War Pass (Cherokee Run — Vue, by Mr. Prospector), a first-year stallion at Lane’s End Farm in 2009, will shuttle to Widden Stud in Australia for the 2009 Southern Hemisphere season. The undefeated champion 2-year-old colt of 2007 when he won the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Grade 1 Champagne Stakes, War Pass stands for $30,000 live foal at Lane’s End. He’ll stand for A$20,000 in Australia at Widden, alongside the More Than Ready champion 2-year-old colt and 2008 Group 1 Golden Slipper winner Sebring, whose fee is set at A$45,000.
War Pass’s sire, Cherokee Run, is represented by two stallions this year — Kafwain and Yonaguska— who’ve had prominent 3-year-olds. Kafwain’s son The Pamplemousse is a multiple graded winner and was the favorite for the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby before a tendon injury derailed him, and Yonaguska’s once-defeated son Musket Man is the winner of this year’s Tampa Bay and Illinois derbys. Yonaguska also is the sire of the Japanese-based 3-year-old filly Earth Living, who ran second in both the UAE 1000 Guineas and Oaks this year. Kafwain’s 3-year-old filly Don’t Forget Gil won the Grade 3 Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay this spring and yesterday was second in the Grade 2 Comely Stakes at Aqueduct.