Articles posted July 1, 2012

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Guys Reward captures Firecracker

Michael J. Bruder's Guys Reward wrapped up a stellar spring meet under the Twin Spires for trainer Dale Romans and jockey Corey Lanerie, capping off the duo's meet leading titles with a two-length victory in Churchill Downs' closing day feature, the Grade 2, $165,900 Firecracker Handicap.

After the Wire - 7/1/2012

After the Wire - 7/1/2012

Evan Hammonds recaps the Triple Bend Handicap, Shoemaker Mile, Iowa Oaks and Derby, and the Dwyer Stakes.

Gantry, Cajun Breeze sizzle in final Smile Sprint moves

Grade 2-placed multiple stakes winner Gantry, the likely favorite for next Saturday's weekend's Grade 2 Smile Sprint at Calder took to the Miami Gardens, Florida, track on Sunday to put in place the final piece of his preparatory puzzle, blasting a co-bullet half-mile workout in :47 3/5.

Uptown Bertie captures stakes bow in Iowa Oaks

Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein's Uptown Bertie came three wide around the turn in Saturday night's Grade 3, $200,000 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows before taking command and drawing off for a 2 1/4-length victory under jockey Julien Leparoux. The Steve Margolis-trained daughter of More Than Ready was trying stakes company for the first time in the 1 1/16-mile, fast-track contest, and stopped the clock in 1:43 1/5.

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