Age Of Fire signed by Cambridge Stud

Te Akau Racing boss David Ellis has announced G1 Levin Classic winner Age Of Fire will join the Cambridge Stud stallion roster at the end of his racing career in Australia.

Incoming Cambridge Stud owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay have bought into Age Of Fire and will race the three-year-old with his existing ownership group.  He follows fellow Te Akau colt Embellish (Savabeel) as the latest Group 1 winner purchased by the Lindsays for future Cambridge Stud duties.

“I fell in love with Age of Fire the moment I first saw him as a yearling,” Ellis said.  “He cost $400,000 and is as good a moving horse as you will ever see.  He floats over ground with a terrific action, has a superb attitude and most importantly he possesses a real will to win.

“With his pedigree, being by Fastnet Rock out of a Galileo mare, I expect him to be a sensation at stud and I wish Brendan and Jo all the very best with him.  He has a huge future and will have the very best opportunity at Cambridge Stud.”

The Fastnet Rock – Galileo cross is hugely successful internationally and Age Of Fire will undertake the remainder of his three-year-old racing in Australia where he is expected to be competitive in races such as the G1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and G1 Australian Derby (2400m) or G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2400m).

Age Of Fire will make his Australian debut in the G2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) on Saturday week.  The winner of three of his six starts, with stakes earnings of $286,000, he has never finished further back than third to date.