08/01/2017 7:18PM

Straight Fire retired to stand in California

Benoit & Associates
Straight Fire showed great promise when he won his maiden by over 10 lengths.

Straight Fire, a multiple Grade 1-placed runner, has been retired from racing and will debut in 2018 at Legacy Ranch in Clements, Calif., for an advertised fee of $3,500.

The 3-year-old son of Dominus finished his career with one win in four career starts for earnings of $146,400. He raced for the partnership of Jim Rome’s Jungle Racing, LNJ Foxwoods, KMN Racing, J. Davenport, and Andrew Molasky, and he was trained by Keith Desormeaux.

Straight Fire broke his maiden in his second start at Del Mar, taking a 6 ½-furlong maiden special weight by 10 ½ lengths. He came back to finish second in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity, then third in the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita before being given the rest of the 2016 season off at WinStar Farm in Kentucky. The colt never raced again.

“Straight Fire showed precocity, speed and brilliance in his brief career, all attributes that appeal to California breeders,” said Pete Parrella of Legacy Ranch. “He’s a spectacular physical specimen standing at 16.2 [hands] and his pedigree is free of Northern Dancer.”

Bred in Kentucky by Spendthrift Farm, Straight Fire is out of the winning A.P. Indy mare Tricky Indy, whose three winners from eight runners also includes stakes-placed Magical Band. He is from the family of Grade 3 winner Confide.

Straight Fire has already been syndicated, and will be supported by Legacy Ranch, Jungle Racing, LNJ Foxwoods, KMN Racing, Molasky, Rigney Racing, Equine Analysis, and Solis/Litt Bloodstock.

“Straight Fire was a ‘wow’ horse as an auction yearling and he was one of the best 2-year-olds of his crop,” said Jason Litt of Solis/Litt Bloodstock. “We have a great syndication that believes in the horse and will give him every chance to succeed.”