Emerald Downs News & Notes-Monday, June 7



Wednesday, June 9
6 p.m. (9 races)
$0.20 Jackpot Pick 6 Carryover: $24,637

Thursday, June 10
6 p.m. (9 races)


Stand To

Wednesday, June 9, Race 8 (9:15 p.m.) $20,900 Allowance, 3YO & UP, 6 furlongs: Hard to DenyStand To, Spittin Image and Time ‘n Time Again, third fourth, fifth and sixth in a similar race opening night, meet again in Wednesday’s feature race. Speedy 3-year-olds Forever Gold and Coastal Jazz add fuel to the pace scenario; the former was two for three as a 2-year-old, the latter wired a softer field in his season debut two weeks ago. Igottabooboo also showed ability while debuting as a 4-year-old last year.

Wine At Nine

Thursday, June 10, Race 8, (9:01 p.m.) $10,000 starter/$15,000 optional claiming, 3YO & UP, 6 ½ furlongs: The meet’s hottest connections–trainer Joe Toye, owners Greg and Chuck Conley, jockey Julien Couton–combine with Zatter in Thursday’s feature race. A 6-year-old Midnight Lute gelding, Zatter drilled open $10,000 claimers by four lengths in his local bow, running 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03.42 and earning a 71 Beyer. Wine At Nine finished third while encountering traffic problems two weeks ago and his 17 local wins must be respected. The added distance figures to help his cause. Emerald Downs newcomer Adens Dream has banked over $283,000 and is 15 for 24 in the money on dirt. Mixo has a strong late kick but is winless in 11 tries at 6 1/2 furlongs and just 2 for 28 at Emerald Downs. Silver Fury misfired when well-backed in his local debut, but could be dangerous if he clears the field early. Rate for Me is a 14-time winner with over $225,000 in earnings, but probably wants more ground.


Papa’s Golden Boy

Wednesday, June 2
Race 1: Wheel Rally-68
Race 2: Cancale-36
Race 3: Perfect Blossom-44
Race 4: Sale’ Y Vale-33
Race 5: Papa’s Golden Boy-84*
Race 6: Judicial-59
Race 7: Red Noon Rising-52
Race 8: House of Lords-53*

Cascade Dancer

Thursday, June 3
Race 1: Burn Me Twice-66
Race 2: Mamacallmeboo-63*
Race 3: Lodestone-43
Race 4: Cascade Dancer-51
Race 5: Slew’s Tiz Whiz-60*
Race 6: Final Rose-64
Race 7: Abraa Jabraa-59*
Race 8: Mike Man’s Gold-64
Race 9: Cody’s Choice-63
Race 10: Goboldly-46
* Career-high
# First-time starter

Fast Times

Daffodil Sweet

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 1:09.01 Daffodil Sweet (4f) May 20
6 ½ Furlongs 1:16.98 House of Lords (3g) June 2
1 Mile 1:37.60 Remembertobreathe (10g) May 27

Betting Favorites
Last Week: 7-18 (38.9%)
Season: 17-52 (32.7%)
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)

Jennifer Whitaker

Jockey Wins
12-Julien Couton
9-Alex Cruz
6-Juan Gutierrez
5-Javier Matias
5-Kevin Radke
4-Franklin Ceballos
3-Alex Anaya
3-Jennifer Whitaker
3-Jose Zunino
1-Cerapio Figueroa
1-Eddie Martinez

Joe Toye

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

Dr. Ray Kwik-Fleur De Lis Stables

Owner Wins
5-Greg and Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Farm
2-Fred & Cindy Desimone
2-Scott Herbertson
2-Horseplayers Racing Club
1-Cliff Balcom
1-BDW Racing LLC
1-Howard Belvoir
1-Howard Belvoir and Robert Buchanan
1-BG Stables
1-Alan Bozell
1-Chappell Alpine Farms LLC
1-Joe Crawford and Joe Burke
1-Dave Desautel
1-Robert Donnell
1-Carol Dronen
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-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-John Parker
1-Poseidon Partners II
1-Richard Rennie
1-Rising Star VII
1-Dawn Spillman
1-Johnny Taboada
1-Swag Stables and Gregg Kingma
1-Vital Signs Stables
1-Vital Sign Stable & Jeff Harwood
1-Gay Welliver
1-Anne Wisdom
1-Ed Zenker

Mike Man’s Gold

Horse Wins
2-Mike Man’s Gold
1-Abraa Jabraa
1-All About Time
1-All America Hero
1-Awesome Image
1-Bella’s Back
1-Big Tony
1-Blowing Bayou
1-Burn Me Twice
1-Cascade Dancer
1-Club Royale
1-Coastal Jazz
1-Code Charlie
1-Cody’s Choice
1-Daffodil Sweet
1-Dame of the West
1-Devils Workshop
1-Final Rose
1-Float On
1-Frisco Frills
1-House of Lords
1-Jupiter S.
1-La Una
1-Madigan Squeeze
1-Mean Sharon
1-Mister McLean
1-Orcadian Storm
1-Papa’s Golden Boy
1-Perfect Blossom
1-Playing Through
1-Queen Breezy
1-Red Noon Rising
1-Rita Lorraine
1-Rocket Power
1-Rough Ride
1-Sale’ Y Vale
1-Slew’s Tiz Whiz
1-The Metal Man
1-Tippytap On Sand
1-Wheel Rally


Sire Wins
2-Atta Boy Roy
2-Coast Guard
2-Harbor the Gold
2-Liberty Gold

Winner Bred
25-Washington (48.1%)
10-Kentucky (19.2%)
8-California (15.4%)
3-New York (5.8%)
1-Arizona (1.9%)
1-Florida (1.9%)
1-Iowa (1.9%)
1-Louisiana (1.9%)
1-Oregon (1.9%)
1-Virginia (1.9%)

Claims Report
Claimed: 17
Aggregate: $69,000
Largest: Reelfoot (5g), May 19

Stephanie Fiorito

WEEKLY HONORS #3 (June 2-3): Jockey Alex Cruz Trainer Joe Toye Owner Horseplayers Racing Club WTBOA Washington-Bred Papa’s Golden Boy (Bred by Bar C Racing Stables) Groom Luis Perez (Tim McCanna) Exercise Rider Stephanie Fiorito

Ima Happy Cat

NOTES: Juan Gutierrez is good to go and resumes riding Wednesday, according to agent David Singer. The tracks’ all-time leader with 1,431 wins, Gutierrez missed the latter half of Thursday’s card following a gate mishap before the third race. . .Nominations to the $50,000 Budweiser Stakes for 3-year-olds and up, Thursday, June 17: Baja Sur, CollusionistMunceyOnce On WhiskeyPapa’s Golden BoyReturrayTake Charge DeputyUnmachableWindribbon. . .Nominations to the $50,000 Hastings Stakes for fillies & mares 3-year-olds and up, Thursday, June 17: Bella’s BackCascade DancerCoco BeeDaffodil SweetDontkissntellEyes OpenFortune’s FreudeIma Happy CatKillarney LassPyscho SisterSquan’s KingdomUno Trouble Maker. . .Wit, younger brother of 2018 Longacres Mile champion Barkley, debuted with a six-length victory in a $90,000 maiden special weight at Belmont Park. . .With a victory Friday at Golden Gate Fields, Balius became the eighth winning foal out of Brown, a daughter of Demons Begone whose progeny include Belle Roberts winner Sweet Nellie Brown and recent maiden special weight winner Nationheart. . .Julien Couton’s win aboard Burn Me Twice in the Thursday opener was his 250th victory at Emerald Downs.