Fire At Will enters Stud in the sequel New York

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T) Winner and Eclipse Award Finalist fire-free will be at Sequel New York for 2023 for a fee of $6,000, the farm announced Jan. 17.

Fire At Will quickly proved to be an exceptional racehorse. He won the With Anticipation Stakes on his second career start Saratoga Racetrack. His next start would be in Graded Stakes Company, where he dominated the Pilgrim Stakes (G2). Belmont Park, won by two lengths after an impressive wire to wire performance. A month later to KeenlandFire At Will would make history on the biggest stage in the world to win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf by three lengths, the largest margin in the history of the race, while beating winners like Class 1 Gretzki the Great and Class 2 Winner Mutasaabeq and battlefield . Fire At Will’s 2-year campaign was recognized when he was named a finalist for the championship award, which was eventually won by essential quality .

At 3, Fire At Will went unranked to the Fountain of Youth (G2) stakes Gulfstream Parkmainline and was then sent back to Keeneland where he finished a close third in the Transylvania Stakes (G3T).

“He’s absolutely the fastest two-year-old I’ve ever trained on the turf,” said Mike Maker, who started the colt for Three Diamonds Farm. Fire At Will won three starts out of six and earned $675,932 during his career.

Kentucky breeder Troy Rankin bred the son of declaration of war out of Kitten’s Joy mare Flirt, who is a half sister to the Grade 1 Champion and multiple Graded Stakes Champion Decorated invader (Declaration of War) and to Stakes Winner and Stakes Producer Jubilant Girl (Henrythenavigator ). The immediate family also produced prominent sire Stormy Atlantic and Grade 1 winner and sire Bandini and traces back to the important mare Moccasin whose line produced prominent sires Apalachee, Northern Meteor, Smart Missile and Brahms.

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“This is perhaps the most powerful stallion family in the world today,” said pedigree analyst Alan Porter.

“Fire At Will, a graduate of the Fasig-Tipton Digital Sale, presents a great opportunity for growers in New York. He was a brilliant Breeders’ Cup winner at 2 years old and has an excellent pedigree. Becky Thomas and her team at Sequel have added another really exciting prospect to the prospect of the 2023 breeding season,” said Boyd Browning Jr., President of Fasig-Tipton.

Fire At Will, along with Keepmeinmind, Honest Mischief, Freud and Mission Impazible will all be available for viewing on January 21 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Sequel Stallions New York at 167 Maple Lane, Hudson, NY

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