Flameaway (by Scat Daddy out of Vulcan Rose, by Fusaichi Pegasus) was an extremely precocious and versatile runner who won on dirt (fast and sloppy), turf and synthetic, from 4-1/2 furlongs to 1-1/16 miles, beginning in May of his 2YO campaign. He now stands at stud at Darby Dan Farm in Kentucky.
Flameaway was originally a $150,000 short yearling purchase who was pinhooked for $400,000 at Saratoga to John Oxley later that year. He broke his maiden first-time out in May of his 2YO for trainer Mark Casse, then was a stakes winner at Saratoga and won Keeneland’s Grade 3 Bourbon Stakes by a nose despite a 3-wide trip in the slop. His first start as a 3YO was a win in the grassy Kitten’s Joy Stakes (“battle every step, game” was the chart comment) before he out-gunned future Grade 1 winners Catholic Boy and Vino Rosso to take the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis on dirt (“pressured, headed, game”). He was then 2nd in both the Tampa Bay Derby-G2 and the Blue Grass-G2 prior to attempting the Kentucky Derby-G1. Later in the year he was 2nd in the Jim Dandy-G2, and at 4YO he returned to be 3rd in the Mineshaft-G3 and win the Challenger Stakes at Tampa (“determinedly”). His final record was (18) 6-3-1, good for earnings of $911,634.
In addition to his class and toughness on the track, Flameaway’s pedigree also suggests he has every right to be a top stallion. His sire, Scat Daddy, ascended to the top of the stallion heap just prior to his untimely death, and his sons are now at a premium after the early success of the likes of No Nay Never (now the highest-priced stallion with an advertised fee on Coolmore’s roster). Scat Daddy’s other sons Justify, Mendelssohn and Caravaggio have been among the most popular young sires on both sides of the Atlantic the last couple of years. On his dam’s side, Flameaway traces to Flame of Tara, who produced 5 stakes winners including the top class Marju and Salsabil, and his broodmare sire was the well-bred Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus.
Flameaway also has a strong physical presence to round things out — taller than expected, with plenty of leg, he’s very well-balanced and well-muscled, and should fit a wide range of mares.
Flameaway enters stud in 2020.
Flameaway wins the G2 Sam F. Davis over Catholic Boy and Vino Rosso
Flameaway wins the Dixiana Bourbon at Keeneland at 2
Flameaway wins the Skidmore at Saratoga at 2