Fire Away (USA)

War Front - Salute (Unbridled) bay, 2011

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Race Record

7 wins, 1600-1700m in USA (Turf)

at 5      WON Artie Schiller Stakes (1600mT)

at 6      WON G3 Dixie Stakes (1700mD)

            WON Danger’s Hour Stakes (1600mT)

               3rd  G3 Tampa Bay Stakes (1700mT)

               4th  G3 Poker Stakes (1600mT)

Sire Line

WAR FRONT – G2 winner in USA (2x G1 2nd); Timeform 119; sire of Gr1 winners of both sexes; sire-of-sires. Fee for 2019 US$250.000.

Notable progeny includes Air Force Blue (13c – Maria’s Mon, Seeking The Gold) – champion 2yo colt; Declaration of War (09c – Rahy, Gone West) - champion; US Navy Flag (15c – Galileo, Storm Cat) – champion 2yo colt & full sister Roly Poly (14f – Galileo, Storm Cat); Lancaster Bomber (14c – Indian Ridge, Warning) – Jt Champion Older Horse; War Command (11c – Red Ransom, His Majesty); Data Link (08c – Known Fact, Deputy Minister); Royal Artillery (13c – Dynaformer, Mr Prospector); Sweet Orange (08c – Unbridled’s Song, Jade Hunter); Due Diligence (11c – Pulpit, Icecapade) – champion 3yo colt; Summer Front (09c – El Prado, Cherokee Colony); Fog of War (16c – Galileo, Dynaformer); Avenge (12f – Woodman, Nijinsky); Hit It A Bomb (13c – Sadler’s Wells, Danehill Dancer) & full sister Brave Anna (14f – Sadler’s Wells, Danehill Dancer) – champion 2yo filly; Jack Milton (10c – Forty Niner, Believe It); Homesman (14c – Red Ransom, His Majesty); American Patriot (13c – Tiznow, Notebook); The Factor (08c – Miswaki, Icecapade); Peace And War (12f – Smart Strike, Gilded Time); War Flag (13f – Arch, His Majesty) & full brother Lines of Battle (10c – Arch, His Majesty) – champion in HK & UAE; Spirit of Valor (14c – Grindstone, Known Fact); Fire Away (12c – Unbridled, Private Account); Fleet Review (15c - Galileo, Stravinsky); Munitions (16c - Tapit, Wild Again); War Decree (14c - Street Cry, Royal Applause); etc. 

KIN-BREEDING: War Front’s SigAnc (Significant female line Ancestor) appears to be Sunny Vale, SigAnc also of Dynaformer and two sisters, who appear in several of War Front’s best runners. Sunny Vale is close kin to Lady Lawless, SigAnc in the female line of Missy Baba (Lassie Dear). Kin-links with female line descendants of Sunny Vale include Change Water (dam of Fall Aspen), Con Game (in Seeking The Gold), etc.

DANZIG-line sires in South Africa: Duke Of Marmalade, Oratorio (Danehill); Mofeed (Duke of Marmalade); Buffalo Bill Cody; Rafeef, Redoute’s Promise, Time Thief (Redoute’s Choice); Querari (Oasis Dream); Quasillo (Sea The Stars); Lancaster Bomber, Fire Away (War Front); Alado (Danzig); Heavenly Blue (Snitzel).

Pedigree

War Front
2001
Danzig
1976
Northern DancerNearctic - Nearco
Natalma - Native Dancer
Pas de NomAdmirals Voyage - Crafty Admiral
Petitioner - Petition
Starry Dreamer
1993
RubianoFappiano - Mr Prospector
Ruby Slippers - Nijinsky
Lara's StarForli - Aristophanes
True Reality - Round Table
Salute
2001
Unbridled
1987
FappianoMr Prospector - Raise A Native
Killaloe - Dr Fager
Gana FacilLe Fabuleux - Wild Risk
Charedi - In Reality
Personal Ensign
1984
Private AccountDamascus - Sword Dancer
Numbered Account - Buckpasser
Grecian BannerHoist the Flag - Tom Rolfe
Dorine - Aristophanes

Pedigree

War Front’s SigAnc (Significant female line Ancestor) appears to be Sunny Vale, SigAnc also of Dynaformer and two sisters, who appear in several of War Front’s best runners. Sunny Vale is close kin to Lady Lawless, SigAnc in the female line of Missy Baba (Lassie Dear). Kin-links with female line descendants of Sunny Vale include Change Water (dam of Fall Aspen), Con Game (in Seeking The Gold).

Fire Way hails from an Argentine female line, with very solid bottom female-line connections, culminating in unbeaten champion Personal Ensign. SigAnc appears to be Grecian Banner and her daughter Personal Ensign, preceded by the closely kinbred mother and daughter pair Donatila and Dona Ines.

This sequence of SigAnc shows to have strong kin-links with other notable female lines.

Personal Ensign is kinbred bottom female-lines La Troienne x Dona Ines. The mating of Personal Ensign to Mr Prospector (resulting in Miner’s Mark, Our Emblem) is a variation on the theme from the pedigree of Woodman, who is kin-bred 3x3x3x4 Raise You x *Miss Dogwood x Busanda x *Striking (the latter two grandaughters of La Troienne), and also appear 2x2 (97% kin-ship) in Numbered Account, the dam of Personal Ensign’s sire Private Account.
With Personal Ensign to Easy Goer the same happens; the mating gave G1 My Flag, who is kinbred 6x6x7x7x6 la Troienne x *la Troienne x la Troienne x la Troienne x *Dona Ines 90%.
For interest, Woodman is damsire of More Than Ready, whose dam Woodman’s Girl traces to la Troienne and comes with four lines of that mare.
Other strong kin-linked SigAncs include Lassie Dear (kin to Private Account, Numbered Account), Change Water (kin to Numbered Account), Special (female line of Sadler’s Wells, Nureyev; close kin to Dorine, dam of Grecian Banner), Coup de Folie (dam of Machiavellian; kin to Grecian Banner), Aster (in Galileo, Sea The Stars; close kin to Donatila), Feola (kin to Dona Ines, Dona Cecilia; in this family in context of female line of Pulpit).

La Troienne is notable in this family’s major runners through Buckpasser. The posterchild for the kin-breeding is 2019 G1 performer Seeking The Soul, by Perfect Soul (Sadler’s Wells), with damsire Seeking The Gold, and Grecian Banner bottom-line.

This is also the female line of former Mauritzfontein mare Wise Critic (Nureyev x daughter of Dorine), who is still represented in SA. One of her descendants Tinder Box is by Smart Strike (Mr P) out of Dry Stick, by Fort Wood (Sadler’s Wells) out of Wise Critic (Nureyev). Tinder Box bred Gr1 2yo Guiness, and has a 2019 CTS Book One yearling filly by Oratorio.

Suitable Lines

Suitable Lines for FIRE AWAY could include

  • Sunny Vale female line descendants, incl Dynaformer (Admiral Kitten, Rock Of Rochelle), Albert Hall;
  • Sunny Vale kin-links, incl Missy Baba/Lassie Dear (Sportsworld, Al Mufti, Captain Al, Duke Of Marmalade, etc., etc), Change Water (Fall Aspen, Fort Wood, Cozzene (Jackson, Noordhoek Flyer), Laramie Trail), Con Game (Seeking The Gold (Windrush, Lecture, Willow Magic, Erupt), Burgoo Maid (Jungle Cove), Bold Reason (Sadler’s Wells (notably Fort Wood, Vision Of Clarity (Pathfork), etc.;
  • Personal Flag (& female line ancestors) kin-links, incl La Troienne (widespread; notably Buckpasser, widespread); Lassie Dear (by Buckpasser; widespread in SAF, notably Al Mufti, Captain Al, AP Indy, Duke Of Marmalade, etc., etc.); Seeking The Gold (Windrush, Lecture, Willow Magic, Erupt); Special (Nureyev; Sadler’s Wells, notably Fort Wood; Fairy King; etc.) and other Forli (widespread); Change Water (Fort Wood, Cozzene); Feola (Lecture, Right Approach, etc.; widespread); Numbered Account (incl Woodman, More Than Ready (Gimmethegreenlight, Traffic Guard), Secret Prospector (Elusive Fort)); Tulle (Kahal, Querari, Great Britain, Cape Cross/Sea The Stars); Coup de Folie (Machiavellian – Kahal, Right Approach; Mogok); etc.
  • Descendants of Wise Critic in SAF.

(posted 2019)

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