Emerald Downs News & Notes-Friday, September 8

Riser holds off Aqua Frio in the $75,000 Emerald Downs Derby


Riser and Little Dancer can both earn $25,000 bonuses Saturday with victories in the $150,000 B.C. Derby and $100,000 B.C. Oaks at Hastings Racecourse.

The bonuses—which would be paid in U.S. dollars—are for any 3-year-old that sweeps the Emerald Downs Derby and B.C. Derby, and any 3-year-old filly that sweeps the Washington Oaks and B.C. Oaks.

Riser is the 5-2 favorite in the 1 1/8-mile B.C. Derby, with Aaron Gryder aboard at 126 lbs for trainer Blaine Wright and owner Jared Chappell.

Little Dancer is the 7-2 second choice in the 1 1/8-mile B.C. Oaks, with Rocco Bowen shipping in to ride at 121 lbs for trainer Doris Harwood and owner Ron Schmid. Daz Lin Dawn, six-for-six this year with six stakes wins, is the 6-5 morning line favorite.

The B.C. Oaks is scheduled for 3:46 p.m. and the B.C. Derby 5:25 p.m. Emerald Downs plans to show both races on the giant TV screen.

Gold Rush Dancer and Evin Roman prevail in the $200,000 Longacres Mile


While the Emerald Downs Derby winner returns to action Saturday in Canada, the Longacres Mile winner resurfaces Saturday in Cypress, Calif.

Gold Rush Dancer is the 2-to-1 morning line favorite in the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course.

The E.B. Johnston, one mile on dirt, drew a field of six including defending champion and 5-2 second choice Soi Phet, the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained He Will (3-1), El Huerfano (4-1), Lucky J Lane (8-1) and Start a Runnin (15-1).

Gold Rush Dancer drew the No. 3 post with Evin Roman up at 124 lbs for trainer Vann Belvoir and owner John Parker. Post time is 2:58 p.m. (between races 3 and 4 at Emerald Downs.


Saturday, September 9
2 p.m. (10 races)
$0.20 Pick 7 carryover: $3,090

Sunday, September 10
2 p.m. (10 races)


Friday, September 1
Race 1: Dancing Pistol-50*
Race 2: Pat’s Inheritance-59
Race 3: Toddies Hottie-43
Race 4: Web of Demons-59
Race 5: Ontheshadyside-71
Race 6: Luz Atticus-84*
Race 7: Pet Gold-47

Saturday, September 2
Race 1: Silvies-qh
Race 2: Don’tbeshywillie-58
Race 3: Pre Mo Diamond-58
Race 4: Part of the Plan-40
Race 5: Solar Heat-61
Race 6: Parker’s Behr Cat-56
Race 7: Cats Champ-66*
Race 8: There’s No Doubt-72*
Race 9: Parker’s Prince-60*

Sunday, September 3
Race 1: Snow Zone-40
Race 2: Calex-65
Race 3: My Heart Awakens-55*+
Race 4: Diamonds R-56*+
Race 5: Coast Is Clear-50*
Race 6: Bernette-57
Race 7: Luck Out-62
Race 8: Little Joker-42
Race 9: George’s Main Man-61
* Career-high
# First-time starter
+ 2-year-old

Fastest Times
4 ½ Furlongs :51.45 Rosie’s Reward (2g) June 24
5 Furlongs :56.38 All for Me (4g) April 9
5 ½ Furlongs 1:01.10 Prime Engine (5g) April 22
6 Furlongs 1:07.65 Luz Atticus (7g) Sept 1
6 ½ Furlongs 1:13.94 Mach One Rules (4g) June 18
1 Mile 1:33.85 Gold Rush Dancer (4c) Aug 13
1 1/16 Mile 1:42.55 Mach One Rules (4g) July 16
1 1/8 Mile 1:47.88 Citizen Kitty (5m) Aug 13
300 Yards :15.787 Augie Meyer (5g) June 10
350 Yards tie-:17.958 Cm Boom Shakalaka (2g) Aug 20 &
Silvies (5m) Sept 2
440 Yards :22.167 Secretly Fast (4g) Aug 20
870 Yards :45.826 Rare Ed (6g) Aug 20

Rockport Birdie (6m) 7-6-0-1-$24,995
Wine At Nine (5g) 8-5-1-1-$28,615
Exit Sixty Slew (4f) 6-5-0-1-$58,535
Pat’s Inheritance (4c) 8-4-1-2-$18,585
Oh Marvelous Me (5g) 6-4-0-2-$39,840
Mike Man’s Gold (7g) 5-4-0-1-$41,900
Bella Mia (2f) 5-4-0-0-$91,523
Jerre to Carrie (4f) 5-4-0-0-$36,960
Mr. Takahashi (5g) 5-4-0-0-$17,140
3-29 tied

$135,250-Mach One Rules (4g)
$114,510-Citizen Kitty (5m)
$110,000-Gold Rush Dancer (4c)
$91,523-Bella Mia (2f)
$88,925-Riser (3c)
$71,725-Little Dancer (3f)
$58,535-Exit Sixty Slew (4f)
$58,050-Barkley (4c)
$56,250-Aqua Frio (3g)
$47,888-Sippin Fire (2g)

Leading Jockeys
114-Rocco Bowen
55-Kevin Orozco
51-Julien Couton
45-Eswan Flores
40-L. Camacho-Flores
37-Juan Gutierrez

Jockeys Stakes Wins
6-Julien Couton
4-Rocco Bowen
3-Isaias Enriquez
3-Eswan Flores

Leading Trainers
48-Blaine Wright
32-Joe Toye
29-Frank Lucarelli
27-Jeff Metz
27-Charles Essex

Trainers Stakes Wins
10-Blaine Wright
4-Frank Lucarelli
3-Jeff Metz

Leading Owners
17-John E. Parker
13-Conley, Conley & Terra Firma Farm
9-Rick Kessler
7-Peter Redekop BC Ltd
7-Elwin Gibson & Arturo Arboleda
6-John & Janene Maryanski
6-Two Putts for the Win #7
6-Vann Belvoir

Owners Earnings
$294,872-John E. Parker
$168,850-R.E.V. Racing
$152,295-Peter Redekop BC Ltd
$121,915-John & Janene Maryanski
$116,422-Highlander Racing Stables
$93,290-Conley, Conley & Terra Firma Farm
$91,645-Chappell Alpine Farms
$76,073-Darrin L. Paul

Leading QH Jockeys
4-Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa
2-Luis Gonzalez
2-Lorenzo Lopez

Leading QH Trainers
4-Hector Magallanes
2-Adrian Quinones

Betting Favorites
Last Week: 8-24 (33.3%)
Season: 192-533 (36.0%)
QH Favorites: 3-10 (30.0%)

Largest $2 Win:
Tbred-$103.80 Betting On Dr Bow (June 18)
QH-$123.00 Secretly Fast (Aug 20)
$2 Place: $34.60 Fluidity (Aug 25)
$2 Show: $16.20 Dedicated to You (Aug 13)

WEEKLY HONORS #22 (Sept 1-3): Valpak Jockey-Leonel Camacho-Flores; Las Margaritas Trainer-Roddina Barrett; EmD Owner-Coal Creek Farm; Quarter Chute Café Groom-Joey Prentice; WTBOA Washington-bred-Pre Mo Diamond (Prisco Vacca & Elizabeth Vacca breeders); Exercise Rider of the Week-Angel Wahl (Kay Cooper).

FINISH LINES: Rocco Bowen will donate $20 for each victory through the end of the season to hurricane relief efforts, and Paul Beattie said Eli Sports would donate an additional $10 for each Bowen victory through closing day on September 24. . .Bowen has clinched his second straight Emerald Downs riding title with a career-high 114 wins. He is averaging 1.72 wins per day. . .Washington-bred Percy’s Bluff continued his winning ways in California, scoring by a length in a 5-furlong turf race Monday at Golden Gate Fields. A 5-year-old Raise the Bluff gelding, Percy’s Bluff is 6-0-2 in eight starts this year for owner/trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, and 16-8-7 in 36 lifetime starts with earnings of $196,508. . .Mike Man’s Gold goes for his fifth win of the meet in Sunday’s $20,500 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for 3-year-olds and up at 6 ½ furlongs. Mike Man’s Gold is the 8-5 choice with Emmett Park (3-for-3 at the meet) second choice at 9-5. . .Mr. Takahashi shoots for his fifth straight win in Saturday’s fifth race for older $5,000 claimers at 5 ½ furlongs.