Emerald Downs News & Notes-Monday, July 5


Thursday, July 8
6 p.m. (8 races)
$0.50 Super Hi 5 Carryover: $5,170
$0.20 Jackpot Pick 6 Carryover: $10,101

Saturday, July 10
6:30 p.m. (8 races)

Sunday, July 11
2:30 p.m.
$50,000 Governor’s Stakes
$50,000 Washington State Legislators Stakes


Papa’s Golden Boy

$50,000 Governor’s Stakes nominations, Sunday, July 11, 6 ½ Furlongs (3-year-olds & up): Baja Sur, Collusionist, Muncey, Papa’s Golden Boy, Unmachable, Windribbon. Entries taken Wednesday, July 7Papa’s Golden Boy and Baja Sur meet at 6 1/2 panels, a rematch of the June 17 Budweiser Stakes which was taken gate to wire by Papa’s Golden Boy in 1:07.71 for 6 furlongs (90 Beyer). Windribbon could be a key to the race. A late scratch June 2 and June 17, the 5-year-old gelding finally ran June 30, posting a booming allowance victory in 1:07.53 for 6 furlongs (83 Beyer). If Windribbon runs, it would only be 11 days between starts. Baja Sur ran fine in the Budweiser, but race shape was not in his favor, and an extra half-furlong helps his cause. Unmachable won a stakes at this distance as a 3-year-old, but needs to up his game to contend Sunday. 

Ima Happy Cat

$50,000 Washington State Legislators Stakes nominations, Sunday, July 11, 6 ½ Furlongs (3-year-olds & up fillies & mares): Coco Bee, Daffodil Sweet, Dontkissntell, Eyes Open, Gettin Sideways, Ima Happy Cat, Killarney Lass, Miss Important, Squan’s Kingdom. Entries taken Wednesday, July 7In the Hastings Stakes three weeks ago, Daffodil Sweet missed the break at 4 to 5  and Ima Happy Cat sailed uncontested gate to wire for her third Emerald Downs stakes victory. Daffodil Sweet and Ima Happy Cat both show good works leading into Sunday’s race, and the early pace could be hot and heavy. Coco Bee is better than her fourth in the Hastings and 6 ½ could be a good fit for the consistent 6-year-old mare. Killarney Lass is learning how to rate behind horses and has excelled at this distance including a 5-length blowout in the 2020 Boeing Stakes. Squan’s Kingdom overcame trouble to finish second in the Hastings and has hit the board in her last 11 starts.



Wednesday, June 30
Race 1: Melchior-59
Race 2: Cobra Jet-45#+
Race 3: Cadillac Margarita-30#+
Race 4: Oreo’s Dream-49
Race 5: Juspassinthru-53
Race 6: Zatter-70
Race 7: Windribbon-83
Race 8: Guarding Elk Camp-18


Thursday, July 1
Race 1: Lutes Lil Gift-50#
Race 2: Deepingreen-63
Race 3: Secrets of My Soul-50
Race 4: Reelfoot-62
Race 5: I Want One-49
Race 6: Atta Boy Billy-56*
Race 7: Blazingbellablu-59
Race 8: Todos Santos-52

Bella’s Back

Saturday, July 3
Race 1: Street Demand-39
Race 2: Crest Drive-58
Race 3: Bella’s Back-69
Race 4: Ididntseethatcomin-47
Race 5: Missed the Boat-79
Race 6: Queen Breezy-50*
Race 7: Mr. Atlantico-34
* Career-high
# First-time starter

Papa’s Golden Boy

Fastest Times
4 ½ Furlongs :51.04 Cobra Jet (2g) June 30
5 Furlongs :57.47 All About Time (5g) May 26
5 ½ Furlongs 1:02.11 Papa’s Golden Boy (5g) June 2
6 Furlongs 1:07.53 Windribbon (5g) June 30
6 ½ Furlongs 1:14.77 Buckley Bay (7g) June 23
1 Mile 1:34.70 Missed the Boat (5g) July 3

Betting Favorites
Last Week: 11-23 (47.8%)
Season: 54-134 (40.3%)
Largest $2 Win: $54.20, Reelfoot (June 16)
$2 Place: $28.40, Reelfoot (June 16)
$2 Show: $17.60, Special Lesson (June 2)

Biggest Payouts
1: $81,409.82 ($0.20 Jackpot Pick 6, June 23)
2: $28,860.55 ($0.50 Pick 5, June 16)
3: $22,254.65 ($0.50 Pick 5, June 20)

Alex Cruz

Jockey Wins
33-Alex Cruz
26-Julien Couton
23-Juan Gutierrez
10-Kevin Radke
9-Javier Matias
8-Jose Zunino
7-Alex Anaya
6-Franklin Ceballos
4-Jennifer Whitaker
3-Eddie Martinez
2-Ryan Barber
1-Cerapio Figueroa
1-Sean Gilpin*
1-Kevin Orozco

Blaine Wright

Trainer Wins
14-Joe Toye
10-Vince Gibson
9-Ari Herbertson
7-Blaine Wright
6-Candi Cryderman
6-Charles Essex
6-Tim McCanna
5-Howard Belvoir
5-Jeff Metz
4-Kay Cooper
4-Jorge Rosales
4-Chris Stenslie
3-Robbie Baze
3-Frank Lucarelli
3-Roy Lumm
3-Jose Raudales
3-Rigoberto Velasquez
3-Tom Wenzel
2-Alan Bozell
2-Ed Cornier
2-Sam Dronen
2-Doris Harwood
2-Nick Lowe
2-David Martinez
2-O.A. Martinez
2-Greg Moore
2-Ken Person
1-Emil Randy Abrahamson
1-Dione Asmussen
1-Cliff Balcom
1-Robert Bean
1-Steve Bullock
1-Shelly Crowe
1-Valentin Picho Garcia
1-Bonnie Jenne
1-Steve Koler
1-Dan Markle
1-Jack McCartney
1-Steve Menne
1-Debbie Peery
1-Sergio Perez
1-Richard Rennie
1-Rosie Simkins
1-Satchell Stevens
1-Debbie Van Horne


John and Janene Maryanski

Owner Wins
9-Greg and Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Farm
6-John Parker
5-Scott Herbertson
4-Gary Lusk, Deborah Lusk, Jeff and Peyton Lusk
3-Fred & Cindy Desimone
3-Bill Jensen
2-Howard Belvoir
2-BG Stables
2-Ron Bohlman
2-Joe Crawford and Joe Burke
2-Carol Dronen
2-Charles Essex and Petra Lewin
2-Randy Hahn and Jose Raudales
2-Ari Herbertson
2-Horseplayers Racing Club
2-K D Thoroughbreds
2-One Horse Will Do Corporation and Chris Stenslie
2-Poseidon Partners II
2-Rancho Viejo and Jerry Carmody
2-REV Racing LLC
2-Run Free Racing
2-Johnny Taboada
1-Emil Randy Abrahamson
1-Cliff Balcom
1-Bean Acres LLC
1-BDW Racing LLC
1-Howard Belvoir and Robert Buchanan
1-Alan Bozell
1-Alan Bozell and Larry Bass
1-Blue Diamond Stable, Janet Johnson and Ron Bohlman
1-Chappell Alpine Farms LLC
1-Clemans View Racing
1-Code Four Stable
1-John Coonan
1-Shelly Crowe
1-CT Brawlers Stable
1-Dave Desautel
1-Eli Diamant
1-Robert Donnell
1-Hillary Durham
1-Willie Edwards
1-Fleur De Lis Stables
1-Friendship Stable, Kandie Molloy and Craig Fredrickson
1-Valentin L. Garcia, Valentin G. Garcia and Christina Garcia
1-Nancy and Jim Garrett
1-Gold Coast Racing
1-Letha Haahr and Steve Haahr
1-Gary Hallett and Maureen Hallett
1-George Hanson
1-Horse Haven Creek Farm and Barking Dogs
1-Paul Johnson
1-Laurie Kallsen-George
1-Rick Kessler and Terra Firma Farm
1-Steve Koler
1-Richard Larson and Ed Zenker
1-Little Barn Racing
1-Nick Lowe & Mark Loebner
1-Michael Loynes
1-Frank Lucarelli & Dennis Snowden
1-Kurt Luscombe
1-John and Janene Maryanski and Riverbend Stable
1-John and Janene Maryanski, Riverbend Stable and BDW Racing LLC
1-Tim McCanna and Bob Newport
1-Steve Menne, Don DeMulling and Jeff Zielinski
1-MoSaWi Racing,Ellen Moore and James Moore
1-Brian Nash, Ramsey Rutt and Woodway Stable
1-Bill Nooney and Robbie Baze
1-Oak Crest Farm
1-One Horse Will Do Corporation and Steve Shimizu
1-Crispin Ramirez
1-Rancho Viejo
1-Mike Robbins, James Jackson and Tom Hughes
1-Rosales Racing F1
1-Saratoga West
1-Sergio Perez
1-Ken Person
1-Remmah Racing
1-Richard Rennie
1-Rising Star VII
1-Seamist Racing LLC
1-Dawn Spillman
1-Sue and Tim Spooner
1-Brent Stapley
1-Swag Stables and Gregg Kingma
1-Pam Terry and Rick Terry
1-Richard Vanderwouden and Gary Wallace
1-Vital Signs Stables
1-Vital Sign Stable & Jeff Harwood
1-Clay Ward
1-Warlock Stables and Kyle Digges
1-Gay Welliver
1-White Diamond Syndicate and Richard Larson
1-Anne Wisdom
1-Ed Zenker


Horse Wins
3-Bella’s Back
3-Rita Lorraine
2-All American Hero
2-Atta Boy Billy
2-Blowing Bayou
2-Buckley Bay
2-Burn Me Twice
2-Crest Drive
2-Float On
2-I Want One
2-Mean Sharon
2-Mike Man’s Gold
2-Ms Lynn*
2-Papa’s Golden Boy*
2-Queen Breezy
2-Spittin Image
1-Abraa Jabraa
1-Adens Dream
1-All About Time
1-Angel of the City
1-Awesome Image
1-Baltimore Beecho
1-Besos for Lily
1-Big Tony
1-Bode’s Best
1-Bottle Neck
1-Cadillac Margarita
1-Cascade Dancer
1-Club Champ
1-Club Royale
1-Coastal Jazz
1-Cobra Jet
1-Code Charlie
1-Cody’s Choice
1-Command Sgt Major
1-Daddys Little Girl
1-Daffodil Sweet
1-Dame of the West
1-Dance Fighter
1-Devils Workshop
1-Final Rose
1-Fortune in Silk
1-Frisco Frills
1-Gordon Anthony
1-Guarding Elk Camp
1-Haynesfield Hit
1-House of Lords
1-Ima Happy Cat*
1-In the Wind
1-Iron Rob
1-Irish Swing
1-Jupiter S.
1-Kid Arcade
1-Lady Campbell
1-La Una
1-L D’ Rado Goldrush
1-Lutes Lil Gift
1-Madigan Squeeze
1-Mark My Word
1-Master Recovery
1-M Fast
1-Missed the Boat
1-Mister McLean
1-Mr. Atlantico
1-Naval Escort
1-Officer of War
1-Orcadian Storm
1-Oreo’s Dream
1-Perfect Blossom
1-Pistol Power
1-Playing Through
1-R B Eye
1-Red Noon Rising
1-Rings of Saturn
1-Rocket Power
1-Rough Ride
1-Sale’ Y Vale
1-Secrets of My Soul
1-Shelby R.
1-Sigrid’s Gold
1-Sleepy Sue
1-Slew’s Tiz Whiz
1-Street Demand
1-Sunshine Emily
1-The Metal Man
1-Tippytap On Sand
1-Todos Santos
1-Top Executive*
1-Wheel Rally
*stakes win


Sire Wins
8-Harbor the Gold
5-Coast Guard
4-Atta Boy Roy
3-Creative Cause
3-Hold Me Back
3-Trappe Shot
3-War Power
2-Bluegrass Cat
2-Champ Pegasus
2-Curlin to Mischief
2-Daddy Nose Best
2-Dialed In
2-Hard Spun
2-Liberty Gold
2-Midnight Lute
2-Ministers Wildcat
2-Southern Image
2-Tiz the One
2-Tribal Rule
2-Twirling Candy

Winner Bred
61-Washington (45.5%)
32-Kentucky (23.8%)
23-California (17.2%)
3-Florida (2.2%)
3-Oregon (2.2%)
3-New York (2.2%)
2-Iowa (1.5%)
2-Louisiana (1.5%)
1-Alberta (CDN) (0.7%)
1-Arizona (0.7%)
1-British Columbia (CDN) (0.7%)
1-Texas (0.7%)
1-Virginia (0.7%)

Claims Report
Claimed: 68
Aggregate: $400,250
Biggest Claims
1: Gordon Anthony (3c), $25,000 (June 10)
2: Bear Chum (8g), $20,000 (June 24)

Robert Bean

WEEKLY HONORS #7 (June 30-July 3): Jockey Juan Gutierrez Trainer Robert Bean Owner Seamist Racing LLC (Michael Dadasovich) WTBOA WA Bred Blazingbellablu (Bred by Rainbow Meadows and Charles Essex).

Law Abidin Citizen

NOTES: 2019 Longacres Mile (G3) champ Law Abidin Citizen ($4) earned a 90 Beyer for a neck victory over Top Harbor in Saturday’s $75,000 Oak Tree Sprint Stakes at Pleasanton. A 7-year-old Twirling Candy gelding, Law Abidin Citizen ran six furlongs in 1:10 and is 8 for 30 lifetime with $570,167 in earnings for trainer Mark Glatt and owners Dan Agnew, Gerry Schneider and John Xitco. A 3-year-old facing older horses, Top Harbor is out of 2009 Washington Horse of the Year Reba Is Tops and owned by Gordy Jarnig, Ken Marshall and Eric Schweiger. . .Washington-bred Five Bars Blazin scored a $34.80 upset in Sunday’s $90,000 Firecracker Futurity at Grants Pass Downs, running 350 yards in :17.381. Malon Cowgill is the winning owner/breeder. . .Del Mar begins its 31-day summer meet Friday, July 16, first post 2 p.m.