Xpressbet Washington Cup-nominations

Mach One Rules


AUBURN, Wash. (August 20, 2017) – Sixty-three horses including a trio of runners from last week’s Longacres Mile have been nominated to the Xpressbet Washington Cup, to be run Sunday, August 27 at Emerald Downs.

The Xpressbet Washington Cup features six stakes exclusively for Washington/B.C.-bred or sired runners with an aggregate $300,000 in purses. Now in its 15th year, the Xpressbet Washington Cup includes male and female stakes races for 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds and older horses.

The $50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic for older horses at 1 1/16 miles drew nine nominations led by Mach One Rules, Dedicated to You and Stryker Phd—second, third and sixth-place finishers in the Grade 3 Longacres Mile.

Mach One Rules could clinch Horse of the Meeting honors with a victory, as the 4-year-old Harbor the Gold gelding is 2-2-1 in five starts with two stakes wins and $108,225 in purses at the meet.

The Muckleshoot Tribal Classic is likely to be Stryker Phd’s final career start. The 8-year-old Bertrando gelding is among the top runners in state history—the only two-time Longacres Mile winner at Emerald Downs, and already has a record three victories in the Muckleshoot Tribal Classic. His overall record is 11-5-7 in 33 starts with $631,011 in earnings.

Citizen Kitty, also in the hunt for Horse of the Meeting, aims for her fourth stakes victory this season in the Filly & Mare Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. The 5-year-old Proud Citizen mare comes off a 1 ½-length victory in last week’s $65,000 Emerald Distaff.

The Juvenile Colts & Gelding Stakes drew a healthy 15 nominations led by the top three finishers in the August 6 WTBOA Lads Stakes—Elliott Bay, Sippin Fire and Brown Tiger. Boundary Bay, full brother to 2016 Emerald Downs Horse of the Meeting O B Harbor, is expected to invade from Vancouver for the Juvenile Colts & Geldings.

Bella Mia, already a double stakes winner at the meet, tops 10 nominees to the Juvenile Filly Stakes.

Entries will be drawn Thursday at the Quarter Chute Café with horses allowed to enter only one race.

$50,000 WA Cup Juvenile Colts & Geldings Stakes (2YO C&G, 6F)
Horse. . . . .Owner. . . . .Trainer
Aliante (2-WA) Peter Redekop BC Ltd Blaine Wright
Attercop (2-WA) Kent Chisman & Tricia Nix Candi Tollett
Boundary Bay (2-WA) North American Thoroughbred Mike Puhich
Brown Tiger (2-WA) Art McFadden Jonathan Nance
Cle Elum Phil (2-WA) Neil Knapp & Aaron Bresko Neil Knapp
Dylan J.T. (2-WA) BKLR & Estate of Del Kelly Roy Lumm
Elliott Bay (2-WA) Rising Star Stable II Howard Belvoir
Hemi Cat (2-WA) Blue Diamond or Janet Johnson Roy Lumm
Huggy Bear (2-WA) Susan Hopp Frank Lucarelli
Prime Copy (2-WA) North American Thoroughbred Mike Puhich
Sippin Fire (2-WA) How We Roll #4 Steve Bullock
Stay in Power (2-WA) Alan Bozell & Rolando Veliz Alan Bozell
Trump Itz (2-WA) Maryanski & Riverbend Farm Blaine Wright
Upshift (2-WA) Alan Bozell & Mike Phillips Alan Bozell
Wheel Rally (2-WA) Allaire Farms Robert Meeking

$50,000 WA Cup 2 Year-Old Filly Stakes (2YOF, 6F)
Horse. . . . .Owner. . . . .Trainer
A Filly Can Dream (2-WA) Pegasus Too Howard Belvoir
Bella Mia (2-WA) John & Janene Maryanski Blaine Wright
Faith Flys Again (2-WA) Swag Stables – Gallo Stables David Martinez
Fortune’s Freude (2-WA) Blue Ribbon Racing #15 Kay Penney
Frisky Bear (2-WA) Sabers Drawn & Lucarelli Racing Frank Lucarelli
Goldie’s Darlins (2-WA) Aaron Bresko Neil Knapp
Manny’s Way (2-WA) Manny Ortiz Manny Ortiz
Oh Yes I Did (2-WA) Doug Walker & Candice Tollett Candi Tollett
Runmissnatalia (2-WA) Swag Stables – Gallo Stables David Martinez

$50,000 WA Cup Sophomore Stakes (3YO, 1M)
Horse. . . . .Owner. . . . .Trainer
Atta Boy Dougie (3-WA) Where We At Kay Cooper
Buckley Bay (3-WA) Ron Crockett & Griffin Tom Wenzel
Double A. Prospect (3-WA) Code Four Stable Tom Wenzel
Keller’s Gold (3-WA) Lucky Larr Stable Felimon Alvarado
Kota Copy (3-WA) On The Rocks Gary Lonctot
Mike Man’s Bro (3-WA) Horseplayers Racing C & Barrett Roddina Barrett
Pulpits Power (3-WA) Below The Rim and Woodway Blaine Wright
Rifle Gernade (3-WA) Estate of Don Munger Niccolo Troiani

$50,000 WA Cup Sophomore Filly Stakes (3YOF , 1M)
Horse. . . . .Owner. . . . .Trainer
Coastal Road (3-WA) T Youngman or P Youngman Martin Pimentel
Gazing (3-WA) William Sandeman Terry Gillihan
Grace Bay (3-WA) Billy Speed Racing Stable Frank Lucarelli
I Double Dare You (3-WA) John Sneesby Manny Ortiz
Miss Wine Topper (3-WA) Carol Henning H R Mullens
No Talking Back (3-WA) One Horse Will Do & Hubbird Chris Stenslie
Retreat Yourself (3-WA) Mark Malnati Doris Harwood
Targa (3-WA) R.E.V. Racing LLC Frank Lucarelli

$50,000 WA Cup Filly & Mare Stakes (3&UP F&M, 1-1/16 M)
Horse. . . . . .Owner. . . . .Trainer
Arlington Lady (4-WA) Robert Donnell Kay Cooper
Citizen Kitty (5-WA) Highlander Racing Stable Jeff Metz
Dreamer S. (4-WA) Darrin Paul Frank Lucarelli
Exit Sixty Slew (4-WA) Below The Rim, Mediocre & Wright Blaine Wright
Guardian One (4-WA) Tony and Brenna Loften Chris Stenslie
My Heart Goes On (4-WA) Coal Creek Farm David Martinez
Princess Katie (4-BC) Ernest Chu Robert Gilker
Pyscho Sister (4-WA) Royal Victory Thoroughbreds Tim McCanna
Sugarseeker (4-WA) Darrin Paul Frank Lucarelli
Sweet Tashi (4-WA) Debra Pabst and Anne Bustion Kay Cooper
Three Forks Gold (4-WA) David Greenshields Rosie Simkins
Trinni (4-WA) Highlander, Horseplayers, Woodway Jeff Metz

$50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic (3&UP, 1-1/16 M)
Horse. . . . . .Owner. . . . .Trainer
Betrbegone (5-WA) G Conley, C Conley & Terra Firma Joe Toye
Dedicated to You (5-WA) Coal Creek Farm David Martinez
Grinder Sparksaglo (6-WA) Richard Senna Robbie Baze
Hit the Beach (4-WA) Zenker, Mullens and Larson H R Mullens
Hoody (6-WA) Donnell, Clark & Vital Signs Kay Cooper
Mach One Rules (4-WA) R.E.V. Racing LLC Frank Lucarelli
Mike Man’s Gold (7-WA) G Conley, C Conley & Terra Firma Joe Toye
Stryker Phd (8-WA) Jim & Mona Hour Larry Ross
The Press (4-WA) Howard Belvoir Howard Belvoir