08/10/2009 12:00AM

Knight Raider one of Harwood's five winners

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AUBURN, Wash. - Knight Raider romped to a 6 3/4-length victory Saturday in the $50,000 Angie C. Stakes at Emerald Downs. In winning her third consecutive start, the 2-year-old filly ran six furlongs in a stakes-record 1:09.40 and paid $3.40 as the heavy favorite in the field of 10.

Ricky Frazier rode Knight Raider for trainer Doris Harwood, who tied the state and Emerald Downs record with five victories Saturday. Jim Penney saddled five winners in one day at Emerald in 1998, and the feat was accomplished four times at Longacres and Yakima Meadows.

Knight Raider, who won the restricted Knights Choice Stakes by 13 lengths in her previous start, shot to the lead and never looked back. Sheyenne Girl, undefeated in two starts in Canada, finished second. Rewritten was another three lengths back in third.

A Washington-bred daughter of Tribunal, Knight Raider earned $24,500 for co-owners Harwood, Nina Hagen of Enumclaw, Wash., Hollis Sturgeon of Renton, Wash., Delores Christiansen of Kent, Wash., and Colleen Caufield of Eatonville, Wash. Knight Raider has earned $44,693 in four starts.

Harwood won the second race Saturday with Jasmine's Melody ($7.60), the third with Topper's Gem ($12.40), the seventh with Jadie Cahill ($11.60), the eighth with Proud Nicholas ($3.40), and the ninth with Knight Raider. The five wins moved her into a 43-43 tie with Tim McCanna atop the Emerald trainer standings through 62 days of the 91-day meeting.