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A weighty affair in the Firecracker

Updated: June 27, 2013, 5:48 PM ET
By Bob Ehalt

Horse racing has more than its fair share of weighty matters, including one that will take place on Saturday evening at Churchill Downs.

Another appearance by reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan is the main story at the Louisville track, though the conditions of the race he'll be running in can generate some conversation on its own.

Called the Firecracker, the $150,000 Grade 2 turf race is actually a handicap, making it the sort of contest that can usually generate a substantial ...

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