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Category : FIRING LINE , News , Stallions

Firing Line, a precocious G1-Juvenile who finished a close second to American Pharoah in the 2015 G1-Kentucky Derby, has sired his first two foals.

The first was a colt foaled in Kentucky at Crestwood Farm. He is out of the Petionville mare, Honorville, who was a multiple winning mare that earned $108,040 on the race track. “He’s a nice size, very correct. He is going to be a classy colt!” said Marc McLean.

The second was another colt foaled in Kentucky at Flying H Stables, LLC. He is out of Alexandria J (Forest Camp), a multiple winning mare of $133,425 who is out of the stakes placed mare, Diamond Affair ($104,488). Kent Hersman of Flying H Stables, LLC said “I plan to bring Alexandria J back to Firing Line. It would be hard to beat the physical I see on this colt!”

Firing Line was a top class Graded stakes winner and multiple G1-placed earner of $976,000. A precocious two year old, he won a maiden special weight at Del Mar by 4-1/2 lengths, and then ran second by a head to Dortmund in the $500,000 G1-Los Alamitos Futurity. He rolled that form into his three year old year where he was a top Classic contender in 2015. He ran second in the $2,000,000 G1-Kentucky Derby, beaten just a length by Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah. He set a new track record in the $800,000 G3-Sunland Derby, winning by 14-1/4 lengths. During his career he defeated G1-winners: Frosted, Dortmund, Carpe Diem, Keen Ice, etc.

Firing Line comes from an active female family, full of Graded winners including; recent G1-Cigar Mile winner Sharp Azteca, along with many other champions, G1-winners, etc.

Firing Line retired to Crestwood in 2017 and bred a quality first book of mares. He ranked #1 by CPI and #2 by CI for all first year KY Stallions standing under $10,000 LF with more than 50 bred.

Firing Line stands at Crestwood Farm for $5,000 LFSN.

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Category : FIRING LINE , News , Stallions

FIRING LINE, a Graded Stakes winner of $976,000 will retire to Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm for the 2017 breeding season.   FIRING LINE was a precocious G1-placed two year old, and was one of the best three year olds of his generation. He ran second by a length in the $2,000,000 G1 Kentucky Derby to eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. In the Derby, Firing Line defeated G1 winners Frosted, Dortmund, Carpe Diem, Keen Ice, and Materiality. In addition to his top class talent on the race track, FIRING LINE is an exceptional individual and was a $240,000 two year old purchase by Bloodstock Agent Ben McElroy on behalf of Arnold Zetcher. His 2017 stud fee will be $5,000 LFSN. He will participate in the “Share the Upside” program.

To read more, see the Blood-Horse press release here: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/218296/firing-line-to-crestwood