Fed Up Fired Up had done a good job hitting the board and picking up checks since the launch of the Fantasy Ownership Challenge. But victory had eluded her—until July 26 at Delaware Park.
Owned by William Vieser II and Donald Barr, Fed Up Fired Up rallied from ninth early in a 1 1/16-mile turf race and got up to defeat favored Pop Rocks Lady by a half-length under Maryland-based jockey Steve Hamilton. The 4-year-old English Channel mare had two seconds, a third, and two fourths in her previous five races, and those finishes added up to $14,300 in Challenge earnings.
The July 26 race for $20,000 claimers carried a purse of $20,500. Fed Up Fired Up earned $12,000, so her contest bankroll now stands at $26,300, which moved her up to 13th in the standings.
Fed Up Fired Up returned a generous $14.80 win mutuel and became the sixth Challenge horse to win at Delaware Park in a little more than a month.