Kevin Radke ties own record with six-win day


Auburn, Wash. (May 21) – Radke, Radke, Radke, Radke, Radke & Radke.

Longtime rider Kevin Radke joined a very, very select group of jockeys winning six races on one Emerald Downs card.

Radke becomes the first rider to win six races twice at Emerald Downs. He was the first to win six back on Sept. 2, 2002. Other riders to win six are Seth Martinez on July 27, 2008 and Julien Couton on July 3, 2018. “I’m grateful for my agent David Singer, grateful for all the people that gave me a chance today,” Radke said.

“Most importantly, grateful for my wife. I hope this good luck can continue.”


Race 1 – Orcadian Storm, trainer Charlie Essex $2.60 to win

Race 2 – Mean Sharon, Candice Cryderman $3.60

Race 3 – Coasting ,Vince Gibson $11.40

Race 4 – Crooked Finger Ray, M. L. Pierce $4.40

Race 5Roman Rush, Tina Birdwell $13.00

Race 7 – Mixo, Shelly Crowe $23.20

Radke now has won 5+ races a record seven times in his Emerald career that dates back to 2000. Radke was the Leading Rider in 2002 and 2003.

Radke becomes the first rider in track history to win the first five races on a card. Radke had two chances to break the record with mounts in the 8th and 9th races.

Not many riders get a second chance around here,” said Radke who didn’t ride between 2009-2015.

Preskitt (3/5) rolled to victory in the $25,000 Muckleshoot Casino Purse feature race for 3-year-old fillies with all-time leader rider Juan Gutierrez in the irons. Preskitt, who is owned by John Parker, has now won two straight races including her Emerald debut.

The jockeys were introduced for the 2022 meet before the first race.

Notes: Trainer Chad Brown and jockey Jose Ortiz teamed up to win the 147th Preakness Stakes with Early Voting at Pimlico Racecourse…The Auburn high school boys basketball team was honored between the races for winning the Class 3A state tournament. Saturday’s handle was $1,491,000…Racing continues Sunday with a 10-race starting at 2:20 PM…Multiple stakes winning 7-year-old mare Ima Happy Cat has been entered in the $29,500 third race…Sunday is Teacher Appreciation Day, show teacher ID and get in free with a guest.