08/15/2014 10:25AM

Stryker Phd to be strong favorite in Longacres Mile


AUBURN, Wash. – Nominations for the Grade 3, $200,000 Longacres Mile came out this week, and a glance at the list of 25 confirmed what had become increasingly apparent over the past few weeks: Stryker Phd, the leading handicap horse at Emerald Downs and unbeaten in two starts this year, likely will be a heavy favorite Aug. 24 in the 79th running of the Northwest’s richest race.