Kismet Pratt, 6, reacts as she and her mother Shehan Pratt, both of Grants Pass, shop for fireworks Tuesday at a TNT Fireworks stand on Lincoln Road. Fireworks are legal in Grants Pass from 6-11 p.m. on the Fourth of July.
By Lauren Bishop of the Daily Courier
The "oohs" and "aahs" of backyard firework displays are right around the corner, and the weather is looking cooler and perhaps wetter this Fourth of July, compared to last.
During lunchtime Tuesday, Sven Nelaimischkies, his daughter Shehan Pratt and his granddaughter Kismet, 6, stopped by a TNT Fireworks stand on Lincoln Road in southwest Grants Pass to pick up some fireworks, cones and sparklers, ahead of a family get-together in Merlin this weekend. Read More »
Fierce Heart (right), with jockey Taylor Smith aboard, paid $28.80 to win after outrunning the field in the 350-yard second race at Grants Pass Downs on Tuesday evening. Smith's five wins on Tuesday was a career best for one day. Her previous record was four in one day.
Taylor Smith broke away from the pack in the jockey standings Tuesday at Grants Pass Downs with a phenomenal night that saw her bring home five winners on the eight-race card.
If that wasn't impressive enough, four of the winning horses that Smith rode had won two or fewer races in their careers.
Smith started her big day with a win in the 350-yard second race aboard Fierce Heart, which beat Corona Boss by a head.
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