Thursday, June 28 2012

Turallure Heads Field for Closing Day Firecracker

LOUISVILLE, KY (Thursday, June 28, 2012) – 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 Churchill Downs.

The Firecracker for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on the Matt Winn Turf Course is the featured event on the 10-race closing night program for the Spring Meet at Churchill Downs. Sunday was originally scheduled as a daytime program, but with near-record heat looming in the forecast, Churchill Downs officials moved the first post on Friday, Saturday and Sunday back to 6:30 p.m. (all times Eastern). The Firecracker is scheduled as Race 7 at 9:30 p.m.

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