Firenze Fire won his career debut in June 2017 at Monmouth Park by 3 1/2 lengths before testing stakes competition in the Grade 3 Sanford Stakes in July at Saratoga Race Course. In the Sanford, Firenze Fire gamely held off a late bid from Free Drop Bully to prevail. Making his next start in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes, Firenze Fire stalked the pace but came up emty in the stretch and ran fourth.
Firenze Fire won his career debut in June 2017 at Monmouth Park by 3 1/2 lengths before testing stakes competition in the Grade 3 Sanford Stakes in July at Saratoga Race Course. In the Sanford, Firenze Fire gamely held off a late bid from Free Drop Bully to prevail. Making his next start in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes, Firenze Fire stalked the pace but came up emty in the stretch and ran fourth. He rebounded nicely, however, five weeks later when he surged to a visually impressive victory in the Grade 1 Champagnes Stakes at Belmont Park to punch his ticket to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Firenze Fire closed his 2-year-old season with a seventh-place finish in the Juvenile.
In his 2018 debut, Firenze Fire got back on the winning track with a hard-fought win over Seven Trumpets in the Grade 3 Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct. He put forth another good effort when wheeled back to the races after a three-week break in the Grade 3 Withers Stakes on Feb. 3, checking in second behind Avery Island. He subsequently ran a disappointing fourth, beaten by 9 1/4 lengths in the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes on March 10. Returning in the Wood Memorial Presented by NYRA Bets, he once again ran fourth and was no threat to top three finishers Vino Rosso, Enticed, and Restoring Hope.
Making his next start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, Firenze Fire drew the dreaded No. 1 post position. Despite that, he remained in contention through the backstretch before tiring to finish 11th.
Given a nice break after the Kentucky Derby, Firenze Fire returned refreshed and at a one-turn mile distance morst suited to him in the Grade 3 Dwyer Stakes on July 7. He rolled right past heavily favored Mendelssohn entering the stretch and streaked clear to a dominant victory in a blistering time of 1:33.74. He then started in a competitive running of the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes Presented by Runhappy on Aug. 25 and Saratoga and rallied late to finish third behind Promises Fulfilled and Seven Trumpets.
Making his next start in the Grade 3 Gallant Bob Stakes going three-quarters of a mile at Parx Racing on Sept. 22, Firenze Fire rated just off the pace and launched his bid nearing the stretch, where he was involved in a three-horse battle with Seven Trumpets and Whereshetoldmetogo. The former gave way in deep stretch but the latter kept battling until just a few steps from the wire Whereshetoldmetogo tried to bite Firenze Fire, who was edging away. Firenze Fire held on for the hard-fought win.
From the first crop of Grade 1 winner Poseidon's Warrior, Firenze Fire is from the female family of 2011 Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford and his Grade 1-winning half-sister Lady Joanne, both of whom were produced by 2011 Broodmare of the Year Oatsee, by Unbridled.