Antares Wins Buffalo Trace Franklin County

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!

Categories: Grade II, STAKES ARTICLES

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