From Frank Mitchell
The following post first appeared earlier this week at Paulick Report.
Victory in Saturday’s Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland made Java’s War the first Grade 1 winner from the progeny of 2007 champion juvenile War Pass (by Cherokee Run). The Blue Grass winner joins G2 Louisiana Derby winner Revolutionary as hot prospects by their sire for the upcoming Triple Crown, with the Kentucky Derby being run the first Saturday in May.
Revolutionary and Java’s War are the two best racers by their sire, who unfortunately died after only two seasons at stud in Kentucky at Lane’s End Farm. The previously named colts were only weanlings when War Pass died of unknown causes after being turned out in his paddock on Dec. 24, 2010.
With his abrupt loss, the prospects of War Pass leaving an important mark on the breed seemed remote, but already the stallion’s two most prominent sons…
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