America’s Leading First Season Sire
FLYING FIRED UP
Rhythmless x Flying Ablaze
36kg Bk Dog – Wh: Mar ‘13
On The Track:
Flying Fired Up raced his entire career at America’s toughest track, Southland, except for one race, when he was invited to the Daytona BetAmerica 500.
Prize money levels on American tracks vary significantly but there is no question that Southland is far and away the best paying US track and has been for some time.
In the week ending Oct 7th 2018, Southland paid out just over $3000 to the winner of a top grade 5/16th event while Wheeling Island paid out $990 for the equivalent event … and Palm Beach paid just under $400.
As well as attracting the highest standard of racing in the US, Southland has been the home of Bella Infrared, Hondo Black and EJ’s Douglas .. sires that have had a significant influence in Australia
Fired Up progressed from Maiden to Grade A after just five starts. At his fourth race start (in Grade C) he won by 12 lens in 31.81, the fastest time of the night. The next best time was 32.27 by RC Abovetherest in Grade A. At his 5th start he won in 32.12, again the best time of the night.
He went on to win 27 races there with 24 placings and recorded times of 31.58, 31.71 and 31.74 racing in Grade A or AA for the rest of his career
He won Southland’s most prestigious race, the Southland Derby defeating Chasmo’s Octane, Counselor and CBJ Irish Cream
He also won the Kings Vs Queens, a hand-picked classic consisting of the 4 best male greyhounds against the 4 best females, defeating Rubberband Man, PJ Refined, Chasmo’s Dutch and Mega Blackboard as a $2.30 fav
He was 2nd in the 2015 Southland Futurity btn less than a length after finding trouble as a long odds on fav … second in the 2015 Southland Festival of Stakes Male Sprint … and 3rd in the 2016 Invitation only Daytona BetAmerica 550 as an equal 2nd fav.
On November the 13th 2015, Flying Fired Up lined up against Southland’s best greyhounds in the BetAmerica Kings Vs Queens Classic.
The winner was to receive an automatic invitation to the BetAmerica Daytona 550 National Championship race on January 23rd 2016 at Daytona Beach.
The Classic had some added significance for Flying Fired Up as he had already won the Group A Sprint Derby at Southland Park and was qualified by invitation for the Daytona 550.
A win in the Classic would put him in position to not only capture the National Championship but also the Triple Crown and win the $20,000 bonus money offered by BetAmerica
He won the Kings Vs Queens but unfortunately finished 3rd in final leg, the BetAmerica Daytona 550.
His sire Rhythmless raced at Wheeling when it was one of America’s top tracks. He won the 2006 Wheeling Father’s Day Stake, ran second in the 2nd 2007 Wheeling Hound Madness Stake and 3rd in the 2006 Wheeling Night of Stars XVIII. He won 48 races at Wheeling including a run of 10-straight.
Rhythmless is a former top 5 sire finishing 4th on the US sires list in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He is the sire of 2015 Rural Rube winner Husker Magic, and is renown for producing some of the hardest chasers in the US. His grand-sire is the Australian bred sire Star Chariot
Fired Up’s dam Flying Ablaze, raced in AA at Southland and has produced numerous top grade performers including another Southland star in Flying Supergiant (x NMS Sweet Thing)
His damline goes back to one of the best in the States .. Lear Jet>>Representation
His oldest progeny are just two years old in June 2018 and he is already producing group class performers as well as numerous Grade A greyhounds around the country.
His son Flying Brogden (x Flying Superstar) was runner up in the Great American Greyhound Futurity at Southland as a long odd on favourite. He was also rated in the Top 10 American race dogs during the second quarter of 2018.
His early success has seen Fired Up as one of America’s busiest sires over the last 12 months with only SH Avatar, Superior Panama, Djays Octane and Pat C Clement having served more bitches in that time.
Remembering that he is a first season sire and those four sires are much older and well established. Fired Up is easily the leading first season US sire.
Updated September 2018