Always B Miki fillies sweep International Stallion Stakes splits
Daughters of Always B Miki cleaned up in the International Stallion Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies at The Red Mile on October 8, taking out both divisions.
In the first $126,500 division it was the undefeated Niki Hill who held sway, extending her unbeaten record to six straight wins with a comfortable two length victory in a time of 1:51.4.
The winner of Canada’s richest race for freshman fillies, the She’s A Great Lady, at her last start, Niki Hill has now won $378,291 in stakes.
Out of the Bettor’s Delight mare Road Bet, Niki Hill is a half to the millionaire Somebeachsomewhere entire Cattlewash.
In the second $127,500 International Stallion Stakes split it was the outsider Frantasy Hanover who emerged victorious, with the Canadian owned filly storming home from last at the three-quarter pole to nab fellow Always B Miki filly and race favourite, Yes And Yes on the line and score by a head, also in 1:51.4.
A relative bargain at last year’s Harrisburg Yearling Sale, having been purchased for just $7,000, Frantasy Hanover is the winner of two of her six starts to date and $76,700 in stakes money.
She is the second foal of the Art Major mare Francessa, a winning half-sister to the 2017 US 3YO Pacing Colt of the Year, Downbytheseaside.