Grade 1 Placed Jess Fire Me Retired To Lazy E Ranch In 2023
Ruidoso QH Futurity(G1) runner-up Jess Fire Me will begin his stallion career in 2023 at Lazy E Ranch in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

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Grade 1 Placed Jess Fire Me Retired To Lazy E Ranch In 2023

 GUTHRIE, OK–NOVEMBER 17, 2022–Jess Fire Me SI 98, a Grade 1-placed son of Walk Thru Farm from the AQHA Dam of Distinction Jess Sass Me, has been retired from racing and will kick off his stallion career at Lazy E Ranch in Guthrie, Oklahoma in 2023. His fee has been set at $2,500.

"We at Lazy E Ranch are very excited to stand a young stallion of Jess Fire Me’s credentials because horses like Jess Fire ME combine superior pedigree, conformation with depth of a superior female family," Butch Wise said this week.

"He is a striking individual who should impart balance, substance, size and early maturity to his foals. It is always significant to have a stallion prospect that proved his worth at Ruidoso in Grade 1 competition because they always seem to have a leg up in making significant contributions to the breed in terms of telegraphing their future siring success."

In his first career start Jess Fire Me (inside) defeats two-time champion Jess Savin Candy while setting the fastest time for the $1 million Ruidoso QH Futurity(G1).
© Jake Rogers / Ruidoso Downs

Owner Reliance Ranches, LLC paid $360,000 for the 3-year-old colt at the recent Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale.  Raced by the partnership of Shaun Hubbard, Ray Willis and Empire Racing, Jess Fire Me won or placed in six of nine career starts while earning $242,442.

In first career start he defeated two-time champion Jess Savin Candy ($1,061,560) while setting the fastest time in the $1 million Ruidoso QH Futurity (G1). He was second by a neck in the Ruidoso QH Futurity(G1) final and a finalist in the Los Alamitos Super Derby(G1).

"Lazy E Ranch have always placed great emphasis on Grade 1 races at Ruidoso Downs because they are “stallion making” races. Therefore, it is important that he exhibited his brilliance by running a very close second in the Ruidoso Futurity G1 to that year’s almost Triple Crown winner, two-time champion Jess Savin Candy."

Also in the remaining defeated Ruidoso QH Futurity field were such amazing runners as KJ Desperado, last year's All-American and Texas Classic Futurity winner and this year’s Ruidoso Derby G1 winner; 2022’s Dash For Cash Derby G2 winner Favorite Blues Man; last year’s Oklahoma Futurity G2 winner Revenant Moon, among others.

"To defeat horses of this caliber means a lot to knowledgeable breeders and buyers will respect his future prospects at the sales," Wise concluded.

Speed Farms LLC bred the son of leading sire Walk Thru Fire SI 92.

From 18 crops to race Walk Thru Fire has sired 91 stakes winner,s 10 champions with earners of over $41.2 million. His top performers include Heza Dasha Fire SI 105 (World Champion, $2,240,112, Golden State Million Futurity-G1, etc.), He Looks Hot SI 103 (World Champion, $1,618,055, Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity-G1, etc.), Higher Fire SI 103 (champion twice, $1,314,742, Ed Burke Million Futurity-G1, etc.), Last to Fire SI 105 (World Champion, $1,145,254, Champion of Champions-G1, etc.).

Jess Fire Me's dam is the AQHA Racing Dam of Distinction Jess Sass Me SI 107, a Grade 1-placed daughter of Mr Jess Perry.

Jass Sass Me is the dam of 31 ROM, 26 winners, 12 black type 2 champions including Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Jess Walk Thru SI 92 ($447,255, Dash For Cash Futurity-G1, etc.), champion Aged Mare Sass Me Blue SI 94 ($296,378, Mildred N. Vessels Memorial Handicap-G1, etc.), Grade 2 winner Speed Dynasty SI 103 ($220,464), stakes winner Jess Being Valiant SI 94 ($191,735), Grade 3 winner Fire And Sass ($140,756, Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity-G3, etc.), stakes winner First N Sassy SI 99 ($81,149, Sams Town Stakes, etc.), stakes winner Valiant Jess SI 99 ($45,645, John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge, etc.), stakes winner Sassy On Fire SI 103 ($25,213, Elko QH Derby, etc.).

Also G1-placed Jess Fire Me SI 98 (see above), stakes-placed Sassalitical SI 102 ($178,853 to 3, 2022, 2n Valley Junction Futurity, etc.), and stakes-placed Lady Perry On Fire SI 83 ($26,668, 3rd Corona Kool Handicap, etc.), etc.

Jess Sass Me is the granddam of stakes winners Sass Go Blue SI 94 ($181,464), Sass Mo Blue SI 96 ($77,341), G3-placed Jess Dream Of Me SI 92 ($204,187 to 3, 2022, 3rd Los Alamitos Oaks, etc.), G2-placed Muy Bien Corona SI 92 ($43,305 at 2, 2022, 3rd Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity-G2), etc.

Jess Fire Me's second dam is the sakes winning Corona Cartel mare Sassy Smith SI 99 ($412,011, Kindergarten Futurity-G1, etc.), a half-sister to stakes winner Bully Bonds SI 107 ($151,127), stakes-placed Wallstreet Darlin SI 101 ($47,671) and Miss Stocks N Bonds SI 97 ($21,501), etc.

Lazy E looks forward to showing Jess Fire Me in the coming weeks to breeders and certainly those that attend the 2023 January Heritage Place are encouraged to view him while in the area.

For additional information for breeding contacts contact farm managers Monty McNair or Matt Witman at (405) 282-3437.