08/05/11 colt foal No 9 out of Fantastic Flame

but tragedy follows the joy

Shortly after 17:30 FANTASTIC FLAME (Generous-Gay Fantastic) foaled a big chestnut colt by the leading sire DUBAWI. The colt weighed 64kg, is quite a lot for the rather smallish mare. Unfortunately the mare was very uncomfortable late in the night and was sent to the nearby clinic. She had a ruptured uterus and it was too severe, so she died on the operating table. This photograph shows the colt a few hours after the birth and a few hours before his dam FANTASTIC FLAME died.

The loss of FANTASTIC FLAME is quite emotional, as the mare was a wonderful character and such a good servant for her owners Graf and Grafin Stauffenberg. The own sister to GERMANO was purchased out of the dispersal of Carlos Stelling at the Tattersalls December Sales 2000 and produced very good results on the racecourse and sales ring. BAHAMIAN DANCER, FAIRFIELD FLAME and FREEZE THE FLAME were her Pattern performers and her offspring fetched some really good prizes at various sales.

However the colt was adopted by a foster mare, and is seen relaxing with his "new mom" just less than 24 hours after his dam died.