Precise Timing Wins $50,000 Angie C Stakes

Precise Timing and jockey Kevin Orozco


AUBURN, Wash. (July 6, 2024) – Precise Timing debuted in grand fashion Saturday at Emerald Downs, leading gate to wire for a 2 ¾-length victory over Coconut Dreams in the $50,000 Angie C Stakes for 2-year-old fillies.

With Kevin Orozco aboard at 118 lbs., Precise Timing covered 5 ½ furlongs in 1:03.63 and returned $4.78 as the public betting favorite. Kay Cooper saddled the winner for Blue Ribbon Racing #23, a racing syndicate headed by breeder Debbie Pabst of Buckley, Wash.

A Washington-bred by Dialed In out of the Nationhood mare Peaceful Nation, Precise Timing earned $30,250 while taking down the season’s first stakes for juvenile fillies.

Breaking from the No. 4 post, Precise Timing out-sprinted Coconut dreams for the early lead, set fractions of :21.62 and :44.64 for the quarter and half-mile, drew well clear past mid-stretch, and widened the advantage to the wire.

Coconut Dreams, 5 to 2 second choice ridden by Javier Matias at 120 lbs., chased the winner throughout and held second place, while first-time starter Saleen G T was another 1 ¾ lengths back in third place. Rounding out the order of finish were Her Blind Side, Violet Kitten, Stellzone, and Company Girl.

The $50,000 WTBOA Lassies Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs is next for 2-year-old fillies on Saturday, Aug. 3.

NOTES: Kevin Orozco has s 22 stakes wins at Emerald Downs, good for 10th all-time. . .Peaceful Nation is among a record 15 Emerald Downs’ winners out of Peaceful Wings. . .Candied Lute ($4.76) won for the third time in 21 days, leading gate to wire under Orozco in 1:15.27 for 6 ½ furlongs. The 7-year-old gelding joins Surprsinglyperfect as three-time winners at the meet. . .Orozco and Leslie Mawing rode two winners each. . .Sproston produced the second biggest $2 win pay of the meet $53.54, under Mawing for Jorge Navarro in race five. Sproston also paid a meet-high $30.24 to place. . . . Out of Stars ($8.60) captured the Saturday opener, giving trainer Dale Koler ($8.60) his first win of the meet. . .Bluegrass Go Go ($8.46) made a triumphant local debut for Quest Racing and trainer Blaine Wright, zipping six panels in 1:08.74 for a maiden victory. . .Defending Longacres Mile champion Five Star General finished third in Saturday’s $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial at Horseshoe Indianapolis. Injunction ($14) prevailed in 1:39.29 for 1 mile and 70 yards. . .On the same card, Grant Forster saddled Chatalas to a $23.80 upset in the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3). . .2023 Longacres Mile runner-up Il Bellator and 2023 Muckleshoot Derby winner Prince Abu Dhabi are among eight entered in Sunday’s $150,000 Pleasanton Mile. . .Live racing continues Sunday with the $50,000 King County Express for 2-year-old colts & geldings. First post 1:30 p.m.