Xpressbet WA Cup Sophomores-Nominations


AUBURN, Wash. (August 19, 2018) – Three-year-olds grab the spotlight as Emerald Downs presents the first of three Xpressbet Washington Cup double-headers on Sunday, August 26.

Sippin Fire (left)–the meet’s only three-time stakes winner–tops nominees to the $50,000 WA Cup Sophomore Colts & Geldings Stakes presented by Elysian Brewing Company. And Bella Mia (right)–four-time stakes winner at Emerald Downs–heads nominees for the $50,000 WA Cup Sophomore Filly Stakes presented by Freight NW. Both races are one mile.

Also Sunday, Quarter Horses compete in the eighth running of the $30,000 Bank of America Championship Challenge at 440 yards.

Xpressbet WA Cup continues Sunday, September 2, with the $50,000 WA Cup Juvenile Colts & Geldings Stakes presented by Muckleshoot Casino, and $50,000 WA Cup Juvenile Filly Stakes presented by Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation. Both 2-year-old races are 6 ½ furlongs.

And on Sunday, September 9, older horses have their turn with the $50,000 WA Cup Filly & Mare Stakes presented by Xpressbet and $50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic, both at 1 1/16 miles.

$50,000 WA Cup Soph C & G Stakes,1 Mile, August 26
Horse. . . . . .Owner. . . . . .Trainer
Boundary Bay (3/WA) N American Thoroughbred Racing Co Sandi Gann
Bullet Drill (3/WA) Billy Speed Racing Stable Frank Lucarelli
Elliott Bay (3/WA) Rising Star Stable II Howard Belvoir
Hey Sequoia (3/BC) William Bridges Tom Wenzel
Honkytonkbar (3/WA) Shady Valley Ranch Doris Harwood
Hustle and Bustle (3/WA) Tim Bankers Manny Ortiz
Ridgefield Rocket (3/WA) Semper Fi Racing Patty Lydon
Sherm (3/WA) Drew & Jamie Baker & Donald MacKenzie Larry Ross
Sippin Fire (3/WA) How We Roll #4 Steve Bullock
Trump Itz (3/WA) John & Janene Maryanski & Riverbend Farm Blaine Wright
Wheel Rally (3/WA) Allaire Farms Bob Meeking

$50,000 WA Cup Soph Filly Stakes, 1 Mile, August 26
Horse. . . . . .Owner. . . . . .Trainer
Angels o’ War (3/WA) Teri Nyland Roddina Barrett
Beautymis (3/WA) Bryan W. Smith Neil Knapp
Bella Mia (3/WA) John & Janene Maryanski Blaine Wright
Brilliant Bird (3/WA) Ron Crockett Inc Terry Gillihan
Dontkissntell (3/BC) Karl Kreig Tom Wenzel
Jupiter S. (3/WA) Darrin L. Paul Frank Lucarelli
Oh Yes I Did (3/WA) Tim Bankers Manny Ortiz
Spot On (3/WA) Blue Ribbon Racing #16 Kay Cooper