08/08/2004 11:00PM

Anthonia rallies to win Golden Horseshoe

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Anthonia rallies to win the $58,000 Golden Horseshoe Stakes at Fort Erie Sunday.

Anthonia, under a heady ride by Monique Dionne, split horses coming into the stretch and rallied for a half-length victory in the $58,000 Golden Horseshoe Stakes at Fort Erie Sunday.

Longshots dominated the Golden Horseshoe, an about seven-furlong turf race restricted to fillies and mares who had made at least three starts at the meeting.

Anthonia returned $38.80 and keyed a $944.60 exactor with Kirlan, who was 35-1. Silks No Roses, who ended another three-quarters of a length back in third, completed a triactor worth $6,706.90.

Clubay, the 17-10 favorite, finished last in the field of 10 while Olympic Advice, the solid second choice at 9-5, ran fifth.

Anthonia's final time, over a "good" course, was 1:26.68.

An Ontario-bred 4-year-old by Langfuhr who is owned by T and T Racing Team and trained by Denise Kennedy, Anthonia earned $36,000 for her first stakes win to bring her lifetime bankroll to $206,773.