06/12/2015 2:01PM

Stryker Phd begins drive to Longacres Mile

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AUBURN, Wash. – Stryker Phd, the leading handicap horse in the Pacific Northwest, will make his 2015 debut Sunday in the $50,000 Budweiser Handicap at Emerald Downs. Stryker Phd, who has won four consecutive stakes starts at Emerald, is likely to be a prohibitive favorite in the one-mile race as he takes his first step toward defending his title in the Grade 3 Longacres Mile in August.