This stakes is named for Franklin County of Central Kentucky, whose county seat is the state capital of Frankfort. Buffalo Trace Distillery of Frankfort has sponsored the race since 2005. The race was upgraded from a listed stakes to a Grade 3 event for 2016.
The $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County (L) will be run on Friday, October 14 for fillies and mares 3YO and up going 5.5 furlongs on the turf. The nomination fee is $100; nominations close September 28.
Look back at the 2015 Buffalo Trace Franklin County: