Fly Thru The Fire to Stand at Burns Ranch
The 6-year-old stakes-winning stallion will stand starting in 2018.
August 22, 2017
Edited press release
Stakes winner Fly Thru The Fire, a half brother to Grade 1 winners Rock You and Little Talks, will begin his stallion career at Burns Ranch in Menifee, California in 2018.
Fly Thru The Fire was purchased by the partnership of 13-time AQHA Champion Breeder Ed Allred and leading breeder Dr. Steve Burns. The stallion's fee has been set at $2,500.
A 6-year-old son of Walk Thru Fire and the winning and multiple graded stakes placed Strawfly Special mare Babe On The Fly, Fly Thru The Fire sold for $200,000 at the 3012 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. The stallion won four of 12 starts, including the 2016 City of Hialeah Stakes at Hialeah Park, and earned $144,125 while racing in New Mexico, Texas, Florida and Oklahoma. His resume includes a second-place finish to eventual world champion Jessies First Down in last year's Grade 2, 440-yard Sam Houston Classic Stakes.
“We’ve been looking for a replacement for Walk Thru Fire, who is going through some insemination issues in his old age,” said Allred, American Quarter Horse racing’s all-time leading breeder. “Walk Thru Fire has been the backbone of our breeding program for a long time and has sired several million dollar winners, but the boys have all been geldings. We’ve been looking for one of his sons to fill his place as a stallion and we feel we’ve found him in Fly Thru the Fire.
“I’m very optimistic about this horse and I’ll be breeding a lot of my mares to him,” Allred added. “I think his mother, Babe On The Fly, is one of the best broodmares in the nation. She’s an outstanding mare and produces magnificent- looking horses. I couldn’t ask for a stronger female family, which is important in a stallion. We believe that Fly Thru The Fire will be a success.”
Burns bred Fly Thru The Fire and sold the stallion at the Ruidoso Select Sale.
“He shook out of the final spot to the All American Futurity, so that was very disappointing as a breeder," Burns said. "He didn't run as 3-year-old, but he came back and became a solid stakes horse. He’s well-bred, and we feel that he will get the job done as a stallion. He’s a good-sized horse and he just looks like a racehorse. He should fit any kind of mare. He’s out of a good producer, who was well bred herself. That should add to the mix.”
For additional information on Fly Thru The Fire call Dr. Burns at (951) 301-0201, or visit www.theburnsranch.com.
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