award of Champion 2-Year-Old Male in Canada for 2018.
War Of Will is joined by Avie’s Flatter and Solidify as finalists for the Sovereign Award, with that title set to be announced at the 44th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony April 18 at Chateau Le Jardin in Woodbridge, Ontario. Finalists for Canada’s Horse of the Year Award are announced during the ceremony.
The War Front sired War Of Will showed tremendous promise at two, when his efforts included a runner up finish in the G1 Summer Stakes and a five length maiden win at Churchill Downs.
Trained by Mark Casse, War Of Will put up a devastating performance on his 3yo debut when the colt romped home by four lengths in the G3 LeComte Stakes –collecting 10 points on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard in the process.
He is out of the stakes winning Sadler’s Wells mare Visions Of Clarity (a half-sister to G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile winning sire Spinning World), who is also dam of champion Pathfork and short-lived dual US stakes winner Tacticus.
The Distorted Humor sired Pathfork has enjoyed another good season in 2018-2019 thus far, with his runners including Listed Tattersalls Summer Juvenile Stakes winner Miss Honey and Listed Swallow Stakes runner up Mighty High.
The former G1 National Stakes winner has four yearlings on offer at the 2019 Cape Yearling Sale next month.