Firecracker H. (G2T)

Race 10 at Churchill Downs on July 4, 2009

  • Grade II
  • 1 mile
  • Turf
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:37.28
Payoffs
  Mr. Sidney $6.40 $4.00 $2.80
  Inca King $7.80 $4.20
  Seaspeak $3.00
$2 Exacta (5-1) $64.20
$2 Trifecta (5-1-2) $215.00
$2 Superfecta (5-1-2-4) $745.80
Order of Finish
1

Mr. Sidney

Storm Cat  – Tomisue's Delight

5YO

$101,896
  • J:Kent J. Desormeaux
  • T:William I. Mott
  • B:Hilbert Thoroughbreds, Inc.
  • O:Circle E Racing (Lee Einsidler)
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Storm Cat , Dark Bay or Brown, 1983. Lifetime: 462 yearlings sold, median $325,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: A.P. Indy , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
  • Sale History: 2005 KEESEP, $3,900,000.
2

Inca King

Sir Cat  – Inca Prize

5YO

$32,869
  • J:Shaun Bridgmohan
  • T:Steven M. Asmussen
  • B:Dr. Ben F. Roach & Parrish Hill Farm
  • O:Heiligbrodt Racing Stable (L. William Heiligbrodt)
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: C+
  • Sire: Sir Cat , Dark Bay or Brown, 1993. Lifetime: 166 yearlings sold, median $10,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Prized , Dark Bay or Brown, 1986.
  • Sale History: 2005 KEESEP, $8,500.
3

Seaspeak

Mizzen Mast  – Somerset West

4YO

$16,434
  • J:Robby Albarado
  • T:Ralph E. Nicks
  • B:Dr. John A. Chandler
  • O:John A. Chandler
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Mizzen Mast , Gray or Roan, 1998. Lifetime: 387 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Gone West , Bay, 1984.
  • Sale History: 2006 KEESEP, $19,000.
4

6YO

$8,217
  • J:Mike E. Smith
  • T:Dale L. Romans
  • B:Pinnacle Racing LLC & Taylor Made Farm Inc.
  • O:Zayat Stables, LLC (Ahmed Zayat)
5

Tizdejavu

Tiznow  – Remember When

4YO

$4,930
  • J:Jon Kenton Court
  • T:Gregory Fox
  • B:Michael L Cooper & Pamela C. Ziebarth
  • O:Michael Cooper and Pamela Ziebarth
6

Wise River

Belong to Me  – Future Guest

6YO

$1,677
  • J:Jamie Theriot
  • T:Clark Hanna
  • B:Murray Smith
  • O:Don L. Benge
7

Passager (FR)

Anabaa  – Passionnee

6YO

$1,677
  • J:Jono C. Jones
  • T:Roger L. Attfield
  • B:M. Alec Head & Wertheimer Et Frere
  • O:Johanna Louise Glen-Teven
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