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Modified On: 12/5/2015
WAR EMBLEM's Info:
Owner: The Thoroughbred Corp 2) Shadai Farm
Breeder: Charles Nuckols Jr. & Sons
State Bred: KY
Winnings: 13 Starts: 7 - 0 - 0, $3,491,000
At 3: Won Kentucky Derby (G1), Preakness S.(G1), Haskell Invitational H.(G1), Illinois Derby (G2)
U.S. Champion 3-year-old Colt.
Entered stud at Shadai Farm in 2003.
Produced 8 SWs, two G1 winners, Black Emblem and Robe Tissage. Sire of 122 foals (1 in Aus) since 2003.
2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem was bred in Kentucky by Charles Nuckols, Jr. & Sons. The handsome, nearly black colt was purchased for $20,000 and won his first start at Arlington Park ridden by Alfredo Juarez, Jr. for Russell L. Reineman Stable, Inc. and trainer Frank Springer. He into Derby contention with a 6 ¼ length victory in the Illinois Derby, Larry Sterling, Jr. in the irons. Purchased by The Thoroughbred Corporation, War Emblem was thereafter trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Victor Espinoza. On Derby day 2002 the spirited colt outran the speed and put away the challengers. He scored a repeat performance in the 2002 Preakness. But a Triple Crown was not to be. War Emblem was denied the Belmont by fellow future Old Friends retiree Sarava. His final win in the prestigious Haskell Stakes (G1) resulted in earnings of $3,491,000 for 7 wins, 0 seconds and 0 thirds in 13 races. War Emblem’s entire stud career was spent at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan. He proved a shy breeder with only 118 foals in a dozen years at stud; nevertheless, his progeny include Japan’s 2012 champion juvenile filly Robe Tissage and Shuka Sho (Jpn G1) winner Black Emblem. War Emblem was retired from stud in 2015 and donated by the Yoshida family to Old Friends. Grateful thanks go to the Yoshida family, the staff of Shadai Stallion Station, Emanuel de Seroux, and the many supporters who generously enabled War Emblem’s retirement to Old Friends.
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