Emerald Downs News & Notes-Thursday, August 30


The 2018 Xpressbet.com Washington Cup continues Sunday with a stakes double-header for state-bred 2-year-olds: $50,000 WA Cup Juvenile Colts & Geldings presented by Muckleshoot Casino, and $50,000 WA Cup Juvenile Filly presented by Pegasus Equine Training & Rehabilitation Center.

The Juvenile–Race 8 at 5:39 p.m.–drew a full field of 12 while the Juvenile Fillies–Race 6 at 4:38 p.m.–drew a field of eight. Both are 6 1/2 furlongs, the farthest distance so far this season for 2-year-olds.

WA Cup Juvenile races have been among the most chalky stakes in recent years at Emerald Downs. The last five Juvenile Colts & Geldings has produced $2 win prices of $5 (Sippin Fire), $2.40 (So Lucky), $5 (Mach One Rules), $2.10 (Trackattacker) and Noosito ($5.40). With one exception the Juvenile Filly also has been dominated by favorites: $2.40 (Bella Mia), $2.40 (Risque’s Legacy), $3.80 (Invested Prospect), $42.20 (Seattles Best Copy) and $3.60 (Chu and You).

The first four stakes for 2-year-olds this year, however,have already produced a $98.80 upset by This Great Nation in the WTBOA Lads and $13.80 by Northwest Factor in the Angie C.

After Sunday, the final stakes event for 2-year-olds is the $50,000 Gottstein Futurity at 1 1/16 miles on Sunday, September 23.


The field for the 23rd running of the Washington Cup Juvenile Colts & Geldings presented by Muckleshoot Casino, 6 ½ furlongs: 1-Sleet Afleet, Jennifer Whitaker, 120 lbs; 2-Fuzzy Dolphin (right), Kevin Orozco, 120; 3-Bootlegger Trail, Rocco Bowen, 120; 4-Devil Dog, Lorenzo Lopez, 118; 5-Ally On Fire, David G. Lopez, 118; 6-Docktarri, Leonel Camacho-Flores, 118; 7-Time ’n Time Again, Julien Couton, 118; 8-Emily’s Gold, Austin Solis, 120; 9-This Great Nation (left), Javier Matias, 120; 10-Verynsky, Patrick Henry Jr., 118; 11-El Borracho, Eswan Flores, 118; 12-Reno Roy, Anne Sanguinetti, 118.

The field for the 23rd running of the Washington Cup Juvenile Fillies presented by Pegasus Equine Training and Rehabilitation Center, 6 ½ furlongs: 1-Belle of Gold, Lorenzo Lopez, 117 lbs; 2-So Figure It Out, Kevin Orozco, 119; 3-Bluegrass Lily, Eswan Flores, 119; 4-Bellamagic, Rocco Bowen, 119; 5-Money Inthe Starrs, Javier Matias, 119; 6-Lorelie G, Julien Couton, 119; 7-Sadie Sue, Leonel Camacho-Flores, 119; 8-Alittlelesstalk, Jose Zunino, 118.


Friday, August 31
6:30 p.m. (7 races)
Fab Friday

Saturday, September 1
5 p.m. (8 races)
September Saturdays
Distance Event No. 2

Sunday, September 2
2 p.m. (10 races)
Italian Day
Week 2: Xpressbet.com Washington Cup:
$50,000 WA Cup Juvenile Colts & Gelding presented by Pegas Training and Rehabilitation
$50,000 WA Cup Juvenile Filly presented by Muckleshoot Casino


Friday, August 24
Race 1: Ryan Walt-67
Race 2: Camano Comet-71*
Race 3: Sadie Sue-38+
Race 4: Brilliant Mike-53*
Race 5: My Chief-56
Race 6: Serbian Syclone-85
Race 7: Pure Pursuit-54

Saturday, August 25
Race 1: Gran Fiesta-58
Race 2: A Little Romance-49*
Race 3: Flatter Cat-53
Race 4: Grinder Sparksaglo-79
Race 5: E Z Star Maker-64
Race 6: Hello Bourbon-67
Race 7: Cody’s Choice-80*
Race 8: Chu and I-53

Sunday, August 26
Race 1: Doctor Bruce S.-63
Race 2: Bullet Express-61
Race 3: Dontkissntell-72*
Race 4: Cats Touch-34+
Race 5: Guardingthemoney-64
Race 6: Grand Palais-73
Race 7: Papa Mambo-66
Race 8: Ididaride Solo-77
Race 9: Sippin Fire-79
Race 10: Corona B Gone-QH
* Career-high
**Ties career-high
# First-time starter


Fastest Times
4 ½ Furlongs :51.87 Sunshine Emily (2yof) June 16
5 Furlongs :56.52 Das Bear (3yog) May 5
5 ½ Furlongs 1:02.94 Barkley (5yoh) May 13
6 Furlongs 1:08.09 Daytona Beach (6yog) June 17
6 ½ Furlongs 1:14.31 Kaabraaj (6yog) July 8
1 Mile 1:34.60 Huya (5yog) June 16
1 1/16 Mile 1:40.08 Riser (4yoc) July 15
1 1/8 Mile 1:48.54 Sippin Fire (3yogf) July 29

Betting Favorites
Last Week: 9-25 (36%)
Season: 151-457 (33.0%)
Largest $2 Win: $98.80 This Great Nation (Aug 12)
$2 Place: $48.20 This Great Nation (Aug 12)
$2 Show: $16.40 This Great Nation (Aug 12)
Largest Payout: $57,865 ($0.20 Jackpot 7, July 14)

Rocco Bowen

Jockeys Wins
89-Rocco Bowen
60-Kevin Orozco
54-Julien Couton
47-Gary Wales
40-Eswan Flores
22-Javier Matias
20-Jose Zunino
19-Anne Sanguinetti
18-Austin Solis
17-Erick Lopez
17-Leonel Camacho-Flores

Javier Matias

Jockeys Earnings
$888,534-Rocco Bowen
$693,932-Julien Couton
$668,587-Kevin Orozco
$472,119-Gary Wales
$451,085-Eswan Flores
$391,672-Javier Matias
$282,830-Austin Solis
$276,924-Jose Zunino
$258,188-Leonel Camacho-Flores
$235,533-Erick Lopez

Vince Gibson

Trainers Wins
39-Jeff Metz
32-Frank Lucarelli
32-Blaine Wright
20-Joe Toye
18-Vince Gibson
17-Manny Ortiz
15-Candi Tollett
15-Howard Belvoir
14-Tom Wenzel
12-Robbie Baze
11-Larry Ross
10-Chris Stenslie

Joe Toye

Trainers Earnings
$678,913-Blaine Wright
$406,532-Frank Lucarelli
$313,737-Howard Belvoir
$303,728-Jeff Metz
$235,799-Tom Wenzel
$194,328-Steve Bullock
$186,141-Vince Gibson
$170,464-Manny Ortiz
$161,856-Chris Stenslie
$154,404-Joe Toye

Jeff Metz (Saratoga West)

Owners Wins
14-Saratoga West
12-John E. Parker
10-Rick Kessler or Terra Firma Farm
9-Tim Bankers
8-Tawnja Elison
7-Kenneth Elison or Vicky Jo Elison
6-Luigi DiPietro or Diana DiPietro
6-Randall and Rossi or Lucarelli Racing
5-Todd & Shawn Hansen
5-Aaron Bresko
5-How We Roll #4

How We Roll #4

Owners Earnings
$156,675-How We Roll #4
$152,313-Rising Star Stable III
$109,429-John E. Parker
$100,555-Todd & Shawn Hansen
$92,689-Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.
$92,347-Tim Bankers
$87,160-Luigi DiPietro & Diana DiPietro
$86,263-John & Janene Maryanski & Riverbend Farm
$80,940-John & Janene Maryanski
$76,423-George Todaro
$76,000-Muddy Waters Stables LLC

Sippin Fire

Horses Wins
4-Curious Rumor
4-Papa Mambo
4-Ryan Walt
4-Sippin Fire****
3-Bella Colomba
3-Bullet Express
3-Cody’s Choice
3-Copy Begone
3-Daytona Beach
3-Grand Palais
3-Guardian One
3-Party for One
3-Que Chistoso
3-Rojo Bou Peep
3-Serbian Syclone
3-Will Not
2-Aikman Juliet*
2-A Little Romance
2-Archie Graham
2-Ask Not
2-Atta Girl Misty
2-Awesome Return
2-Baja Sur*
2-Bear Minimum
2-Bell of Rainier
2-Better in Leather
2-Bet the Harbor
2-Blame It On Royce
2-Bonita Rapids
2-Briana Jean
2-Brilliant Mike
2-Buckley Bay
2-Bullet Drill
2-Bye Bye Sal
2-Cats Gulch
2-Charming Ruler
2-Chu and I
2-Cold Hard Luck
2-Crushin Candy
2-Cruzin in Style
2-Diamonds R*
2-Double A. Prospect
2-Dudley Studley
2-Ever Special
2-Fernet Me Not
2-Flatter Cat
2-Fly Far Away
2-Golden Cowboy
2-Grinder Sparksaglo
2-Hart Mountain
2-He’s Not Grey
2-Hill Croome
2-Hit the Beach
2-Huggy Bear
2-Instinctual Kash
2-Iron Rob
2-Jake’s a Poppin
2-Josie Treasure
2-Jupiter S.
2-Kenzie Blake
2-Long Game
2-Lucky Cleric
2-Marymoor Park
2-Meet At Jakes
2-Mike Man’s Gold
2-Mister Breeze
2-Mitch and John E
2-No Talking Back
2-Oldtimers Vision
2-Our Silver Lining
2-Outa Here
2-Please Be Me
2-Private Boss
2-Regazze Cat
2-Rough and Ready
2-Royal Privacy
2-Sea Basket
2-Seattle Sea Gal
2-She Got Away
2-The Gold Monkey
2-Thirty Pepperonis
2-Tizzy Dean
2-True Ranger
2-Wasatch Wonder
2-Wine At Nine
*Stakes Win

Bella Mia

Horses Earnings
$108,150-Sippin Fire
$54,688-Diamonds R
$54,350-Bella Mia
$52,750-Oh Marvelous Me
$51,125-Aikman Juliet
$47,850-Northwest Factor
$44,600-No Talking Back
$44,150-Mach One Rules

Patrick Henry Jr.

WEEKLY HONORS #19 (August 24-26): Valpak Jockey-Patrick Henry Jr.;
Las Margaritas Trainer-Steve Bullock; EmD Owner-H.R. Mullens, R.A. Larson and Ed Zenker; Quarter Chute Café Groom-Lisa Martin (Roddina Barrett); WTBOA WA-Bred-Grinder Sparksaglo (Marvin Lynd & Richard Sena); Exercise Rider-Byron Rodriguez.


NOTES: Longacres Mile winner Barkley is done racing in 2018, trainer Howard Belvoir said. The 5-year-old will be turned out for the winter at Woodstead Farm in Chehalis. . .Sippin Fire emerged from his Washington Cup victory in good shape and is pointed to the $100,000 Getaway Stakes on September 23, trainer Steve Bullock said. With a victory in the Getaway, Sippin Fire would tie the track record of five stakes wins in a season set by Noosa Beach in 2010. . .Saturday’s 6th race is Event #2 of the WHBPA & WTBOA Horsemen Helping Horsemen Distance Series. The 1 1/8-mile test features a $14,100 purse for 3-year-olds and up, with all seven entrants entered for an $8,000 claim price including Event # 1 winners Atypique and The Gold Monkey. . .Washington-bred Judicial is 5-1 in a $62,000 allowance at five furlongs on turf Friday at Del Mar. Co-owned by Ron Crockett and Terry and Mary Lou Griffin, the 3-year-old Tribal Rule filly makes her first start since breaking her maiden in a $67,000 special weight last January at Santa Anita. . .Washington-bred Striking a Pose debuts Saturday in a $60,000 maiden special weight for 2-year-old colts and geldings Saturday at Del Mar. Owned and bred by Todd and Shawn Hansen, the bay colt is the younger brother of three-time Washington Horse of the Year Stryker Phd. . . Claiming activity remains strong in 2018, with 164 claims through 55 days of racing (2.98 per day) for an aggregate $973,500. The largest claim to date is $32,000 for Assemble, a 3-year-old Bodemeister filly claimed by trainer Dan Markle for owner Jeff Stoddard. . .Boundary Bay, runner-up to Sippin Fire in the Washington Cup Sophomore, is among 20 runners nominated to the $150,000 BC Derby on September 8 at Hastings Racecourse. . .Washington Oaks winner Princessof the Nyl is one of 12 sophomore fillies nominated to the $100,000 BC Oaks on September 8. . .Reginella and Top Quality, first and second in the Emerald Distaff, are nominated to the $50,000 Delta Colleen, also September 8 at Hastings.