Emerald Downs Announces 2020 Race Dates

AUBURN, Wash. (November 8) – Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino has announced a 63-day live racing season in 2020, with opening day Saturday, April 18 and continuing through Sunday, September 20.

The 2020 race dates were approved at the Washington Horse Racing Commission monthly meeting Friday at Auburn City Hall.

Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino, which is owned by the Muckleshoot Tribe, will be celebrating their 25th season of racing.

Opening Day (Post time 2 pm) is the lone racing day opening weekend, followed by Saturday/Sunday racing April 25-26 and May 2-3. Friday night racing begins May 8, continuing through August.

Post times remain similar to last season: 2 pm Sundays, 6:50 pm Fridays. The first eight Saturdays, April 18 through June 6, feature a 2 pm post, while the final 15 Saturdays, June 13 though September 19, feature a 5 pm start.

Championship Sunday – featuring four stakes including the 85th Longacres Mile (G3) – is scheduled Sunday, August 9. The complete 2020 stakes schedule will be released in January.

2020 Emerald Downs Live Racing Days

April (3): Saturday, April 18, 2 pm; Saturday, April 25, 2 pm; Sunday, April 26, 2 pm

May (14): Saturday, May 2, 2 pm; Sunday, May 3, 2 pm; Friday, May 8, 6:50 pm; Saturday, May 9, 2 pm; Sunday, May 10, 2 pm; Friday, May 15, 6:50 pm; Saturday, May 16, 2 pm; Sunday, May 17, 2 pm; Friday, May 22, 6:50 pm; Saturday, May 23, 2 pm; Sunday, May 24, 2 pm; Friday May 29, 6:50 pm; Saturday, May 30, 2 pm; Sunday, May 31, 2 pm

June (12): Friday, June 5, 6:50 pm; Saturday, June 6, 2 pm; Sunday, June 7, 2 pm; Friday, June 12, 6:50 pm; Saturday, June 13, 5 pm; Sunday, June 14, 2 pm; Friday, June 19, 6:50 pm; Saturday, June 20, 5 pm; Sunday, June 21, 2 pm; Friday, June 26, 6:50 pm; Saturday, June 27, 5 pm; Sunday, June 28, 2 pm

July (13): Friday, July 3, 6:50 pm; Saturday, July 4, 5 pm; Sunday, July 5, 2 pm; Friday, July 10, 6:50 pm; Saturday, July 11, 5 pm; Sunday, July 12, 2 pm; Friday, July 17, 6:50 pm; Saturday, July 18, 5 pm; Sunday, July 19, 2 pm; Friday, July 24, 6:50 pm; Saturday, July 25, 5 pm; Sunday, July 26, 2 pm; Friday, July 31, 6:50 pm

August (14): Saturday, Aug 1, 5 pm; Sunday, Aug 2, 2 pm; Friday, Aug 7, 6:50 pm; Saturday, Aug 8, 5 pm; Sunday, Aug 9, 2 pm; Friday, Aug 14, 6:50 pm; Saturday, Aug 15, 5 pm; Sunday, Aug 16, 2 pm; Friday, Aug 21, 6:50 pm; Saturday, Aug 22, 5 pm; Sunday, Aug 23, 2 pm; Friday, Aug 28, 6:50 pm; Saturday, Aug 29, 5 pm; Sunday, Aug 30, 2 pm

September (7): Saturday, Sept 5, 5 pm; Sunday, Sept 6, 2 pm; Monday, Sept 7, 2 pm; Saturday, Sept 12, 5 pm; Sunday, Sept 13, 2 pm; Saturday, Sept 19, 5 pm; Sunday, Sept 20, 2 pm

Race Home Prevails In $100,000 Gottstein Futurity

Race Home and Kevin Krigger

RACE HOME CAPTURES GOTTSTEIN ON CLOSING DAY

AUBURN, Wash. (Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019) – Race Home unleashed a furious rally and scored a four-length victory over Unmachable in the $100,000 Gottstein Futurity on closing day at Emerald Downs.

With Kevin Krigger riding at 120 lbs, Race Home ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.18 on a wet-fast track and paid $13.80, $6.60 and $5.40. Manny Ortiz is the winning trainer for owner Tim Bankers of Rancho Mirage, Calif.

In winning the season’s richest and most prestigious event for juveniles, Race Home earned $51,150 and also locked up honors as the track’s Top 2-Year-Old Colt or Gelding. A Kentucky-bred by Race Day, Race Home is undefeated in two starts with earnings of $61,325. He was a $29,000 purchase at the 2018 WTBOA Summer Yearling Sale.

Stretching out in distance after an impressive debut two weeks ago, Race Home was fourth choice in the wagering, and lagged far back as Turntheclocktozero and the filly Windy Point dueled through fractions of :22.77, :45.88 and 1:110.71. Saving ground until the head of the lane, Race Home angled out for racing room, and then swept past Turntheclocktozero and Unmachable with a powerful late burst.

“I was way back there and he was pulling me, and I knew he was going to finish strong,” Krigger said. “When we turned for home, we exploded.”

Unmachable, who debuted with a stakes victory in the Washington Cup Juvenile Colt & Gelding, ran another solid race Sunday but had to settle for second place. Racing far wide on the last turn, the Macho Uno gelding shifted to the rail for the stretch and paid $5.40 and $3.80 for place and show. Ridden by Alex Anaya and trained by Jack McCartney Unmachable earned $18,600 for owner Tawnja Elison.

Turntheclocktozero shook off Windy Point on the stretch turn, led by two lengths into the stretch, but was overtaken late and paid $6 to show. Ridden by Abel Cedillo and trained by Kay Cooper, Turntheclocktozero earned $13,950 for Grasshopper Racing Stable.

Love the Vino, Lolo Paniolo, Haveulostyourmind, Wilson to Lockett, Discreet Demons, Mncey, Harbors Rule, You Go Girl and Windy Point completed the order of finish.

Oh Marvelous Me and Kevin Orozco

OH MARVELOUS ME SHARP IN PETE PEDERSEN

Oh Marvelous Me flew late and scored a 2 ¾-length victory in the $25,000 Pete Pedersen Overnight Stakes for 3-year-olds and up.

Under a well-timed ride by Kevin Orozco, the winner ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.07 on a wet-fast track and paid $6.40, $3.80 and $3. Blaine Wright is the winning trainer for owners Todd and Shawn Hansen of Tenino, Wash.

A classy 7-year-old gelding, Oh Marvelous Me had been winless in six previous starts this season while routinely facing the toughest horses on the grounds, including finishing runner-up to stable mate Anyportinastorm in stakes races.

A son of Bluegrass Cat, Oh Marvelous Me is 8-8-7 in 33 career races including a 7-6-6 record in 21 starts at Emerald Downs. Sunday’s victory, worth $13,750, boosted his earnings to $184,948.

Driller, a Canadian shipper ridden by Gary Wales, also finished fast and took second place, returning $7.80 and $5, while Vicente’s Shadow, a 64 to 1 shot ridden by Alex Anaya, finished third and paid $12.80 to show. Hit the Beach, the defending champion, finished fourth and Sippin Fire, Owners’ Prestige, Mike Man’s Gold, Miner Heat and Katzumoto rounded out the order of finish.

Paddy’s Secret and Kevin Orozco

PADDY’S SECRET PREVAILS IN HORSEMEN APPRECIATION

In the $25,000 Horsemen Appreciation Overnight Stakes for older fillies and mares, Paddy’s Secret rallied from far back and overtook Brilliant Bird late for a one-length victory.

Also ridden by Orozco, Paddy’s Secret ran a mile in 1:36.05 on a wet-fast track and paid $6.60, $3.80 and $2.80. Saddling his 80th winner of the meeting, Frank Lucarelli is the trainer for Donnybrook Stable (Michael Bolduc, Phoenix, Arizona).

A 5-year-old by Paddy O’Prado, Paddy’s Secret finished the meet with two straight wins, and is 7-2-5 in 24 starts lifetime with earnings of $130,111.

Brilliant Bird edged Northwest Factor for second and paid $9.40 and $6.40, while Northwest Factor paid $6.20.

Lucarelli said Paddy’s Secret would get the winter off and return to Emerald Downs as a 6-year-old in 2020.

NOTES: Lucarelli capped the season with two more winners Sunday—his 80th and 81st of the season—including the fifth win of the season by 5-year-old gelding Brahms Forest ($10.40). . .Krigger rode four winners Sunday, the eighth jockey to accomplish the feat this season at Emerald Downs. . . Longtime WTBOA General Manager Ralph Vacca served as honorary steward for the Gottstein Futurity. Vacca, who retired in 2007, was a 2013 inductee into the Washington Racing Hall of Fame. . . 2-year-old gelding Forty Smooches ($6.20) defeated winners in Sunday’s $18,200 allowance/optional claimer for 2-year-olds, running 5 ½ furlongs in 1:04.11. A Washington-bred by Munnings, Forty Smooches is the first foal out of 2014 Washington Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Find Your Spot. . .With two stakes wins Sunday, Kevin Orozco led all riders with stakes wins. . .Veteran jockey Matt Hagerty broke into the 2019 victory column, riding Silver Service to a $62.80 upset in Sunday’s fourth race. It was the second largest $2 win payoff of the season. . .4-year-old filly Foggia ($6.20) became a four-time winner at the meet for Ortiz and Bankers, scoring gate to wire under Eddie Martinez in race six. . .That’s a wrap for 2019. Live racing resumes in April with our 25th season. . .Have a wonderful winter!

Emerald Downs Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, September 22
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,400 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $7,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $7,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $3,500 $6,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $10,000 $11,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Starter Optional Claiming – $15,000 $13,600 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Pete Pedersen Overnight S. $25,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Horsemen Appreciation Overnight S. $25,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Gottstein Futurity $50,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $18,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 11 Starter Optional Claiming – $7,500 $9,300 Overnight Overnight

 

Emerald Downs Wrap-Saturday, September 21

Deputy’s Command and Gary Wales

DEPUTY’S COMMAND CAPTURES MARATHON FINAL

AUBURN, Wash. (September 21, 2019) – Rallying from nearly 20 lengths back, Deputy’s Command scored a three-length victory in Saturday’s final leg of the $26,440 WHBPA & WTBOA Horsemen Helping Horsemen marathon series for 3-year-olds and up.

Ridden by Gary Wales, Deputy’s Command ran 1-½ miles in 2:31.84 and paid $25.40, $11.60 and $7.20. A 10-year-old who was making his 100th career start, Deputy’s Command is owned and trained by Manny Ortiz.

As is his wont, Deputy’s Command dropped far back early, but inhaled the field on the final turn and powered home for a $14,080 first prize.

A British Columbia-bred by Second in Command, Deputy’s Command ran in all three legs of the series, finishing third, fourth and first. His overall record, including three wins this season, is 17-11-24 in 100 starts with earnings of $213,904. He broke his maiden at Hastings Racecourse way back on May 20, 2012.

Stay in Power, ridden by Ryan Barber, unleashed a rail rally for second and paid $12.60 and $8. A 4-year-old War Power gelding, Stay in Power also participated in all three legs of the series, finishing fourth, third and second.

Pass Due Payment, racing for the second time in six days, finished third and paid $8.20, while Thorn Legacy, Party for One, Uzta Have Money, Oldtimers Vision, Cook Up a Storm and Tiz Brilliant completed the order of finish. Awesome Return was scratched.

Constant Craving and Javier Matias

CONSTANT CRAVING TAKES EQUAL PAY FINALE

In the $22,400 Equal Pay Distance Series for older fillies and mares, Constant Craving rallied for a three-length victory over Tomorrow’s Mine, running 1-½ miles in 2:33.60.

Ridden by Javier Matias for trainer Frank Lucarelli and owner Chad Christensen, Constant Craving paid $8.60, $3.60 and $2.80. A 5-year-old Drosselmeyer mare, Constant Craving participated in all three races of the series, finishing third, fifth and first.

Winning his 34th race of the meeting for Lucarelli, Matias waited patiently, while Indian Power set fractions of :24.59, :48.52, 1:13.96, and 1:40.01. Turned loose on the final turn, Constant Craving looped the leaders into the lane, gained command in upper stretch and drew off to win convincingly.

The victory was worth $12,320, and improved Constant Craving to 4-1-4 from 19 starts and earnings of $52,456.

Tomorrow’s Mine, the 9 to 10 betting favorite, took the lead on the last turn but was unable to withstand Constant Craving in the stretch. Ridden by Gary Wales, the runner-up paid $2.80 and $2.10. A 4-year-old Harbor the Gold filly, Tomorrow’s Mine also participated in all three legs of the series, finishing fourth, first and second.

Raspberry Punch, ridden by Kevin Orozco, finished third and paid $3, and Staracrossthewater and Indian Power completed the order of finish. Choteau was scratched earlier in the day.

Javier Matias

NOTES: Javier Matias rode four winners Saturday, boosting his season total to 61 wins. He became the seventh rider with four wins on a card this season at Emerald Downs. Matias rode two winners for Frank Lucarelli, his 34th and 35th victories this season riding for the meet’s leading trainer. . .

Lucarelli’s two wins upped his season total to 79, including 22 multiple win days. .

.Gary Wales needs one win Sunday to reach the 100-win mark. .

.Rally Cat ($3.80) held off Time ’n Time Again to prevail in the $18,200 allowance/optional claimer for 3-year-olds. Trained by Blaine Wright for owner/breeder Fleur De Lis Stables, Rally Cat ran six furlongs in 1:08.91 and became a triple winner at the meeting. .

.Miss Prospector ($3) scored by 11 ¼ lengths in the $18,500 maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies, running six furlongs in 1:08.99 under Matias for trainer Sandi Gann and owner North American Thoroughbred Horse Company. . .

The 2019 live racing season wraps up with an 11-race card Sunday featuring the $100,000 Gottstein Futurity and two $25,000 overnight stakes. First post is 2 p.m.

Results

Saturday, September 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $2,500 $6,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $18,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $7,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $13,600 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $2,500 $6,400 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Starter Allowance $22,400 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $18,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Starter Allowance $25,600 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,400 Overnight Overnight

 

EMERALD DOWNS WRAP-UP FOR FRIDAY NIGHT

FREIBURG WINS AGAIN AT EMERALD DOWNS

AUBURN, Wash. (September 20, 2019) – Freiburg continued his winning ways Friday night at Emerald Downs, rallying between rivals and scoring by 2 ¼ lengths in the $16,600 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for 3-year-olds and up.

Ridden by Javier Matias, Freiburg zipped 5 ½ furlongs in a meet-fastest 1:01.85 and paid $5, $3.20 and $2.60. It was the gelding’s third straight win and fourth in eight starts overall at the meeting.

Also continuing their winning ways, Frank Lucarelli saddled Freiburg for owner Chad Christensen. It was the 76th win of the season for Lucarelli and the 30th for Christensen—both track records.

Boundary Bay, the leader through of :21.76 and :44.27, gamely held second over The Press and returned $8 and $5, while The Press paid $3.40 to show. Mystical Image, Blue Law, Mixo and Cody’s Choice completed the order of finish.

Saving ground around the turn, Freiburg angled off the rail into the lane, split horses in upper stretch and drew clear for the victory. For Matias, third leading rider at the meet with 57 wins, it was his 33rd victory this season combined with Liucarelli.

A 4-year-old by Langfuhr, Freiburg has an overall mark of 5-2-1 in 16 starts and earnings of $59,780.
Best of Me, with a 1:02.04 on May 5, ran the previous fastest 5-½ furlongs this season.

Lucarelli and Christensen also clicked with Crest Drive ($2.20) in the seventh race finale, upping their totals to 77 and 31 respectively. Crest Drive also has won three straight.

NOTES: Owner Where We At and trainer Kay Cooper claimed Freiburg for $25,000 on Friday. . . Gary Wales rode three winners Friday and needs two wins in the final two days to reach 100 for the season. . .Classy 6-year-old gelding Iron Rob ($9.20) smoked six furlongs in 1:08.32 for his 10th career victory, and is closing in on $300,000 in career earnings. Ridden by Jose Zunino and trained by Ken Elison, Iron Rob has two wins in each of the last two seasons at Emerald Downs. . .Classic Leah ($5.80) became a triple winner at the meet for owner Paul Johnson of Auburn, prevailing in the Friday opener for 3-year-old fillies. A daughter of Sixthirteen, Classic Leah defeated double stakes winner Alittlelesstalk in April and scored vs. $10,000 claimers in August. . .Live racing continues Saturday at 5 p.m. on Jersey Night, featuring two 1 ½-mile marathon finals worth $18,200 each.

Results

Friday, September 20
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $10,000 $11,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $2,500 $6,100 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $4,000 $6,600 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $7,500 $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Starter Optional Claiming – $15,000 $13,600 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $25,000 $16,600 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $3,500 $6,800 Overnight Overnight



Final Entries

Sunday, September 22
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,400
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $7,800
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $7,800
Race 4 Claiming – $3,500 $6,800
Race 5 Claiming – $10,000 $11,200
Race 6 Starter Optional Claiming – $15,000 $13,600
Race 7 Pete Pedersen Overnight S. $25,000
Race 8 Horsemen Appreciation Overnight S. $25,000
Race 9 Gottstein Futurity $50,000
Race 10 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $18,000
Race 11 Starter Optional Claiming – $7,500 $9,300

Emerald Downs News & Notes-Thursday, September 19

Unmachable prevails in the Washington Cup Juvenile Colt & Gelding

$100,000 GOTTSTEIN CLOSING DAY HEADLINER

An overflow field of 13 juveniles were entered in Sunday’s $100,000 Gottstein Futurity at 1 1/16 miles, the final of three stakes scheduled on closing day at Emerald Downs.

The 11-race card drew 98 horses and co-features the $25,000 Pete Pedersen Overnight Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at 6 1/2 furlongs, and the $25,000 Horsemen Appreciation Overnight Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile.

Although 13 horses entered the Gottstein Futurity, the race is limited to 12 starters with preference based on earnings. The Gottstein is the second richest race at Emerald Downs, and the lone two-turn stakes for 2-year-olds. Muncey, Unmachable and Windy Point, already stakes winners this season, are top contenders, although Muncey and Windy Point drew post-positions 11 and 12.

Discreet Demons, You Go Girl and Windy Point all attempt to become the 14th filly to win the Gottstein and the fifth at Emerald Downs. Smarty Deb (2007), Talk to My Lawyer (2011), Blazinbeauty (2016) and Northwest Factor (2018) all beat the boys in the track’s championship race for 2-year-olds. Somewhat amazingly, Kolala Beach in 2009 is the only gate to wire winner in 23 runnings of the race at Emerald Downs.

The Pete Pedersen drew a field of nine, including defending champion Hit the Beach, 2018 Washington Horse of the Year Sippin Fire, and all-time Emerald Downs’ wins leader Mike Man’s Gold.

The Horsemen Appreciation drew 10 older fillies and mares including Emerald Downs’ stakes winners Blazinbeauty, Diamonds R, Little Dancer and 2018 Gottstein Futurity winner Northwest Factor.

The field for the $100,000 Gottstein Futurity (Race 9): 1-Harbors Rule, Scott Stevens, 120 lbs; 2-Wilson to Lockett, Eddie Martinez, 120; 3-Unmachable, Alex Anaya, 120; 4-Race Home, Kevin Krigger, 120; 5-Turntheclocktozero, Abel Cedillo, 120; 6-Discreet Demons (f), David Lopez, 117; 7-Haveulostyourmind, Jose Zunino, 120; 8-Love the Vino, Ryan Barber, 120; 9-Lolo Paniolo, Francisco Duran, 120; 10-You Go Girl (f), Gary Wales, 117; 11-Muncey, Javier Matias, 120; 12-Windy Point (f), Juan Gutierrez, 117.

2019 Stakes @ Emerald Downs
Stakes: 27 Total Horses: 226 Average Field Size: 8.4
Average $2 Win: $10.60
Favorite: 13 for 27
2nd Favorite: 4 for 27
Largest $2 Win: $32.60, Twirling Devon (Irish Day Stakes)
Smallest $2 Win: $2.40, Anyportinastorm (Governor’s Stakes)
Winner Bred*: Washington 14, Kentucky 6, Florida 3, California 2, British Columbia 1
Winning Sire*: Smiling Tiger 3, Flatter 3, City Zip 2, Coast Guard 2, Demon Warlock 2, Majesticperfection 2, Twirling Candy 2, Abraaj 1, Eskendereya 1, Grazen 1, Mucho Macho Man 1, Slew’s Tiznow 1, Super Saver 1, Munnings 1, Atta Boy Roy 1, Macho Uno 1, Finality 1
Trainer Wins: Blaine Wright 8, Chris Stenslie 3, Frank Lucarelli 2, Howard Belvoir 2, Roddina Barrett 2, Mark Glatt 1, Dan Markle 1, Manny Ortiz 1, Faith Taylor 1, Tom Wenzel 1, Mark Hanson 1, Bonnie Jenne 1, Jose Navarro 1, Jack McCartney 1, Mark Cloutier 1
Jockey Wins: Kevin Orozco 4, Scott Stevens 4, Franklin Ceballos 3, Juan Hernandez 3, Javier Matias 3, Juan Gutierrez 2, Jorge Carreno 1, Abel Cedillo 1, Lorenzo Lopez 1, Gary Wales 1, Jennifer Whitaker 1, Nakia Ramirez 1, Alex Anaya 1, Amadeo Perez 1
*Thoroughbred only

Gary Wales

GARY WALES BIDS FOR THE CENTURY MARK

Heading into closing weekend with a 32-win lead, Gary Wales long ago wrapped up his first Emerald Downs’ riding title. The 33-year-old native of Scotland owns a commanding 95-63 lead over Kevin Orozco, needing five wins i the final three days to join the “100 Win Club” at Emerald Downs.

If Wales accomplishes the feat, he becomes the 17th different jockey and 30th overall with a 100-win season at Emerald Downs. Also, the current meeting is only 67 days while most seasons have ranged between 80 and 100 days, so Wales’ average of 1.33 wins per day in 2019 is

Emerald Downs Daily Results and Activity

Early Entries

Sunday, September 22 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,400
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $7,800
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $7,800
Race 4 Claiming – $3,500 $6,800
Race 5 Claiming – $10,000 $11,200
Race 6 Starter Optional Claiming – $15,000 $13,600
Race 7 Pete Pedersen Overnight S. $25,000
Race 8 Horsemen Appreciation Overnight S. $25,000
Race 9 Gottstein Futurity $50,000
Race 10 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $18,000
Race 11 Starter Optional Claiming – $7,500 $9,300

Final Entries

Saturday, September 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $2,500 $6,000
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $18,500
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $7,800
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $13,600
Race 5 Claiming – $2,500 $6,400
Race 6 Starter Allowance $22,400
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $18,200
Race 8 Starter Allowance $25,600
Race 9 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,400

Emerald Downs Daily Results and Activity

Early Entries

Saturday, September 14 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $3,500 $7,600
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $7,800
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,400
Race 4 Claiming – $25,000 $16,600
Race 5 Claiming – $2,500 $6,400
Race 6 Starter Optional Claiming – $15,000 $13,600
Race 7 Claiming – $25,000 $16,600
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,400

Final Entries

Friday, September 13
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $3,500 $6,800
Race 2 Claiming – $2,500 $6,100
Race 3 Claiming – $7,500 $8,600
Race 4 Claiming – $7,500 $8,600
Race 5 Claiming – $3,500 $6,800
Race 6 Claiming – $10,000 $11,200
Race 7 Claiming – $2,500 $6,000

EMERALD DOWNS WRAP-UP FOR SUNDAY

Unmachable and jockey Alex Anaya

UNMACHABLE DEBUTS WITH STAKES VICTORY

AUBURN, Wash. (September 8, 2019) – Unmachable, a first-time starter, passed the entire field in the final three furlongs and scored a 13 to 1 upset in Sunday’s $50,000 Washington Cup Juvenile Presented by Elysian Brewing Company.

Ridden by Alex Anaya at 120 lbs, Unmachable ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.72 on a wet-fast track and paid $29.20, $15.20 and $9.80. Jack McCartney is the winning trainer for owner Tawnja Elison of Eagle, Idaho.

It was the first stakes victory at Emerald Downs for the jockey, trainer and owner.

Last of 10 midway on the turn, Unmachable gathered momentum into the lane, swung outside and rallied strongly to sweep past the leaders in the final yards. The official winning margin was 1-¼ lengths.

“I’ve been working this horse for quite a while, and I knew he had a lot of talent,” said Anaya, a 20-year-old Kansas native. “He got into the bit at the three-eighths (pole), and I just kept him out of trouble.”

A Washington-bred by Macho Uno-Point of Reference, Unmachable earned $24,750 for the victory. Her dam earned $328,687 and finished runner-up in three straight stakes here in 2009.

Love the Vino gained command past mid-stretch but was overtaken late and settled for second place. Ridden by Ryan Barber at 120 lbs, Love the Vino paid $9.80 and $6.40.

Forty Smooches, ridden by Kevin Orozco at 120 lbs, overtook Gold Crusher and Code Charlie in the stretch but was out finished late and paid $6.

Wicked Winnings, Gold Crusher, Harbors Rule, Wilson to Lockett, Riggski, Stanley’s Wave and Code Charlie completed the order of finish.

Code Charlie sprinted clear early, set fractions of :21.85 and :44.26, but gave way when challenged by Gold Crusher and Harbors Rule into the stretch.

Windy Point and jockey Juan Gutierrez

WINDY POINT SHARP IN WA CUP JUVENILE FILLY

In the $50,000 Washington Cup Juvenile Filly Presented by Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Center, Windy Point had her consistency rewarded with a 3 ½-length victory over You Go Girl.

Ridden by Juan Gutierrez at 119 lbs, Windy Point splashed 6 ½ furlongs in 1:18.34 on a wet-fast track and paid $4.80, $2.60 and $2.40. Jose Navarro saddled the winner for owners/breeders Jean Harris of Naches, Wash. and Michelle Beaumaux of Yakima, Wash.

Coming off runner-up finishes in the Angie C Stakes and Barbara Shinpoch Stakes, Windy Point enjoyed clear sailing Sunday. Breaking sharply from the No. 2 post, she dueled with Known Value and Miss Prospector through fractions of :21.92 and :44.84, shook off the latter in upper stretch and widened to the wire.

A Washington-bred by Coast Guard-Windy Sails, Windy Point earned $24,750 for the victory, and is 2-2-0 in four starts overall with earnings of $55,427.

You Go Girl, ridden by Kevin Krigger at 120 lbs, rallied from mid-pack to take second and paid $3.20 and $2.60. The runner-up, also sired by Coast Guard, now has three seconds and a third in five starts with $25,836 in earnings.

Discreet Demon, a 71 to 1 long shot, finished third under Connie Doll and paid $13.80 to show, while Smashing Success, Miss Prospector, For You Only, Pinchalinch, Salty Little Lass, Known Value and Lovefliesonwings completed the order of finish.

With the victory, Gutierrez upped his record Washington Cup victory total to 21, and his 64 stakes wins overall rank No. 3 all-time.

Coast Guard has sired two stakes winners at the meet—Show Me the Mints (King County Express and Windy Point—and his 15 overall wins rank third this season.

NOTES: Sunday’s $0.50 Pick 5 paid a track record $37,972 to one winning ticket, breaking the previous mark of $29,739.60 set April 28. . .The track was labeled sloppy for races 1 through 5 and wet-fast races 6 through 10, marking the first time in 61 days this season the track wasn’t labeled fast at the beginning of the day. . .Juan Gutierrez rode four winners Sunday, giving him an even 50 for the season, and he’s now 49 wins from tying Gallyn Mitchell’s all-time record of 1,419 wins at Emerald Downs. Gutierrez is the seventh rider with a four-bagger at the meeting. . .In Sunday’s $18,500 allowance/optional claimer for 3-year-olds and up, come backing Owner’s Prestige ($18.80) held off stable mate Oh Marvelous Me to give trainer Blaine Wright a one-two finish. . .Exiting four straight stakes at Emerald Downs, Donnybrook Stable’s Paddy’s Secret ($4.40) rallied past Diamonds R to win the $18,500 Roger Kaczor Memorial Purse for fillies and mares. . .Alex Anaya had his first two-win day at Emerald Downs, and both were aboard debuting 2-year-olds—Unmachable in the WA Cup Juvenile and Race Home ($9.40) in an $18,500 maiden special weight for 2-year-olds. . .Jess Candy Lips ($5.20) prevailed in the Sunday opener for Quarter Horses, running 300 yards in :16.38. . .Live racing resumes Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Emerald Downs Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, September 8
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden $3,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $15,000 $11,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $30,000 $18,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $5,000 $8,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $18,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 WA Cup Juvenile Filly S. $50,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $25,000 $16,600 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 WA Cup Juvenile Colts and Geldings S. $50,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $30,000 $18,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,400 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Friday, September 13 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $3,500 $6,800
Race 2 Claiming – $2,500 $6,100
Race 3 Claiming – $7,500 $8,600
Race 4 Claiming – $7,500 $8,600
Race 5 Claiming – $3,500 $6,800
Race 6 Claiming – $10,000 $11,200
Race 7 Claiming – $2,500 $6,000