Emerald Downs News & Notes-Thursday, June 16



Friday, June 17
7 p.m. (7 races)
$0.50 Pick 5 carryover: $13,386
$0.20 Jackpot Pick Six carryover: $15,570
Muckleshoot Gold Cup Indian Relay Racing

Saturday, June 18
2:15 p.m. (8 races)
Muckleshoot Gold Cup Indian Relay Racing

Sunday, June 19
2:15 p.m. (8 races)
$50,000 Seattle Stakes
$50,000 Auburn Stakes
Muckleshoot Gold Cup Indian Relay Racing

Amskapi Pikuni with Chris Carlson riding prevail in 2021 Muckleshoot Gold Cup


Enticing carryovers, the first two stakes of the 2022 meeting, and the return of Indian Relay Racing highlight a busy weekend of activity at Emerald Downs.

Longshots dominated last week at Emerald Downs as betting favorites were blanked Friday and Sunday, creating two nice carryovers into Friday: $13,386 in the $0.50 Pick 5 (races 3-7), and $15,570 in the $0.20 Jackpot Pick 6 (races 2-7).

Emerald Downs launches its 23-race stakes schedule Sunday with a pair of six-furlong dashes for sophomores. Three-year-old fillies meet in the $50,000 Seattle Stakes while 3-year-old colts & geldings square off in the $50,000 Auburn Stakes. The Seattle Stakes is the first of three open stakes for 3-year-old fillies culminating with the $75,000 Washington Oaks on Aug. 14. The Auburn Stakes begins a three-race series for 3-year-old colts & geldings with the $75,000 Muckleshoot Derby the crowning event on Aug. 14.

Indian Relay teams representing 18 teams and eight Indian Nations from six states are expected to compete for the 2022 Muckleshoot Gold Cup. A grand total of nine races are scheduled—three each day—headlined by Sunday’s championship Muckleshoot Gold Cup. In Indian Relay—the nation’s oldest sport with a history that goes back 500 years—teams race twice around Emerald Downs’ one-mile oval, exchanging horses each half-mile.


Le Tub

Friday, June 10
Race 1: Suddenly Winning-44
Race 2: Antecedence-42
Race 3: Firewalker-60*
Race 4: Man in Black-33#
Race 5: Sir Deputy-67*
Race 6: Le Tub-55
Race 7: Tribunal Love-40

Gold N Glitter

Saturday, June 11
Race 1: Norski-49
Race 2: Brony Boy-64
Race 3: Kind of Gallant-53
Race 4: Mojave-62
Race 5: Captain Dashi-52*
Race 6: Gold N Glitter-63*
Race 7: It’s Curlin Time-42

Frisco Frills

Sunday, June 12
Race 1: Whata Flirt-52
Race 2: Code Charlie-69
Race 3: Celinas Blue Bird-33
Race 4: Harbor Outlaw-75*
Race 5: Marque It Up-60
Race 6: Frisco Frills-78*
Race 7: Overly Fast-57*
Race 8: Mayhem and Chaos-48
* Career-high
# First-time starter

Fast Times
5 Furlongs :56.97 Overly Fast (3g) May 28
5 ½ Furlongs 1:01.49 Ima Happy Cat (7m) May 22
6 Furlongs 1:08.35 Spittin Image (5g) June 5
6 ½ Furlongs 1:15.58 Willing to Burn (5m) June 4
1 Mile 1:35.41 Missed the Boat 6g (June 3)

Betting Favorites
Last Week: 3-22 (13.6%)
Season: 38-91 (41.8%)
Largest $2 Win: $35, Frisco Frills (June 12)
$2 Place: $20, Whenducksfly (May 15)
$2 Show: $11.20, Brannigan (May 15)
Biggest Payout: $4,013.30 ($0.50 Pick 5, May 29)

Kassie Guglielmino

Jockey Wins
20-Kevin Radke
18-Alex Cruz
17-Juan Gutierrez
  9-Javier Matias
  7-Jose Zunino
  4-Leslie Mawing
  4-Kevin Orozco
  3-Kassie Guglielmino
  3-Heribert Martinez
  2-Alex Anaya
  2-Jennifer Whitaker
  2-Jose Nava-Marin

Tena Birdwell

Trainer Wins
7-Candi Cryderman
7-Jorge Rosales
6-Frank Lucarelli
6-Blaine Wright
5-Sam Dronen
5-Vince Gibson
5-Joe Toye
4-Howard Belvoir
4-Tom Wenzel
3-Alan Bozell
3-Shelly Crowe
3-Bonnie Jenne
3-M.L. Pierce
2-Robbie Baze
2-Tena Birdwell
2-Charles Essex
2-Dan Markle
2-Jeff Metz
2-Rosie Simkins
2-Niccolo Troiani
1-Cliff Balcom
1-Steve Bullock
1-Kay Cooper
1-Valentin P. Garcia
1-Robert Gilker
1-James Gilmour
1-Liz Kowalski
1-Robert Meeking
1-Jennifer Nunnally
1-Debbie Peery
1-Ken Person
1-Jose Raudales
1-Shannon Simpson
1-Jill Soranno
1-Debbie Van Horne
1-Anne Wisdom

Paul Johnson

Owner Wins
7-John Parker
3-Purple Rose Ranch
2-Howard Belvoir and Robert Buchanan
2-James Carlin
2-Chad and Josh
2-Carol Dronen
2-Friendship Stable, Q Stable, & Craig Fredrickson
2-Oscar Heredia
2-Rick Kessler or Terra Firma Farm
2-Lusk Racing
2-Paddock Partners Ltd.
2-William Sandeman
2-Saratoga West
1-59 tied


Horse Wins
2-Big Fashion
2-Brony Boy
2-Collecting Stars
2-Crooked Finger Ray
2-Heredia Boxer
2-Overly Fast
2-Willing to Burn
1-Abraaj Mirage
1-Alpine Hypnosis
1-Babtiste Lasalle
1-Blood Red Moon
1-Buckley Bay
1-Captain Dashi
1-Celinas Blue Bird
1-Coastal Jazz
1-Code Charlie
1-Confidence Builder
1-Curious Sensation
1-Darcee’s Lovi Dovi
1-Donne Cattive
1-Empire Way
1-Eyes for Gold
1-Fantastic Day
1-Franks Fix It
1-Frisco Frillls
1-Fully Compliant
1-Gold N Glitter
1-Harbor Outlaw
1-Heat Seeking Leta
1-I Am Allthatyouare
1-Ima Happy Cat
1-In the Vault
1-Iron Rob
1-It’s Curlin Time
1-Jersey Red
1-Kind of Gallant
1-Lago de Oro
1-Le Tub
1-Man in Black
1-March On Linch
1-Marque It Up
1-Master Recovery
1-Mayhem and Chaos
1-Mean Sharon
1-Midnight Luter
1-Missed the Boat
1-Miss Kitness
1-Mosquito Fleet
1-Ms Parkside
1-Nine One One
1-Northern Blend
1-Northwest Rain
1-Orcadian Storm
1-Our Lyla Grace
1-Pearl River Delta
1-Roman Rush
1-Saint Pieus
1-Sir Deputy
1-Sleepy Sue
1-Spittin Image
1-Stonus Maximus
1-Suddenly Winning
1-Take Charge Deputy
1-Tam Tricky
1-Top Executive
1-Tribunal Love
1-Warfront Fighter
1-Western Rule
1-Whata Flirt
1-Wheel Rally

Harbor the Gold

Sire Wins
6-Harbor the Gold
4-Coast Guard
3-Street Boss
2-Atta Boy Roy
2-Broken Vow
2-Gallant Son
2-Lutes Gift
2-Mr. Big
1-45 tied

Winner Bred
32-Washington (35.2%)
25-Kentucky (27.5%)
22-California (24.2%)
3-Oregon (3.3%)
  2-Florida (2.2%)
  2-Idaho (2.2%)
  2-Pennsylvania (2.2%)
  1-British Columbia (1.1%)
  1-New York (1.1%)
  1-Virginia (1.1%)

Claims Report
No. Claims 59
Aggregate $415,750
Largest $30,000, Spittin Image (5g), June 5; $30,000, Zazen (3f), June 11

Debbie Van Horne

WEEKLY HONORS #5 (June 10-12): Jockey: Jose Zunino Trainer: Debbie Van Horne Owner: Paul Johnson WTBOA Washington-Bred: Frisco Frills (Cliff and Leslie Balcom breeders)

NOTES: Nominations close Saturday for the $50,000 Hastings Stakes for older fillies and mares and $50,000 Budweiser Stakes for 3-year-olds and up, both to be run Sunday, June 26. The Budweiser is the first stop on the road to the $150,000 Longacres Mile on Sunday, Aug 14. . .Santa Anita finishes its marathon 2021-2022 Winter/Spring meet Sunday with a pair of Grade 3 stakes including the $125,000 San Juan Capistrano at 1 ¾ miles on turf.