Local report — Baze rides 11,000th winner

August 14, 2010 by  

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Granger’s Russell Baze has ridden the 11,000th winner of his career. The 52-year-old jockey won the fourth race at the Sonoma County Fair aboard Separate Forest on Saturday to reach the milestone. Baze was already North America’s winningest thoroughbred jockey, having surpassed Laffit Pincay Jr.’s record of 9,530 winners in December [...]

Racing commission OKs 2010 schedule

February 13, 2010 by  

AUBURN, Wash. — The Washington Horse Racing Commission on Thursday approved an 89-day schedule for Emerald Downs and 19 days for tracks in Kennewick, Walla Walla, Waitsburg and Dayton. But unless things improve financially in the industry, commission chairman Paul George said 2010 might be the last year the smaller facilities in eastern Washington will [...]

7/18/09 Emerald Downs results unavailable

July 19, 2009 by  

AUBURN, Wash. — Results from Saturday’s racing at Emerald Downs was not available from the source.

A royal ride

July 18, 2009 by  

Strike The Tiger, with John Velazquez aboard, wins The Windsor Castle Stakes during the Royal Ascot meeting on June 16 in Ascot, England. (Horsephotos.com)

Selah native becomes first US trainer to win at Royal Ascot || YAKIMA, Wash. — Since his days growing up in Selah, Wesley Ward has gone a country mile in thoroughbred racing as a jockey and a trainer. But last month his career — and that of his country — took an historic turn. Not [...]

7/17/09 Emerald Downs results

July 18, 2009 by  

Emerald Downs results, as provided by track officials, for Friday, July 17: POST TIME: 6:15 p.m. First Race - - Purse $5,300, Maiden Claiming $5,000, 3 yo’s & up, Six Furlongs TRACK CONDITION: . 6-Appassionato Storm (Zunino J). $5.60 $2.80 $2.60 2-Mucha Moola (Werner-Hagerty M). $3.00 $2.60 4-Late Night Affair (Gutierrez J). $3.00 Also Ran: [...]

7/16/09 Emerald Downs results

July 17, 2009 by  

Emerald Downs results, as provided by track officials, for Thursday, July 16: Post Time: 6:14 p.m. First Race - - Purse $10,900, Maiden Claiming $17,500, 3 yo, Six Furlongs TRACK CONDITION: 2-Perfect Finish (Whitaker J). $4.20 $3.40 $2.60 5-Expressa (Zunino J). $14.40 $5.60 3-Classy Prize (Matias J). $4.80 Also Ran: Herwayalltheway, My Dads Fast, Something [...]

George to lead Racing Commission

January 15, 2009 by  

Paul George, who has been involved in horse racing for a quarter century, has been elected chairman of the Washington Horse Racing Commission. The former Yakima mayor was elected to the post during the commission’s January meeting in Auburn. He was appointed to the racing commission in 2006. George’s past experience in the industry has [...]

9/28/08 Emerald Downs results

September 27, 2008 by  

First Race - - Purse $9,000, Maiden Claiming $12,500, 2 yo, Six Furlongs TRACK CONDITION: . 7-Travel With Beck (Gutierrez J). $6.40 $3.20 $2.80 5-Big Sky Michael (Mitchell G). $2.80 $2.60 4-Native Dynasty (Mawing L). $2.80 Also Ran: Get Going, Two Wild Summers Late Scratches: Major Fib, Bold Officer Race Time: 1:11.80 Exacta (7-5) $9.50; [...]

09/28/08 Emerald Downs entries

September 27, 2008 by  

First Race, Purse $9,000, Maiden Claiming $12,500, 2 yo, Six Furlongs. 01 Major Fib Cunningham T 118 02 Get Going Doll C 118 03 Bold Officer Skelly R 118 04 Native Dynasty Mawing L 118 05 Big Sky Michael Mitchell G 118 06 Two Wild Summers Frazier R 118 07 Travel With Beck Gutierrez J [...]

09/27/08 Emerald Downs Results

September 27, 2008 by  

First Race - - Purse $6,700, Maiden Claiming $7,500, 3 yo, Six Furlongs TRACK CONDITION: . 12-Cynfull Music (Martinez S). $6.40 $3.80 $2.80 3-Nippin At Dawn (Hoonan-Trujillo D). $4.00 $2.80 2-Cascade Park (Skelly R). $3.20 Also Ran: Little Cookie, Destiny’s Desire, Marah, Golden Eye Candy, Diddly Squat, Miss Sin City, Taylor’s Game Late Scratches: Fantacticts, [...]

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