2010 Firecracker Handicap (G2)

7/4/2010, Churchill Downs
1 mile (Turf)
3+ M

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Firecracker Handicap (G2)...

Michael Cooper and Pamela Ziebarth’s Tizdejavu took the lead out of the gate and was never headed to win the 20th running of the $205,625 Firecracker Handicap (Grade II) by 1 ½ lengths over Public Speaker on Sunday to close out the 42-day Spring Meet at Churchill Downs and ruin the return of 2009 K...Read More
  • humphrey · Old D. Wayne just like he tired with Steinlen's abortive grass to dirt moves is trying to make the square peg fit the round hole again........ · 1384 days ago ·
  • Tiz_A_Cal_ Bred · My Tiznow's are about to get busy in the 2nd half the year. · 1383 days ago ·
After mulling all the options, trainer D. Wayne Lukas decided Thursday to enter 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in the Grade 2, $175,000 Firecracker Handicap, the closing-day feature Sunday at Churchill Downs.Lukas said Mine That Bird would not necessarily start in the Firecracker, a one-m...Read More
  • Rossington · Mine That Bird, overrated cannot be overstated!! A little gelding that had everything go his way in the Triple Crown races in 2009. Caught a break with a sloppy track in the Derby. Ran 2nd in the Preakness to the most over-hyped filly in racing history that's beaten no one herself. The Belmont was the one race he did show some heart. Both he and Dunkirk were easily beaten by Summer Bird that day. But he did dig in and come back at Dunkirk. But he never had to race the best 3yr.old's of 2009. Because the all the best 3yr.old's of 2009 were all injured during the Triple Crown races. Quality Road, I Want Revenge, and The Pamplemousse all spring to mind immediately. Mine That Bird tries hard. But he's nowhere near the class that people try to make him out to be. He's extremely lucky to ever have a Grade 1 victory on his racing resume'. But he hasn't won another race since the 09' Kentucky Derby. JMO. · 1385 days ago ·

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