August 30, 2014
Including Monday’s 11-race card, which begins at 2 p.m. Pacific, just 13 racing dates remain before Emerald Downs is closed for the winter. Rain pelted the track Saturday morning for the first time in weeks, a telltale sign that the season is waning.
August 29, 2014
The undefeated 4-year-old Stopshoppingdebbie will make her next start in either the Grade 1, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 27, or the Grade 3, $100,000 L.A. Woman Stakes on Oct. 4.
Emerald Downs’s top horses are on the move, with Stryker Phd, Del Rio Harbor and Stopshoppingdebbie all being readied for late-summer starts at other venues. But perhaps the main attraction, undefeated 2-year-old Trackattacker, is going to stick around ...
August 28, 2014
Stryker Phd was a happy camper Thursday at Emerald Downs, trainer Larry Ross said, “bucking and bouncing” during a morning jog as he eased back into training following his emphatic victory Sunday in the Grade 3, $200,000 Longacres Mile.
August 24, 2014
Stryker Phd roared from some 15 lengths off the pace to win Sunday's Grade 3, $200,000 Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs and reaffirm his status as the leading handicap horse in the Pacific Northwest.
August 22, 2014
Race 10 on Sunday’s Emerald Downs card – the $22,575 Pete Pederson Memorial at one mile – attracted six horses, with Floating Feather, the dominant stakes runner in Idaho, among the leading contenders.
August 20, 2014
Stryker Phd drew post 9 and was installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite Wednesday for Sunday's Grade 3, $200,000 Longacres Mile.
While the field for Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Longacres Mile took shape around him, likely favorite Stryker Phd went through his final paces this week at Emerald Downs.
August 17, 2014
Although still a maiden, Pippa Bou Peep used her experience from four previous starts, edging odds-on favorite Seeking the Light by a head after a stirring stretch duel in the $49,500 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes at Emerald Downs on Sunday.
August 16, 2014
The undefeated Trackattacker had little more than a paid workout as scored his third straight wire-to-wire victory, winning the $45,000 WTBOA Lads by seven lengths at Emerald Downs on Saturday.