Friday, January 22, 2021

Irish War Cry

One of the most dynamic runners of his generation, classic-placed IRISH WAR CRY is the first 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 1-1⁄2 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 1-3⁄16 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 2019 stakes winners Irish Mias and Regally Irish.




Age Starts   1st  2nd 3rd Earnings 
2 2 2 0  0 $80,800
3 7 2 1 0  $966,660
4 4 1 0  $207,600
Totals 13  5 2 0 $1,257,060 


Wood Memorial S.-G2 (1 1/8 miles in 1:50.91 at Aqueduct, by 3 1/2 lengths), 101 Beyer, defeating Cloud Computing, Mo Town, Battalion Runner, etc., stalking, drew off.

Holy Bull S.-G2 (1 1/16 miles in 1:42.52 at Gulfstream, by 3 3/4 lengths), 101 Beyer, defeating Classic Empire, Gunnevera, etc., led at every call.

Pimlico Special S.-G3 (1 3/16 miles in 1:55.51 at Pimlico, by 4 1/2 lengths), 100 Beyer, defeating One Liner, Untrapped, Something Awesome, etc. Marylander S. 7 furlongs in 1:22.71 at Laurel, led at every call, dueled through the stretch, 2nd start at 2.

Maiden Special Weight at Laurel (6 furlongs in 1:10.62, by 4 1/2 lengths), came from 8 lengths back to win going away in 2YO debut.


Belmont S.-G1 (1 1/2 miles, at Belmont Park, by 2 lengths), 100 Beyer, set pressured pace to near 1/16th pole.

Hal’s Hope S.-G3 (1 mile, at Gulfstream, by 1 3/4 lengths), 100 Beyer, after 5-month lay-off.


Haskell Invitational S.-G1 (1 1/8 miles at Monmouth), defeating Battle of Midway, etc.

Web Irish War Cry 528b Barbara Livingston photo  

IRISH WAR CRY Curlin Smart Strike Mr. Prospector
Class 'n Smart
Sheriff's Deputy Deputy Minister
Irish Sovereign Polish Numbers Danzig
Numbered Account
Irish Genius Beau Genius
Irish Trip (GB)

2014, Chestnut, Curlin - Irish Sovereign, by Polish Numbers
2020 STUD FEE: $6,500 Live Foal - Stand & Nurse‚Ä®

Stands at Northview Stallion Station - Chesapeake City, Maryland
Nominated to Breeders' Cup & Maryland Million, Ltd.