Honoring Fly to the Wire

Tomorrow is the Gr.3 Laz S Barrera Memorial Stakes at Hollywood Park, a seven furlong race that Fly to the Wire finished a close second to Blazonery in 2003. Fly to the Wire was bred in Florida by Adena Springs, and he raced a total of twenty- eight times, with an astounding record of 11-9-2. This was a serious racehorse, and he finished off his amazing career with a series of 5 consecutive wins in the 2006. Ironically, one of the horses he narrowly defeated in that winning streak was his now pasture mate, Full Moon Madness. Small world.

Fly to the Wire was donated to Tranquility Farm in 2006 by his trainer Robert Hess, after bowing a tendon trying for six in a row at Del Mar. Since that time he has been living very happily with our retired geldings, and he can always be counted upon to go out of his way to impress our visitors. It seems that some horses just never get enough of showing off for their fans!