A physical Adonis by an atypical sire, Straight Fire has always been one out of the box.
After setting Del Mar alight as a juvenile and breaking his maiden by 10.5 lengths, Straight Fire’s progeny are scorching their own path with the same precocity and speed as their sire.
The brilliant son of Dominus sired a staggering ten 2-year-old winners from 13 runners with his first crop of 25 foals.
Then they trained on at three to Stakes level – ensuring Straight Fire finished 2022 as the Leading West Coast Second Crop Sire by Stakes Winners, Stakes Horses & percentage of Stakes Horses.
Straight Fire’s book of mares jumped to 61 in 2022 after his progeny began lighting up the track – giving him a major shot at achieving greatness.
The grandson of Smart Strike and A.P. Indy is a compelling package of irresistible athleticism, incredible muscle tone and red hot speed, traits displayed in his Stakes Winners STRAIGHT UP G, POWER SURGE and SMUGGLER’S RUN.
A young sire making waves with his early progeny in California, Straight Fire has shown he can replicate his own Del Mar juvenile brilliance.
After siring 10 winners from 13 runners with his first crop of 2-year-olds in 2021, his progeny stepped up to Stakes class at three.
Dual stakes winner STRAIGHT UP G displayed consistent speed, quickly followed up by a pair of sophomores that swept the California-bred stakes on the Santa Anita Derby undercard: POWER SURGE won the Evening Jewel S. and SMUGGLER’S RUN took the Echo Eddie S. while another son of Straight Fire, WHAT IN BLAZES, finished third in the Echo Eddie. SASSY NATURE has recently won the Melody of Colors S.
With his progeny delivering exceptional results on the track, they soon stepped up in the ring too, the incredible physical types rewarding breeders with profitable returns.
It’s rare to find a 2-year-old that has the precocity and toughness to run three times at the Del Mar summer meet, but that’s precisely what Straight Fire did.
He debuted at Del Mar in July of his 2-year-old year and set a ripping hot pace. He ran a gallant 2nd in a race where they broke a 50-year-old Del Mar track record.
Three weeks later, he was back at Del Mar and dominated with a winning margin of 10.5 lengths. He ran 6.5 furlongs in 1:14.94, earning a 98 Beyer Speed Figure and TDN Rising Star status.
He then lined up for his third start of the Del Mar meet, finishing 2nd in the G1 Frontrunner, before heading to Santa Anita to run an unlucky third in the FrontRunner Stakes less than a month later.
After an incurable injury to his foot, he retired with a record of