Bred: Anita A. Ebert-Cauley (KY)
Sire: Smoke Glacken
Dam: Ornate, by Gilded Time
On Fire Baby is the latest from an impressive female family for owner-breeder Anita Cauley. Ornate, On Fire Baby’s mother, was a stakes winner, and her first foal, High Heels, is a Grade 2 winner who was third in the 2007 Kentucky Oaks (G1). Another daughter French Kiss was also a stakes winner but trainer Gary “Red Dog” Hartlage called On Fire Baby the best of bunch after she swept Churchill Downs’ fall graded stakes for 2-year-old fillies in 2011.
The daughter of Smoke Glacken got her name from the cliché “where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” and she’s stayed hot at age 3, finishing third against males before winning Oaklawn Park’s Honeybee Stakes (G3). She subsequently finished fifth in the Kentucky Oaks and fourth in the Acorn Stakes (G1) facing some of the best of her generation.
On Fire Baby won the Grade 1 Apple Blossom as a 4-year-old and the Grade 1 La Troienne as a 5-year-old before being retired in September 2014 to become a broodmare.