A Syndicate of stud farms has purchased Fire Away (USA, headline photo and below), to stand at Wilgerbosdrift Stud next season (2019).
The syndicate includes major studs like Wilgerbosdrift, Drakenstein, Moutonshoek, Mauritzfontein, Avontuur, Ascot, Wicklow, Cheveley, Ndoro, Piemonte and Boland Stud.
Fire Away was bought in USA last month and arrived at Abington Place on Saturday to join the Mike de Kock team for a race campaign in Dubai in 2019.
He will race in the Dubai carnival before shipping to South Africa in April to take up stud duties.
There are still a few shares available for those interested.
A son of WAR FRONT – out of a daughter of the legendary PERSONAL ENSIGN – Fire Away’s pedigree contains as much excellence as one could ever hope for.
As you will see from the statistics on link below, WAR FRONT leads all sires by % Black type winners in Europe – ahead of Galileo, Dubawi, Kittens Joy and the like.
Recently, US NAVY FLAG added to his impressive CV with a resounding victory in Gr1 July Cup.
He will no doubt join the illustrious band of WAR FRONT sons being assembled on the Coolmore roster.
They already the stand the Leading Freshman Sire WAR COMMAND, while DECLARATION OF WAR (Guineas winner in his first exciting crop of 3yo’s) and AIR FORCE BLUE both stand at Ashford.
FIRE AWAY is out of SALUTE – second in the Gr.2 Demoiselle Stakes at 2 and a herself a daughter of the mighty PERSONAL ENSIGN.
PERSONAL ENSIGN – unbeaten in 13 starts- was Champion 3YO, Champion Older Mare and then Broodmare of the Year in USA.
FIRE AWAY is a half brother to Gr1 winner MR SPEAKER.
MR SPEAKER stands at Lane’s End in Kentucky- his first crop are yearlings and have been very well received in the sales ring.