Indian Relay 2023

AUBURN, WATwo Medicine ridden by Cody Carlson rallied on the final exchange to regain the lead in the $75,000 Muckleshoot Gold Cup and take the championship heat in front of a packed crowd on Father’s Day at Emerald Downs. The Blackfeet Nation team comes from Browning, MT.

Emerald Downs: 2023 Muckleshoot Gold Cup Indian Relay Champions Two Medicine!


Finishing second was BirdInGround Relay (Tristen BirdInGround rider), from Crow, MT. The Crow Nation team took the lead after the second exchange but faltered in the all important final exchange.

Rounding out the top three was Abrahamson (Scotty Abrahamson rider), from Omak, WA.

Amskapi Pikunii finished fourth from Browning, MT and Tissidimit (Azeri Coby), Fort Hall, ID checked in fifth. Old Sun (Siksika, Alberta) did not finish.

Second Consolation

1st, Cedar Ridge

2nd, Carlson

3rd, River Road

4th,Omak Express

5th, Starr School

6th, Teton

First Consolation

1st, Strong Horse Relay

2nd, S/M Express

3rd,Counting Coup

4th, Grizzly Mountain

5th, Mountain Crow Relay

6th, Little Badger


Muckleshoot Gold Cup Winners


2023 – Two Medicine

2022: Omak Express
2021 – Amskapi Pikunii
2020 – Cancelled Covid
2019 – River Road Relay
2018 – Abrahamson
2017 – Starr School
2016 – Carlson