Kitchwin Hills sire Time For War dies at stud
Kitchwin Hills stallion Time For War dies
By James Thomas 11:55AM 19 DEC 2016
TIME FOR WAR, a five-year-old son of Snitzel, has died at Kitchwin Hills in Scone, Australia. He was found during the early hours of Sunday morning, with the early signs suggesting his death may have been caused by colic, although the stud is currently awaiting the results of a post mortem.
Time For War joined the roster at Kitchwin Hills in 2015, which means his first two-year-olds are due to hit the track in 2018.
Kitchwin Hills manager Mick Malone told breednet.com.au: "Time For War was a gentleman and a pleasure to work with. After being underbidder on him as a yearling and following him throughout his career, then purchasing him at the end of his racing life from Scott Darby and his team of loyal supporters, it's just hard to believe this has happened.
"He was shaping as everything we had hoped for. Time For War was the closest resemblance to his father Snitzel as I have ever seen, and his foals now follow on, in type and attitude.
"Anyone who has been involved in making a young stallion knows how much hard work and passion goes into a horse like Time For War. I'll take this moment to commend all our staff, who are in shock over his passing and all are very upset. He was a character and was loved by all."
Time For War won three of his 13 career starts, including the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes and the BRC Sires' Produce Stakes at two, defeating subsequent Diamond Jubilee runner-up Brazen Beau for the latter success.
At three he finished runner-up in the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas.
Bred by John Messara's Arrowfield Group, he is out of the three-time winning Zabeel mare Lady Zabelia, a daughter of the Listed winner Miss Power Bird, who is a Mukaddamah half-sister to Group 1 Hong Kong Mile and Hong Kong Derby winner Lucky Owners.