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AIR FORCE BLUE Named Cartier Champion 2YO Colt

Stone Farm Bred, Raised and Sold

Excerpt courtesy of Myra Lewyn, the Blood-Horse
Runners campaigned by Coolmore and partners—Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith—took three championships: Legatissimo; Minding, 2-year-old filly; and Air Force Blue, 2-year-old colt; the latter two are trained by Aidan O’Brien.

A three-time group I winner this year, Air Force Blue also represents ties to the United States as he is by Claiborne Farm stallion War Front and was bred in Kentucky by Arthur Hancock’s Stone Farm. Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier bought him for $490,000 from Stone Farm’s consignment at the 2014 Keeneland September yearling sale.

The colt, winner of the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes, Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes and Dubai Dewhurst Stakes, is the current favorite for next year’s QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I).