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Friesan Fire ready for action

Two years ago Mine That Bird upset the field to win the 135th Kentucky Derby at odds of 50-1. The gelding went on to finish second in the Preakness Stakes and third in the Belmont Stakes. He is now retired.


However, the favorite in the 2009 Run for the Roses is very much not retired and is training to return to the races.


Friesan Fire, the 7-2 favorite that first Saturday in May, is back at his favorite track in preparation for his 2011 debut. Owner Rick Porter stated on his website that the five-year-old is at the Fair Grounds with trainer Steve Asmussen.


"He is training well and we know he loves that race track," Porter said.


Friesan Fire is the winner of $615,296 with five wins in 14 career starts. He won his first three starts as a three-year-old at the Fair Grounds, taking the LeComte, Risen Star and Louisiana Derby.

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When you discover a horse that runs particularly well over a course that is late biased, don't be surprised that this same animal cannot reporduce that run on faster strips. Granted this one had more than his share of bad trips, but he is a horse for course.

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