Star of the Dia turned back all challengers Friday and scored a half-length victory in the $18,800 Carl’s Jr. Purse for 3-year-olds and up on Fireworks Spectacular night at Emerald Downs.
Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window and Blueberry Smoothie are retired, but the plot remains the same. Trainer Tom Wenzel continues to dominate the older filly and mare division at Emerald Downs.
A quartet of local baseball players were honored Saturday, named to one of the all-state baseball teams.
Becky Pratt, who had served as an assistant with the Enumclaw High girls swim program, has been promoted to the top job.
Athletes of all ages, shapes and sizes will soon enjoy new playing surfaces at both Bonney Lake and White River high schools. Work crews were at both schools last week. At White River, workers began tearing up the Sprinturf that served Hornet athletes for more than a decade. Soon, a new AstroTurf field will be installed.
Belle Hill unleashed a powerful wide rally and rolled to a four-length victory over Seeking the Light in Sunday’s $50,000 Irish Day Handicap for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs.
Canadian invader Remembertobreathe collared Grinder Sparksaglo in the final stride for a head victory Saturday in the $21,500 feature race for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.
Trainer Tom Wenzel holds a pair of aces in the $50,000 Boeing Handicap for older fillies and mares at one mile on Sunday, July 5.
Perfect Night refused to lose Friday night at Emerald Downs.
Thirteen 3-year-old fillies including five stakes winners are nominated to the $50,000 Irish Day Handicap at Emerald Downs on Sunday, June 28.
Thetrailerguy rallied through a narrow opening and nailed Prime Engine in the final strides for a half-length victory Sunday in the $50,000 Coca-Cola Handicap for 3-year-olds at Emerald Downs.
Botch and hot-riding Julien Couton teamed for an impressive 2 ¼-length victory Saturday in the $21,000 Way Scarff Ford Purse for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.
Red Ridge overcame a poor start and rallied for a 2 ¼-length victory Friday in the $14,900 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for 3-year-olds at Emerald Downs.
Fooled Again, Gloria’s Angelo and Senna—the top three finishers in the Auburn Handicap—head a whopping list of 20 nominations to the $50,000 Coca-Cola Handicapfor 3-year-old colts and geldings on Sunday, June 21.
A quartet of area baseball players will head east of the Cascades this weekend for the all-state series of games. First nominated and then chosen for the elite contest were White River’s Dustin France, Sumner High’s Joey Muscarnera and Bonney Lake’s Grant Townsend and Taylor Graham.
Stryker Phd—2014 Horse of the Meeting and defending Longacres Mile champion—returns to action in the $50,000 Budweiser Handicap at one mile on Sunday, June 14.
In a virtual repeat of her stakes victory last month, heavily favored Kikisoblu drew clear for a 6 ¼-length victory in Sunday’s $50,000 Washington State Legislators Stakes for older fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.
Grinder Sparksaslgo and red-hot jockey Juan Gutierrez powered home for 3 ¼-length victory Saturday in the $21,500 Marysville-Pilchuck High School Staff Celebration Purse at Emerald Downs.
Heza Witch Doctor rallied strongly in the stretch for a 1 ¾-length victory in the $12,300 Northwest Brewing Company Purse for 3-year-olds and up Friday at Emerald Downs.
Dan Markle has trained Thoroughbreds for more than three decades, but said Sunday represents a first.