Independence Day S.

Race 4 at Mountaineer Race Track And Gaming Resort on July 3, 2012

  • STK
  • 1 mile
  • Turf
  • $75,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:36.78
Order of Finish
1

Strike Impact

Smart Strike  – Foret Noire

8YO Gelding

$45,675
  • J:John McKee
  • T:Patrick J. Dupuy
  • B:Hermitage Farm LLC
  • O:Miller, Chester J. and Dupuy, Patrick J.
  • Margin:neck
  • TrueNicks: B+
  • Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992. Lifetime: 585 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Time for a Change , Chestnut, 1981.
  • Sale History: 2005 KEESEP, $12,000; 2005 FTKOCT, $15,000.
2

6YO Horse

$15,000
  • J:Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.
  • T:Thomas Drury, Jr.
  • B:Lewis Schaffel
  • O:Lewis Schaffel
  • Margin:3
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Alphabet Soup , Roan, 1991. Lifetime: 324 yearlings sold, median $11,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Deputy Minister , Dark Bay or Brown, 1979.
3

Taino

Petionville  – Quiet Whisper

5YO Gelding

$7,500
  • J:Ernesto Oro
  • T:Joan Scott
  • B:Everest Stables Inc.
  • O:Scott, Joan S., Coniglio, Frank and Ballou, Steve
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Petionville , Dark Bay or Brown, 1992. Lifetime: 150 yearlings sold, median $10,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Quiet American , Bay, 1986.
  • Sale History: 2009 KEEJAN, $15,000.
4

Show the Way J

Forest Camp  – Unhurried

5YO Gelding

$3,750
  • J:Jorge G. Bracho
  • T:Jose A. Lopez
  • B:Peter Vegso
  • O:Michael Kazamias
5

Vanquisher

Gulch  – The Relentless Cat

8YO Gelding

$1,500
  • J:T. D. Houghton
  • T:Gregory A. Griffith
  • B:Kinsman Farm
  • O:Clark O. Brewster
6

Cryptolight

Fantastic Light  – Crypto's Redjet

8YO Horse

$525
  • J:Deshawn L. Parker
  • T:William N. Martin
  • B:Paul R. Gutheil & Ronald DeWolfe
  • O:Gutheil, Paul R. and Dewolfe, Ronald
7

Opportunity to Run

Malabar Gold  – Serving Ma Man

4YO Gelding

$525
  • J:Oswald M. Pereira
  • T:Caryn Vecchio
  • B:Caryn N Vecchio
  • O:Caryn Vecchio
8

General Perfect

Perfect  – General Tree

9YO Gelding

$525
  • J:Luis Raul Rivera
  • T:Donna S. Zook
  • B:Lyno E. Maraspin
  • O:Joseph Whalen
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