Friesan Fire

Forest Fire Parlays Dream Trip Into Maryland Million Classic Victory

Shirley Lojeski’s Forest Fire was the beneficiary of a dream trip under Paco Lopez in Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic to collect his first stakes victory in the 1 1/8-mile stakes for Maryland-sired 3-year-olds and up. The Classic was the feature on the 34th Jim McKay Maryland Million program at Laurel Park that offered 11 […]

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Fire Key Looks To Unlock Victory In Smart N Fancy Stakes At Saratoga

Backwards Stable’s Fire Key will look to capture her second stakes win of the year in New York, headlining a field of nine in the $100,000 Smart N Fancy Stakes going 5 1/2 furlongs on the Mellon turf Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. A New York-bred 6-year-old daughter of Friesan Fire, Fire Key joined the […]

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Call Paul To Make Turf Debut In Opening Day Quick Call Stakes

A competitive field of 3-year-old turf sprinters is lined up for the Grade 3, $100,000 Quick Call on Thursday, Opening Day at Saratoga Race Course, led by Call Paul, a multiple graded stakes winner who will be making his turf debut in the race for potent grass trainer Jason Servis. The 5 ½-furlong Quick Call […]

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Fire Key Leads All The Way In License Fee

Going straight to the front wasn’t the game plan, but New York-bred Fire Key led at every point of call and held off a late charge from Broadway Run and Fear No Evil in the final sixteenth of a mile to notch her fourth career stakes victory in Sunday afternoon’s $125,000 License Fee – a […]

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Call Paul Gives Irad Ortiz Graded Stakes Double In Swale

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. swept the first two graded stakes on Gulfstream’s Saturday card, taking the G3 Forward Gal with 1-2 favorite Feedback and coming right back to win the G3 Swale Stakes with 3-2 top choice Call Paul. Owned by Michael Dubb, David Simon, Bethlehem Stables and Bruce Irum, the 3-year-old son of Friesan […]

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Call Paul Could Kick Off 3-Year-Old Campaign In Tampa’s Pasco Stakes

Call Paul, who won the Grade II Saratoga Special last August and finished third in the Grade I Champagne Stakes, is among the likely starters in the $125,000, 7-furlong Pasco Stakes for 3-year-olds on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Tampa Bay Downs, according to Stakes Coordinator Gerry Stanislawzyk. The Pennsylvania-bred son of Friesan Fire-Avani Force, by […]

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Call Paul Makes It Look Easy In Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes

Coming into Saturday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes for two year-old state-bred colts and geldings, on paper, it appeared that Call Paul held a major class advantage over his seven rivals. Already a Grade 2 winner at Saratoga this summer, winning the Saratoga Special in August, and then a solid third in the Grade 1 Champagne […]

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Fire Key Sparks Floral Park Upset; Stella Di Camelot Prevails In Pebbles

Backwards Stable homebred Fire Key, sent to post at odds of 7-1, provided a minor upset with a wide-rallying effort in the inaugural running of the $100,000 Floral Park at Belmont on Saturday, a six-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares 3-years-old and upwards. Trained by Patrick Kelly, the 5-year-old daughter of Friesan Fire, patiently […]

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Call Paul Phones In A Saratoga Special Triumph

Michael Dubb, David Bruce, Bethlehem Stable and Bruce Irom’s Call Paul was a determined winner of Sunday’s Grade 2 Saratoga Special, turning back a bid from Tight Ten to win by about one length. A juvenile son of Friesan Fire bred in Pennsylvania, the colt covered 6 1/2 furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in […]

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Army Mule Taken Out Of Met Mile Consideration

Impressive winner of the Grade 1 Carter Handicap in April, St. Elias Stable’s Army Mule has unfortunately been ruled out of consideration for the Metropolitan Mile Handicap on the Belmont Stakes undercard. According to drf.com, the 4-year-old son of Friesan Fire is going to get time off in Ocala and point to a late summer campaign. […]

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