Wilgerbosdrift’s well bred young stallion Fire Away gained yet a further boost to his pedigree page when his half-sister Vigilantes Way scored a facile win on Tuesday.
A three-year-old daughter of Medaglia D’Oro, Vigilantes Way made it two wins from just four starts when she romped home to a five and a half length win at Colonial Downs earlier in the week.
The blue blooded Vigilantes Way numbers not only Fire Away as a half brother, but also G1 Belmont Derby winner Mr Speaker -sire of recent G1 Ashland Stakes winner Speech.
Fire Away’s very close relative Breaking The Rules (by War Front) picked up his sixth win when he won at Saratoga on Wednesday.
The five-year-old closed his 3-year-old season with a win in the Tropical Park Derby, but made just three trips to the races last season. A near-miss second in the GIII Canadian Turf S. in March, the homebred resumed from a 369-day hiatus to best recent allowance winner Digital Age at Belmont June 20 and was a 3-1 gamble here. Settled in third as Gidu ran off on the front end, Breaking the Rules got going in earnest leaving the three-furlong pole, quickly closed ranks on the spent Gidu at the eighth pole and kicked clear to land the allowance optional claiming race (one and one sixteenth mile) by a length.
A half-brother to G3 Discovery Stakes winner Performer, Breaking The Rules’ fourth dam, unbeaten US champion Personal Ensign, is the granddam of Fire Away.
Fire Away, who shares his outstanding sire War Front with Tuesday’s impressive G2 Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes winner Battleground, won seven races including the G3 Dixie Stakes during a career which saw him bank over $600 000 in prize money.