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Fire Plug

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1983 Dark Bay/Brown Gelding by King of the North-Fire Exit, by Sizzling John

Owner: Arthur I. Appleton
Trainer: Robert W. Camac
Breeder: Arthur I. Appleton

Biography: The hardknocking Fire Plug rarely finished worse than third in his 54-race career. As an eight-year-old, he earned his first graded stakes placing in the General George Stakes (G3) at Laurel.

Career Highlights*:
1st: Chief Pennekeck Handicap, Eillo Stakes, Equus Handicap, Feasterville Stakes, Fobby Forbes Stakes, J. Edgar Hoover Handicap, Joyce Kilmer Handicap (2x), Maryland Budweiser Breeders’ Cup Handicap, Ocean County Stakes, Resolution Handicap, Roman Handicap, Skip Trial Stakes, Warminster Handicap
2nd: Annapolis Stakes, Callowhill Stakes, Dr. Patches Stakes, Duck Dance Handicap, Explorer Handicap, Flintlock Stakes, J. Edgar Hoover Handicap, Joyce Kilmer Handicap, Memorial Day Handicap, Northern Wolf Handicap, William Livingston Stakes
3rd: General George Stakes (G2), Suffolk Downs Sprint Handicap (G3), Chief Pennekeck Handicap, Equus Breeders’ Cup Handicap, Equus Handicap, Gettysburg Handicap, Quaker Handicap
*Keystone/Philadelphia Park/Parx races bold.