Buffalo Trace Franklin County – Grade 2 – $350.000
KEE – 5 ½ Furlongs – Turf
For Fillies and Mares Three Years Old and Upward
October 15, 2023
Antares hit the wire by a head over her stablemate, Falling Cougar, in a one-two punch for Smokey Stover. Antares was never far from the lead and took control with less than two furlongs to run. Falling Cougar made a big run from the back of the pack but came up a head short in a tie for second with Inquisition.
Complete Order of Finish:
1 Antares (Smokey Stover) Front running style got her to the wire first.
2 Falling Cougar (Smokey Stover) Came from off the pace to take second in a dead heat with Inquisition.
2 Inquisition (Arindel) Stalked the pace and hung on for second.
4 Ewa Beach (The American) Led early, stalked the pace, outrun by ½ length.
5 Ponzi Scheme (TwinTowersRacing) Even mid-pack performance for fifth.
6 Tropical Mama (Maxmillion Farm) Never a factor.
7 Marner (Mb Stables) Never a factor.
8 Noble Game (Black N Gold Stable) Never a factor.
FL-bred Antares is by Neon Wolf by Unchained Melody (Cherokee Sunset). The win was her tenth in twenty-one starts and brings her career earnings to $617.620. Congratulations to Smokey Stover and Antares!