Bonus Spin races to victory in Sunday’s feature race.
BONUS SPIN PREVAILS IN AMERICAN DEBUT
Bonus Spin invaded from Canada and rolled to a 1 ½-length victory Sunday in the $18,800 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for older fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.
Ridden by Juan Gutierrez, Bonus Spin zipped 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.25 and paid $10, $5.20 and $4. Rosann Anderson, saddling her first starter at Emerald Downs, is the winning trainer for Whieldon Thoroughbreds of British Columbia.
A California-bred 5-year-old mare by Hard Spun, Bonus Spin is 2-2-1 in nine starts lifetime with earnings of $87,537, including $10,175 for Sunday’s victory.Bonus Spin raced in Southern California prior to joining Anderson’s barn at Hastings Racecourse, and scored her maiden win a $54,000 maiden special weight at Santa Anita two years ago.
Sunday, she inhaled the leaders with a quick move on the turn and was three lengths clear in mid-stretch and held the closers safe.
She’s Reddy, ridden by Francisco Duran, rallied from far back to finish second and paid $4.80 and $4. A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred by Mutakddim, She’s Ready also made her local debut Sunday, and the Kevin Eikleberry trainee could be factor when the older filly and mare division stretches to two turns in next months Boeing Stakes.
Jerre to Carrie, ridden by Rocco Bowen, held third and paid $3.60 for show, while Profound Moment, Elusive Riches, Queen’s Rush, Wickedizwickeduz and Lady Diva completed the order of
CARLSON RELAY WINS MUCKLESHOOT GOLD CUP
Carlson Relay (Blackfeet Nation, Mont.) captured Sunday’s championship finale of the 2016 Muckleshoot Gold Cup, which featured 18 of the finest Indian Relay Racing teams from tribes in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
In the final, Carlson Relay (Blackfeet Nation, Mont.) raced to a narrow victory over Grizzly Mountain (Colville Tribe, Wash.) and Little Badger (Blackfeet Nation). The championship team received belt buckles, jackets, the Muckleshoot Gold Cup and a $10,000 cash prize.
Carlson Relay is composed of:
Chazz Racine (rider), Tony Carlson (holder #1), Ervin Carlson (holder #2), Scott Raining Bird (holder #3), David Boyce (mugger #1), Todd Sinclair (mugger #2)
Ervin Carlson also is captain and team owner.
Results from Sunday’s Muckleshoot Gold Cup:
Muckleshoot Gold Cup: 1st-Carlson Relay (Blackfeet Nation, Mont.); Grizzly Mountain (Colville Tribe, Wash.); 3rd-Little Badger (Blackfeet Nation, Mont.)
Consolation Relay Race 1: 1st-Mountain River (Nakota-White Clay, Mont.); 2nd-Teton (Sho-Ban, Ida.); 3rd-Coby Relay (Sho-Ban, Ida.)
Consolation Relay Race 2: 1st-Abrahamson Relay (Colville Tribe, Wash.); 2nd-Pikuni Express (Blackfeet Nation, Mont.); 3rd-Two-Tone (Sho-Ban, Ida.)
NOTES: Trainer Alan Bozell saddled two winners Sunday, Mister Breeze ($7.20) in race five and Parkers Delight ($16.80) in race seven. . .Bidding to become the meet’s first four-time winner, Seattles Best Copy finished runner-up to Parkers Delight in the $10,000/$8,000 claimer for older fillies and mares. . .92-year-old owner/trainer Arturo Arboleda struck again Sunday as 4-year-old gelding Cozzabi scored a $43.20 maiden victory in race three under Isaias Enriquez . It was the second bomber of the week for Arboleda, who saddled Freedomofthehills to a $47 upset in Friday’s fourth race. . . Juan Gutierrez , Rocco Bowen and Enriquez rode two winners each on the nine-race card. . .With 10 weeks complete, Bowen leads Leslie Mawing 37-36 atop the riders’ standings. . . Jeff Metz and Blaine Wright each had a win Sunday and Metz leads Wright 18-17 in the trainers’ race. . . Stryker Phd worked six furlongs in a bullet 1:13 3/5 Sunday under regular rider Leslie Mawing , and the 7-year-old gelding tops a list of 12 nominations to the $50,000 Budweiser Stakes on Sunday, June 19. The one-mile Budweiser would be the 2016 debut for the 7-year-old gelding, winner of eight straight stakes at Emerald Downs including the 2014 and 2015 Longacres Miles. . .Live racing resumes Friday with first post 6:30 p.m. It will be a four-day week with racing Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday’s special 20th anniversary program. Also Friday there is a $6,078 carryover in the $0.50 Pick 5 and a $7,108 carryover in the $0.20 Pick 7.