$65,000 Joe Gottstein Futurity-nominations

Elliott Bay holds off Sippin Fire in the WTBOA Lads Stakes


AUBURN, Wash. (September 17, 2017) – The current falls on the 72-day meeting with the $65,000 Gottstein Futurity on Sunday, September 24.

Fourteen juveniles are nominated to the season’s biggest race for 2-year-olds, to be contested at 1 1/16 miles, with the winner earning $35,750.

Elliott Bay, winner of the WTBOA Lads and runner-up in the Washington Cup Juvenile Colts, is the most accomplished runner nominated to the race. Recent allowance winner My Heart Awakens and Washington Cup third-place winner Trump Itz are also top contenders.

Three fillies—Diamonds R, Frisky Bear and Sea N Redd—are nominated to the Gottstein. Fillies traditionally have fared well in the race, winning three of the last 10 runnings including Blazinbeauty last year.

My Heart Awakens undefeated in two starts

$65,000 Gottstein Futurity
Sunday, September 24
2-Year-Olds, 1 & 1/16 Mile
Horse. . . . . . .Owner. . . . . . . Trainer
Aceinthehole (2/KY) Manny Ortiz Manny Ortiz
Check and Raise (2/KY) W. Quinn Chin Robert Meeking
Crest Drive (2/KY) W. Quinn Chin Robert Meeking
Desert Prophet (2/KY) Oak Crest Farm David Martinez
Diamonds R (2/KY) George Todaro Tom Wenzel
Elliott Bay (2/WA) Rising Star Stable II Howard Belvoir
Freiburg (2/KY) Ramer Holtan Jose Navarro
Frisky Bear (2/WA) Sabers Drawn & Lucarelli Racing Frank Lucarelli
Great Eagle (2/KY) Penny Jensen & Terry Pierce Larry Pierce
Hey Sequoia (2/BC) William Bridges Tom Wenzel
My Heart Awakens (2/KY) Coal Creek Farm David Martinez
Sea N Redd (2/CA) John E. Parker Candi Tollett
Trump Itz (2/WA) Maryanski & Riverbend Farm Blaine Wright
Winning Bluff (2/WA) Ron Hagen & Terri Kaluza Tom Wenzel -##-