Air Force Blue to travel to Hunter Valley for Coolmore
09 Mar 2017 |
European Champion colt Air Force Blue, the highest-rated two year-old ever from the Danzig sire line, will travel to the Hunter Valley in 2017 to join the roster of stallions at Coolmore Australia the stud advised on Thursday.
His three Gr.1 wins as a juvenile saw him earn a Timeform rating of 128p, making him the highest-rated 2YO in Europe for nearly 20 years, with the exception of Frankel. His emphatic 3 ¼ length victory in the Dewhurst Stakes prompted legendary trainer Aidan O’Brien to proclaim him the best two year-old he has ever trained.
“I am a strong believer in the best racehorses making the best sires and Air Force Blue was an incredible two year-old” said Coolmore Australia Sales and Nominations Manager Colm Santry.
“We have received an overwhelming response to American Pharoah, with great breeders like John Camilleri, Gerry Harvey, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Gooree, George Altomonte and many more booking quality mares within hours of his announcement. He is now fully booked with plenty of others on a waiting list. There is a real appetite amongst breeders for these elite racehorses and Air Force Blue sits comfortably in that category” said Santry.