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Friesan Fire

Friesan Fire
Sire A.P. Indy
Dam Bollinger
Grandsire Seattle Slew
Damsire Dehere
Gender Stallion
Foaled 2006
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Grapestock LLC
Owner Vinery Stables & Fox Hill Farm
Trainer J. Larry Jones
Record 11: 5-1-1
Earnings US$ 653,765 (ongoing)
Summary
Friesan Fire is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Bollinger by A.P. Indy. He was born around 2006 in the United States, and was bred by Grapestock LLC.
Major wins
Lecomte Stakes (2009)
Risen Star Stakes (2009)
Louisiana Derby (2009)
Louisiana Handicap (2010)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Friesan Fire (foaled April 30, 2006 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He was sired by 1992 American Horse of the Year, A.P. Indy, a son of the 1977 U.S. Triple Crown winner, Seattle Slew. His dam, Bollinger, is an Australian Group One winner and a daughter of the 1993 American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt, Dehere. Bred by Grapestock LLC, he was sold for $725,000 at the Keeneland yearling sale in September 2007.

Owned and raced by Vinery Stables & Fox Hill Farm, Friesan Fire is trained by J. Larry Jones, who trained Eight Belles, the 2008 Kentucky Derby second place finisher. The colt's best result racing as a two year old was a third-place finish in the 2008 Belmont Futurity Stakes. However, after winning three important Graded stakes races including the Louisiana Derby, he became a leading contender for the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the U.S. Triple Crown series, and was the favorite on Derby Day at 7:2 after I Want Revenge scratched. However he did not finish in the top 3. He finished 18th.

On January 23, 2010, Fresian Fire once more showed his style. Racing in blinkers he took the Louisiana Handicap wire-to-wire, beating General Quarters, a horse also on the 2009 Derby trail.

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