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Nora's Star Becomes the First Winner for Guys Reward

The 3-year-old filly broke her maiden at Horseshoe Indianapolis in Race 5.

Nora's Star breaks her maiden at Horseshoe Indianapolis June 20

Nora's Star breaks her maiden at Horseshoe Indianapolis June 20

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Swifty Farms' Guys Reward was represented by his first winner June 20, when Nora's Star broke her maiden in the one-mile test on the turf under Rodney Prescott at Horseshoe Indianapolis.

The Indiana-bred by Katherine Virginia Dent and campaigned by Kathy Dent initially chased the pace against 11 other contenders, swinging three wide in the final turn and surged clear in the final eighth to stop the clock in 1:36.86 on the firm turf. She won by 3 3/4 lengths for trainer Brandi Steele, while fractions were set in 22.76, 46.77, 1:12.09, and 1:24.38 by Berea.

The bay filly out of Nora's Song, by War Chant is the dam's second foal and second winner. Nora's Star has made 6 starts, two of which hit the board this year on the turf, she currently has earned $30,232.

Guys Reward, by Grand Reward, became a turf specialist, winning the 2012 Firecracker Handicap (G2T) at Churchill Downs, the Lambholm South Tampa Bay Stakes (G3T), and Metropolitan Jets Oceanport Stakes (G3T) at seven. He made 53 career starts earning a record of 9-5-11 while bankrolling $801,457.

With five crops on the ground, Guys Reward has seven progeny of racing age, with three of those being juveniles of 2022.

Swifty Farms stand Guys Reward in Indiana for an advertised fee of $1,000 for the 2022 breeding season.