Bred: Joseph Allen (Ky.)
Sire: War Front
Dam: Black Speck, by Arch
A winner on grass and the synthetic Polytrack surface in Ireland, Lines of Battle finished second in the Tyros Stakes (G3) as a 2-year-old in 2012. In 2013, the War Front colt trained by Aidan O'Brien was the second consecuitve colt to win the UAE Derby for his trainer and stamp himself as a Derby entrant. He went on to finish seventh in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
Lines of Battle comes from a family of Derby gold. His sire is a grandson of Northern Dancer, who won the Kentucky Derby in the third fastest time ever. His dam is a half-sister to supersire Dynaformer, who sired Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, and from the family of Monarchos, who won the second fastest Kentucky Derby ever.