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Elkhorn: Musketier beats Brass Hat

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. Read More

 

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