Firing Line Notches First Winner At Assiniboia Downs

Firing Line, a Grade 3 winner and the runner-up of the 2015 Kentucky Derby, was represented by his first winner at stud on Tuesday when Fire On Command won a maiden special weight race at Assiniboia Downs, BloodHorse reports.

The bay filly dueled for the lead throughout the five-furlong race, and wore down her challenger in the stretch to prevail by a length under jockey Kayla Pizarro. Fire On Command stopped the clock in 1:00.40 over a fast main track for trainer Shelley Brown, who co-owns the filly with Steve Holburn.

Tuesday’s race was the fourth career start for Fire On Command. She debuted in stakes company, finishing second in the Debutante Stakes at Assiniboia, and her previous start before breaking her maiden was another runner-up effort in the Osiris Stakes.

Bred in Kentucky by Bill Frothinger, Fire on Command is out of the winning Purim mare Pursteena.

Firing Line, an 8-year-old Line of David horse, stands at Crestwood Farm in Lexington, Ky., for an advertised fee of $5,000.

The horse won two of eight starts during his on-track career for earnings of $976,000. His biggest victory came in the Grade 3 Sunland Derby, but his highest-profile effort is arguably his runner-up finish to eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby. He also finished second in the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity and the G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

Firing Line is out of the Grade 1-placed Hold for Gold mare Sister Girl Blues. His extended family includes Kentucky Oaks winner Seaside Attraction, Canadian champion Key to the Moon, and Grade 1 winners Bowies Hero, Sharp Azteca, and Gorgeous.

Read more at BloodHorse.

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