Keyword: Ron Crockett

  • Emerald's Crockett Given Paul Allen Award

    Emerald Downs president Ron Crockett was recognized with the 2013 Paul Allen Sports Citizen Award, one of Seattle's most prestigious honors, on the evening of Jan. 22.

  • Seattle Turf Writer Dennis Dodge Dies

    Dennis Dodge, 62, the longtime Daily Racing Form columnist/handicapper in the Northwest, died suddenly on the evening of Sept. 9 due to an apparent heart failure in Seattle.

  • The Great Face Has Reason to Smile in Longacres Mile

    Pacesetting The Great Face refused to give way when collared by favored Raise the Bluff mid-stretch, fighting back to win the $391,250 Longacres Mile Breeders' Cup Presented by TVG (gr. III) by a head on a sloppy track at Seattle's Emerald Downs Aug. 19.

  • TVG to Sponsor Longacres Mile, Purse Boosted

    The Longacres Mile (gr. III), the most important race in the Pacific Northwest since its inception in 1935, will be sponsored by TVG in 2007 and include Breeders' Cup incentives with a record $400,000 purse.

  • 91-Day Meet for Emerald Downs Approved

    Emerald Downs was approved for a 91-day live racing season by the Washington Horse Racing Commission Jan. 11. Opening day will be on April 20.

  • Harvard Avenue, outside, noses out Areyoutalkingtome to win the El Conejo Handicap, Monday at Santa Anita.

    Smart Win for Harvard Avenue in El Conejo

    Ron Crockett's homebred Harvard Avenue finished with a flurry under a perfectly timed move by jockey Garrett Gomez to nose Areyoutalkintome at the wire and give trainer Doug O'Neill the first two finishers of the $110,900 El Conejo Handicap (gr. III) on New Year's Day at Santa Anita Park.

  • Handle Unchanged at Emerald Downs

    Average daily handle for the Emerald Downs' meet that ended Oct. 1 was virtually unchanged over the previous year, the Auburn, Wash. track has reported.

  • Washington Using Scan Fingerprint Technology

    Washington is introducing live scan fingerprint technology to the pari-mutuel industry as state racing commission officials begin to process the applications of owners, trainers, jockeys and other personnel for the opening of Emerald Downs' live Thoroughbred meet April 21.

  • Rugula's Trainer Had To Fight For His Chance

    No matter how hard he tried, Vancouver British Columbia Racing Hall of Fame trainer Dave Forster was not able to dissuade his oldest son from pursuing a career on the racetrack. Now Grant Forster starts Fantasy (gr. II) runner-up Rugula in Friday's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Harvard Avenue and jockey Garrett Gomez come from behind to win the Potrero Grande Breeders' Cup Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    O'Neill's Run Continues With Harvard Avenue

    Stablemate Perfect Moon ensured a blazing pace and late charging Harvard Avenue took care of the rest, winning the $200,000 Potrero Grande Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) for sprinters and capping a four-stakes weekend for hot trainer Doug O'Neill.

  • In Washington, Numbers Made Slots Bad Bet

    Voters in Washington state rejected an initiative that would have allowed the expansion of electronic slot machines--only permitted in tribal casinos--to other locations, including Emerald Downs. But a top track official said it's the best thing that could have happened.

  • Slewdledo Filly Leads Way at Washington Auction

    Starlet of Seattle, a daughter of Slewdledo, brought the top price of $92,000 Tuesday during the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association (WTBA) summer yearling sale at Emerald Downs.

  • Emerald Sees Upside With Muckleshoot Deal

    Emerald Downs is experiencing a boost in daily purses and an extension of its 2005 racing season because of a $1.69-million investment by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, which owns the land beneath the Auburn, Wash., racetrack and operates a nearby casino.

  • Emerald Downs Handle Slips

    Emerald Downs wrapped up its 92-day meeting Monday with dips in both on-track and overall handle over 2002.

  • Task Force Evaluating Horse Deaths at Emerald Downs

    Emerald Downs has come under scrutiny because seven horses at the Seattle-area racetrack -- six during a two-week period from April 20-May 4 -- were euthanized. Though the number is lower than the historical average, a task force is evaluating the incidents in the hope of reducing the number of catastrophic injuries.