Closing day at Keeneland on Friday turned into old-timers day, as
Musketier, a relative youngster of 8, beat 9-year-old Brass Hat to take
the Grade 2, $200,000 Elkhorn Stakes for long-distance grass runners.
Musketier, making his first start since October, made a
powerful run on the last of three turns to take the lead into the
stretch, then safely held off a belated bid from Brass Hat to win by 1
3/4 lengths. Blushing Bear was another three-quarters of a length back
in third. Sudden War, the 3-1 favorite, faded to finish ninth in the
field of 12.