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.