Emerald Downs News & Notes-Tuesday, July 28


Wednesday, July 29
2:15 p.m. (10 races)
$31,144 Carryover $0.50 Pick 5

Thursday, July 30
5 p.m. (10 races)
$40,000 Angie C Stakes, 2YOF, 5 ½ F
$40,000 King County Express, 2YO C&G, 5 ½ F

The first $0.50 Pick 5 carryover of the season—$31,144—is up for grabs on Wednesday races 6 through 10. The sequence features 44 horses including an eight-horse field in the $15,600 feature for older $25,000 claimers at 5 ½ furlongs.

Total entries for Week 6 are 185 horses in 20 races or 8.25 per race. The season total is 989 horses over 12 days (121 races) or 8.1 a race.


Peter Redekop

$40,000 ANGIE C STAKES, 2YO FILLIES, 5 ½ F (THURSDAY, JULY 30, RACE 7, 7:51 PM): Today’s double-header begins a revised stakes schedule featuring 15 stakes including five for 2-year-olds. The Angie C traditionally favors speed types with 12 of 24 winners leading gate to wire. Canadian invader Anothersunnyday earned a giant Beyer while drilling a highly-regarded colt two weeks ago at Hastings and will be a short price to remain unbeaten for Peter Redekop and Blaine Wright. First-time starter Malibu Mistress is out of a dam that has produced a couple decent runners and capped a fine series of works with a sharp five-furlong gate drill. Frank Lucarelli has won 21 stakes with 2-year-olds at Emerald Downs and saddles  three of the eight runners in the race: Time for GoldManaging Brianna and In the Vault. All three showed ability in their debuts. Be Faithful, dam of In the Vault, is the sister of Emerald Downs champions Winning Machine and Champagneandcaviar. Lets Declare Peace has some eye-catching works to go with a strong pedigree (half to quadruple stakes winner and $306k earner Twelve Twenty Two) but the barn rarely wins with firsters.


$40,000 KING COUNTY EXPRESS, 2YO COLTS & GELDINGS, 5 ½ F (THURSDAY, JULY 30, RACE 9, 8:50 PM): First-time starter Dutton has some eye popping works on his ledger and trainer Howard Belvoir has a record six wins in this stakes. The dam, a sister to stakes winners Grace Bay and Irene’s Bonus Baby, has already produced two decent foals. While the rail is a concern, horses from the No. 1 post are 67 for 450 (15 percent) at 5 1/2 furlongs the last five seasons at Emerald Downs. Seattlesbestsecret drilled a promising field of maiden specials three weeks ago and bounced back with a bullet five panels. Great Gasby missed the break and finished a distant second at odds-on two weeks ago in Canada, but the highly-regarded son of Tiznow is reputed to be a good one.

Bullet Drill (left)

$15,600 MUCKLESHOOT CASINO PURSE, $25,000/$20,000 CLG, 3YO & UP, 5 ½ F (WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, RACE 9, 6:24 PM): With the exception of Wheresthemoneyjack, who makes his first start in 23 months, every horse in this field enters the race with good recent form. Old pro Grinder Sparksaglo drops after a good try against the top sprinters on the grounds and could take this field all the way. Bullet Drill and Freiburg rallied past Grinder at this level last month while deep closer Legitimate Cause was rolling late in his season debut. The Press ran evenly against many of these foes and has a long history of outrunning his odds.

Cody’s Choice


Wednesday, July 22
Race 1: Secret Paranoia-53*
Race 2: West Coast Indy-66
Race 3: Cody’s Choice-62
Race 4: The Metal Man-49
Race 5: Azadi-52*
Race 6: Hurricane Force-52
Race 7: Somethin’bout Iris-63*
Race 8: Awesome Slate-65
Race 9: Omache Kid-64
Race 10: Clocker’s Choice-32

Semi Sweet

Thursday, July 23
Race 1: Semi Sweet-68
Race 2: Mr. Takahashi-45
Race 3: Daffodil Sweet-74*
Race 4: Live a Good Life-65*
Race 5: Sacagewea-45+
Race 6: Gran Fiesta-58
Race 7: Tomorrow’s Mine-42
Race 8: Aero Street-64*
Race 9: Lochness-68*
Race 10: Pre Mo Diamond-56
Race 11: Pegasus Champ-43
* Career-high
# First-time starter

Papa’s Golden Boy

Fast Times
4 ½ Furlongs :51.75 Seattlesbestsecret (2g) July 9
5 Furlongs :57.65 Vroysky (3g) June 24
5 ½ Furlongs 1:02.11 Windribbon (4g) July 9
6 Furlongs 1:09.38 Papa’s Golden Boy (4g) July 16
6 ½ Furlongs 1:17.64 Lochness (5g) July 23
1 Mile 1:37.54 Remembertobreathe (9g) July 8

Betting Favorites
Last Week: 6-21 (28.6%)
Season: 30-101 (29.7%)
Largest $2 Win: $70, Pegasus Champ (July 23)
$2 Place: $28.20, Vinny From Dixie (July 16)
$2 Show: $15.20, Alotmoreaction (July 2)
Largest Payout: $29,665 ($0.20 Pick 7, July 22)

Eddie Martinez

Jockey Wins
16-Alex Cruz
16-Gary Wales
15-Juan Gutierrez
13-Cerapio Figueroa
10-Eddie Martinez
7-Alex Anaya
7-Jose Zunino
6-Javier Matias
4-Jake Samuels
3-Jennifer Whitaker
3-Lorenzo Lopez
1-Patrick Henry Jr.

Joe Toye

Trainer Wins
10-Frank Lucarelli
7-Jorge Rosales
6-Blaine Wright
5-Joe Toye
4-Kay Cooper
4-Vince Gibson
4-Chris Stenslie
3-Howard Belvoir
3-Alan Bozell
3-Candi Cryderman
3-Sam Dronen
3-David Martinez
3-Rosie Simkins
3-Rigoberto Velasquez
3-Tom Wenzel
2-Roddina Barrett
2-Tena Birdwell
2-Michael Bullene
2-Steve Bullock
2-Charles Essex
2-Bonnie Jenne
2-Nick Lowe
2-Dan Markle
2-Jeff Metz
2-Tim McCanna
2-Robert Meeking
2-Jose Navarro
2-Manny Ortiz
1-Robbie Baze
1-Ken Elison
1-Terry Gillihan
1-Dale Koler
1-Linda Northam
1-Jose Raudales
1-Sharon Ross
1-Mike Thompson

Chad Christensen

Owner Wins
5-Chad and Josh
3-John Parker
3-Carol Dronen
2-Allaire Farms
2-Howard Belvoir
2-Michael Bullene
2-W. Quinn Chin
2-Greg Conley, Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Farm
2-Glyn Kelly, Anne MacLennan and Dan Markle
2-Gary and Deborah Lusk and Jeff Lusk
2-Wanda Munger Racing Stables
2-One Horse Will Do Corporation & Steve Shimizu
2-Rosales Racing F1

Omache Kid

Horse Wins
3-Omache Kid
2-Daffodil Sweet
2-Missed the Boat
2-Papa’s Golden Boy
2-Valid Prince
1-Abraa Jabraa
1-Aero Street
1-All About Time
1-Always Working
1-Assets Included
1-Awesome Slate
1-Benny the Jet
1-Bullet Drill
1-Cascade Dancer
1-Cate’s Gold
1-Check and Raise
1-Chris the Beaver
1-Clocker’s Choice
1-Coastal Tulips
1-Cody’s Choice
1-Constant Craving
1-David Nose Best
1-Doctor Bruce S.
1-Elliott Bay
1-Fortune’s Freude
1-Frolic and Detour
1-Full Speed Ahead
1-Gold Supply
1-Gran Fiesta
1-Hard to Deny
1-Hurricane Force
1-I Work for Carrots
1-Kactus Kate
1-Kissable U
1-Known Value
1-Last One Standing
1-La Una
1-La Waun
1-Live a Good Life
1-Makah Lane
1-Managing Brianna
1-Miso Fast
1-Mr. Takahashi
1-National Browser
1-On Purpose
1-O’S So Serios
1-Pegasus Champ
1-Perfect Promise
1-Pin Up Lady
1-Pre Mo Diamond
1-Pure Pursuit
1-Raise the Woof
1-Ri Pin Snap
1-Rocket Power
1-Rough Ride
1-Secret Paranoia
1-Semi Sweet
1-Smarty Jeans
1-So Figure It Out
1-Somethin’bout Iris
1-Sophie’s Dream
1-Sparkling Lute
1-Spot On
1-Star Gauge
1-Style Daddy
1-Sway Road
1-Take Charge Deputy
1-The Metal Man
1-Tomorrow’s Mine
1-Vinny From Dixie
1-Waverly Way
1-West Coast Indy
1-Whata Flirt
1-Wheel Rally
1-Windy Point
1-Zippy Groom

Harbor the Gold

Sire Wins
11-Harbor the Gold
4-Coast Guard
3-Atta Boy Roy
3-Polish Miner
2-Champ Pegasus
2-Hard Spun
2-Lutes Gift
2-Ministers Wildcat
2-Polish Miner
2-Raise the Bluff
2-Sway Away


Winner Bred
1-Alberta (CAN)
1-British Columbia (CAN)

Claims: 43
Aggregate: $294,250
Largest Claim: $15,000 (Linchpins Wake, Freiburg, On Purpose, Spot On, Staredown, Brett, Haveulostyourmind)

George Todaro

WEEKLY HONORS #5 (July 22-23): Jockey: Eddie Martinez; Trainer: Joe Toye; Owner: George Todaro; WTBOA WA Bred: Omache Kid (Preston Boyd breeder).

Alex Anaya

NOTES: Harbor the Gold needs just two wins to equal the track record for most winners sired currently held by Slewdledo with 412. Harbor the Gold already holds the track record of 64 stakes wins. . .Owner Wayne Williams and trainer Linda Northam have a knack for producing boxcar winners. Stay in Grace returned the largest $2 win price last year at $69.80 and Pegasus Champ produced the largest $2 win mutuel so far this year with a $70 payoff last week. . .Alex Anaya has ridden three of the first seven route winners at the meet: West Coast Indy, Check and Raise and Remembertobreathe. . .Gary Wales and Cerapio Figueroa both have winners on all 10 cards this season. . .Figueroa and trainer Jorge Rosales are a combined 6 for 23 at the meet and 18 for 52 lifetime. . . $40,000 Seattle Slew Stakes nominations (3YO, 6 ½ F, Thursday, Aug. 6): Gold Crusher, Mosquito Fleet, Muncey, Spittin Image, Tig, Unmachable, Vroysky, Wicked Winnings, Wilson to Lockett. . .$40,000 Coca-Cola Stakes nominations (3YOF, 6 ½ F, Thursday, Aug. 6): Alotmoreaction, Cascade Dancer, Daffodil Sweet, For You Only, Known Value, On Purpose, Pearl Dragon, Windy Point, You Go Girl.