Epaulette wins in USA in 1:53.8

Epaulette wins in USA in 1:53.8

 

Epaulette, who was bred and raised at Benstud Standardbreds, led throughout in 1:53.8 in a $US23,000 event at Yonkers Raceway, New York on Friday night (May 17).

 

The eight-year-old gelding cut the mile in fractions of 29, 29.4, 28.2 and 27.1.

 

Epaulette, who holds a lifetime mark of 1:50.6, has now earned almost $US250,000.

 

The gelding was bred by long-time Benstud client Harvey Kaplan out of the wonderful broodmare French Flair NZ, the dam of two million dollar earners.

 

By Peter Wharton