Sire: Declaration of War

Colour: Bay

Dam: In the Limelight

Sex: Gelding

Age: 7

Foaled: Aug 20, 2015

Country: Australia

Owners: Stephen Gray Racing Stable

18: 1 - 0 - 3
Wins: 5.6%
Place: 16.7%




Bay geldingFoaled in 2015

SireWar FrontDanzigNorthern Dancer
DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) Starry DreamerRubiano
2009Tempo WestRahyBlushing Groom
  TempoGone West
DamSadler's WellsNorthern DancerNearctic
IN THE LIMELIGHT (IRE) Fairy BridgeBold Reason
2000Minnie HabitHabitatSir Gaylord
  Minnie TudorTudor Melody

DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) (Bay 2009-Stud Ire. 2014, Aust. 2014). 7 wins-2 at 2, Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.1. Half-brother to SW War Correspondent. Sire of 248 rnrs, 115 wnrs, 14 SW, inc. Olmedo (Longchamp Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Gr.1), Actress, Opry, Speed Franco, Uncle Benny, Assiro, Eirene, Full Moon, etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 3YOs and inc SW Declarationofheart (SAJC Chairman's S., Gr.3), Vigor Winner, Vow and Declare, Weaponry, Winning Ways, SP Naval Fleet, etc.


1st dam

IN THE LIMELIGHT, by Sadler's Wells. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, €83,528, Naas Garnet S., L, 2d Gowran Park Denny Cordell Lavarack Memorial Fillies S., L, 3d Cork Give Thanks S., L, 4th Curragh Park Express S., L, Leopardstown Silken Glider S., L. Sister to ON THE NILE, three-quarter-sister to KUTUB, KOURNAKOVA, half-sister to Child Prodigy. Dam of ten foals, nine to race, four winners, inc:-

San Aurora (f. by Oasis Dream). 2 wins at 1400m, 1500m, Rome Premio Mukhalif, Premio Theodorica, 2d Rome Premio Enio, Premio Single Empire, Premio Betflag Social.

Lucy Limelites (f. by Medicean). Winner at 2, Newmarket 2YO Fillies S. Dam of-

Lucy's Law. Winner at 2 in GB.

Deago Deluxe (c. by Delago Deluxe). Winner at 1000m in 2018-19, 3d Vaal Book for the Grand Heritage Assessment P.

Obscurity (f. by Commands). 2 wins at 1600m in Aust.

Dalaway (f. by Dalakhani). Placed at 3 in GB.

Starshine (f. by Danehill Dancer). Placed at 3 in GB. Dam of-

Muse Addiction. 2 wins at 2000m, 2900m to 2018 in France.

Mighty Elegant (f. by Fasliyev). Raced twice. Dam of-

Posh in Paris. Winner at 1450m in South Africa.

Candlelight Queen. Winner at 1000m in South Africa.


2nd dam

MINNIE HABIT, by Habitat. Winner at 9f, 3d Leopardstown Hawk Cliff 2YO S. Three-quarter-sister to BERMUDA CLASSIC (dam of SHAKE THE YOKE, TROPICAL, KOURNAKOVA), half-sister to Ashbourne Lass (dam of SIR BASIL). Dam of 15 foals, 12 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

KUTUB (In the Wings). Champion Older Male in Germany & Italy in 2001 (Long). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1800m to 2400m, £6,125, 788,112fr., 441,998,266L., 475,000Dm., S$702,614, 17,500Dhs in France, Italy, Germany and Singapore, Milan Gran Premio del Jockey Club, Gr.1, Cologne Preis von Europa, Gr.1, Munich Grosser Preis Dallmayr Bayerisches Zuchtrennen, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Noailles, Gr.2, Singapore Gold Cup, L, Longchamp Prix de Sablonville, 2d Longchamp Prix Lupin, Gr.1, Rome Premio Presidente della Repubblica, Gr.1, Deauville Prix Guillaume d'Ornano, Gr.2, 3d Maisons-Laffitte La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.3, 4th Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1, Nad al Sheba Dubai City of Gold S., L. Sire.

IN THE LIMELIGHT (Sadler's Wells). 2 wins. See above.

ON THE NILE (Sadler's Wells). Winner at 2, Leopardstown Eyrefield S., L. Dam of-

Pussycat Lips (Holy Roman Emperor). Winner at 2 in Ireland, 2d Hollywood Park Miesque S., Gr.3. Dam of-

Special Purpose (Scat Daddy). 2 wins at 2, 2d Santa Anita Black Pearl S., L, 3d Salisbury Dick Poole S., Gr.3.

Child Prodigy (Ballad Rock). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 1m in GB and U.S.A, 2d Meadowlands Seton Hall S., L, 3d Monmouth John McSorley S., L, 4th Fair Grounds Dr AB Leggio Memorial H., L. Dam of-

Du Pre. Winner at 8¼f, 3d Newbury John Nike Leisuresport H., Newmarket Mantis Collection 2YO S. Dam of-

COSMO NEMO SHIN (Zenno Rob Roy). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2000m, 212,418,000¥, Niigata Kinen, Gr.3, Nakayama Fairy S., Gr.3, 2d Niigata Fukushima Himba S., Gr.3-twice, Sapporo Hokkaido Shimbun Hai Queen S., Gr.3, Nakayama Flower Cup, Gr.3, Kyoto Cassiopeia S., L, 3d Hanshin Laurel Racecourse Sho Nakayama Himba S., Gr.3, Kokura Aichi Hai, Gr.3-twice, Nakayama Shion S., L, 4th Tokyo Fuchu Himba S., Gr.2, Sapporo Kinen, Gr.2, Kyoto Andromeda S., L.

Maganda. Winner at 1¼m in GB. Dam of-

Rudolf Valentino (Oasis Dream). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m in Ireland and Belgium, 3d Curragh Anglesey S., Gr.3.

Roses From Ridey. Raced twice. Dam of-

Armigerent (In the Wings). Champion 3YO Colt in Austria in 2007. 4 wins from 1650m to 2400m in France and Austria, Vienna Kriterium der Dreijahrigen, 2d Newmarket July S., Gr.2, Chantilly Prix de Saint-Nicolas, 3d Austrian Derby, 4th Ascot Winkfield S., L.


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