Tested the length of the stretch by Noosito, Stryker Phd showed his mettle with a hard-fought three-quarter length victory in 1:40.75 for 1 1/16 miles.
Alert Bay took command in the drive and posted a comfortable two-length win in the $135,225 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) at Hastings Racecourse Sept. 14 as owner Peter Redekop won the race for a third straight year.
Koffee Grinder, whose four-race win streak at Hastings Racecourse ended in August, looks to get back to the winner's circle in the $150,000 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 14 at the Vancouver bullring.
Three winners from last year's Washington Cup Day at Emerald Downs returned with victories on this year's day for state-breds Sept. 7, when an exciting 2-year-old also showcased his talent.
Bruce and Cass Maller's Highlander Racing Stables mare E Z Kitty took home 2013 Horse of the Year honors at the Washington champions annual awards banquet held Feb. 22 at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash.
Average yearling prices at the 2013 Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale Aug. 20 increased 33.6% over 2012.
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.
Gallant Son, the dominant 2-year-old at Emerald Downs last season, continues to train well at Golden Gate Fields and trainer Frank Lucarelli has several options for the promising colt.
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.
Schoolin You pulled out a dramatic win at the wire in the $100,000 Gottstein Futurity at Emerald Downs Saturday evening, giving the gelding back-to-back stakes victory.
Positive Prize took command in midstretch and drew off to a length victory in the $100,000 Gottstein Futurity in stakes-record time at Emerald Downs on Sunday.
Juan Gutierrez became the first rider in Emerald Downs' history to win three stakes in a single day on Sunday.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Decatur Princess||Tom Wenzel||
|Del Rio Harbor||Marshall Allen||
|Morning Line Wiz||Jim Fergason||
|Reigning||Grant T. Forster||
|Seattle Harbor||Roy Lumm||
|Strawberry Dawn||Dan L. Markle||
|Twentyten||David B. Martinez||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|OBS Sprint (Fillies Division) S.||OTC|
|OBS Sprint (Colts and Geldings Division) S.||OTC|
|OBS Championship (Fillies Division) S.||OTC|
|OBS Championship (Colts and Geldings Division) S.||OTC|
|Big Easy Overnight S.||FG|