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It wasn’t the easiest race for reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan, but the Mort Fink-homebred trimmed the hedge of the Matt Winn Turf Course and found a way to win the Firecracker Handicap (Grade II) under the lights at Churchill Downs. Trainer Charlie LoPresti reported the 6-year-old was in good o...Read More
Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan will carry the high weight of 128 pounds when he faces seven rivals in the 23rd running of $150,000-added Firecracker Handicap.Read More
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  • toni arias von hohenzollern · its better horse from 1milla... di piú no... sono diverssi comentari.. come dire ben jhonson meglio atleta..noné certo solamente 100metri ok ?.. l'altri cavalli sono megliri en 2.000m... per me sono piu importante é interesante lei corse de 2.400 1 milla é 8 furlons.. "bnoné solamente velocittá".. resistenza.. cambio de ritmo.. "sono corse piú interesante".. ok ? per mé cavallo del anno. "horse the year". is better one horse de 1 milla 1/2.. piú completto ok?... breeder's cup turf.. arco de triompho... salutti. · 292 days ago ·
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  • Sullivan · I like the 12f turf distance too. And giving horses high weights -- in the handicap division · 292 days ago ·
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Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s homebred Lea, winner of last year’s Commonwealth Turf (Grade III), will take on Horse of the Year Wise Dan and six other rivals in Saturday’s 23rd running of the $150,000-added Firecracker Handicap (GII) at Churchill Downs. Read More
Horse of the Year Wise Dan breezed a “bullet” half-mile on the Polytrack at Keeneland on Saturday in :46.20 and later was named the 128-pound high weight for the 23rd running of the $150,000-added Firecracker Handicap (Grade II) at Churchill Downs on June 29 by Racing Secretary Ben Huffman. Read More
Defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan breezed a “bullet” five furlongs on the Polytrack at Keeneland on Saturday in :58.40 and he could make his next start in the $150,000-added Firecracker Handicap (Grade II) at Churchill Downs on June 29. Read More
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s homebred Lea made his 4-year-old debut in Saturday’s eighth race at Churchill Downs and now might be headed to the $150,000-added Firecracker Handicap (Grade II) after cruising to a 3 ¼-length victory in an off-the-turf allowance over a sloppy track. Read More
What? Any comments about the ride on Turallure?
  • timgsmith10 · Even with a clean ride I dont believe he had the horse. today. maybe show? · 654 days ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · Yes, it looked as though he should have been able to get a better placing, maybe not the win. Just wondering about him pulling the jockey's arms out of the sockets to not getting out to run. I wouldn't think he'd have a traffic problem with so few in the field. · 654 days ago ·
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Michael J Bruder’s Guys Reward had clear sailing from the outside and drew clear in deep stretch to win the 22nd running of the Grade II, $165,900 Firecracker Handicap by two lengths over Seruni on Sunday night to close out the 38-day Spring Meet at Churchill Downs. Turallure, the 3-5 favorite in th...Read More
Why was long shot pick Mandurah scratched? I thought he might be capable of another "awakening"?
Four D Stables’ homebred Turallure, who was narrowly defeated by Court Vision in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile (Grade I) beneath the Twin Spires, will carry the top weight of 122 pounds when he faces five rivals in the 22nd running of the $150,000-added Firecracker Handicap (GII) on Sunday at Churc...Read More
Strike Impact came out of his third-place finishing in Monday’s Firecracker in great order (certainly better than his humans).He ran so hard in losing by three lengths to a very nice horse in Wise Dan and finishing a neck behind runner-up Baryshnikov, who not only is a force in stakes but is eligibl...Read More
Mort Fink’s Wise Dan stalked the pace and rallied to take over from Strike Impact in deep stretch to draw off and win the Firecracker Handicap on Monday to close out the Spring Meet at Churchill Downs. Read More
There is so much that goes on behind the scenes with a horse and a stable that doesn’t show up in the past performances. For instance, when a jockey rides a certain horse in a race after previously riding another one, it’s easy to assume he or she liked the one better than the other. A handicapper m...Read More
Monday evening, admiring Strike Impact with all his dapples and the good flesh he carries, I felt pretty cocky, saying to Pat, “If he runs to his looks, he could be tough.” Strike Impact, the one-horse stable trained and partly-owned by my husband, Pat Dupuy, is targeting the $175,000-added, Grade I...Read More
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........ · 1381 days ago ·
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  • Tiz_A_Cal_ Bred · My Tiznow's are about to get busy in the 2nd half the year. · 1381 days ago ·
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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. · 1382 days ago ·
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Circle E Racing's Mr. Sidney pulled away from Inca King in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the 19th running of the $167,700 Firecracker Handicap (gr. II) by 1 1/2 lengths on the July 4 card at Churchill Downs.Read More
Zayat Stables' Thorn Song will attempt to become the first repeat winner of the Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) when he takes on seven rivals July 4 at Churchill Downs.Read More
  • mshutty · Thorn Song will be a great bet against in this race. Had everything his way in the last and will not find those conditions here. Look for more details in the Firecracker Handicap Play of the Day · 1750 days ago ·
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Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video06/29/13CD91 mileT03+ MFirecracker Handicap-G2Wise DanLeaSeruni1:39.82
View Details07/01/12CD71 mileT03+ MFirecracker Handicap-G2Guys RewardSeruniNight Party0:00.00
View DetailsView Video07/04/11CD101 mileT03+ MFirecracker Handicap-G2Wise DanBaryshnikovStrike Impact1:34.59
View DetailsView Video07/04/10CD101 mileT03+ MFirecracker Handicap-G2TizdejavuPublic SpeakerInca King1:35.98
View Details07/03/10Mnr31 mileT03+ FFirecracker HandicapRomacacaSi Si Mon AmieMusical Brew1:35.85
View DetailsView Video07/04/09CD101 mileT03+ MFirecracker Handicap-G2Mr. SidneyInca KingSeaspeak1:37.28
View DetailsView Video07/04/08CD101 mileT03+ MFirecracker Handicap-G2Thorn SongEinsteinSteve's Double1:36.69
View Details07/04/05CD101 mileT03+ MFirecracker Handicap-G2Kitten's JoyOld ForesterAmerica Alive1:35.25