Training Hours Resume At Emerald Downs Ahead Of 2020 Racing Season

Over 150 horses were on the grounds Monday as Thoroughbreds began training for the 2020 live racing season at Emerald Downs. A familiar white face was the first horse on the track as Barkley jogged a mile under Jennifer Whitaker at 8 a.m. sharp. Winner of the 2018 Longacres Mile, the 7-year-old chestnut is 10 […]

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Emerald Downs Announces 2020 Stakes Schedule Worth $1.5 Million

Emerald Downs Racetrack & Casino has announced 28 stakes events worth an aggregate $1,515,000 in purses for its 2020 live racing season that begins Saturday, April 18. The 85th renewal of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) on Sunday, August 9—earliest date ever for the Northwest’s premier race—anchors the second annual Championship Sunday featuring stakes races […]

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‘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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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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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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