The Great Stallion Experiment

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Chapter 1

I remember exactly where I was when I first saw him.

It was the Fasig-Tipton July Sale, the Freshman Sire Showcase.
And it’s all physicals.
You know you'll see some great bodies but some sires will be pretty random.

This Dominus colt from A.P. Indy mare Tricky Indy came out and I thought,




We paid $250,000 for him – roughly seventy times

the stud fee of his sire, Dominus, 

who stood for $3500.

Chapter 2

He came to hand quick and early.
By July, he was ready for his debut at Del Mar.

He set the pace.
They broke a 50-year-old Del Mar track record.
He ran 2nd.
Three weeks later, he was back at Del Mar
The winning margin was
10.5 lengths
He ran 6.5 furlongs in 1:14.94,
earning a 98 Beyer Speed Figure and TDN Rising Star status.

It's older horse fractions and he did it under wraps.

It was one of those mind-blowing performances

you just don't see often.

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"He's fast, fast fast.

I never had one that fast.

Raw talent."

Keith Desormeaux

Less than one month later, he was back for a shot at a Grade 1.
It was his third start as a juvenile this Del Mar meet.
He was second in the Del Mar Futurity (G1).
and third in the FrontRunner Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita less than a month later.
An incurable injury to his foot was then discovered.
he retired with a record of 4:1-2-1.

Chapter 3

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 we believed in this horse.
We really thought he could sire precocious, fast, Del Mar juvenile types.

We knew he was
So we thought,
‘Let's give him a shot!’
Chapter 4
Straight Fire stood his first season at
Pete Parrella's Legacy Ranch for $3500.
As a group, we bought ten mares to support him.
In his first crop, we end up with 25 foals.
is underway.
The initial plan was to sell his first crop progeny as yearlings.
But then, COVID hits. No one can get to a sale.
So I went out to look at them…
I thought, man, these are racehorses.
We should race them.
And geez,
they really ran.
They ran early,
they ran fast
and they loved Del Mar.

What In Blazes wins
Del Mar Maiden Special Weight

Zuboshi wins
Del Mar Maiden Special Weight

By year end,
he had ten winners
from 25 foals.
These horses were doing real things.
But, as we would soon discover,
they were just getting started...
They're soon noticed in the commercial market too.
His 2021 yearlings sell for
$ 0
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$ 0
$ 0
$ 0
averaging $47,500
13.5x his original stud fee
Straight Fire x Luckfromabove colt
fastest eighth-mile breeze, sells for
$ 0
2022 Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale
Power Surge (Straight Fire x Strikes of Thunder) filly
$ 0
Fasig-Tipton Digital Sale

Chapter 5

As we head into 2023,
the Fire is getting hotter.
In 2022, he sired two more Stakes performers in his second crop of 20 foals.
From only 45 foals, he’s had 30 runners and six Stakes horses.
0 %
2YO winners to foals
0 %
Stakes horses to runners
0 %
Stakes winners to runners
He stands the 2024 season at Legacy Ranch for a service fee of $5,000.


As the next chapter unfolds.

The Great Stallion Experiment


Legacy Ranch

Terry Knight


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