My Heart’s On Fire first U.S. winner for Darby Dan Farm’s Flameaway

My Heart’s On Fire came out running in her career debut on Monday night, June 19, decisively winning a maiden special weight event at Prairie Meadows to become the first U.S. winner for Darby Dan Farm’s Flameaway (WATCH RACE). My Heart’s On Fire is her freshman sire’s second winner overall as Flameaway has also been represented by Scat Lady Crown, a winner in Mexico earlier this month.

Owned by Dick Clark and Otto Farms and trained by Clark, My Heart’s On Fire won the 4 ½-furlong race by a measured 1 ½ lengths after opening up by as many as four lengths on her rivals at the head of the lane. She covered the distance in :53.68 under jockey Glenn Corbett. Bred in Iowa by Minnehan Agg, My Heart’s On Fire is produced from the A.P. Indy mare My Heart’s Love and hails from the family of graded stakes winners Mo Cuishle and Tricky Squaw. My Heart’s On Fire is a graduate of the 2022 Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association Fall Mixed Sale.

Flameaway, a multiple Graded stakes-winning son of Scat Daddy, was an ultra-consistent near-millionaire earner on the racetrack for owner John Oxley and trainer Mark Casse. Flameaway was a stakes winner each year he raced from ages two to four and was a rare horse who won on traditional dirt, turf, and synthetic surfaces at distances ranging from 4 ½ furlongs to 1 1/16 miles.

All told, Flameaway won five stakes, including the Bourbon S. (G3) at Keeneland and Saratoga’s Skidmore S. at two in just his second start after breaking his maiden on debut. The following season, he captured the Sam F. Davis S. (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs, defeating future Grade 1 winners Catholic Boy and Vino Rosso, as well as the Kitten’s Joy S. on turf at Gulfstream Park. He returned to annex the Challenger S. at Tampa at four, and in addition to his stakes scores, he finished a close second in the Blue Grass S. (G2) to 2-Year-Old Champion Good Magic and was runner-up in the Jim Dandy S. (G2) and the Tampa Bay Derby (G2).

Bred by Phoenix Rising Farms, Flameaway was a $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale yearling. He is a son of Scat Daddy, the sire of 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify, No Nay Never, and Mendelssohn, and is his only son at stud to win stakes at two, three, and four. Flameaway hails from a deep female family—his dam, Vulcan Rose, by Fusaichi Pegasus, is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Essential Edge, and his third dam, Flame of Tara, produced Grade 1 winners Salsabil and Marju among her five black type offspring.

Flameaway’s first 2-year-olds at auction have lit up the board this year and they include a filly that sold to Justin Casse, agent, for $370,000, the highest-priced horse by a freshman sire at last week’s OBS June Sale and the highest-priced filly of the sale overall. All told, he has had 35 2-year-olds in training sell from 41 offered for total sales of $2,324,000, good for an average of $66,400.

For more information on Flameaway, who stands for $7,500 S&N, contact Stuart Fitzgibbon at (859) 621-6763 or by email at [email protected],