Emerald Downs

‘The Kindest Person’: Northwest Trainer Pat Mullens Dies At 92

Hilbern R. “Pat” Mullens, a trainer in the Northwest for nearly a half-century, died December 28 after a long illness. Mr. Mullens was 92. A trainer at Emerald Downs since its opening in 1996, Mullens was among the most successful and popular horsemen at the track. He saddled 243 winners, including six stakes wins, and […]

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Emerald Downs Unveils Schedule For 25th Racing Season; Opening Day April 18

Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino has announced a 63-day live racing season in 2020, with opening day Saturday, April 18 and continuing through Sunday, September 20. The 2020 race dates were approved at the Washington Horse Racing Commission monthly meeting Friday at Auburn City Hall. Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino, which is owned by the […]

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Anyportinastorm, No Talking Back Honored At End Of Emerald Downs Meeting

Anyportinastorm, No Talking Back, Frank Lucarelli and Gary Wales all took down multiple awards Sunday as the curtain closed on the 24th season of live racing at Emerald Downs. Peter Redekop’s Anyportinastorm, a 5-year-old Florida-bred that ran meet-fastest time at 6 and 6 ½ furlongs while winning the Governor’s Stakes and Budweiser Stakes, was voted […]

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Juvenile Race Home Dominates Emerald’s Gottstein Futurity

Race Home unleashed a furious rally and scored a four-length victory over Unmachable in the $100,000 Gottstein Futurity on closing day at Emerald Downs. With Kevin Krigger riding at 120 lbs, Race Home ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.18 on a wet-fast track and paid $13.80, $6.60 and $5.40. Manny Ortiz is the winning trainer […]

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Thoroughbred Newcomer Chad Christensen Sets Single-Season Win Record At Emerald

Pure Pursuit and Diction both scored victories Friday and Chad Christensen set the single-season record for most wins by an owner at Emerald Downs. Christensen now has 28 wins this season, breaking the previous mark of 27 set by Swag Stables in 2009. A newcomer to the sport, Christensen claimed his first horse toward the […]

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Trainer Frank Lucarelli Saddles First Five Winners On Saturday’s Card At Emerald

Trainer Frank Lucarelli added another chapter to his record-breaking season Saturday evening at Emerald Downs. Lucarelli swept the first five races on an eight-race card while breaking the single-season record for most wins at Emerald Downs with 67. Gentle Prince and jockey Javier Matias capped the remarkable run with a narrow victory in race five, […]

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Into The Record Books: Mike Man’s Gold Wins 22nd Race At Emerald Downs

Mike Man’s Gold surged past Cody’s Choice and Capital Expense in the final furlong of Sunday’s fifth race, and into the record book at Emerald Downs. Powering home for a four-length victory in a $25,000 claiming race, 9-year-old Mike Man’s Gold became the track’s all-time leader in wins with 22, one better than West Seattle […]

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‘It’s Been A Long Road’: Krigger Celebrates 1,000th Win At Emerald Downs

Jockey Kevin Krigger stole the show Saturday evening at Emerald Downs, riding four winners including career victory No. 1,000. Krigger swept races 4, 5, 6 and 7, scoring win No. 1,000 aboard I Double Dare You ($5.20) in race five, and adding a feature race victory on Vicente’s Shadow ($9) in the $16,600 Muckleshoot Casino […]

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Frank Lucarelli Saddles 1,000th Career Winner At Emerald Downs

Crest Drive rolled to a 14 ½-length victory in race five Sunday to give trainer Frank Lucarelli his 1,000th victory at Emerald Downs. A five-time Emerald Downs’ training champion, Lucarelli is No. 1 all-time in both wins and earnings, and with 57 wins on pace for his greatest season at Emerald Downs. Lucarelli, 62, was […]

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Washington Summer Yearling And Mixed Sale Set For August 20

The beauty of Mt. Rainier, the excitement of Emerald Downs racing and the quality of the yearlings and breeding stock entered in the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association Summer Sale annually lead horsemen from all over the Pacific Northwest and other parts of the country to gather in Auburn, Wash., for the opportunity to […]

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