A millionaire winner of 13 races in his spectacular racing career, BURNING ROMA is by Champion Sprinter Rubiano. BURNING ROMA was a durable runner who won or placed in a remarkable 27 stakes races at 11 different racetracks.
Winner of Belmont’s Futurity S.-G1 and the Prince George Park S. at two, BURNING ROMA won five stakes at three, while placing in the Haskell Invitational H.-G1, Pegasus H.-G2, Jerome H.-G2 and the Federico Tesio S.
BURNING ROMA’s winning ways continued over the next three seasons, adding the Meadowlands Cup H.-G2, Tampa Bay Breeders’ Cup S. and Red Bank H.-G3 at Monmouth Park, among many others. He earned $1,500,200, winning 13 of 36 and placing in 12 others.
Among his best offspring is three-time Grade I winner SHEER DRAMA ($1,691,040, Delaware H.-G1, Personal Ensign S.-G1, Madison S.-G1, etc.), and multiple stakes winner LITTLE DRAMA, half siblings to Eclipse Champion Sprinter and fellow stallion BIG DRAMA. BURNING ROMA’s other stakes winners include BURNING TIME, PERF and QUEEN DRAMA, and 4-time 2018 winner I ZOOM ($216,054).
Lifetime BURNING ROMA has sired 89% starters from foals, 82% winners from starters and progeny earnings approaching $10-million.
NICKING ANALYSIS by Calvin Carter
BURNING ROMA was Rubiano’s best runner and he is bred on the nick of the Fappiano/Mr. Prospector Ancestral Herd over the Ancestral Herd of Overskate/Nodouble-Hyperion. Rubiano’s second-best runner was Starry Dreamer who compiled a 6-11-4 record in 34 starts with $564,789 and she also was bred on the nick with the Ancestral Herd of Hyperion. To date, it appears that Burning Roma has only had one breeding to that nick and could, perhaps, benefit with more breeding to the Ancestral Herd of Hyperion.
Lifetime, BURNING ROMA has had five winners and seven stakes placers. His best male runner is LITTLE DRAMA who was bred on the nick with the Ancestral Herd of Notebook-Bold Ruler. Riveting Drama, the dam of Little Drama, is also the dam of two other foals by Burning Roma, champion Florida Bred SHEER DRAMA and QUEEN DRAMA.
The most successful nick of the Mr. Prospector Ancestral Herd has been with Ancestral Herd of Northern Dancer and Burning Roma could benefit from matings on that nick. Since 1990, the Mr. Prospector, Northern Dancer Ancestral Herd nick has produced 12 Classic Champion Thoroughbreds and three of those were Kentucky Derby winners.
Matings of BURNING ROMA, a sire-line descendant of the Fappiano/Mr. Prospector Ancestral Herd, would get good results with descendants from the Ancestral Herd of Hyperion which is the same nick that he is bred to. The nick of Mr. Prospector over Northern Dancer is the most successful in the American classics and BURNING ROMA could benefit from matings on that nick. BURNING ROMA has had success with mating on the Bold Ruler nick and that Ancestral Herd should be looked at when planning matings. Considering the genetic affinity of the Mr. Prospector Ancestral Herd with the Ancestral Herd of Ribot-St. Simon, Burning Roma could benefit from matings on that nick, and especially ancestors from that herd that have several strains of Fappiano in the five-generation pedigree.
Rubiano – While Rome Burns, by Overskate
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