Flameway colt brings robust $425,000 Tuesday at F-T Saratoga sale

Flameaway's $425,000 colt at the 2022 F-T Saratoga Yearling sale - Mathea Kelley photo

Flameaway, whose first crop are yearlings of 2022, was represented by a $425,000 colt during Tuesday’s closing session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling sale.

Consigned by Gainesway, agent on behalf of breeder Debby Oxley, hip No. 169 went to trainer Ken McPeek.

The bay colt is out of Darling’s Darling, who has four winners from as many starts, including the graded stakes-placed filly On Alert. Darling’s Darling is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Heavenly Love, who is the dam of this auction’s $2.3 million sales topper.

“We have a lot of faith in Flameaway,” Oxley said, who campaigned Flameaway with her husband John. “That result exceeded our expectations totally, but he is a magnificent looking colt.

The colt’s third dam Roamin Rachel is also the dam of Japanese Horse of the Year Zenno Rob Roy.

A graded stakes winner at two and three, Flameaway covered a reported 320 mares in his first two seasons and stood for $7,500 S&N this year at Darby Dan.