Friesan Fire

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Friesan Fire
Friesan Fire.jpg
Friesan Fire at 2011 Salvator Mile Stakes.
Sire A.P. Indy
Grandsire Seattle Slew
Dam Bollinger
Damsire Dehere
Sex Stallion
Foaled 2006
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Grapestock LLC
Owner Vinery Stables & Fox Hill Farm
Trainer J. Larry Jones
Record 16: 5-1-3
Earnings US$ 676,506 (ongoing)
Major wins
Lecomte Stakes (2009)
Risen Star Stakes (2009)
Louisiana Derby (2009)
Louisiana Handicap (2010)

Friesan Fire (foaled April 30, 2006, in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He was sired by 1992 American Horse of the Year, A.P. Indy, a son of the 1977 U.S. Triple Crown winner, Seattle Slew. His dam, Bollinger, is an Australian Group One winner and a daughter of 1993 American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt, Dehere. Bred by Grapestock LLC, he was sold for $725,000 at the Keeneland yearling sale in September 2007.

Owned and raced by Vinery Stables & Fox Hill Farm, Friesan Fire is trained by J. Larry Jones, who trained Eight Belles, the 2008 Kentucky Derby second-place finisher. The colt's best result racing as a two-year-old was a third-place finish in the 2008 Belmont Futurity Stakes. However, after winning three important Graded stakes races including the Louisiana Derby, he became a leading contender for the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the U.S. Triple Crown series, and was the favorite on Derby Day at 7:2 after I Want Revenge scratched. He finished 18th.

On January 23, 2010, Fresian Fire, racing in blinkers, he took the Louisiana Handicap wire to wire, beating General Quarters, a horse also on the 2009 Derby trail. He was fourth in the Texas Mile Stakes in 2011.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Friesan Fire". Equibase Company. Retrieved 24 April 2011.