Emerald Downs News & Notes-Thursday, Sept 12

Hit the Beach defends title in Muckleshoot Tribal Classic


Sunday’s final installment of the 2019 Washington Cup features the $50,000 Mucklehsoot Tribal Classic for 3-year-olds and up, and $50,000 Washington Cup Filly & Mare presented by Xpressbet. Both are 1 1/16 miles and the final stakes of the meeting for older horses.

The Muckleshoot Tribal Classic drew a field of nine including defending champion Hit the Beach and 2014 winner Mike Man’s Gold, the latter recently scoring his record 22nd lifetime win at Emerald Downs. Makah Lane, winner of the WA Cup Sophomore Colt & Gelding two weeks ago, wheels back in two weeks.

Sippin Fire

Sippin Fire, unraced since a fourth in the Governor’s Stakes on June 2, returns to action in the Classic. The 2018 Washington Horse of the Year and Emerald Downs’ Horse of the Meeting bids to become the first horse to score Washington Cup victories at age 2, 3 and 4. The Steve Bullock trainee won the 2017 Washington Cup Juvenile Colt & Gelding and the 2018 Washington Cup Sophomore Colt & Gelding.

No Talking Back

In the Washington Cup Filly & Mare, No Talking Back carries high weight of 123 lbs against a strong field that includes 2018 Filly & Mare runner-up Dontkissntell and four-time Emerald Downs’ stakes winner Bella Mia. A 5-year-old Flatter mare trained by Chris Stenslie, No Talking Back aims for a stakes hat trick following victories in the Boeing Stakes and Emerald Distaff, and could also atone for a sixth as the favorite in last year’s Filly & Mare.

Under Par ships down from Canada and is 9 for 13 lifetime for trainer Mark Cloutier. A 4-year-old Stephanotis filly, she’s led at the stretch call in every career start, but has never raced farther than 6 1/2 furlongs.

The field for the $50,000 Washington Cup Filly & Mare Presented by Xpessbet (Race 5): 1-Dontkissntell, Ryan Barber, 119; 2-No Talking Back, Scott Stevens, 123; 3-Suddenly Awesome, Kevin Krigger, 119; 4-Under Par, Amadeo Perez, 119; 5-Magical Spell, Gary Wales, 118; 6-Fortune’s Freude, Eddie Martinez, 117; 7-Bella Mia, Kevin Orozco, 117.


The field for the $50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic (Race 7): 1-Grinder Sparksaglo, Kevin Orozco, 120 lbs; 2-Sippin Fire, Kevin Krigger, 118; 3-Coulterberry, Amadeo Perez, 118; 4-The Press, Jennifer Whitaker, 120; 5-Trump Itz, Jose Zunino, 120; 6-Makah Lane, Juan Gutierrez, 120; 7-Elliott Bay, Javier Matias, 118; 8-Hit the Beach, Scott Stevens, 122; 9-Mike Man’s Gold, Gary Wales, 118.

2019 Stakes @ Emerald Downs
Stakes: 25 Total Horses: 212 Average Field Size: 8.5
Average $2 Win: $11.00
Favorite: 12 for 25
2nd Favorite: 3 for 25
Largest $2 Win: $32.60, Twirling Devon (Irish Day Stakes)
Smallest $2 Win: $2.40, Anyportinastorm (Governor’s Stakes)
Winner Bred*: Washington 13, Kentucky 6, Florida 3, California 2
Winning Sire*: Smiling Tiger 3, City Zip 2, Coast Guard 2, Demon Warlock 2, Flatter 2,  Majesticperfection 2, Twirling Candy 2, Abraaj 1, Eskendereya 1, Grazen 1, Mucho Macho Man 1, Slew’s Tiznow 1, Super Saver 1, Munnings 1, Atta Boy Roy 1, Macho Uno 1
Trainer Wins: Blaine Wright 8, Frank Lucarelli 2, Howard Belvoir 2, Chris Stenslie 2, Roddina Barrett 2, Mark Glatt 1, Dan Markle 1, Manny Ortiz 1, Faith Taylor 1, Tom Wenzel 1, Mark Hanson 1, Bonnie Jenne 1, Jose Navarro 1, Jack McCartney 1
Jockey Wins: Kevin Orozco 4, Franklin Ceballos 3, Scott Stevens 3, Juan Hernandez 3, Javier Matias 3, Juan Gutierrez 2, Jorge Carreno 1, Abel Cedillo 1, Lorenzo Lopez 1, Gary Wales 1, Jennifer Whitaker 1, Nakia Ramirez, Alex Anaya 1
*Thoroughbred only

Snow Plow-2019 Hall of Fame Filly or Mare


Friday, September 13 (62/67)
6:30 p.m. (7 races)
Fab Friday

Saturday, September 14 (63/67)
5 p.m. (8 races)
September Saturdays

Sunday, September 15 (64/67)
2 p.m. (8 races)
$50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic
$50,000 WA Cup Filly & Mare Presented By Xpressbet
2019 Washington Hall of Fame Ceremony


Friday, September 6
Race 1: Coastal Reign-45*
Race 2: O.K. So Far-33+#
Race 3: Rosso’s Gatto-52*
Race 4: Judicial-66
Races 5-7: cancelled

This Great Nation

Saturday, September 7
Race 1: Patricia K-35+
Race 2: Flat Out Fine-57
Race 3: Crest Drive-78
Race 4: Old School Ike-73*
Race 5: Gentle Prince-70
Race 6: Smoothee Lee-70
Race 7: This Great Nation-70*
Race 8: Zippin Wine-68*


Sunday, September 8
Race 1: Jess Candy Lips (qh)
Race 2: Zoombiya-56*
Race 3: Paddy’s Secret-74
Race 4: Helaman-58*
Race 5: Race Home-49+#
Race 6: Windy Point-46+
Race 7: Mystical Image-75*
Race 8: Unmachable-48+#
Race 9: Owners’ Prestige-80*
Race 10: Hundredandoneproof-32
* Career-high
+ 2-year-old
# First-time starter

Fastest Times
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
1 ¼ Mile 2:05 Party for One (6g) Aug 31

Betting Favorites
Last Week: 9-22 (40.1%)
Season: 202-497 (40.6.%)
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: $37,972.10 ($0.50 Pick 5, September 8); $16,777.56 ($0.20 Jackpot Pick 7, August 2); $16,049.55 ($0.50 Pick 4, August 24)

2019 Leaders

Alex Anaya

Jockey Wins*
93-Gary Wales
59-Kevin Orozco
52-Javier Matias
50-Juan Gutierrez
48-Eddie Martinez
28-Franklin Ceballos
27-Ryan Barber
25-Kevin Krigger
25-Jose Zunino
21-Jorge Carreno
19-Lorenzo Lopez
9-Jennifer Whitaker
8-Patrick Henry Jr.
7-Jose Leon
6-Alex Anaya
5-Scott Stevens
3-Juan Hernandez
3-Francisco Diaz-Lopez
1-Lorenzo Rivera
1-Abel Cedillo
*Thoroughbred only

Gary Wales

Jockey Earnings
$848,258-Gary Wales
$762,244-Kevin Orozco
$591,912-Javier Matias
$588,857-Juan Gutierrez
$550,046-Eddie Martinez
$350,809-Franklin Ceballos
$345,187-Jorge Carreno
$330,431-Jose Zunino
$292,880-Ryan Barber
$287,328-Kevin Krigger
$248,590-Lorenzo Lopez
$165,222-Jennifer Whitaker

Frank Luacrelli

Trainer Wins
68*-Frank Lucarelli
36-Blaine Wright
27-Jorge Rosales
23-Vince Gibson
20-Candi Cryderman
19-Alan Bozell
17-Pablo De Jesus
16-Charles Essex
14-Joe Toye
14-Chris Stenslie
13-Howard Belvoir
11-Steve Bullock
11-Kay Cooper
11-Tom Wenzel
10-Manny Ortiz
9-David Martinez
8-Terry Gillihan
8-Sharon Ross
8-Jose Navarro
8-Robbie Baze
7-Roddina Barrett
7-Bob Meeking
6-Arturo Arboleda
6-Valentin P. Garcia
6-Mike Puhich
5-Tim McCanna
5-Bonnie Jenne
5-Howie Gibson
5-Dan Markle
5-Bill Tollett
5-Paul Treasure
5-Rigoberto Velasquez
4-Felimon Alvarado
4-Patty Lydon
4-Linda Northam
4-Edwin Cornier
4-Michael Bullene
4-Jeff Metz

Blaine Wright

Trainer Earnings
$726,367-Blaine Wright
$647,951-Frank Lucarelli
$237,375-Howard Belvoir
$236,994-Chris Stenslie
$221,253-Tom Wenzel
$220,074-Vince Gibson
$196,796-Kay Cooper
$193,124-Candi Cryderman
$184,455-Jorge Rosales
$181,060-Steve Bullock
$168,442-Joe Toye
$167,403-Alan Bozell
*Track record

Chad Christensen

Owner Wins
26-Chad Christensen
18-John Parker
10-Marjorie Avery
9-One Horse Will Do Corp. & Chris Stenslie
7-Todd & Shawn Hansen
7-Hopper’s Racing Stable
7-Peter Redekop BC Ltd.
7-Greg Conley, Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Farm
7-Tim Bankers
6-Wanda Munger Racing Stables
5-Howard Belvoir
5-Gary and Debbie Lusk
5-Two Putts for the Win #4, David Lechmanik and Alliance Stable LLC
5-Rosales Racing F1 and Rick Southall
4-Ron Crockett Inc.
4-Valentin Picho Garcia
4-Darrin Paul
4-Allaire Farms
4-Elwin Gibson & Arturo Arboleda
4-Mark Dedomenico LLC
4-Dreamscape Farm
4-Randall and Rossi LLC or Lucarelli Racing
4-Ron Wise
4-Wayne Williams or Linda Northam
4-Robbie Baze or Bill Nooney
3-Cindy Winschell
3-John & Janene Maryanski and Riverbend Farm
3-Howie Gibson
3-Marjorie Avery & Rosales Racing F1
3-Helios Stable and Alan Bozell
3-Rick Kessler, Terra Firma Farm or Wayne Williams
3-Bony Barn
3-Billy Speed Racing Stable
3-Woodway Stable
3-Ernest Sherman
3-Ed and Fran Barber
3-Manny Ortiz
3-Glyn Kelly & Anne MacLennan
3-Swag Stables
3-Paul Johnson
3-Two Putts for the Win #19
3-Warlock Stables, Kelly Dougan & Ya Killing Me LLC
3-Les Lynd
3-Art McFadden
3-Still Dreaming Stables

Howard Belvoir

Owner Earnings
$208,075-Chad Christensen
$177,208-Todd & Shawn Hansen
$165,884-John Parker
$143,140-Peter Redekop BC Ltd.
$133,310-Tim Bankers
$110,400-One Horse Will Do Corp. & Chris Stenslie
$96,800-Dan Agnew, Gerry Schneider and John Xitco
$91,880-Ron Crockett Inc
$85,625-Warlock Stables, Kelly Dougan and Ya Killing Me LLC
$83,295-Ten Broeck Farm
$80,266-Howard Belvoir
$71,522-John & Janene Maryanski and Riverbend Farm

Smoothee Lee

Horse Wins
5-Das Bear
5-General Mach Four
5-Rosso’s Gatto
4-Brahms Forest
4-Cherokee Louise
4-He’s Not Grey
4-Hold That Smile
4-Mystical Image
4-Party for One
4-Smoothee Lee
3-All Star Allie
3-Beau Rocket
3-Dizzy Diva
3-Flatter Cat
3-La Waun
3-Mike Man’s Gold
3-Roamin Effort
3-Stay in Grace
3-Wine At Nine
2-Assets Included
2-Baja Sur**
2-Best of Me*
2-Brilliant Bird
2-Buckley Bay
2-Bullet Express
2-Cate’s Gold
2-Chief Osceola
2-Classic Leah
2-Close to Midnight
2-Cm Once Ina Bluemoon (qh)
2-Coastal Son
2-Come On Miranda
2-Cook Up a Storm
2-Crest Drive
2-Cross Creek
2-Crushin Candy
2-Deputy’s Command
2-Devil Dog
2-Early Morn
2-Emily’s Gold
2-E Z Star Maker
2-Fancy Cookie
2-Flat Out Fine
2-Fleet Marie
2-Gentle Prince
2-Grinder Sparksaglo
2-I Double Dare You
2-Irish Swing
2-Johnny Five
2-Jupiter S.
2-Killarney Lass*
2-Lasting Light
2-Legitimate Cause
2-Lulu’s Lightening
2-Makah Lane*
2-Mike Man’s Bro
2-Miner Heat
2-Mister Breeze
2-No Harbor in Sight
2-No Talking Back**
2-Old School Ike
2-Oldtimers Vision
2-Peach of a Pie
2-Perfect Blossom
2-Perfect Dude*
2-Pin Up Lady
2-Pre Mo Diamond
2-Pure Pursuit
2-Rally Cat
2-Roman Rush
2-Rosies Baby
2-Rough and Ready
2-Scout Patrol
2-Sky Confidential
2-Smiling Bandit
2-Sunshine Emily
2-Sway Road
2-This Great Nation
2-Timberlake Gage
2-Tomorrow’s Mine
2-Twirling Cinnamon
2-Wheel Rally
2-Wild Wilko
2-Windy Point
2-Ziggy Car Dust
2-Z’s Speranza
*Stakes Win

No Talking Back

Horse Earnings
$96,800-Law Abidin Citizen
$57,362-No Talking Back
$55,427-Windy Point
$52,800-Baja Sur
$48,225-Perfect Dude
$47,500-My Grandpa
$45,025-Killarney Lass
$44,700-Mucho Amor
$42,663-Makah Lane
$41,675-Best of Me


2019 Leading Sires
20-Harbor the Gold
17-Atta Boy Roy
16-Coast Guard
13-Smiling Tiger
10-Parker’s Storm Cat
9-Liberty Gold
7-Papa Clem
7-Slew’s Tiznow
6-Champ Pegasus
6-To Honor and Serve

Wing Ho (center)

WEEKLY HONORS #21 (Sept 6-8): Valpak Jockey: Alex Anaya; Muckleshoot Casino Trainer: Jack McCartney; EmD Owner: Wing Ho; Quarter Chute Café Groom: Victor Pulido (Bonnie Jenne); WTBOA WA Bred: Windy Point (Clemans View Farm and Michelle Beaunaux breeders); Exercise Rider: Troy Grissom.

NOTES: Gary Wales, seven wins from the 100 mark, serves a two-day suspension Friday and Saturday for a careless riding infraction last week. . .Chad Christensen needs one win to tie and two wins to break the single-season record for owner wins of 27 set by Swag Stables in 2009. . . Unmachable became the fourth 2-year-old in track history to debut with a stakes victory: Knights Kaffer (1997 Northwest Stallion Stakes), Ladyledue (2008 Northwest Stallion Stakes), Karula (2016 Angie C Stakes), Unmachable (2019 Washington Cup Juvenile Colt or Gelding).