2006, Bay , 16.1-1/2 · Entered Stud: 2012
Fee: $2,500 LFSN
Sire of G1 SW ARMY MULE-114 Beyer and G2 Saratoga Special winner CALL PAUL as well as 2018 & 2019 Maryland Million Classic winners and the 2020 WV Breeders Classic winner.
Sire of undefeated G1 Carter Handicap winner ARMY MULE and G2 Saratoga Special winner CALL PAUL. Friesan Fire is a leading Maryland General Sire. FRIESAN FIRE was a debut winning 2-year-old who placed in the historic Futurity Stakes-G2 at Belmont Park before rising to the top of racing’s elite as a 3-year-old. He swept the Fair Grounds’ series of Triple Crown prep races that included the Louisiana Derby-G2 (which he won by 7 lengths), the Risen Star Stakes-G3, and the Lecomte Stakes-G3. That stellar form sent him postward as the favorite for the 2009 Kentucky Derby-G1. As a 4-year-old, he won the $100,000 Louisiana Handicap.
FRIESAN FIRE is by sire-of-sires A.P. Indy and out of the champion Australian racemare Bollinger,INFO REQUEST
|A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
|SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
dkb/br. 1974 [BC]
|BOLD REASONING (USA)
|REASON TO EARN (USA)|
|MY CHARMER (USA)*
|FAIR CHARMER (USA)|
|WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
ch. 1970 [IC]
|BOLD RULER (USA)|
|LASSIE DEAR (USA)*
|GAY MISSILE (USA)|
|DEPUTY MINISTER (CAN)
|VICE REGENT (CAN)|
|MINT COPY (CAN)|
|SISTER DOT (USA)
|SWORD GAME (USA)|
|BINT MARSCAY (AUS)
|HEART OF MARKET (USA)|
|EAU DETOILE (NZ)
|SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)|
|FILLE DETOILE (NZ)|
A maiden special weight race at Delaware Park
(6f, D, defeating Zak’s in Town, Hovig, Unser, Sweetest Rhythm, Inmigrante, War Action, Royal Cyclone, Matador Moon).
Futurity S. (gr. II) at Belmont Park
(7f, D, to Charitable Man, Flying Pegasus, defeating Girolamo, Gone Astray, Kensei, High Mesa).
Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds
(8.5f, D, defeating Papa Clem, Terrain, Giant Oak, Soul Warrior, Flying Pegasus, Uno Mas, Patena, Free Country).
Risen Star S. (gr. III) at Fair Grounds
(8.5f, D, defeating Flying Pegasus, Uno Mas, Nowhere to Hide, Giant Oak, Soul Warrior, Indygo Mountain, Au Moon, Dumar, It Happened Again, Map of the World, Summer’s Empire, Code of Honour).
LeComte S. (gr. III) at Fair Grounds
(8f, D, defeating Patena, Au Moon, Uno Mas, Big Push, Indygo Mountain, Citizen, Dynamic Force).
Louisiana H. at Fair Grounds
(8.5f, D, defeating General Quarters, Good and Lucky, Secret Getaway, Fundy, Coragil Cat).
At the sales his weanlings have sold for up to $55,000, and yearlings have brought as much as $140,000. In 2016, at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in Training Sale he had the highest priced colt who went for $825,000. That colt, later named ARMY MULE, won the 2018 G1 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct in near track record time of 1:20.94 for 7 furlongs, earning him a 114 Beyer! Army Mule was undefeated and retired to stud at Hill ‘n Dale Farm in KY for the 2019 season. Also in 2018, Friesan Fire’s 2-year-old son CALL PAUL (a $210,000 May 2 yo purchase) won the G2 Saratoga Special and placed in the G1 Champagne and G3 Nashua Stakes.
FRIESAN FIRE’s first crop hit the races in 2015, and he got his first winner in July of that year at Parx when his son Morning Fire took a $42,000 maiden special weight despite a troubled trip! Read the Blood-Horse write-up about FRIESAN FIRE’s first winner and see a video replay of the race here. FRIESAN FIRE’s second winner came in a $70,000 maiden special weight at Del Mar on August 26th when On Fire, a $140,000 yearling purchase, broke his maiden at a mile (video replay here). Morning Fire went on to become a multiple stakes winner. His other stakes horses include Fire Key (3-time stakes winner), Saratoga Bob (winner of the 2018 Maryland Million Classic S), Flash McCaul (multiple stakes-placed), She Rolls (multiple stakes-placed), Ripple (stakes-placed) and Forest Fire (2nd in the Private Terms Stakes).