Two top-class sprinters, both Pennsylvania breds, will help kick off the 2011 stakes season at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course on Friday night, May 27.
The nine-race program features three $75,000 six-furlong stakes races.
Millionaire Fabulous Strike continues his comeback as the 9-5 favorite against seven rivals, including Peppi Knows and Winks at the Girls, in the Changing Times Stakes. Tea Party Stable’s 8-year-old Smart Strike gelding defeated that pair in his first start since returning from an 18-month layoff when scoring an April 9 allowance race at Penn National. The Todd Beattie trainee was pegged as the 9-5 favorite in a field of 8.
Fabulous Strike has won 15 of 25 races, 12 of them stakes, and banked $1,436,772 in his career.
Daniel Ryan’s homebred Quantum Miss was installed as the overwhelming 3-5 favorite to beat seven Pennsylvania-bred sophomore fillies in the Wonders Delight Stakes. The Smoke Glacken gray filly seeks her third straight stakes score after winning the March 19 Cicada Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct and the April 19 Trevose Stakes at Parx Racing.
Overall, Quantum Miss has won four of six starts for trainer Tony Dutrow. She will ship in from Delaware Park.
Post time for Penn National's card begins at 6 p.m. EDT.