Sire on fire!

Pyro continues his fantastic start to the year with a trio of weekend winners

Pyro has made a terrific start to 2017 with his runners, siring 18 winners by 1 February. His run of success continued apace over the weekend, as he notched three impressive winners.

First was his daughter Wadi, who added a sixth career victory to her record when taking the six-furlong Yamato Stakes on the dirt at Kyoto. Sheikh Mohammed’s homebred is out of the Listed winner Fragrant Oasis (Rahy), making her a half-sister to Black type winner and G2-placed filly Andina.

Next came Joyeux, who broke her maiden over seven furlongs at Tokyo. Bred by Hideo Takadaru, she becomes the seventh individual winner out of the Caerleon mare Chilly Start, herself a half-sister to the great Lammtarra.

On Sunday, it was the turn of three-year-old colt Exit Luck to record his first victory as he prevailed over a mile on the dirt at Tokyo. Exit Luck was bred by Toshihiro Hirosaki and is the first winner out of the winning Afleet mare Toreno Rosa. She is from the family of Japanese Black type winner Future Sunday.

Pyro has now sired no fewer than 46 winners from his current crop of three-year-olds. He also boasts an astounding 82% winners to runners from his first crop. He stands at Darley in Japan at a fee of 2.5 million yen.