On Fire Baby take Golden Rod at Churchill Downs

On Fire Baby led from the starts and pulled away in the stretch

for a 6 1/4-length victory in the $169,350 Golden Rod at Churchill

Downs on Saturday.

Favored in the field of 10, On Fire Baby returned $7.40, $4.40

and $3.40. Goldrush Girl was second and paid $19.60 and $9.20. Back

Spin returned $11.40 to show.

Trained by Gary Hartlage and ridden by Joe Johnson, the daughter

of Smoke Glacken became the seventh horse to sweep Churchill’s fall

meet stakes for juvenile fillies. She won the Grade 3 Pocahontas in

her last start.

On Fire Baby covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.98, and won for

the third time in four starts.

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