Emerald Downs News & Notes-Tuesday, Sept. 1


Wednesday, September 2
2:15 p.m. (10 races)
$0.20 Jackpot Pick 7 Carryover: $22,043

Thursday, September 3
5 p.m. (11 races)
$40,000 Washington Oaks
$40,000 Muckleshoot Derby

Total entries for Week 11 are 160 horses in 21 races, 7.6 a race. Entries for Wednesday’s $0.50 Pick 5 is 43 horses or 8.6 per race, and Thursday’s $0.50 Pick 5 is 42 horses for 8.4 a race.

August was record month for the Pick 5 at Emerald Downs, with four payoffs exceeding $19,000 over the eight racing days.

Wednesday, August 5
$0.50 Pick 5 Pool: $258,682
Winning tickets paid: $32,033.95

Thursday, August 6
$0.50 Pick 5 Pool: $86,399
Winning tickets paid: $22,434.80

Wednesday, August 12
$0.50 Pick 5 Pool: $30,613
Winning tickets paid: $1,254.90

Thursday, August 13
$0.50 Pick 5 Pool: $74,215
Winning tickets paid: $19,270.95

Wednesday, August 19
$0.50 Pick 5 Pool: $49,517
Winning tickets paid: $717.60

Thursday, August 20
$0.50 Pick 5 Pool: $70,981
Winning tickets paid: $27,642.95

Wednesday, August 26
$0.50 Pick 5 Pool: $71,984
Winning tickets paid: $5,606.70

Thursday, August 27
$0.50 Pick 5 Pool: $69,750
Winning tickets paid: $1,873.35


Daffodil Sweet

$40,000 Washington Oaks, 3-year-old fillies, 1 1/16 Mile (Thursday, Sept 4, Race 9-8:50 p.m.): Undefeated and virtually untested in three starts, Daffodil Sweet will be a prohibitive favorite while stretching out to a mile and a sixteenth. Her sire and dam were sprinters, but damsire Lion Heart was a triple graded winner around two turns and runner-up in the 2004 Kentucky Derby. Another victory puts Daffodil Sweet squarely in the hunt for 2020 Horse of the Meeting. Princess of Cairo nearly fell in a route stakes at Hastings Racecourse three weeks ago, but still managed to run on for third. Hard to say where she fits with these, but it looks like she can route. Windy Point and For You Only are consistent fillies and possess enough speed to keep Daffodil Sweet in their sights. Windy Point finished a distant third in the Coca-Cola, but her previous start was very good; For You Only has finished second in all three starts this year, twice against Daffodil Sweet and once vs. Windy Point. Autumn Arrives and She Owns the Paynt are improving and hail from top stakes barns.


$40,000 Muckleshoot Derby, 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 Mile (Thursday, Sept 4, Race 8-8:20 p.m.): Unmachable unleashed an eye catching stretch run to get the money in the Seattle Slew at 6 1/2 furlongs. He is bred top and bottom to handle a route and was a solid second in the two-turn Gottstein Futurity last year. Gold Crusher looked home free in the Seattle Slew, only to get tagged by Unmachable in the final strides. Crusher’s style suggests added distance won’t be an issue, and the jockey and trainer have been red-hot all season in stakes. Muncey has fired all three outs at the meet including a pair of seconds vs. older horses. He appears to be begging for more distance. Tig was fractious in the gate while taking heavy tote action in the Seattle Slew. This guy could be tough if allowed to relax early. Lolo Paniolo ran the fastest six furlongs of the meeting while producing a $65.80 upset last month. The stable has a long history with sprinters stretching out in stakes.



Wednesday, August 26
Race 1: Kissable U-42
Race 2: Dragon Lady-40
Race 3: Besos for Lily-27
Race 4: Licorice Drop Pops-56*
Race 5: Lady Campbell-56
Race 6: Judicial-61
Race 7: Preachinatdinner-46*
Race 8: Veraaj-44*
Race 9: Aqua Frio-75
Race 10: Windribbon-74
Race 11: Fiery Cause-45


Thursday, August 27
Race 1: You Go Girl-61
Race 2: Bearcreek Mountain-55*
Race 3: Miss Valor-28+
Race 4: Brett-44
Race 5: Mika the Mistress-51*
Race 6: dh-Six Blessings-56/Candied Lute (56)
Race 7: Dutton-60+#
Race 8: Battle Point Red-62
Race 9: Time for Gold-68*
Race 10: Pure Pursuit-72
Race 11: Dudley Studley-53
* Career-high
# First-time starter

Killarney Lass

Fastest Times
4 ½ Furlongs :51.75 Seattlesbestsecret (2g) July 9
5 Furlongs :57.11 Swift as I Am (2g) July 29
5 ½ Furlongs 1:02.11 Windribbon (4g) July 9
6 Furlongs 1:08.65 Lolo Paniolo (3g) July 30
6 ½ Furlongs 1:14.74 Killarney Lass (4f) Aug 13
1 Mile 1:36.30 Cedar Rapids (6g) Aug 20

Betting Favorites
Last Week: 12-22 (54.5%)
Season: 70-209 (33.4%)
Thoroughbred 68-206 (33.0%) Quarter Horse 2-3 (66.7%)
Largest $2 Win: $105.60, Hollywood Heat (Aug 13)
$2 Place: $49.80, Hollywood Heat (Aug 13)
$2 Show: $18.20, Hollywood Heat (Aug 13)
Largest Payouts: $32,033 ($0.50 Pick 5, Aug 5), $29,665 ($0.20 Pick 7, July 22), $29,571 ($0.50 Pick 4, July 30)

Alex Anaya

Jockey Wins*
31-Alex Cruz
29-Juan Gutierrez
26-Gary Wales
24-Cerapio Figueroa
22-Eddie Martinez
18-Javier Matias
15-Jake Samuels
12-Alex Anaya
9-Jose Zunino
8-Jennifer Whitaker
6-Lorenzo Lopez
3-Joree Scriver
3-James Wooten
1-Patrick Henry Jr.
*Thoroughbred only

Frank Lucarelli

Trainer Wins*
25-Frank Lucarelli
18-Jorge Rosales
16-Blaine Wright
10-Howard Belvoir
10-Joe Toye
8-Candi Cryderman
7-Kay Cooper
7-Chris Stenslie
7-Rigoberto Velasquez
6-Vince Gibson
6-Bonnie Jenne
6-Tom Wenzel
5-Jose Navarro
4-Alan Bozell
4-Steve Bullock
4-Charles Essex
4-David Martinez
4-Jeff Metz
4-Rosie Simkins
3-Tena Birdwell
3-Sam Dronen
3-Nick Lowe
3-Dan Markle
3-Robert Meeking
3-Manny Ortiz
3-Debbie Peery
3-Debbie Van Horne
2-Roddina Barrett
2-Robbie Baze
2-Michael Bullene
2-Tim McCanna
2-Jack McCartney
2-Jose Raudales
*Thoroughbred only

John Parker

Owner Wins
13-Chad and Josh
8-John Parker
5-Greg Conley, Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Farm
4-Howard Belvoir
3-Allaire Farms
3-Marjorie Avery
3-Badrock Racing
3-Carol Dronen
3-Lynn Hebdon
3-Little Barn Racing
3-One Horse Will Do Corporation & Chris Stenslie
3-One Horse Will Do Corporation & Steve Shimizu
2-Rebecca Ayarra
2-Bar C Racing Stable Inc.
2-Howard Belvoir, Bob Buchanan and Fred Foy
2-BDW Racing LLC or Marty Yellam
2-Big Bill and Company #1
2-Billy Speed Racing Stable
2-Tena Birdwell
2-Michael Bullene
2-W. Quinn Chin
2-Clemans View Racing #5
2-Ron Crockett Inc.
2-Glyn Kelly, Anne MacLennan and Dan Markle
2-Rick Kessler or Terra Firma Farm
2-Donald Lawrence
2-Nick Lowe and Mark Loebner
2-Gary and Deborah Lusk and Jeff Lusk
2-Art McFadden
2-Wanda Munger Racing Stables
2-Rosales Racing F1
2-Seamist Racing LLC
2-Tamra Ruther
2-Saratoga West

Papa’s Golden Boy

Horse Wins
3-Daffodil Sweet*
3-Omache Kid
2-Battle Point Red
2-Bearcreek Mountain
2-Bullet Drill
2-Coastal Tulips
2-Doctor Bruce S.
2-Elliott Bay*
2-I Work for Carrots
2-Kissable U
2-La Waun
2-Licorice Drop Pops
2-Missed the Boat
2-Owners’ Prestige
2-Papa’s Golden Boy
2-Pure Pursuit
2-Style Daddy
2-Time for Gold**
2-Valid Prince
2-Vinny From Dixie
1-Abraa Jabraa
1-Aero Street
1-All About Time
1-Always Working
1-Assets Included
1-Aqua Frio
1-Autumn Arrives
1-Awesome Slate
1-Baby Rocks
1-Benny the Jet
1-Besos for Lily
1-Blue Chip Betty
1-Brahms Forest
1-Buckley Bay
1-Camden High
1-Candied Lute
1-Cascade Dancer
1-Cate’s Gold
1-Cedar Rapids
1-Check and Raise
1-Chris the Beaver
1-Clocker’s Choice
1-Close the Show Lo
1-Cm Boom Shakalaka (qh)
1-Cm Once Ina Bluemoon (qh)
1-Cody’s Choice
1-Coastal Run
1-Constant Craving
1-Continue On Victor
1-Crest Drive
1-David Nose Best
1-Dazzling Debbi
1-Dragon Lady
1-Dudley Studley
1-Eddie and the King
1-Emily’s Gold
1-Fantastic Day
1-Fats Dominus
1-Fiery Cause
1-Fireball Red
1-Fortune in Silk
1-Fortune’s Freude
1-Forty Knot Current
1-Frolic and Detour
1-Full Speed Ahead
1-Golden Cowboy
1-Gold Supply
1-Gran Fiesta
1-Grazen Valor
1-Harbors Rule
1-Hard to Deny
1-Hollywood Heat
1-Hurricane Force
1-If You Want It
1-Is This It
1-John’s On Point
1-Kactus Kate
1-Killarney Lass*
1-Known Value
1-Lady Campbell
1-Last One Standing
1-La Una
1-Linchpins Wake
1-Live a Good Life
1-Lolo Paniolo
1-Louisana Bunny (qh)
1-Magic Mahogany
1-Makah Lane
1-Malibu Bay
1-Managing Brianna
1-Mean Sharon
1-Mika the Mistress
1-Mirror Image
1-Miso Fast
1-Miss Valor
1-Mr. Takahashi
1-National Browser
1-On Purpose
1-O’S So Serios
1-Patricia L
1-Pegasus Champ
1-Perfect Promise
1-Pin Up Lady
1-Pistol Power
1-Port Lions
1-Pre Mo Diamond
1-Raise the Woof
1-Reno Roy
1-Ri Pin Snap
1-Rocket Power
1-Rough Ride
1-Sadie Sue
1-Salty Little Lass
1-Sassy Edie
1-Secret Paranoia
1-Semi Sweet
1-Shelby R.
1-Shez a Grinder
1-Six Blessings
1-Smarty Jeans
1-So Figure It Out
1-Somethin’bout Iris
1-Sophie’s Dream
1-Sparkling Lute
1-Spittin Image
1-Spot On
1-Stanley Ryder
1-Star Gauge
1-Stay in Grace
1-Stratus Bird
1-Suddenly Awesome
1-Sunshine Emily
1-Sway Road
1-Swift as I Am
1-Take Charge Deputy
1-The Metal Man
1-The Press
1-This Great Nation
1-Tiger Mom
1-Tiger On Your Six
1-Tomorrow’s Mine
1-Top Executive*
1-Waverly Way
1-West Coast Indy
1-Whata Flirt
1-Wheel Rally
1-Wild Wild Kingdom
1-Windy Point
1-You Go Girl
1-Zippen Sevenz
1-Zippy Groom
1-Z’s Speranza
*Stakes Win

Harbor the Gold

Sire Wins
22-Harbor the Gold
14-Coast Guard
4-Atta Boy Roy
3-Champ Pegasus
3-Lutes Gift
3-Ministers Wildcat
3-Polish Miner
3-Raise the Bluff
3-Square Eddie
3-Sway Away
3-The Pamplemousse
2-Dialed In
2-Hard Spun
2-Lemon Drop Kid
2-Liberty Gold
2-Rallying Cry
2-Smiling Tiger
2-Southern Image
2-Stormy Atlantic
2-Testa Rossa
2-War Power

Winner Bred*
109-Washington (52.9%)
45-Kentucky (21.8%)
37-California (17.9%)
6-Oregon (2.9%)
2-Florida (0.9%)
2-Australia (0.9%)
1-Arizona (0.4%)
1-Idaho (0.4%)
1-Louisiana (0.4%)
1-Virginia (0.4%)
1-Alberta (0.4%)
1-British Columbia (0.4%)
*Thoroughbred only

Claims: 89
Aggregate: $584,000
Largest Claim: $25,000, Staredown (3YOG) July 29, Golden Delight (3YOF) August 12

Time for Gold

WEEKLY HONORS #10 (August 26 & 27): Jockey: James Wooten Jr.; Trainer: Blaine Wright; Owner: John Parker; WTBOA WA Bred: Time for Gold (Bar C Racing Stables breeder).

Mike Man’s Gold

NOTES: Mike Man’s Gold makes his 2020 Emerald Downs’ debut in Thursday’s fourth race, an open $10,000/$12,500 claimer at 5 ½ panels. A 10-year-old Liberty Gold gelding, Mike Man’s Gold is the track’s all-time leader with 22 wins and has won at least once every Emerald Downs season since 2012. . .Weights for the $100,000 Longacres Mile (G3) will be released Wednesday and entries taken Saturday. The 85th renewal of the Mile is Thursday, September 10, with post time 8:30 p.m.