One of the most dynamic runners of his generation, classic-placed IRISH WAR CRY is the first graded stakes-winning son of two-time Horse of the Year and leading sire CURLIN to stand in the region, and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
The gorgeous chestnut proved his grit and determination repeatedly during a career of four stakes wins and earnings of $1,257,060 while racing from 2 to 4.
IRISH WAR CRY was undefeated at 2, winning at 6 and 7 fur., captured the Gr. 2 Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park and Gr. 2 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct to rank as one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby-G1, and led the majority of the 11⁄2 mi. Belmont S.-G1 as the favorite, battling gamely to the wire to finish second.
He dominated the historic Gr. 3 Pimlico Special at 4, getting the 13⁄16 mi. in 1:55.51 over a sloppy track.
IRISH WAR CRY is out of a winning Polish Numbers mare from a family of European classic winners and is a half-brother to Gr. 3-winner IRISH STRAIT, Irish Politics and to the dam of stakes winners IRISH MIAS and REGALLY IRISH. His first foals get to the races in 2022.