Noble Tune And Honor Code’s War Front Sibling Sells For $2,6 Million


Rathmor Stud’s Noble Tune and his half-brother Honor Code had their weanling half-brother by War Front, Lot423 sell for $2,6million to MV Magnier of Coolmore Stud at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale.

Noble Tune’s first foals are on the ground this season and dual Gr1 winner Honor Code, who came from stone last – two lengths off the pack in the Breeders Cup Classic – to finish a courageous third behind American Pharoah.

Honor Code made up the most amount of ground in the fastest time of any other horse in the race, and retired to Lane’s End Farm on Sunday to replace his great sire who is pensioned, A.P. Indy.

The weanling colt’s half-sister by Tapit set a record last year when she sold for $3million.

Noble Tune’s book is full this season. Touted as one of the best stallion prospects to come to South Africa, he has received mares countrywide this season.

His fee was set at R25 000 for a service this season.

The Noble Tune connections retire to Lane's End on Sunday following the Breeders Cup. Honor Code (left) is a half-brother to Noble Tune, whilst the grey Liam's Map shares a sire with Noble Tune, Unbridled's Song. Both are dual Gr1 winners.
The Noble Tune connections retire to Lane’s End on Sunday following the Breeders Cup. Honor Code (left) is a half-brother to Noble Tune, whilst the grey Liam’s Map shares a sire with Noble Tune, Unbridled’s Song. Both are dual Gr1 winners.

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