Emerald Downs News & Notes-Monday, June 14




Emerald Downs News & Notes-Monday, June 14


Wednesday, June 16
6 p.m. (8 races)
$0.20 Jackpot Pick 6 Carryover: $39,492

Thursday, June 17
6 p.m. (8 races)
$50,000 Budweiser Stakes
$50,000 Hastings Stakes

Sunday, June 20
2:30 p.m.
Emerald Downs 25th Anniversary
$50,000 Auburn Stakes
$50,000 Seattle Stakes


Baja Sur

$50,000 Budweiser Stakes (3YO & UP, 6 F) Thursday, June 17, Race 7 (8:37 pm): Four stakes this week, two each Thursday and Sunday. The Budweiser features the return of 2019 Washington Horse of the Year Baja Sur, a top-tier sprinter who is unbeaten in four career starts at Emerald Downs. Papa’s Golden Boy routinely runs half-miles in :43 and change and delivered  a sparkling 2021 debut, running 5 1/2 furlongs in a meet-best 1:02.11. Papa’s Golden Boy drew the No. 1 post, which is a combined 13 for 51 at 5 and 5 1/2 furlongs but just 1 for 16 at 6 furlongs this season. Baja Sur and stable mate Windribbon figure to be closest to Papa’s Golden Boy into the stretch. Unmachable finished second and fourth in two starts this spring at Turf Paradise, but is 4-2-1 in seven races at Emerald Downs including a stakes victory last year at 6 1/2 furlongs. Unmachabe should get a lively pace to enhance his stretch kick. Take Charge Deputy returns from a nine-month layoff with some sharp works and came off the bench to defeat Barkley at 24 to 1 a year ago. Muncey fires every time and scored convincingly in his first start as a 4-year-old. Returray and Once On Whiskey are new to Emerald Downs and might want longer distances. The older horse series continues with the $50,000 Governor’s Stakes at 6 1/2 furlongs on Sunday, July 11, and the $100,000 Longacres Mile (G3) on Sunday, Aug. 15.

Daffodil Sweet

$50,000 Hastings Stakes (3YO & UP F&M, 6F) Thursday, June 17, Race 6 (8:11 pm): Daffodil Sweet is unbeaten and virtually untested in four sprints to date, but this marks her first stakes race vs. older horses. She aired vs. allowance foes last month and worked a bullet five furlongs last week. Coco Bee is a quality 6-year-old with a 7 for 14 record and nearly $200,000 in earnings racing exclusively at Golden Gate Fields. This is her first race on dirt, but her dam (Hope I Do) won twice at Emerald Downs. Ima Happy Cat won this race in 2019 and could complicate matters for Daffodil Sweet on the lead. Ima Happy Cat sizzled five furlongs in a bullet :57 1/5 here last Thursday. Killarney Lass has won stakes going short and routing and a handful when on her game. Dontkissntell is versatile and had a troubled trip in her 2021 debut. Uno Trouble Maker is stepping up in class, but she has 10 wins at 6 furlongs and over $227,000 in earnings. Squan’s Kingdom ran well in her first appearance at Emerald Downs and tops the field in career earnings. Cascade Dancer is 2 for 3 lifetime including a nice allowance score two weeks ago.


$50,000 Auburn Stakes nominations (3-year-old colts & geldings), Sunday, June 20, 6 Furlongs: Big Duke, Big Endeavor, Coastal Jazz, Coastal Kid, Dutton, House of Lords, Kowboykabin, Nationheart, Perfect D, Rings of Saturn, Top Executive (Entries taken Wednesday, June 16).

La Una

$50,000 Seattle Stakes nominations (3-year-old fillies), Sunday, June 20, 6 Furlongs: Anothersunnyday, Blazingbellablu, Camden High, Coastal Run, Crazy About You, Frisco Frills, Gayles Evening, Kerralia, La Una, Madigan Squeeze, Ms Lynn, Patricia L, Tothemoonandback (Entries taken Wednesday, June 16).


Spittin Image

Wednesday, June 9
Race 1: Mean Sharon-51
Race 2: Ms Lynn-49*
Race 3: Club Champ-42
Race 4: Command Sgt Major-56*
Race 5: Officer of War-55*
Race 6: Rita Lorraine-51
Race 7: R B Eye-59
Race 8: Spittin Image-61
Race 9: In the Wind-44

Adens Dream

Thursday, June 10
Race 1: Gordon Anthony-54
Race 2: Irish Swing-50
Race 3: Rings of Saturn-52
Race 4: Angel of the City-31
Race 5: Bottle Neck-41
Race 6: I Want One-46
Race 7: Buckley Bay-73
Race 8: Adens Dream-66
Race 9: Sleepy Sue-36
* Career-high
# First-time starter

Fast Times

Papa’s Golden Boy

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 1:08.96 Buckley Bay (7g) June 10
6 ½ Furlongs 1:15.87 Adens Dream (8g) June 10
1 Mile 1:37.60 Remembertobreathe (10g) May 27

Betting Favorites
Last Week: 7-18 (38.9%)
Season: 24-70 (34.3%)
Largest $2 Win: $43.40, Slew’s Tiz Whiz (June 3)
$2 Place: $22.60, Camden High (May 27)
$2 Show: $17.60, Special Lesson (June 2)
Biggest Payout: $16,675 ($0.50 Pick 5, May 27)

Alex Cruz

Jockey Wins
16-Alex Cruz
14-Julien Couton
8-Juan Gutierrez
8-Javier Matias
7-Kevin Radke
4-Alex Anaya
4-Franklin Ceballos
4-Jennifer Whitaker
3-Jose Zunino
1-Cerapio Figueroa
1-Eddie Martinez

Vince Gibson

Trainer Wins
8-Joe Toye
5-Howard Belvoir
5-Candi Cryderman
4-Kay Cooper
4-Ari Herbertson
4-Tim McCanna
3-Charles Essex
3-Vince Gibson
3-Blaine Wright
2-Robbie Baze
2-Doris Harwood
2-O.A. Martinez
2-Jose Raudales
2-Chris Stenslie
1-Dione Asmussen
1-Cliff Balcom
1-Alan Bozell
1-Steve Bullock
1-Sam Dronen
1-Valentin Picho Garcia
1-Steve Koler
1-Nick Lowe
1-Frank Lucarelli
1-Roy Lumm
1-David Martinez
1-Jack McCartney
1-Steve Menne
1-Jeff Metz
1-Greg Moore
1-Sergio Perez
1-Richard Rennie
1-Jorge Rosales
1-Satchell Stevens
1-Debbie Van Horne
1-Tom Wenzel

John Parker

Owner Wins
6-Greg and Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Farm
5-John Parker
2-Howard Belvoir
2-Fred & Cindy Desimone
2-Scott Herbertson
2-Horseplayers Racing Club
2-Poseidon Partners II
2-Johnny Taboada
1-Cliff Balcom
1-BDW Racing LLC
1-Howard Belvoir and Robert Buchanan
1-BG Stables
1-Ron Bohlman
1-Alan Bozell
1-Chappell Alpine Farms LLC
1-Clemans View Racing
1-John Coonan
1-Joe Crawford and Joe Burke
1-CT Brawlers Stable
1-Dave Desautel
1-Eli Diamant
1-Robert Donnell
1-Carol Dronen
1-Hillary Durham
1-Fleur De Lis Stables
1-Valentin L. Garcia, Valentin G. Garcia and Christina Garcia
1-Gold Coast Racing
1-Randy Hahn and Jose Raudales
1-Gary Hallett and Maureen Hallett
1-George Hanson
1-Bill Jensen
1-Paul Johnson
1-Laurie Kallsen-George
1-K D Thoroughbreds
1-Steve Koler
1-Nick Lowe & Mark Loebner
1-Frank Lucarelli & Dennis Snowden
1-Kurt Luscombe
1-Gary Lusk, Deborah Lusk, Jeff and Peyton Lusk
1-John and Janene Maryanski, Riverbend Stable and BDW Racing LLC
1-Steve Menne, Don DeMulling and Jeff Zielinski
1-Bill Nooney and Robbie Baze
1-One Horse Will Do Corporation and Steve Shimizu
1-One Horse Will Do Corporation and Chris Stenslie
1-Sergio Perez
1-Richard Rennie
1-Rising Star VII
1-Dawn Spillman
1-Swag Stables and Gregg Kingma
1-Vital Signs Stables
1-Vital Sign Stable & Jeff Harwood
1-Clay Ward
1-Gay Welliver
1-Anne Wisdom
1-Ed Zenker


Horse Wins
2-Mean Sharon
2-Mike Man’s Gold
2-Rita Lorraine
1-Abraa Jabraa
1-Adens Dream
1-All About Time
1-All America Hero
1-Angel of the City
1-Awesome Image
1-Bella’s Back
1-Big Tony
1-Blowing Bayou
1-Bottle Neck
1-Buckley Bay
1-Burn Me Twice
1-Cascade Dancer
1-Club Champ
1-Club Royale
1-Coastal Jazz
1-Code Charlie
1-Cody’s Choice
1-Command Sgt Major
1-Daffodil Sweet
1-Dame of the West
1-Devils Workshop
1-Final Rose
1-Float On
1-Frisco Frills
1-Gordon Anthony
1-House of Lords
1-In the Wind
1-Irish Swing
1-I Want One
1-Jupiter S.
1-La Una
1-Madigan Squeeze
1-Mister McLean
1-Ms Lynn
1-Officer of War
1-Orcadian Storm
1-Papa’s Golden Boy
1-Perfect Blossom
1-Playing Through
1-Queen Breezy
1-R B Eye
1-Red Noon Rising
1-Rings of Saturn
1-Rocket Power
1-Rough Ride
1-Sale’ Y Vale
1-Sleepy Sue
1-Slew’s Tiz Whiz
1-Spittin Image
1-The Metal Man
1-Tippytap On Sand
1-Wheel Rally

Harbor the Gold

Sire Wins
4-Harbor the Gold
2-Atta Boy Roy
2-Champ Pegasus
2-Coast Guard
2-Creative Cause
2-Liberty Gold
2-Ministers Wildcat
2-War Power


Winner Bred
34-Washington (48.6%)
13-Kentucky (18.6%)
12-California (17.1%)
3-New York (4.3%)
2-Florida (2.9%)
2-Oregon (2.9%)
1-Arizona (1.4%)
1-Iowa (1.4%)
1-Louisiana (1.4%)
1-Virginia (1.4%)

Claims Report
Claimed: 27
Aggregate: $123,000
Largest: $25,000, Gordon Anthony (3c), June 10

Candi Cryderman

WEEKLY HONORS #4 (June 9-10): Jockey Alex Cruz (16-7-3-1) Trainer Candi Cryderman (8-4-1-2) Owner John Parker (7-4-0-2) WTBOA WA Bred Gordon Anthony (Steve Meredith breeder).

Irving Orozco

NOTES: Congratulations to Steve Meredith on breeding full siblings Gordon Anthony and Rita Lorraine to victories last week. Gordon Anthony (3-year-old colt) and Rita Lorraine (4-year-old filly) are both by Dontmesswithkitten out of the Slewdledo mare Asuraslew, and a combined 3-0-1 in four starts at the meet. . .Gordon Anthony also was claimed last week for a meet-high $25,000 by Mutiny Bay Backstretch and trainer Frank Lucarelli. . .Washington-bred Harbored Memories continues to roll in California, earning an 88 Beyer while winning Friday’s $63,000 allowance feature on turf at Santa Anita. A 3-year-old by Harbor the Gold-Fresia, Harbored Memories is 2-3-0 in five starts with earnings of $111,000 for Bar C Racing Stables and Slugo Racing. . .Irving Orozco, named on Coco Bee in the Hastings Stakes and Take Charge Deputy in the Budweiser Stakes, is the older brother of former Emerald Downs regular Kevin Orozco and annually among the top riders in Northern California. Heading into Sunday’s closing day card at Golden Gate Fields, Irving Orozco was third in the standings with 66 wins. He is 2 for 4 lifetime at Emerald Downs including a win on Alliford Bay in the 2017 Seattle Stakes. . .Last year’s leading apprentice Joree Scriver has two mounts Thursday including Squan’s Kingdom in the Hastings Stakes. Scriver, 20, currently is the leading rider with 16 wins at Grants Pass Downs.