Emerald Downs News & Notes-Thursday, Sept. 5


Time for Week 2 of the Xpressbet Washington Cup, and this time 2-year-olds take center stage for a Sunday doubleheader featuring the $50,000 Washington Cup Juvenile presented by Elysian Brewing Company and $50,000 Washington Cup Juvenile Filly presented by Pegasus Training & Rehabilitation.

Both the Juvenile Colt & Gelding and Juvenile Filly are 6 1/2 furlongs in distance, and both drew fields of 10. If all 20 horses start, it would boost the average stakes field size to 8.5 this season.

Scott Stevens, who has enjoyed tremendous success in limited action this season at Emerald Downs, rides Harbors Rule for trainer Chris Stenslie in the Juvenile Colt & Gelding. Harbors Rule and Stevens nearly pulled of a 31 to 1 upset in the WTBOA Lads three weeks ago, but were tagged by Muncey in the final jumps of the six-furlong stakes. Improving with every start, Harbors Rule (Harbor the Gold-Felice the Cat) is a full brother to 2017 Washington Horse of the Year and Emerald Downs’ Horse of the Meeting Mach One Rules.

Stevens is 5-3-2 in 15 starts at the meet including three stakes wins. He rode 5-year-old mare No Talking Back to a pair of stakes wins for Stenslie, and 3-year-old filly Alittlelesstalk to a victory in the Washington  Cup Sophomore Filly last week.

In the Juvenile Filly, Windy Point, You Go Girl and For You Only–second, third and fourth in the Barbara Shinpoch Stakes three weeks ago–square off at 6 1/2 furlongs. Windy Point is 1-2-0 in three starts with earnings of $30,677, and has fired in all three starts including seconds to For You Only in the Angie C Stakes and Cakewalk in the Barbara Shinpoch.

The field for the Washington Cup Juvenile Colts & Geldings Stakes presented by Elysian Brewing Company (Race 8 , 5:30 p.m.): 1-Gold Crusher, Gary Wales, 120 lbs; 2-Riggski, Connie Doll, 118; 3-Love the Vino, Ryan Barber, 120; 4-Unmachable, Alex Anaya, 118; 5-Stanley’s Wave, Juan Gutierrez, 118; 6-Forty Smooches, Kevin Orozco, 118; 7-Code Charlie, Kevin Krigger, 120; 8-Wilson to Lockett, Eddie Martinez, 120; 9-Wicked Winnings, Lorenzo Lopez, 118; 10-Harbors Rule, Scott Stevens, 118.

The field for the Washington Cup Sophomore Filly Stakes presented by Pegasus Training & Rehabilitation Center (Race 6, 4:30 p.m.): 1-Known Value, Gary Wales, 117 lbs; 2-Windy Point, Juan Gutierrez, 119; 3-You Go Girl, Kevin Krigger, 117; 4-Miss Prospector, Javier Matias, 117; 5-Salty Little Lass, Jose Zunino, 119; 6-For You Only, Jennifer Whitaker, 119; 7-Pinchalinch, Ryan Barber, 117; 8-Discreet Demons, Connie Doll, 117; 9-Smashing Success, Scott Stevens, 117; 10-Lovefliesonwings, Eddie Martinez, 119.

2019 Xpressbet Washington Cup
$50,000 WA Cup Soph C&G presented by Muckleshoot Casino: Makah Lane ($4.20), 1M 1:36.21
$50,000 WA Cup Soph Filly presented by Freight NW: Alittlelesstalk ($2.60), 1M 1:37.26
$50,000 WA Cup Juvenile C&G presented by Elyisan Brewing Company, 6 1/2 F
$50,000 WA Cup Juvenile Filly presented by Pegasus Training Center, 6 1/2 F
$50,000 WA Cup Filly & Mare presented by Xpressbet, 1 1/16 M, Sept 15
$50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic, 1 1/16 M, Sept 15

2019 Stakes @ Emerald Downs
Stakes: 23 Total Horses: 192 Average Field Size: 8.3
Average $2 Win: $10.60
Favorite: 11 for 23
2nd Favorite: 3 for 23
Largest $2 Win: $32.60, Twirling Devon (Irish Day Stakes)
Smallest $2 Win: $2.40, Anyportinastorm (Governor’s Stakes)
Winner Bred*: Washington 11, Kentucky 6, Florida 3, California 2
Winning Sire*: Smiling Tiger 3, City Zip 2, Demon Warlock 2, Flatter 2, Majesticperfection 2, Twirling Candy 2, Abraaj 1, Coast Guard 1, Eskendereya 1, Grazen 1, Mucho Macho Man 1, Slew’s Tiznow 1, Super Saver 1, Munnings 1, Atta Boy Roy 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
Jockey Wins: Kevin Orozco 4, Franklin Ceballos 3, Scott Stevens 3, Juan Hernandez 3, Javier Matias 3, Jorge Carreno 1, Abel Cedillo 1, Lorenzo Lopez 1, Gary Wales 1, Jennifer Whitaker 1, Nakia Ramirez, Juan Gutierrez 1
*Thoroughbred only


Friday, September 6 (59/67)
6:30 p.m. (7 races)
Fab Friday

Saturday, September 7 (60/67)
5 p.m. (8 races)
September Saturdays

Sunday, September 8 (61/67)
2 p.m. (10 races)
$50,000 WA Cup Juvenile C&G presented by Elysian Brewing Co.
$50,000 WA Cup Juvenile Filly presented by Pegasus Training Center


Tomorrow’s Mine

Friday, August 30
Race 1: Christine’s Jack-42
Race 2: Mrs. Taylor-45
Race 3: Crushin Candy-60
Race 4: Hold That Smile-62
Race 5: Ivy Mike-51
Race 6: Tomorrow’s Mine-56*
Race 7: Pre Mo Diamond-55

Party for One

Saturday, August 31
Race 1: C C n’ Water-67
Race 2: Ballerina Headline-38
Race 3: Lolo Paniolo-48*
Race 4: Party for One-64+
Race 5: Dazzleation-34+
Race 6: Freiburg-77*
Race 7: Oldtimers Vision-60
Race 8: Coastal Son-53*

Mike Man’s Gold

Sunday, Sept 1
Race 1: Back to Mischief-35+
Race 2: Mika the Mistress-48
Race 3: Rally Cat-75*
Race 4: Kopitar-54
Race 5: Mike Man’s Gold-74
Race 6: Hunters Vow-52
Race 7: Alittlelestalk-66
Race 8: Cherokee Louise-53
Race 9: Makah Lane-78*
Race 10: Cahill Cat-37
* Career-high
+ 2-year-old
# First-time starter

Beau Rocket

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: 14-25 (56.0%)
Season: 193-475 (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: $29,739.60 ($0.50 Pick 5, April 28); $16,777.56 ($0.20 Jackpot Pick 7, August 2); $16,049.55 ($0.50 Pick 4, August 24)

2019 Leaders

Jockey Wins*
89-Gary Wales
58-Kevin Orozco
49-Javier Matias
46-Heribert Martinez
46-Juan Gutierrez
28-Franklin Ceballos
26-Ryan Barber
24-Kevin Krigger
23-Jose Zunino
21-Jorge Carreno
19-Lorenzo Lopez
9-Jennifer Whitaker
8-Patrick Henry Jr.
7-Jose Leon
5-Scott Stevens
4-Alex Anaya
3-Juan Hernandez
2-Francisco Diaz-Lopez
1-Lorenzo Rivera
1-Abel Cedillo
*Thoroughbred only

Gary Wales

Jockey Earnings
$819,058-Gary Wales
$731,546-Kevin Orozco
$567,628-Javier Matias
$532,830-Juan Gutierrez
$520,486-Eddie Martinez
$350,809-Franklin Ceballos
$345,187-Jorge Carreno
$313,406-Jose Zunino
$273,630-Ryan Barber
$250,748-Kevin Krigger
$242,632-Lorenzo Lopez
$160,884-Jennifer Whitaker

Frank Lucarelli

Trainer Wins
62-Frank Lucarelli
35-Blaine Wright
25-Jorge Rosales
22-Vince Gibson
20-Candi Cryderman
18-Alan Bozell
16-Pablo De Jesus
15-Charles Essex
14-Joe Toye
14-Chris Stenslie
13-Howard Belvoir
11-Steve Bullock
11-Kay Cooper
10-Tom Wenzel
9-David Martinez
9-Manny Ortiz
8-Terry Gillihan
8-Sharon Ross
7-Robbie Baze
7-Roddina Barrett
7-Jose Navarro
6-Arturo Arboleda
6-Mike Puhich
6-Bob Meeking
5-Tim McCanna
5-Valentin P. Garcia
5-Bonnie Jenne
5-Howie Gibson
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-Dan Markle
4-Jeff Metz

Blaine Wright

Trainer Earnings
$706,762-Blaine Wright
$604,520-Frank Lucarelli
$231,101-Chris Stenslie
$230,997-Howard Belvoir
$211,459-Vince Gibson
$202,128-Tom Wenzel
$192,412-Candi Cryderman
$190,046-Kay Cooper
$168,655-Jorge Rosales
$166,920-Steve Bullock
$163,952-Joe Toye
$159,123-Alan Bozell

Chad Christensen

Owner Wins
24-Chad Christensen
18-John Parker
9-Marjorie Avery
9-One Horse Will Do Corp. & Chris Stenslie
7-Todd & Shawn Hansen
7-Peter Redekop BC Ltd.
7-Greg Conley, Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Farm
6-Tim Bankers
6-Wanda Munger Racing Stables
6-Hopper’s Racing Stable
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-Darrin Paul
4-Elwin Gibson or Arturo Arboleda
4-Mark Dedomenico LLC
4-Dreamscape Farm
4-Ron Wise
4-Wayne Williams or Linda Northam
3-Cindy Winschell
3-Robbie Baze or Bill Nooney
3-John & Janene Maryanski and Riverbend Farm
3-Valentin Picho Garcia
3-Howie Gibson
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-Bony Barn
3-Billy Speed Racing Stable
3-Woodway Stable
3-Allaire Farms
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

John Parker

Owner Earnings
$197,025-Chad Christensen
$171,858-Todd & Shawn Hansen
$165,172-John Parker
$143,140-Peter Redekop BC Ltd.
$119,760-Tim Bankers
$108,155-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
$78,668-Howard Belvoir
$71,522-John & Janene Maryanski and Riverbend Farm


Horse Wins
5-Das Bear
5-General Mach Four
4-Brahms Forest
4-Cherokee Louise
4-He’s Not Grey
4-Hold That Smile
4-Party for One
4-Rosso’s Gatto
3-All Star Allie
3-Beau Rocket
3-Dizzy Diva
3-Flatter Cat
3-La Waun
3-Mike Man’s Gold
3-Mystical Image
3-Roamin Effort
3-Smoothee Lee
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-Coastal Son
2-Come On Miranda
2-Cook Up a Storm
2-Cm Once Ina Bluemoon (qh)
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-Fleet Marie
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-Oldtimers Vision
2-Peach of a Pie
2-Perfect Dude*
2-Perfect Blossom
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-Timberlake Gage
2-Tomorrow’s Mine
2-Twirling Cinnamon
2-Wheel Rally
2-Wild Wilko
2-Ziggy Car Dust
2-Z’s Speranza
*Stakes Win

Mucho Amor

Horse Earnings
$96,800-Law Abidin Citizen
$57,362-No Talking Back
$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
$39,250-Grinder Sparksaglo

Harbor the Gold

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

Felipe Torres

WEEKLY HONORS #20 (Aug 30-Sept 1): Valpak Jockey: Juan Gutierrez; Muckleshoot Casino Trainer: Bonnie Jenne; EmD Owner: Greg Conley, Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Farm; Quarter Chute Café Groom: Felipe Torres (Frank Lucarelli); WTBOA WA Bred: Makah Lane (Carnation Racing Stables & Ron Crockett breeders); Exercise Rider: Erick Cortez.

Killarney Lass

NOTES: Killarney Lass is the 3 to 1 morning line favorite in Saturday’s $100,000 BC Oaks at Hastings Racecourse. A victory would be worth $55,000 plus a $25,000 bonus for sweeping the Washington Oaks and BC Oaks. Washington Oaks runner-up Twirling Devon also is shipping to Vancouver for the BC Oaks. . .Mt. Rainier Stakes winner More Power to Him runs in the $50,000 S.W. Randall Plate for 3-year-olds and up, also Saturday in Vancouver. Kevin Orozco rides More Power to Him and Twirling Devon. . . 2018 Washington Horse of the Year Sippin Fire worked a mile in 1:43 2/5 Thursday and is possible for the $50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic on Sunday, September 15. . .Undefeated Baja Sur, unraced since winning the Coca-Cola Stakes in June, worked four furlongs in :49 3/5 Monday. . .Fresh off his record 22nd victory at Emerald Downs last week, Mike Man’s Gold looks to add another victory in Sunday’s seventh race for $25,000 claimers at 6 1/2 furlongs. . .Sunday’s 10-race card begins with a $3,200 maiden race for Quarter Horses at 300 yards. To date, EmD has run six QH races at the 2019 meeting.