Justify Emerges From the Fog to Win Preakness

Justify (outside) and Good Magic (inside) battle past the stands for the first time in the Preakness Stakes

Justify Emerges From the Fog to Win Preakness

In an intense, white fog at Pimlico Race Course, Justify and Good Magic, the top two finishers in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), dueled for the second prize in the Triple Crown.

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Hastings Wrap-up For May 19, 2018

They ran the Preakness Saturday at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland and when it was visible through the fog and rain, it was an exciting race. Justify delivered another great performance under conditions that were not so great, and out of the grey and wet a serious case of Triple Crown fever has emerged.  If the racing gods continue to smile on Justify, we can reconvene in three weeks to watch the Belmont to see if Justify is good enough, and lucky enough, to be the 13th Triple Crown winner.

Tiptoe Is Making Some Noise


Tiptoe ($9.30) took a big step forward when she followed up her debut maiden win with a 4 ½ length victory over allowance type fillies in the third race on Saturday. Tiptoe was three lengths back of Acharnement and Under Par after a half mile and it took her a while to catch them.  But when she did get by with a sixteenth to go, she was indeed gone.  Tiptoe had daylight to spare at the wire after 6 ½ furlongs went by in 1:19.52, equaling the fastest time of the day.  Amadeo Perez rode.

Tiptoe is owned by Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc. They bought her in the 2016 CTHS Sale for $29,000 after having previously raced her half -sister, Architecture, who was Champion Two-Year-Old Filly in BC for 2013, while winning the Fantasy and two other stakes.  Tiptoe did not race as a two-year-old, but she is perfect thus far at three.  Dino Condilenios trains the daughter of Tiz Wonderful and Harmony Creator.  She was bred in BC by Whitewood Farm.

Also Noteworthy:


Access This ($5.30) accessed the Winner’s Circle in the opener, a 16K claimer for colts and geldings that had never won three races. Enrique Gonzalez grabbed a fresh set of goggles going into the final turn, asked the winner for more, and came out of it with a lead that he maintained all the way down the lane.  Final time for the 6 ½ furlongs was 1:19.52.  It was one of the three races on the card that was run in less than a minute and twenty-seconds over a track that is kind to horses but not conducive to speed.  Philip Hall trains the winner for Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd.


The second half of the early Daily Double went to Shayla’s Rose ($6.20) who put together a sweeping move that carried her past and away from the pacesetters to post a 3 ½ length win over a field of 4K claimers. Shayla’s Rose may run in lower level claiming races but there is nothing cheap about her.  She has now won 6 races in 23 starts and has been first, second or third seventeen times.  Ted and Kathy Hurt own Shayla’s Rose and Ted Hurt trains her.  Sahin Civaci rode the winner as he has for the past two seasons.  Shayla’s Rose was bred in BC by Glen Todd.

The fourth was won by Parianne ($14.60) with tactics that appeared, on the day, to offer the best chance for success, that being to stalk the speed for a half-mile, make a move going into the last turn and maintain the resulting lead to the wire. It worked for Parianne and jockey Jeff Burningham.  She got her second win of the season and second career win for trainer Robert Maybin.  The winner was bred in BC by her owners, Robert and Sheena Maybin.

Despite getting to the lead earlier than was de rigueur for the day, Future Games ($7.40) maiden status is a thing of the past. With jockey Silvino Morales charting an inside course, Future Games moved to the lead on the first turn and held a hard-trying Turbocharged safe all the way home for owner/trainer Mary-Anne Baumgartner who, along with Robert Charles Ferguson, bred the winner in BC.


The sixth race produced the day’s largest win price when Presidential Bird ($24.20) got to the front deep in the stretch to upset a group of 8K non-winners of three. Scott Williams brought the winner from far back to catch Perfectly Reckless (9-1) and hold off Footman (36-1).  Martello (18-1) rounded out a superfecta that paid $9,589 for a buck.  Steve Henson trains the winner for J and G Racing Stable.


Total Defence ($3.30) closed out the festivities by nosing out a charging Storm Cruiser to post a win for the North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, Inc. and trainer Glen Todd. Aaron Gryder rode the winner who found a seam at the head of the lane and needed every inch of the stretch to get there and pay the shortest win dividend of the day.



Race 1 3 – Beentospain
5 – Omi
4 – Fire Beauty
3 – Beentospain
5 – Omi
1 – Astartobe
Race 2 5 – Brother Brian
3 – Humphrey Lad
7 – Tru Steel
3 – Humphry Lad
6 – Tru Steel
7 – Eightthreesixsix
Race 3 1 – El Super
5 – Ida Goodest
3 – Shotting Jacket
3 – Shooting Jacket
1 – El Super
5 – Ida Goodest
Race 4 5 – Devil in Disguise
2 – Cederberg
7 – Flemings Beach
5 – Devil in Disguise
9 – Maggie’s Guy
2 – Cederberg
Race 5 3 – Bistraya
7 – Blue Law
1 – Modern
7 – Blue Law
3 – Bistraya
8 – Strate Remark
Race 6 3 – Alliford Bay
2 – Touching Promise
1 – Curlish Figure
3 – Alliford Bay
2 – Touching Promise
5 – Sailingforthesun
Race 7 3 – Cyclone Dan
5 – Sir Roosevelt
7 – Storm Rocket
5 – Sir Roosevelt
8 – New Dreams
7 – Storm Rocket
Mike’s Picks Drew’s Picks

Emerald Downs Wrap-Saturday, May 19

Iron Rob and jockey David Martin


AUBURN, Wash. (May 19, 2018) – Iron Rob rallied from last place and romped home for a 2 ¾-length victory over Mixo in Saturday’s $11,200 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.

With David Martin riding, Iron Rob ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.89 and paid $10.80, $5.60 and $3.20, Ken Elison is the winning trainer and co-owner with Vicky Jo Elison.

A 5-year-old Florida-bred by Twirling Candy, Iron Rob tipped his hand in his Emerald Downs debut last month, finishing with a fast closing second to Daytona Beach at 5 ½ furlongs.

Saturday, Iron Rob took advantage of a speed duel between Daytona Beach and Twirling Cinnamon—who sizzled through fractions of :21.82 and :44.22—rallied four wide into the lane, gained the lead inside the eighth pole and quickly drew off.

Iron Rob has a career mark of 7-4-1 in 34 starts with earnings of $245,900. His biggest victory was in the 2016 Baffle Stakes at Santa Anita.

Mixo, with Kevin Orozco riding, rallied strongly for second and paid $9 and $4.80, while Royal Privacy, the 8-5 favorite ridden by Rocco Bowen, finished third and paid $3.

Twirling Cinnamon tired from his early efforts to finish fourth, and was followed by Thorn Legacy, There’s No Doubt and Daytona Beach. Alley Boss was scratched earlier in the day.

NOTES: Rocco Bowen and Kevin Orozco dominated action with three riding wins apiece on the eight-race card. Bowen tops the standings with 19 wins and is 15 wins shy of 500 at Emerald Downs. . .Trainer H.R. Pat Mullens—92 years young—is off to a great start with three wins in seven starts, including a second straight victory by Ryan Walt ($16.40) in the Saturday nightcap. . .Trainer Frank Lucarelli is continues his march toward becoming the first trainer with $10 million in purse earnings at Emerald Downs. Including a victory by Curious Rumor ($4.60) in the Saturday opener and a third-place finish by Little Joker in race two, Lucarelli upped his total to $9,955,972. . .Lucarelli is No. 2 all-time with 914 wins at Emerald Downs. . .Racing continues Sunday with the $50,000 Seattle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at six furlongs. First post is 2 p.m.



Purse $14,000. (Plus up to $1,800 in Participation Money)(Plus up to

$3,500 for BC Breds) For Three Year Old’s and Upward.

Three Year Old’s 119 lbs. Older 124 lbs.

Non-winners of a race since April 26 2 lbs.

A race since March 26 4 lbs.

CLAIMING PRICE $12,500, For Each $1,250 To $10,000 3 lbs.

(Races Where Entered For $8,000 Or Less Not Considered For Allowances)


Please look for more extras to be posted over the weekend
Also Tuesdays race recap will carry all extras for Wednesday morning


Horse Name Time Rank
Annotis :35.80 H G 1
Billie :37.00 H 6
Bugsy :39.20 H G 10
Coal Harbour :36.20 H 2
G M T Baby :37.00 H 6
Gigi :39.20 H G 10
Honky Tonk Woman :36.80 H 5
Irish Charlie :38.40 H 8
Proud and Loud :36.20 H 2
Ring of Kerry :38.40 H 8
Spin a Tale :36.60 H 4
Horse Name Time Rank
Bionic :50.60 H 4
Burnum :50.20 H 2
Fantastic Command :50.20 H 2
Mia Belize :49.40 H G 1
Horse Name Time Rank
Bluegrass Angus 1:01.20 H 1
Boy Begone 1:05.20 H 9
Cape Lite 1:03.60 H 5
Day Raider 1:03.60 H 5
Desi 1:03.40 H 3
Flaming Cupcake 1:05.20 H 9
Just a Breeze 1:06.00 H 11
Mousey Mousey 1:03.40 H 3
Parsimonious 1:05.00 H 7
R W Stanley 1:02.40 H 2
Second Solo 1:05.00 H 7
Horse Name Time Rank
Chase the Money 1:17.00 H 2
Silent Eagle 1:16.60 H 1