Jockey Ricky Frazier and 7-year-old gelding Noosa Beach -- who combined for a dominating victory in the 2010 Longacres Mile Handicap (gr. III) -- retired simultaneously in a winner's circle ceremony July 3.
A fundraiser for Gallyn Mitchell June 15 raised nearly $23,000 as the Washington racing community rallied around Emerald Down's all-time leading rider who suffered a heart attack in April.
Two of Emerald Downs' all-time greats--Noosa Beach and jockey Ricky Frazier--will be honored in a joint retirement ceremony at the Seattle-area track July 3.
A full brother to two-time Washington State Horse of the Year Noosa Beach was sold for $55,000 to top the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's summer yearling and mixed sale.
Two-time Washington Horse of the Year Noosa Beach will miss the Longacres Mile (gr. III) Aug. 19 at Emerald Downs and is going to take the rest of the year off, trainer Doris Harwood said Aug. 2.
Trainer Doris Harwood and owner Jeff Harwood have decided to send Noosa Beach home to their Auburn, Wash., ranch while they contemplate the future of their star gelding.
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Defending champion Noosa Beach and leading challenger Awesome Gem drew the far outside posts in a field of 12 entered for Washington's $200,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III). The signature race at Emerald Downs is Aug. 21.
Noosa Beach, who earned a spot in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs when he won the Longacres Mile Handicap (gr. III) at Emerald Downs last month, has instead been turned out for the winter.
Favored Noosa Beach proved to be too tough for his 11 rivals in the Longacres Mile Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 22, winning for the fifth time in six starts at Emerald Downs this year.
Emerald Downs-based trainer Doris Harwood shipped two horses into Hastings Racecourse for the Sept. 27 British Columbia Derby and left with first and third money.
Margo's Gift shipped to New Jersey from Washington State and got the money at 26-1 in the $250,000 Favorite Trick Breeders' Cup Stakes Oct. 26 at Monmouth Park.
Smarty Deb and Prop Me Up turned in final Breeders' Cup works at Monmouth Park Oct. 21.
There was elation in the Washington-based Smarty Deb camp Oct. 17 after the unbeaten 2-year-old filly earned a spot in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Monmouth Park Oct. 27.
Undefeated Smarty Deb could be headed to the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) after she defeated her male rivals in the $90,000 Gottstein Futurity at Emerald Downs Sept. 29 for her fourth consecutive victory.
Ricky Frazier rode five winners on the Saturday card at Emerald Downs including the feature race aboard Retreat After Me.
Irene's Bonus Baby held off stablemate Cascade Rose to win the premier 2-year-old filly race of the Emerald Downs meet, the $100,000 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes.
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