Irish War Cry (by Curlin out of Irish Sovereign, by Polish Numbers), was a multiple Graded winner on the Triple Crown trail who placed in the classic Belmont Stakes, by one of the leading stallions in the country. He stands at Northview Stallion Station in Maryland.
Irish War Cry broke his maiden first-time out going 6 furlongs, and then took the 7-furlong Marylander Stakes to close out an unbeaten juvenile season. In his 3-year-old debut, he romped to a 3-3/4 length victory in the Grade 2 Holy Bull Stakes (earning a 101 Beyer Speed Figure) over Gunnevara and reigning Eclipse Champion 2-year-old Classic Empire, and added a 3-1/2 length victory in the historic Grade 2 Wood Memorial (with another 101 Beyer) prior to the Kentucky Derby. He subsequently finished 2nd when favored in the classic Belmont Stakes. He returned as a 4-year-old to take the Grade 3 Pimlico Special by 4-1/2 lengths, good for a 100 Beyer.
By perennial leading sire Curlin, Irish War Cry raced as a homebred for Isabelle de Tomaso and was trained throughout his career by Graham Motion, who compared him favorably with Motion’s Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom. Irish War Cry earned over $1.2 million.
He enters stud in 2019.
Irish War Cry wins the G2 Wood Memorial
Irish War Cry wins the G2 Holy Bull
Irish War Cry wins the Marylander Stakes at 2
Irish War Cry wins first-time out at 2 going 6 furlongs