All Fired Up has been one of the most prolific stallions that South Africa has ever seen. He was born in the USA, in 1981, which is where he also raced. He had a total of 5 wins, including the Gr 1 Arlington Washington Futurity, and a Gr 3 Juvenile Stakes race, both as a 2yo. AT 3 he has to places in stakes races. His wins ranged from 1000m to 1400m. His sire, Timeless Moment, was a 10 time winner of multiple Gr 3 races. His dam Anjelicco (by Angle Light) won 5 races.
All Fired Up was a very striking, closely coupled, 16hh red bay stallion, who had incredible presence. Many accounts of him recall his exceptional temperament, which he passed onto to many of his progeny. One of his most famous stakes winners is Golden Hoard, a 3 time Gr 1 winner here in South Africa. Golden Hoard was trained by champion trainer Mike De Kock. Other Stakes winners include: Sound Of Light (Gr 2), Irish Ranger (Gr 2), Molten Magic (Gr 3) and Supersonic Surprise (Gr3). I worked with a son of his called Burning Secret, who won 8 races (including the Germiston Consolation November Handicap, beating stable companion Hard Ball by the shortest of short heads!). Burning Secret was given a name by the stable staff, Benny McCarthy, after the then striker for the South African national football team, Bafana Bafana - apparently because he could run so fast! He had a fantastic temperament, and was an absolute pleasure to work with.
All Fired Up has also excelled as a broodmare sire. All in all, he stood at stud for 16 seasons, from 1986 to 2001. His very last foal, One For The Road, won 11 races, in South Africa and Mauritius. He sired 603 foals, of which 530 were runners. 329 of those runners won races, including 27 individual stakes winners and 24 stakes placed horses.
Winning the Gr 2 Arlington Washington Futurity as a 2yo