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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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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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Mach One Rules Named Washington’s 2017 Horse Of The Year

With the catchy phrases of Guys and Dolls “Fugue for a Tinhorn” and other popular Broadway tunes floating on the lips many of the 230-plus attendees, the Washington Thoroughbred racing industry celebrated its 2017 champions Broadway-style! Roy and Ellie Schaefer’s (R. E. V. Racing) Mach One Rules did indeed rule, as the now five-year-old gelding came home […]

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Mach One Rules Voted Emerald Downs’ Horse Of The Meet

R.E.V. Racing’s Mach One Rules was voted Horse of the Meeting, Top Handicap Horse and Top Washington-bred as Emerald Downs announced its 2017 season honors on closing day of the track’s 22nd season. A 4-year-old gelding by Harbor the Gold-Felice the Cat, Mach One Rules won three stakes and posted meet-fastest times at both 6 […]

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Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes Winner Stormy Lucy Retired

Stormy Lucy, who gave trainer Ed Moger Jr. his first graded and Grade 1 stakes victories, has been retired. Moger said the 7-year-old mare by Stormy Atlantic out of Here Comes Lucinda, by Dixieland Band, shipped to Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., on Monday and will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Sale of […]

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Parkers Bluff, Songandabullet Finish in First Dead Heat At Emerald Downs 2014 Meet

The photo finish camera revealed the meet’s first dead heat for win in Friday’s feature race for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs. Parkers Bluff, ridden by Rocco Bowen, and Songandabullet, ridden by David G. Lopez, both ran six furlongs in 1:11.80 on a sloppy track. Parkers Bluff, the 5-to-2 betting favorite, paid $3.60, $3.60 […]

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Stormy Lucy Squeezes Rail for Santa Ana Win

Ridden for the first time by leading man Rafael Bejarano, Stormy Lucy, trained by Frank Lucarelli, slipped through at the rail a furlong from home and won Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes going away by 1 ½ lengths, covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.11. A troubled fifth in the Grade II […]

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