Flameaway, Darby Dan Farm’s multiple Graded stakes-winning son of Scat Daddy, is shuttling to South America to stand at Haras Dadinco in Chile for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season, it was announced today. In the deal brokered by Matt Bowling Bloodstock and Sullivan Bloodstock, Flameaway will stand alongside Aragorn (IRE), Newfoundland and Van Nistelrooy, among others.
“We are thrilled to partner with Haras Dadinco,” said Ryan Norton, stallion director at Darby Dan Farm. “Flameaway was a versatile racehorse and he has a stallion’s pedigree. He generated a lot of interest in this, his first season at stud, and we believe it’s an exciting situation for our young stallion, as well as for Southern Hemisphere breeders.”
An ultra-consistent near-millionaire earner of $911,634 for owner John Oxley and trainer Mark Casse, Flameaway was a stakes winner each year he raced from ages two to four, winning on traditional dirt, turf, and synthetic surfaces at distances from 4 ½ furlongs to 1 1/16 miles. All told, he won five stakes, including the Dixiana Bourbon S. (G3) at Keeneland and Saratoga’s Skidmore S. at two after breaking his maiden on debut. The following season, he captured the Sam F. Davis S. (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs, defeating subsequent Grade 1 winners Catholic Boy and Vino Rosso. He also won the Kitten’s Joy S. on turf at Gulfstream Park and the Challenger S. at Tampa, retiring having finished first or second in nine of 18 lifetime starts.
At stud, Flameaway proved popular at Darby Dan, breeding 183 mares in his first Northern Hemisphere season. For more information about Flameaway, contact Ryan Norton at (859) 254-0424 or by e-mail at [email protected].