The best three-year-old Mass bred filly took on the best
three-year-old Mass bred male in this year's edition of The John Kirby
Stakes. The John Rigattieri trained Senior Ladd had won The Rudy Baez and
Topsider Stakes earlier in the year and was sent off as the 1 to 5
favorite. Ask Queenie, coming off a recent win in the Kimball two weeks
ago, closed ground in the stretch and managed to eke out a neck victory in
an exciting finish.
Earlier in the day the Ron Dandy trained Kipper's An
Angel recorded his eight win of the current Suffolk meet. The eight wins
in eleven starts make him the winningest horse of the meet with earnings
of $89,970. Joe Hampshire, Kipper's regular, rider was aboard for victory.