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Track record plus Stallion Series at Harrah's Philadelphia
Friday, July 21, 2017 - by Mike Bozich, for Harrah's Philadelphia

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Chester, PA --- Julie Miller trainee Opulent Yankee set a track record for older gelding trotters on Thursday afternoon (July 20) at Harrah's Philadelphia, scorching the surface in a sizzling 1:51.4.

The race was for non-winners of $20,000 in the last five starts or non-winners of nine races or $90,000 lifetime going for a purse of $17,500.

Starting from post two, the 6-year-old gelded son of Muscles Yankee went right to the front, setting fractions of :27.2, :56.2, 1:23.1, and 1:51.4. Golden Son (George Napolitano Jr.) finished second while Centurion ATM (Ake Svanstedt) completed the trifecta.

Three horses shared the previous mark of 1:52. They were Likeabatoutahell, Sevruga, and Obrigado.

Opulent Yankee is owned by Little E LLC, Art Geiger, and Dave Stolz, and was driven by Andy Miller.

There were also eight divisions of Stallion Series races for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters on the program. Hockey Hanover (Wilbur Yoder) went the fastest of the divisions, completing a first-over grind in 1:56.4 to remain undefeated (five-for-five). The gelded son of Explosive Matter-Hotentrot Hanover is owned by McMullen Stables and is trained by Wilbur Yoder.

Other Stallion Series winners included Muscles Fashion (1:57), Stonebridge Gamble (1:57.4), I'm Your Captain (1:57.4), Canaletto Hanover (1:57.4), Glide In The Wind (1:58.4), Fashion Will (2:00.2) and Roysons Tuffguy (2:00.2).

There will be four divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Friday afternoon (July 21) at Harrah's Philadelphia. Post time is 12:40 p.m.


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