A Bloodline of Winners
All sires are graded stakes winners for past 10 generations, all the way back to Man O'War
As a Juvenile
Airoforce earned over 129,000 per start winning 3 of 4 starts, 2 Graded Stakes Wins and 2nd in the G1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf.
Precocious and Accomplished
A very versatile runner who won multiple graded stakes on dirt & turf as a juvenile, defeating 20 Graded Stakes Winners
Airoforce is Colonel John’s most accomplished son. He has the long, lean elegance of a classic Thoroughbred, reminiscent of his sire Colonel John and second damsire, Canadian Champion With Approval, yet Airoforce received precocious speed from his multiple stakes placed sprinter dam White Chocolate who no doubt got her speed from her Sire Cuvee and Grand Sire Carson City, both Breeders Cup Sprinters. He gets his stamina from his sire Colonel John and grandsire Tiznow, the only horse to win the Breeders Cup Classic two years in a row. Who can forget the track announcer saying “Tiznow wins for America”!.
Airoforce was victorious at distances ranging between 6 1/2-furlongs and 1 1/16-miles. Although he competed mainly on turf, that was due to economic reasons and not pedigree. The decision to have Airoforce start on the Turf at Kentucky Downs was all about the 120,000.00 purse vs. the 38,000.00 purse at Ellis Park. Airoforce won that first race 3/10’s of a second off the track record and the next graded stakes that fit his schedule was the Dixiana Bourbon at Keeneland which was on the turf. Airoforce beat a very strong field on the dirt in the Kentucky Jockey Club, defeating Gunrunner, Mor Spirit, Rated R Superstar, Mo Tom and Camelot Kitten to name a few. Airoforce could clearly be extremely competitive on all surfaces and distances and thus far his progeny are showing the same ability.
A magnificent looking $350,00.00 OBS April sales purchase campaigned by John Oxley, Airoforce flashed precociousness and speed in his debut, drawing away to win a six-furlong turf sprint by 3 1/4-lengths in a sharp 1:10.34, just a second off the Kentucky Downs track record.
Airoforce dominated the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes (G3) by 2 1/2-lengths over a full field of fourteen over the Keeneland turf, including Camelot Kitten, Surgical Strike.
Airoforce faced a full field of high-class youngsters as the favorite in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). and missed the victory by a neck, after racing in traffic and being distracted in the stretch. He defeated Highland Sky, Dressed in Hermes, and Camelot Kitten, along with international runners.
As stated above, Airoforce showed his versatility over a sloppy track capturing the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) by 1 3/4 lengths. He bested Gun Runner, Mor Spirit, and Mo Tom. The Gray colt’s efforts earned him 120 on the 2015 Experimental Free Handicap, higher than Gun Runner, Mohaymen, and Exaggerator.
As a 3-year-old, Airoforce placed in the Penn Mile Stakes (G3) after a troubled beginning, and just missed by a nose in the prestigious National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (G2) at Saratoga.
Airoforce’s sire, Colonel John (Tiznow – Sweet Damsel, by Turkoman) was capable from seven furlongs to 1 1/4-miles over dirt, turf, and synthetics. He retired as a 4-year-old with a record of 15-6-3-1 ($1,779,012).
The son of champion sire Tiznow flashed precocity as a 2-year-old, winning or placing in all four starts, including a strong second place in the CashCall Futurity (G1), now known as the Los Alamitos Futurity.
At three, Colonel John captured the Sham Stakes (G3) and Santa Anita Derby (G1), before finishing a troubled sixth after having to steady in the 2008 Kentucky Derby (G1). Colonel John proved himself at the classic distance of 1 1/4- miles in the Travers Stakes (G1).
The following year, Colonel John showed his adaptability with a victory in the one mile Wickerr Stakes over the Del Mar turf. After racing in mid-pack and having to go wide in the Goodwood Stakes (G1) over Polytrack, Colonel John placed second by a neck.
As a Stallion, Colonel John was ranked as the #3 with his first crop, #4 second crop, #2 third crop and #1 fourth crop when he was sold to North Korea. The rumor that Winstar gave up on Colonel John is just that a rumor. You never give up on a horse that has progeny producing in the top of their class. You sell when you get offered a ton of money, and that is what happened to Colonel John!
- Airoforce is the only Eclipse Award Finalist standing in the Southwest!
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