Auburn Stakes & Hastings Stakes-Nominations

Elliott Bay and Jennifer Whitaker prevail in the 2017 Gottstein Futurity


AUBURN, Wash. (May 21, 2018) – Emerald Downs’ stakes action shifts into high gear with a pair of stakes over the four-day Memorial Day weekend. Three-year-olds race six furlongs in Sunday’s $50,000 Auburn Stakes and older fillies and mares race six furlongs in Monday’s $50,000 Hastings Stakes.

Elliott Bay, voted state and track champion 2-year-old of 2017, is set to make his 2018 debut in the Auburn. By Harbor the Gold-Melba Jewel, Elliott Bay won two stakes and over $90,000 including a 1 ½-length victory in the Gottstein Futurity.

Citizen Kitty defends her title in the Hastings, and the 6-year-old by Proud Citizen-No Constraints scored a 1 ¼-length allowance win at 5 1/2 furlongs in her Emerald Downs return May 6.

$50,000 Auburn Stakes, 6F, Sunday, May 27
Horse. . . . . Owner. . . . .Trainer
Argosy Fleet (3/KY) Peter Redekop BC Ltd Blaine Wright
Boundary Bay (3/WA) N American Thoroughbred Racing Co Sandi Gann
Choreography (3/KY) N American Thoroughbred Racing Co Sandi Gann
Cody’s Choice (3/WA) Pam Gibson & Maureen Hallett Vince Gibson
Elliott Bay (3/WA) Rising Star Stable II Howard Belvoir
Freiburg (3/KY) Ramer Holtan Jose Navarro
Great Eagle (3/KY) Penny Jensen & Terry Pierce Larry Pierce
Hey Sequoia (3/BC) William Bridges Tom Wenzel
My Heart Awakens (3/KY) Coal Creek Farm David Martinez
Oldtoytrain (3/AZ) Horseplayers R, Warlock S & Dougan Roddina Barrett
Sippin Fire (3/WA) How We Roll #4 Steve Bullock
Vicente’s Shadow (3/KY) Gordon Twilegar & Steve Twilegar Blaine Wright
Whatwasithinking (3/KY) Randall & Rossi & Lucarelli Frank Lucarelli
Wheel Rally (3/WA) Allaire Farms Robert Meeking
Winter Knight (3/WA) Q Stable Bonnie Jenne
Ya Chunka Monka (3/FL) Ya Killing Me, Mead & Saratoga West Jeff Metz

Citizen Kitty defends title in $50,000 Hastings Stakes

$50,000 Hastings Stakes, 6F, Monday, May 28
Horse. . . . .Owner. . . . .Trainer
Alliford Bay (4/KY) Peter Redekop BC Ltd Blaine Wright
Anonymity (4/KY) LNJ Foxwoods Richard Mandella
Arabesque (4/MD) Dana Halvorson & Rodney Orr Charles Essex
Blazinbeauty (4/KY) Darrin L. Paul Frank Lucarelli
Citizen Kitty (6/WA) Highlander Racing Stable LLC Jeff Metz
Eurodevilwoman (5/TX) Muddy Waters Stables Mike Puhich
Gazing (4/WA) William Sandeman Terry Gillihan
Grace Bay (4/WA) Billy Speed Racing Stable Frank Lucarelli
Indie Rock (4/BC) Snow, High Stakes Tbreds & B Auger John Snow
Invested Prospect (5/WA) John & Janene Maryanski/Riverbend Farm Blaine Wright
Little Dancer (4/KY) Ron A. Schmid Doris Harwood
Mother of Dragons (4/FL) Andreas Psarras Andreas Psarras
My Heart Goes On (5/WA) Coal Creek Farm David Martinez
Risque’s Legacy (4/WA) Karl Krieg Tom Wenzel
Strip It Down (4/KY) Ten Broeck Farm Blaine Wright