Florida-bred Millionaire Frisk Me Now Wins the 1999 Elkwood Stakes


1999—In the second to last race of his millionaire career, Carol R. Dender’s millionaire Florida-bred Frisk Me Now won the $48,500 Elkwood at Monmouth Park.

With jockey Edwin King Jr. aboard, Frisk Me Now tracked front-running Call Me Mr. Vain through quarter-mile fractions of :23.66 and :46.96. He took the lead at the top of the stretch and drew off to win by four lengths as the 4-5 favorite. Call Me Mr. Vain held on for second, four-and-a-half lengths clear of Smart Coupons in third. Gulliver completed the order of finish in the four-horse field.

The final time for the mile-and-a-sixteenth was 1:41.99 and Frisk Me Now paid $3.60 to win.

Frisk Me Now was trained by Robert Durso and was bred in Florida by Farnsworth Farms. He was by the Florida-bred stallion Mister Frisky out of Slew Me Now, by Tsunami Slew and retired with earnings of $1,727,707 from 12 wins five seconds and six thirds from 36 lifetime starts.

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