Emerald Downs News & Notes-Thursday, August 19

Off and running in the 86th Longacres Mile (G3)


Thursday, August 19
6 p.m. (7 races)
Thirsty Thursday ($5 Well Drinks, $2 Fountain Sodas and $5 Pub Beer)

Saturday, August 21
6:30 p.m. (8 races)
$1,000 Horseshoe Toss

Sunday, August 22
2:30 p.m. (10 races)
$50,000 WTBOA Lads Stakes
$50,000 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes
$40,000 Bank of America Emerald Championship Challenge
$30,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship
Wiener Dogs (championship heat after Race 5)


The 86th Mile is in the books but still plenty of stakes action remaining this season at Emerald Downs. Sunday, for example, is the single busiest stakes day of the season with four big-money races on the 10-race card.

In addition to the $50,000 WTBOA Lads Stakes for 2-year-old colts & geldings and $50,000 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, Sunday also highlights Quarter Horses with the $40,000 Bank of America Emerald Championship Challenge for older horses and $30,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship for 2-year-olds.

Cobra Jet

Cobra Jet (2-2-0-0-$38,715) heads a field of seven in the WTBOA Lads at 6 1/2 furlongs. Unbeaten in two starts for trainer Frank Lucarelli, the Curlin to Mischief gelding faces several promising juveniles including recent maiden special weight winners A View From AboveCheck the Gear and Decimate, the latter a $5,000 supplemental nomination for owner/trainer Howard Belvoir. Akasi and Smiling Salsa, second and third in the Angie C Stakes, are among nine fillies entered in the Barbara Shinpoch at 6 1/2 furlongs. Gold N Glitter, 9 1/2-length maiden winner last month, attempts to give Lucarelli his second straight victory in the Shinpoch.

Cm Boom Shakalaka

Cm Boom Shakalaka (33-14-4-3-$188,436) bids to become the first repeat winner of the Bank of America Emerald Championship Challenge at 440 yards. The Nick Lowe-trained 6-year-old has a 3-1-0 record in four starts at 440 yards, but faces eight tough rivals including Sables Dashin and Dr Tool. Apolinaria Prize figures to be favored in the John Deere Juvenile Challenge at 350 yards. A close third in the $90,000 Firecracker Futurity at Grants Pass Downs in July, the California-bred filly logged the fastest qualifying time of :18.31 for the John Deere Juvenile Challenge.


Ice Needs Whiskey

Thursday, August 12
Race 1: Rational-37
Race 2: Command Sgt Major-55
Race 3: Kowboykabin-73*
Race 4: Downthemiddledan-48*
Race 5: Mamacallmeboo-64*
Race 6: Master Recovery-58
Race 7: Ice Needs Whiskey-56
Race 8: Linchpin Storm-72*

Our Lyla Grace

Saturday, August 14
Race 1: Pure Pursuit-62
Race 2: Neumeister-20+
Race 3: Judicial-69
Race 4: Cody’s Choice-72
Race 5: David Nose Best-52
Race 6: Our Lyla Grace-55
Race 7: Chris the Beaver-54*


Sunday, August 15
Race 1: Whiskey Not Wine-52
Race 2: Urban Diva-48
Race 3: Mean Sharon-64*
Race 4: Suddenly Winning-41
Race 5: Stay in Grace-59
Race 6: Princess of Cairo-87*
Race 7: My Grandpa-63
Race 8: Background-82
Race 9: Ardenlee Star-62
Race 10: Adjudged-41
* Career-high
# First-time starter

Papa’s Golden Boy

Fastest Times
4 ½ Furlongs :50.93 Gold N Glitter (2f) July 11
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 1:14.50 Papa’s Golden Boy (5g) July 11
1 Mile 1:34.70 Missed the Boat (5g) July 3

Betting Favorites
Last Week: 10-25 (40.0%)
Season: 110-284 (38.7%)
Largest $2 Win: $57.80, Raphael (July 24)
$2 Place: $31.40, Raphael (July 24)
$2 Show: $17.60, Special Lesson (June 2)

Biggest Payouts
1: $81,409.82 ($0.20 Jackpot Pick 6, June 23)
2: $33,298.95 ($0.50 Pick 5, July 11)
3: $30,925.80 ($0.20 Jackpot Pick 6, July 15)
4: $28,860.55 ($0.50 Pick 5, June 16)
5: $22,254.65 ($0.50 Pick 5, June 20)

Alex Cruz

Jockey Wins
58-Alex Cruz
53-Julien Couton
49-Juan Gutierrez
21-Javier Matias
20-Jose Zunino
16-Kevin Radke
15-Eddie Martinez
13-Alex Anaya
7-Franklin Ceballos
6-Jennifer Whitaker
5-Ryan Barber
3-Rocco Bowen
3-Kevin Orozco
2-McKenna Anderson
2-Leslie Mawing
2-Joree Scriver
2-Edgar Velasco
1-Cerapio Figueroa
1-Kyle Frey
1-Sean Gilpin*
1-Mario Gutierrez
1-James Wooten Jr.

Mario Gutierrez

Jockey Stakes Wins
3-Julien Couton
2-Alex Cruz
2-Juan Gutierrez
2-Kevin Orozco
1-Rocco Bowen
1-Mario Gutierrez
1-Eddie Martinez

Eddie Martinez

Jockey Earnings
$671,049-Alex Cruz
$631,371-Julien Couton
$557,889-Juan Gutierrez
$295,455-Javier Matias
$241,715-Eddie Martinez

Greg Moore

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

Blaine Wright

Trainer Stakes Wins
3-Blaine Wright
2-Vince Gibson
1-Charles Essex
1-Sandi Gann
1-Frank Lucarelli
1-Roy Lumm
1-Dan Markle
1-Mike Puhich
1-Chris Stenslie

Frank Lucarelli (l)

Trainer Earnings
$258,079-Frank Lucarelli
$232,002-Blaine Wright
$177,152-Vince Gibson
$176,530-Joe Toye
$174,972-Candi Cryderman

Bob Bean

Owner Wins
14-John Parker
14-Greg Conley, Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Farm
8-Scott Herbertson
6-Gary Lusk, Deborah Lusk, Jeff Lusk and Peyton Lusk
5-One Horse Will Do Corporation and Chris Stenslie
5-Johnny Taboada
4-Bean Acres LLC
4-BG Stables
4-Fred & Cindy Desimone
4-Code Four Stable
4-Carol Dronen
3-Howard Belvoir
3-CT Brawlers Stable
3-Charles Essex and Petra Lewin
3-Horseplayers Racing Club
3-Bill Jensen
3-K D Thoroughbreds
3-Rick Kessler and Terra Firma Farm
3-One Horse Will Do Corporation and Steve Shimizu
3-Poseidon Partners II
3-Saratoga West
3-George Todaro
2-Cliff Balcom
2-Ron Bohlman
2-Jerry Carmody and John Sneesby
2-Chad and Josh
2-Joe Crawford and Joe Burke
2-Dave Desautel
2-Eli Diamant
2-Hillary Durham
2-Clemans View Racing
2-Willie Edwards
2-Friendship Stable, Craig Fredrickson and Rick Lukenbill
2-Friendship Stable, Kandie Molloy and Craig Fredrickson
2-Valentin L. Garcia, Valentin G. Garcia and Christina Garcia
2-Letha Haahr and Steve Haahr
2-Randy Hahn and Jose Raudales
2-Lynn Hebdon
2-Ari Herbertson
2-Al Hodge, Tim McCanna and Daniel Dapper
2-Paul Johnson
2-Nick Lowe & Mark Loebner
2-John and Janene Maryanski and Riverbend Stable
2-Steve Menne, Don DeMulling and Jeff Zielinski
2-Mutiny Bay Backstretch LLC
2-Oak Crest Farm
2-Sergio Perez
2-Rancho Viejo
2-Rancho Viejo and Jerry Carmody
2-Rancho Viejo and Lisa Baze
2-Peter Redekop B C Ltd.
2-REV Racing LLC
2-Rosales Racing F1
2-Run Free Racing
2-Dawn Spillman
2-Brent Stapley
2-Swag Stables
2-Dennis Trenkenschuh
1-Emil Abrahamson
1-Roddina Barrett and Robert Buston
1-BDW Racing LLC
1-Howard Belvoir, Rhonda Ackerman and Randi Ackerman
1-Howard Belvoir and Robert Buchanan
1-Billy Speed Racing Stable
1-Tom Birklid, Becky Birklid and Annie Birklid
1-Blue Diamond Stable, Janet Johnson and Ron Bohlman
1-Blue Ribbon Racing Ladies
1-Alan Bozell
1-Alan Bozell and Larry Bass
1-Alan Bozell and Victoria Miller
1-Aaron Bresko
1-Carbon River Racing
1-Jerry Carmody
1-Chappell Alpine Farms LLC
1-Jeff Cissell
1-Clemans View Racing
1-Lyle Conway
1-John Coonan
1-Shelly Crowe
1-Bruce Cudahy
1-Mark Dedomenico and North American Thoroughbred Horse Co.
1-Richard Degraw
1-Robert Donnell
1-Fleur De Lis Stables
1-Nancy and Jim Garrett
1-H.R. Gibson and Nancy Gibson
1-Giddyup Stables LLC
1-Gold Coast Racing
1-Gold Coast Racing II
1-Gary Hallett and Maureen Hallett
1-Todd and Shawn Hansen
1-George Hanson
1-Grasshoppers Racing Stable and William Douglas Stenverg
1-Kerry Gunderson
1-Lynn Hebdon, Trevor Sall and Ryan Cooper
1-Mike Hill
1-Ramer Holtan Jr.
1-Homer Thoroughbreds Inc.
1-Homestretch Farms Inc.
1-Horse Haven Creek Farm and Calvin Bagby
1-Horse Haven Creek Farm and Barking Dogs
1-How We Roll 1
1-Invictus Partners LLC
1-Iron Horse 1
1-Laurie Kallsen-George
1-K and L Racing
1-K and W Stable
1-James Kiser
1-Steve Koler
1-Richard Larson and Ed Zenker
1-Little Barn Racing
1-Michael Loynes
1-Frank Lucarelli & Dennis Snowden
1-Kurt Luscombe
1-Mark Malnati, Shady Valley Ranch and Jeff Harwood
1-David Martinez and Russell Hulk
1-John and Janene Maryanski, Riverbend Stable and BDW Racing LLC
1-Tim McCanna and Bob Newport
1-Frank McDonald
1-James Moore
1-MoSaWi Racing,Ellen Moore and James Moore
1-Brian Nash, Ramsey Rutt and Woodway Stable
1-Bill Nooney and Robbie Baze
1-Mike O’Neil, Bryan W. Smith and Dean Smith
1-Pegasus Too and Dixie Hitchcock
1-Ken Person, Mike Nyland and Eric Amerland
1-Crispin Ramirez
1-Rancho Viejo, Lisa Baze and Luis Torres
1-Randall and Rossi LLC, Gary Hughes and Lucarelli Racing Corp.
1-REV Racing, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Lucarelli Racing Corp.
1-Mike Robbins, James Jackson and Tom Hughes
1-Rosales Racing F1 and Generoso Tandiama
1-Sharon Ross
1-Saratoga West, Letha Haahr and Steve Haahr
1-Ken Person
1-Poseidon Partners
1-Rave Green Racing
1-Remmah Racing
1-Richard Rennie
1-Rising Star VII
1-Santos Rosales
1-Seamist Racing LLC
1-Dennis Snowden, Dan Minardo and Russ Nakagawa
1-Dawn Spillman
1-Sue and Tim Spooner
1-Swag Stables and Gregg Kingma
1-Swag Stables, Karen Angelos and Ernie Fatta
1-Tailgate Racing
1-Ten Broeck Farm Inc.
1-Pam Terry and Rick Terry
1-David Thorner, Tom Wenzel and Janice Train
1-Dennis Trenkenschuh and Tena Birdwell
1-Uncle Pete’s Dream Team
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-Weatherman Stable
1-Duane Weber
1-Gay Welliver
1-White Diamond Syndicate and Richard Larson
1-Anne Wisdom
1-Ed Zenker

Princess of Cairo

Horse Wins
4-Bella’s Back
3-Atta Boy Billy
3-Daffodil Sweet*
3-Float On
3-Mean Sharon
3-Mike Man’s Gold
3-Papa’s Golden Boy**
3-Queen Breezy
3-Rita Lorraine
2-Adens Dream
2-All American Hero
2-Awesome Image
2-Baltimore Beecho
2-Blowing Bayou
2-Buckley Bay
2-Burn Me Twice
2-Chris the Beaver
2-Cobra Jet*
2-Cody’s Choice
2-Command Sgt Major
2-Crest Drive
2-Dame of the West
2-David Nose Best
2-Downthemiddle Dan
2-Final Rose
2-Frisco Frills
2-Hard to Deny
2-In the Wind
2-Irish Swing
2-Iron Rob
2-I Want One
2-Lady Campbell
2-Lolo Paniolo
2-Master Recovery
2-Missed the Boat
2-Ms Lynn*
2-Omache Kid
2-Orcadian Storm
2-Our Lyla Grace
2-Shifty Dancer
2-Slew’s Tiz Whiz
2-Spittin Image
2-Stay in Grace
2-Sunshine Emily
2-Tippytap On Sand
2-Todos Santos
2-Top Executive**
2-Whidbey Prince
1-Abraa Jabraa
1-A Filly Can Dream
1-All About Time
1-Always for Money
1-American Buddah
1-Angel of the City
1-Apolinaria Prize qh
1-Ardenlee Star
1-A View from Above
1-Bearcreek Mountain
1-Besos for Lily
1-Big Endeavor
1-Big Tony
1-Bode’s Best
1-Bottle Neck
1-Cadillac Margarita
1-Candy Zip
1-Captain Dashi
1-Cascade Dancer
1-Check the Gear
1-Classic Leah
1-Club Champ
1-Club Royale
1-Coastal Jazz
1-Code Charlie
1-Count Alexei
1-Cover Two
1-Curious Sensation
1-Daddys Little Girl
1-Dance Fighter
1-Devils Workshop
1-Don’t Rub It
1-Double Perfection
1-Dreamer’s Reality
1-Emerald Sea
1-Enchanting Way
1-E Z Star Maker
1-Forever Gold
1-Fortune in Silk
1-Franks Fix It
1-Gold N Glitter
1-Gordon Anthony
1-Grey Point
1-Guarding Elk Camp
1-Haynesfield Hit
1-Hold Me Close
1-House of Lords
1-Ice Needs Whiskey
1-Ima Happy Cat*
1-I’m Not Gabby
1-Jupiter S.
1-Kid Arcade
1-Laker Jet
1-La Una
1-L D’ Rado Goldrush
1-Leaving Angelz qh
1-Liberty’s Finale
1-Linchpin Storm
1-Little John
1-Lookout Taylor
1-Lutes Lil Gift
1-Madigan Squeeze
1-Mark My Word
1-M Fast
1-Miss Monique
1-Mister McLean
1-Mr. Atlantico
1-My Grandpa
1-National Heroine
1-Naval Escort
1-New Every Morning
1-Officer of War
1-Oreo’s Dream
1-Party for One
1-Perfect Blossom
1-Pistol Power
1-Playing Through
1-Please Me
1-Point Hope
1-Princess Caroline
1-Princess of Cairo*
1-Proud Lion
1-Pure Pursuit
1-R B Eye
1-Red Noon Rising
1-Reno Roy
1-Rings of Saturn
1-Rocket Power
1-Rocky Jack
1-Rough Ride
1-Run Cordell Run
1-Sale’ Y Vale
1-Sassy Edie
1-Secrets of My Soul
1-Seventh Wave
1-Shady Retreat
1-Shelby R.
1-Sigrid’s Gold
1-Skeemin N Dreamin
1-Slack Tide*
1-Sleepy Sue
1-Southern Venture
1-Street Demand
1-Suddenly Awesome
1-Suddenly Winning
1-Talking Eyes
1-Temple Secret
1-The Metal Man
1-Thunder Music
1-Tiz Manny
1-Tumac Mountain
1-Unstoppable Gal
1-Urban Diva
1-Waverly Way
1-Wheel Rally
1-Whiskey Not Wine
1-Wilson to Lockett
*stakes win


Sire Wins
13-Harbor the Gold
11-Coast Guard
8-Atta Boy Roy
7-Daddy Nose Best
6-Ministers Wild Cat
5-Hold Me Back
4-Hard Spun
4-Liberty Gold
4-Southern Image
4-Tribal Rule
4-Twirling Candy
3-Bluegrass Cat
3-Creative Cause
3-Curlin to Mischief
3-Dialed In
3-Slew’s Tiznow
3-Temple City
3-Trappe Shot
3-War Power
2-Big Blue Kitten
2-Cairo Prince
2-Champ Pegasus
2-Chhaya Dance
2-Cinco Charlie
2-Data Link
2-Elusive Quality
2-Flat Out
2-Governor Charlie
2-Midnight Lute
2-Parker’s Storm Cat
2-Pioneerof the Nile
2-Polish Miner
2-Raise the Bluff
2-Running Tap
2-Silver Poet
2-Stormy Atlantic
2-Street Boss
2-Tiz the One
2-Wildcat Heir


Sire Stakes Wins
2-Harbor the Gold
2-Street Boss
1-Cairo Prince
1-Curlin to Mischief
1-Ministers Wild Cat
1-Shaman Ghost
1-Smiling Tiger

Winner Bred
124-Washington (43.9%)
69-Kentucky (24.5%)
56-California (19.9%)
9-Florida (3.2%)
6-Oregon (2.1%)
4-New York (1.4%)
3-Iowa (1.1%)
3-Louisiana (1.1%)
2-Arizona (0.7%)
2-British Columbia (CDN) (0.7%)
1-Alberta (CDN) (0.4%)
1-Ireland (0.4%)
1-Texas (0.4%)
1-Virginia (0.4%)

Claims Report
Claimed: 133
Aggregate: $692,000
$25,000 Gordon Anthony (3c), June 10
$20,000 Bear Chum (8g), June 24

Bob and Molly Rondeau

WEEKLY HONORS #13 (August 12-15)
Jockey James Wooten Jr.
Trainer Mike Puhich
Owner Giddyup Stables (Bob & Molly Rondeau)
WTBOA WA Bred Judicial (Bred by Mr. & Mrs. William T. Griffin)
Exercise Rider Byron Rodriguez (Background and Princess of Cairo)
Groom Edmundo Ruiz (Sandi Gann)


Del Mar

NOTES: Saturday is Pacific Classic Day at Del Mar, including five graded races on an 11-race card. The $1 million Pacific Classic (G1) goes as race 10 at 6:30 p.m. (pacific)