Firing Line, a Grade 1-placed 2-year-old who finished one length behind American Pharoah while second 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 racetrack. “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, by Line of David, was a graded stakes winner and multiple G1-placed earner of $976,000. A precocious 2-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 G1 Los Alamitos Futurity. He rolled that form into his 3-year-old year where he was a top Classic contender. He set a new track record in the G3 Sunland Derby, winning by 14 1/4 lengths, then finished second to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby. During his career he defeated G1-winners: Frosted, Dortmund, Carpe Diem and Keen Ice.
Firing Line comes from an active female family full of Graded winners including recent G1 Cigar Mile winner Sharp Azteca.
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 Kentucky 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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