As Del Mar winds down we appreciate another of our past stars, Fly to the Wire, who placed in the 2003 running of the El Cajon Stakes early in his stellar career. This sturdy son of Birdonthewire raced a total of 28 times with 11 wins, 9 places, 2 shows, and total earnings of $318,000. Fly to the Wire was rarely out of the money, and he culminated his fabulous career as a six-year-old running at Del Mar for his sixth straight victory when he bowed his tendon and was retired from racing.
Photo by Anthony Andrews
Since 2007 Tranquility Farm has been Fly to the Wire's home, and he loves to socialize with everyone, human and equine. Although he is a massive horse and as tough as they come on the racetrack, he has never met a stranger.