Fluke's win in Friday's $300,000 Citation Handicap at Hollywood Park
was a milestone that trainer Humberto Ascanio would have gladly
The Grade 1 race was Ascanio's first stakes win since the
death of his boss, Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, from a lengthy
illness on Nov. 16. Ascanio has taken over Frankel's 22-horse stable at
Hollywood Park, and Fluke and Proudinsky, who finished fourth in the
Citation, were the stable's first stakes starters since then.