WTBOA LADS, BARBARA SHINPOCH SHARE SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT
The Longacres Mile is in the books, but there are nine more stakes remaining in 2019.
Five of the stakes are for 2-year-olds, including Sunday’s double-header featuring the $50,000 WTBOA Lads Stakes for colts & geldings and $50,000 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes for fillies.
The WTBOA Lads, which drew a field of 10, and the Barbara Shinpoch, which drew eight, are both run at six furlongs.
The championship event for 2-year-olds, the $100,000 Gottstein Futurity at 1 1/16 miles, is closing day, Sunday September 22. Washington-breds, however, also have the $50,000 Washington Cup Juvenile and $50,000 Washington Cup Juvenile Filly, both at 6 1/2 furlongs, on Sunday, September 8.
The field for the $50,000 WTBOA Lads Stakes (Race 8, 5:39 p.m.): 1-Muncey, Javier Matias, 114 lbs; 2-Wilson to Lockett, Julien Couton, 114; 3-Harbors Rule, Scott Stevens, 114; 4-Haveulostyourmind, Jose Zunino, 114; 5-Wicked Winnings, Gary Wales, 114; 6-Brett, Eddie Martinez, 114; 7-Forty Smooches, Kevin Orozco, 114; 8-Turntheclocktozero, Kevin Krigger, 116; 9-Dropyourbuffs, Juan Gutierrez, 114; 10-Reddy to Star, Jorge Carreno, 116.
The field for the $50,000 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes (Race 6, 4:38 p.m.): 1-Cakewalk, Javier Matias, 113 lbs; 2-Tap That Spot, Scott Stevens, 113; 3-You Go Girl, Kevin Krigger, 113; 4-Jaded Tiger, Gary Wales, 113; 5-Windy Point, Juan Gutierrez, 115; 6-For You Only, Jennifer Whitaker, 119; 7-My Fol, Kevin Orozco, 115; 8-Munny, Jorge Carreno, 113.
MIKE MAN’S GOLD GOES FOR RECORD
In Saturday’s featured seventh race, Mike Man’s Gold takes his second crack at becoming the track’s all-time wins leader.
Currently tied with West Seattle Boy at 21 wins apiece, Mike Man’s Gold is among nine horses entered in the $18,500 allowance/optional claimer for 3-year-olds and up at one mile, with Mike Man’s Gold the 5 to 2 morning line favorite.
Mike Man’s Gold takes a 21 for 50 Emerald Downs record into Saturday’s feature, including a 5 for 12 record at one mile. A 9-year-old Liberty Gold gelding, Mike Man’s Gold has been claimed in all four outings this season including three straight for $25,000. His current owners, Greg Conley, Chuck Conley and Joe Toye, have owned Mike Man’s Gold for his last nine wins.
Saturday’s race, which also features stakes winners The Press, Hit the Beach, and Grinder Sparksaglo springboards nicely to the $50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic on Sunday, September 15.
EmD ALL-TIME WINS
21-Mike Man’s Gold*
21-West Seattle Boy
15-Wine At Nine*
STAKES SOARING HIGH AT EMERALD DOWNS
Buoyed by an 11-horse field in the Longacres Mile, average field size is a robust 8.4 horses per stakes race this season at Emerald Downs. And including the four stakes on Championship Sunday, the last seven stakes have all produced $2 win payoffs of $10 or higher, including Law Abiding Citizen’s $15.60 in the Longacres Mile (G3).
Although he ran gallantly as the odds-on choice, Anyportinastorm became the 18th betting favorite to lose in 24 Miles at Emerald Downs. And odds-on favorites are now 0 for 3: Hesabull, second at 3 to 10 in 1997; Classic Cat, eighth at 4 to 5 in 1999; and Anyportinastorm; second at 7 to 10 in 2019.
2019 Stakes @ Emerald Downs
Stakes: 18 Total Horses: 151 Average Field Size: 8.4
Average $2 Win: $11.80
Favorite: 7 for 18
2nd Favorite: 2 for 18
Largest $2 Win: $32.60, Twirling Devon (Irish Day Stakes)
Smallest $2 Win: $2.40, Anyportinastorm (Governor’s Stakes)
Winner Bred: Washington 9, Kentucky 4, Florida 3, California 2
Winning Sire: Smiling Tiger 3, City Zip 2, Flatter 2, Twirling Candy 2, Abraaj 1, Coast Guard 1, Demon Warlock 1, Eskendereya 1, Grazen 1, Majesticperfection 1, Mucho Macho Man 1, Slew’s Tiznow 1, Super Saver 1,
Trainer Wins: Blaine Wright 7, Frank Lucarelli 2, Chris Stenslie 2, Roddina Barrett 1, Howard Belvoir 1, Mark Glatt 1, Dan Markle 1, Manny Ortiz 1, Faith Taylor 1, Tom Wenzel 1
Jockey Wins: Kevin Orozco 4, Franklin Ceballos 3, Juan Hernandez 3, Scott Stevens 2, Jorge Carreno 1, Abel Cedillo 1, Lorenzo Lopez 1, Javier Matias 1, Gary Wales 1, Jennifer Whitaker 1
RACING THIS WEEK
Friday, August 16 (50/67)
6:30 p.m. (7 races)
Saturday, August 17 (51/67)
5 p.m. (8 races)
Breakfast at the Wire (8-10 a.m.)
Rocco Bowen Bobbleheads (limited supply)
Sunday, August 18 (52/67)
2 p.m. (10 races)
$50,000 WTBOA Lads Stakes
$50,000 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes
Family Fun Day/Kids Race
BEYERS & FAST TIMES
Friday, August 9
Race 1: Veraaj-30+
Race 2: Love the Vino-49+
Race 3: Hold That Smile-45
Race 4: Das Bear-77
Race 5: Peach of a Pie-45
Race 6: Roman Rush-70*
Race 7: Quiet But Deadly-50
Saturday, August 10
Race 1: National Heroine-49*
Race 2: Wilson to Lockett-47+
Race 3: Docktarri-50
Race 4: Timberlake Gage-49
Race 5: Party for One-62
Race 6: Wheel Rally-68
Race 7: Freddies Dream-74
Race 8: Botch-56
Sunday, August 11
Race 1: Grand Minister-39
Race 2: Close to Midnight-71
Race 3: General Mach Four-79
Race 4: Killarney Lass-81
Race 5: My Grandpa-71*
Race 6: No Talking Back-72
Race 7: Law Abidin Citizen-96
Race 8: Wine At Nine-74
Race 9: Boomerang Miss-80
Race 10: Attercop-47
** Ties Career-high
# First-time starter
4 ½ Furlongs :51.96 Windy Point (2f) June 23
5 Furlongs :56.54 Beau Rocket (4f) May 5
5 ½ Furlongs 1:02.04 Best of Me (4f) May 5
6 Furlongs 1:07.54 Anyportinastorm (5h) June 2
6 ½ Furlongs 1:14.35 Anyportinastorm (5h) June 30
1 Mile 1:34.08 Law Abidin Citizen (5g) Aug 11
1 1/16 Mile 1:41.81 Twirling Devon (3f) July 14
1 1/8 Mile 1:48.55 Killarney Lass (3f) Aug 11
Last Week: 8-25 (32.0%)
Season: 163-400 (40.8%)
Largest $2 Win: $69.80, Stay in Grace (April 27)
$2 Place: $38, Sassafrass (June 16)
$2 Show: $15.40, Excessive Belief (May 10)
Largest Payouts: $29,739.60 ($0.50 Pick 5, April 28); $16,777.56 ($0.20 Jackpot Pick 7, August 2); $12,038.25 ($0.50 Pick 4, April 27)
8-Patrick Henry Jr.
14-Pablo De Jesus
5-Valentin P. Garcia
8-One Horse Will Do Corp. & Chris Stenslie
7-Todd & Shawn Hansen
6-Peter Redekop BC Ltd.
6-Wanda Munger Racing Stables
6-Hopper’s Racing Stable
5-Greg Conley, Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Farm
4-Gary and Debbie Lusk
4-Mark Dedomenico LLC
4-Two Putts for the Win #4, David Lechmanik and Alliance Stable LLC
4-Wayne Williams or Linda Northam
4-Rosales Racing F1 and Rick Southall
3-Ron Crockett Inc.
3-John & Janene Maryanski and Riverbend Farm
3-Valentin Picho Garcia
3-Marjorie Avery & Rosales Racing F1
3-Randall and Rossi LLC or Lucarelli Racing
3-Helios Stable and Alan Bozell
3-Rick Kessler, Terra Firma Farm or Wayne Williams
3-Elwin Gibson or Arturo Arboleda
3-Billy Speed Racing Stable
3-Ed and Fran Barber
$169,025-Todd & Shawn Hansen
$135,660-Peter Redekop BC Ltd.
$96,800-Dan Agnew, Gerry Schneider and John Xitco
$92,765-One Horse Will Do Corp. & Chris Stenslie
$72,520-Ron Crockett Inc
$71,522-John & Janene Maryanski and Riverbend Farm
$58,675-Warlock Stables, Kelly Dougan and Ya Killing Me LLC
$57,362-One Horse Will Do Corp. & Steve Shimizu
4-General Mach Four
4-He’s Not Grey
3-All Star Allie
3-Hold That Smile
3-Party for One
3-Stay in Grace
2-Best of Me*
2-Close to Midnight
2-Come On Miranda
2-Cook Up a Storm
2-E Z Star Maker
2-Mike Man’s Bro
2-Mike Man’s Gold
2-No Harbor in Sight
2-No Talking Back**
2-Peach of a Pie
2-Rough and Ready
2-Wine At Nine
2-Ziggy Car Dust
$96,800-Law Abidin Citizen
$67,362-No Talking Back
$41,675-Best of Me
$33,475-Oh Marvelous Me
2019 Leading Sires
17-Harbor the Gold
14-Atta Boy Roy
8-Parker’s Storm Cat
WEEKLY HONORS #17 (August 9-11): Valpak Jockey: Jorge Carreno; Muckleshoot Casino Trainer: Tom Wenzel; EmD Owner: Sargent Stables (Dan Sargent); Quarter Chute Café Groom: Jorge Martinez (Candi Cryderman); WTBOA WA Bred: My Grandpa (Prisco Vacca & Elizabeth Vacca breeders); Exercise Rider: McKenna Anderson.
NOTES: The top three Longacres Mile finishers—Law Abidin Citizen, Anyportinastorm and Restrainedvengence—all earned 96 Beyers. 2018 Mile winner Barkley earned a 94 Beyer and 2017 winner Gold Rush Dancer got a 97. . .Frank Lucarelli begins the week just three wins away from the 1,000-win mark at Emerald Downs. . .And finally, Emerald Downs’ all-time leading rider Gallyn Mitchell celebrates his 57th birthday today.