Emerald Downs News & Notes-Thursday, September 19

Unmachable prevails in the Washington Cup Juvenile Colt & Gelding


An overflow field of 13 juveniles were entered in Sunday’s $100,000 Gottstein Futurity at 1 1/16 miles, the final of three stakes scheduled on closing day at Emerald Downs.

The 11-race card drew 98 horses and co-features the $25,000 Pete Pedersen Overnight Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at 6 1/2 furlongs, and the $25,000 Horsemen Appreciation Overnight Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile.

Although 13 horses entered the Gottstein Futurity, the race is limited to 12 starters with preference based on earnings. The Gottstein is the second richest race at Emerald Downs, and the lone two-turn stakes for 2-year-olds. Muncey, Unmachable and Windy Point, already stakes winners this season, are top contenders, although Muncey and Windy Point drew post-positions 11 and 12.

Discreet Demons, You Go Girl and Windy Point all attempt to become the 14th filly to win the Gottstein and the fifth at Emerald Downs. Smarty Deb (2007), Talk to My Lawyer (2011), Blazinbeauty (2016) and Northwest Factor (2018) all beat the boys in the track’s championship race for 2-year-olds. Somewhat amazingly, Kolala Beach in 2009 is the only gate to wire winner in 23 runnings of the race at Emerald Downs.

The Pete Pedersen drew a field of nine, including defending champion Hit the Beach, 2018 Washington Horse of the Year Sippin Fire, and all-time Emerald Downs’ wins leader Mike Man’s Gold.

The Horsemen Appreciation drew 10 older fillies and mares including Emerald Downs’ stakes winners Blazinbeauty, Diamonds R, Little Dancer and 2018 Gottstein Futurity winner Northwest Factor.

The field for the $100,000 Gottstein Futurity (Race 9): 1-Harbors Rule, Scott Stevens, 120 lbs; 2-Wilson to Lockett, Eddie Martinez, 120; 3-Unmachable, Alex Anaya, 120; 4-Race Home, Kevin Krigger, 120; 5-Turntheclocktozero, Abel Cedillo, 120; 6-Discreet Demons (f), David Lopez, 117; 7-Haveulostyourmind, Jose Zunino, 120; 8-Love the Vino, Ryan Barber, 120; 9-Lolo Paniolo, Francisco Duran, 120; 10-You Go Girl (f), Gary Wales, 117; 11-Muncey, Javier Matias, 120; 12-Windy Point (f), Juan Gutierrez, 117.

2019 Stakes @ Emerald Downs
Stakes: 27 Total Horses: 226 Average Field Size: 8.4
Average $2 Win: $10.60
Favorite: 13 for 27
2nd Favorite: 4 for 27
Largest $2 Win: $32.60, Twirling Devon (Irish Day Stakes)
Smallest $2 Win: $2.40, Anyportinastorm (Governor’s Stakes)
Winner Bred*: Washington 14, Kentucky 6, Florida 3, California 2, British Columbia 1
Winning Sire*: Smiling Tiger 3, Flatter 3, City Zip 2, Coast Guard 2, Demon Warlock 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, Finality 1
Trainer Wins: Blaine Wright 8, Chris Stenslie 3, Frank Lucarelli 2, Howard Belvoir 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, Mark Cloutier 1
Jockey Wins: Kevin Orozco 4, Scott Stevens 4, Franklin Ceballos 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 1, Alex Anaya 1, Amadeo Perez 1
*Thoroughbred only

Gary Wales


Heading into closing weekend with a 32-win lead, Gary Wales long ago wrapped up his first Emerald Downs’ riding title. The 33-year-old native of Scotland owns a commanding 95-63 lead over Kevin Orozco, needing five wins i the final three days to join the “100 Win Club” at Emerald Downs.

If Wales accomplishes the feat, he becomes the 17th different jockey and 30th overall with a 100-win season at Emerald Downs. Also, the current meeting is only 67 days while most seasons have ranged between 80 and 100 days, so Wales’ average of 1.33 wins per day in 2019 is solid.

100 Wins @ Emerald Downs
Ricky Frazier-157 (2007)        Ricky Frazier-114 (2010)
Ricky Frazier-155 (2009)        Gallyn Mitchell-114 (2009)
Vann Belvoir-148 (1996)         Pedro Alvarado-112 (1997)
Frank Gonsalves-144 (1997)  Rocco Bowen-110 (2016)
Kevin Radke-144 (2003)         Miguel Perez-110 (2000)
Kevin Radke-143 (2000)         Rocco Bowen-109 (2018)
Ben Russell-140 (2001)          Ricky Frazier-109 (2004)
Leslie Mawing-129 (2011)       Ricky Frazier-107 (2005)
Rocco Bowen-126 (2017)       Chelsea Zupan-105 (1997)
Kevin Krigger-126 (2005)        Leslie Mawing-102 (2014)
Seth Martinez-121 (2008)       Isaias Enriquez-101 (2013)
Juan Gutierrez-117 (2012)      Julien Couton-100 (2015)
Ricky Frazier-117 (2008)        Juan Gutierrez-100 (2011)
Gallyn Mitchell-116 (2000)      Kevin Radke-100 (2008)
Ben Russell-100 (2004)


Friday, September 20 (65/67)
6:30 p.m. (7 races)
Fab Friday

Saturday, September 21 (66/67)
5 p.m. (9 races)
September Saturdays
$18,200 Older Horse Marathon Final
$18,200 Filly & Mare Marathon Final
Jersey Night
Year-end awards

Sunday, September 22 (67/67)
2 p.m. (11 races)
Fan Appreciation Day (FREE admission)
$100,000 Gottstein Futurity
$25,000 Pete Pedersen Overnight Stakes
$25,000 Horsemen Appreciation Overnight Stakes
Year-end awards


So Lucky

Friday, September 13
Race 1: Pure Pursuit-79*
Race 2: Silversonic-43
Race 3: El Bell Camp-45
Race 4: Diction-57*
Race 5: Hammy Time-50
Race 6: So Lucky-71
Race 7: French Candy-45

Wine At Nine

Saturday, September 14
Race 1: Bullet Express-74*
Race 2: Chief a Chief’s-46
Race 3: Class Defined-29
Race 4: Frisky Fox-58
Race 5: Rosies Baby-49
Race 6: Wine At Nine-78
Race 7: Brilliant Bird-67
Race 8: Sweet Susan B-19


Sunday, September 15
Race 1: Prince of Luck-46*
Race 2: Guardingthemoney-69
Race 3: Romeo Sunrise-55*
Race 4: Sugarseeker-55
Race 5: No Talking Back-73
Race 6: Pass Due Payment-62
Race 7: Coulterberry-83
Race 8: Perfect Promise-50
* 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 1:41.71 Coulterberry (6g) Sept 15
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: 10-23 (43.4%)
Season: 212-520 (40.8.%)
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

Gary Wales

Jockey Wins*
95-Gary Wales
63-Kevin Orozco
56-Javier Matias
52-Juan Gutierrez
50-Heribert Martinez
28-Franklin Ceballos
28-Kevin Krigger
27-Ryan Barber
25-Jose Zunino
21-Jorge Carreno
21-Lorenzo Lopez
10-Jennifer Whitaker
8-Patrick Henry Jr.
7-Alex Anaya
7-Jose Leon
6-Scott Stevens
3-Juan Hernandez
3-Francisco Diaz-Lopez
1-Amadeo Perez
1-Lorenzo Rivera
1-Abel Cedillo
*Thoroughbred only

Kevin Orozco

Jockey Earnings
$861,726-Gary Wales
$797,424-Kevin Orozco
$641,781-Javier Matias
$608,077-Juan Gutierrez
$566,251-Eddie Martinez
$350,809-Franklin Ceballos
$349,946-Jose Zunino
$345,187-Jorge Carreno
$318,498-Kevin Krigger
$309,140-Ryan Barber
$266,794-Lorenzo Lopez
$175,231-Scott Stevens

Frank Lucarelli

Trainer Wins
75*-Frank Lucarelli
37-Blaine Wright
28-Jorge Rosales
24-Vince Gibson
20-Candi Cryderman
19-Alan Bozell
19-Pablo De Jesus
16-Charles Essex
16-Chris Stenslie
15-Joe Toye
14-Howard Belvoir
11-Steve Bullock
11-Kay Cooper
11-Manny Ortiz
11-Tom Wenzel
9-David Martinez
9-Jose Navarro
9-Sharon Ross
8-Terry Gillihan
8-Robbie Baze
7-Roddina Barrett
7-Bob Meeking
6-Arturo Arboleda
6-Valentin P. Garcia
6-Mike Puhich
5-Tim McCanna
5-Jeff Metz
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
*Single season record

Blaine Wright

Trainer Earnings
$745,812-Blaine Wright
$696,368-Frank Lucarelli
$267,934-Chris Stenslie
$246,235-Howard Belvoir
$233,283-Tom Wenzel
$228,942-Vince Gibson
$200,206-Kay Cooper
$197,304-Candi Cryderman
$191,090-Jorge Rosales
$185,625-Steve Bullock
$179,187-Joe Toye
$170,823-Alan Bozell

Mark Dedomenico

Owner Wins
29*-Chad Christensen
18-John Parker
10-Marjorie Avery
10-One Horse Will Do Corp. & Chris Stenslie
8-Tim Bankers
8-Greg Conley, Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Farm
7-Todd & Shawn Hansen
7-Hopper’s Racing Stable
7-Peter Redekop BC Ltd.
6-Darrin Paul
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-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-Two Putts for the Win #19
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-Warlock Stables, Kelly Dougan & Ya Killing Me LLC
3-Les Lynd
3-Art McFadden
3-Robbie Baze or Bill Nooney
3-Still Dreaming Stables
3-Free Brook Racing LLC
3-Rick Southall
3-Daniel Heap
3-One Horse Will Do Corp. & Steve Shimizu
*Single season record

Peter Redekop

Owner Earnings
$231,887-Chad Christensen
$177,208-Todd & Shawn Hansen
$169,854-John Parker
$143,350-Peter Redekop BC Ltd.
$140,285-Tim Bankers
$113,920-One Horse Will Do Corp. & Chris Stenslie
$96,800-Dan Agnew, Gerry Schneider and John Xitco
$93,125-Ron Crockett Inc
$85,625-Warlock Stables, Kelly Dougan and Ya Killing Me LLC
$83,762-One Horse Will Do Corp. & Steve Shimizu
$83,295-Ten Broeck Farm
$82,966-Howard Belvoir

Beau Rocket

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
4-Wine At Nine
3-All Star Allie
3-Beau Rocket
3-Brilliant Bird
3-Bullet Express
3-Dizzy Diva
3-Flatter Cat
3-La Waun
3-Mike Man’s Gold
3-No Talking Back***
3-Pure Pursuit
3-Roamin Effort
3-Rosies Baby
3-Stay in Grace
2-Assets Included
2-Baja Sur**
2-Best of Me*
2-Buckley Bay
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-Crest Drive
2-Cross Creek
2-Crushin Candy
2-Deputy’s Command
2-Devil Dog
2-Early Morn
2-El Bell Camp
2-Emily’s Gold
2-E Z Star Maker
2-Fancy Cookie
2-Flat Out Fine
2-Fleet Marie
2-French Candy
2-Frisky Fox
2-Gentle Prince
2-Grinder Sparksaglo
2-Hammy Time
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-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-Rally Cat
2-Roman Rush
2-Romeo Sunrise
2-Rough and Ready
2-Scout Patrol
2-Sky Confidential
2-Smiling Bandit
2-So Lucky
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

Law Abidin Citizen

Horse Earnings
$96,800-Law Abidin Citizen
$83,762-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
$43,663-Makah Lane
$41,675-Best of Me

Harbor the Gold

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

Matt Johnson

WEEKLY HONORS #22 (September 13-15): Valpak Jockey: Lorenzo Lopez; Muckleshoot Casino Trainer: Chris Stenslie; EmD Owner: Hopper’s Racing Stable; Quarter Chute Café Groom: Matt Johnson (Arturo Arboleda); WTBOA WA Bred: No Talking Back (One Horse Will Do Corp. breeder); Exercise Rider Of The Year: Oracio Mura.

236 claims in 2018

NOTES: Through Sunday, there have been 236 claims for an aggregate $1,730,500—compared to 198 claims for $1,203,250 in all of 2018. Chad Christensen leads with 24 claims totaling $345,750, plus an additional three claims for $28,000 in partnership with Frank Lucarelli. Christensen has made seven $25,000 claims and also claimed Elliott Bay for a track record tying $50,000. . .The spectacularly successful marathon series’ conclude Saturday night with a pair of 1 ½-mile tests: $18,200 WHBPA & WTBOA Horsemen Helping Horsemen for 3-year-olds and up, and $18,200 Equal Pay for older fillies and mares. To compete, a horse must have run in the first two races, but unlike the first two events the final is a starter allowance. . .Grants Pass begins a 14-day meeting Sunday with an eight-race program composed of four Thoroughbred and four Quarter Horse races. General Mach Four, a five-time winner this season at Emerald Downs, is among eight entered in the $11,650 Inaugural Stakes at 5 ½ furlongs. Racing from Grants Pass will be simulcast at Emerald Downs.