Hero's Hurrah marches to Easter Parade victory

April 02, 1991

Hero's Hurrah furnished trainer Ben Perkins Jr. and jockey Rick Wilson with their second victory on the card by capturing the $35,000 Easter Parade Purse at Pimlico Race Course yesterday.

The even-money favorite in a field of seven fillies and mares shook off In the Curl early in the stretch and coasted to a 2 3/4 -length victory in 1 minute, 11 seconds over six furlongs.

In the Curl finished second by a length over Ismelda.

Hero's Hurrah, winner in the Francis Scott Key Handicap and seventh in the $200,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap in two starts this year, earned $21,000 for owner Richard L. Golden of Chesapeake City and paid $4 to win.

In the eighth, Perkins and Wilson clicked with Triple Crown nominee Tank, a son of 1985 Preakness winner Tank's Prospect.

Tank circled the 1 1/16-mile course in rapid time of 1:44 1/5 to win by seven lengths. The Bohemia Stable runner is nominated for the $75,000 Deputed Testamony Stakes, April 13. , and will be one of the favorites off of yesterday's performance.

* There were no winners in the Double Triple yesterday, and when racing resumes today, the carry-over will be $263,136.40. The $3 exotic wager has eluded Pimlico race-goers since the meet opened March 14.

Last April 14, 10 ticket-holders divided a Double Triple pool of more than $1 million.

* Starting Saturday, weekend post times will switch to 1 p.m.

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