Muckleshoot Tribal Classic/WA Cup Filly & Mare-Noms

WA Cup Week 3-Sunday, Sept 15


AUBURN, Wash. (Sept 8, 2019) – Xpressbet Washington Cup wraps up Sunday, September 15, with two $50,000 stakes for older horses: the $50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic for 3-year-olds and up, and the $50,000 Washington Cup Filly & Mare Presented By Xpressbet.

Defending champion Hit the Beach tops a healthy list of 13 nominees to the Muckleshoot Tribal Classic, to be run at 1 1/16 miles. Buckley Bay, runner-up to Hit the Beach in 2018, and Mike Man’s Gold, the track’s newly minted all-time leader in wins and winner of the 2014 Tribal Classic, also are nominated. Grinder Sparksaglo, still going strong at age 8 and runner-up to Stryker Phd in the 2016 Classic, adds further depth.

No Talking Back, already a double stakes winner this season, heads a list of eight runners nominated to the WA Cup Filly & Mare. Winner of the Emerald Distaff and Boeing Stakes in her last two starts, No Talking Back has five wins and over $116,000 in earnings the last two seasons at Emerald Downs. Dontkissntell, runner-up in this race last year as a 3-year-old, and Bella Mia, runner-up in three stakes this season, also are nominated to the Filly & Mare.

$50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic
3YO & UP, WA Bred/Sired-BC Bred/Sired, 1 1/16 M, Sunday, Sept. 15
Horse. . . . . . . .Owner. . . . . . . .Trainer
Boundary Bay (4/WA) North American Thoroughbred Racing Co. Sandi Gann
Buckley Bay (5/WA) Greg Conley, Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Joe Toye
Cody’s Choice (4/WA) Gary Hallett and Maureen Hallett Vince Gibson
Coulterberry (6/BC) Roy & Dixie Jacobson Mark Cloutier
Elliott Bay (4/WA) Chad Christensen Frank Lucarelli
Grinder Sparksaglo (8/WA) Richard Sena Robbie Baze
Hit the Beach (6/WA) Zenker, Mullens & Larson H.R. Mullens
Makah Lane (3/WA) Q Stable & Friendship Stable Bonnie Jenne
Mike Man’s Gold (9/WA) Greg Conley, Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Joe Toye
Sippin Fire (4/WA) How We Roll #4 Steve Bullock
The Press (6/WA) Howard Belvoir Howard Belvoir
Trump Itz (4/WA) Maryanski and Riverbend Farm Blaine Wright
Unleash the Tiger (3/WA) Highlander Racing Stable Jeff Metz

$50,000 WA Cup Filly & Mare Stakes Presented By Xpressbet
3 & UP F&M, WA Bred/Sired-BC Bred/Sired, 1 1/16 M, Sunday, Sept. 15
Horse. . . . . . . .Owner. . . . . . . .Trainer
Bella Mia (4/WA) John & Janene Maryanski Blaine Wright
Dontkissntell (4/BC) Darlyne & Karl Krieg Tom Wenzel
Fortune’s Freude (4/WA) Blue Ribbon Racing #15 Kay Cooper
Magical Spell (3/WA) Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Pabst & Patricia Murphy Kay Cooper
No Talking Back (5/WA) One Horse Will Do Corp. & Steve Shimizu Chris Stenslie
Suddenly Awesome (3/WA) Poseidon Partners Kay Cooper
Tomorrow’s Mine (4/WA) Greg Conley, Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Joe Toye
Under Par (4/BC) Canmor Farms & Marie Gross Mark Cloutier