Firecracker H. (G2T)

Race 7 at Churchill Downs on July 1, 2012

  • Grade II
  • 1 mile
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:38.46
Payoffs
6   Guys Reward
2   Seruni $5.40
1   Night Party
$2 Exacta (6-2) $32.20
$2 Trifecta (6-2-1) $193.80
Order of Finish
1

Guys Reward

Grand Reward  – Beach View

5YO Horse

$102,858
  • J:Corey J. Lanerie
  • T:Dale L. Romans
  • B:Haymarket Farm
  • O:Michael J. Bruder
  • Margin:2
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Grand Reward , Bay, 2001. Lifetime: 111 yearlings sold, median $10,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Mr. Greeley , Chestnut, 1992.
  • Sale History: 2007 KEENOV, $14,000; 2008 KEESEP, $27,000.
2

Seruni

Saint Liam  – Lady Melesi

5YO Gelding

$33,180
  • J:Jon Kenton Court
  • T:Philip J. Oliver
  • B:G. Watts Humphrey Jr., John P. Cline II & Robin P. Cline
  • O:Humphrey, Jr., G. Watts and St. George Farm Racing LLC
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: C+
  • Sire: Saint Liam , Bay, 2000. Lifetime: 47 yearlings sold, median $65,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Colonial Affair , Bay, 1990.
  • Sale History: 2008 KEESEP, $145,000.
3

Night Party

Rahy  – Revolutionary Act

4YO Colt

$16,590
  • J:Victor Lebron
  • T:Patrick Huffman
  • B:Camelia Casby
  • O:Camelia J. Casby
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Rahy , Chestnut, 1985. Lifetime: 440 yearlings sold, median $65,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Boston Harbor , Bay, 1994.
4

Turallure

Wando  – Personal Allure

5YO Horse

$8,295
  • J:Julien R. Leparoux
  • T:Charles Lopresti
  • B:4-D Stables
  • O:Four D Stable
5

Silver Rock

El Prado (IRE)  – Flower Forest

5YO Gelding

$4,977
  • J:Shaun Bridgmohan
  • T:Mark E. Casse
  • B:Eugene Melnyk
  • O:Melnyk Racing Stables, Inc.
SCR
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
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