02/21/2013 2:18PM

War Power, from family of Union Rags, to stand in Washington


War Power, a stallion from the immediate family of classic winner Union Rags, will relocate to stand at Gibson Thoroughbred Farm in Thorp, Wash.

The 7-year-old Pupit horse, who entered stud in 2011 at Move & Shake Farm in Texas, was purchased for stud duty by Gibson. He will stand for $1,000.

War Power won three of seven career starts while racing in France, earning $73,510.

Out of the Rahy mare Tempo West, War Power is a half-brother to Declaration of War, a Group 3 winner in Ireland; Vertiformer, a stakes winner in France and Grade 2-placed in the U.S.; and War Pact, stakes-placed in France.

Tempo West, out of the Gone West mare Tempo, is a half-sister to 2012 Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags, who captured four graded stakes races and placed in two other Grade 1 events while earning nearly $1.8 million. Union Rags stands his first breeding season this year at Lane’s End in Versailles, Ky.