(Auburn, WA) Weekend racing over the 1st week of June set new highs in races and entries. 17 total races and 65 runners on Saturday with 59 on Sunday for nearly 7.5 starters per day. It was teacher’s appreciation weekend and the 1st Teachers Dash was held on Saturday.

The race of the weekend was the feature on Sunday an allowance race for older horses which was a tune up for many stakes horses including 2022 Longacres Mile Champion Slew’s Tiz Whiz, Stakes winner Papa’s Golden Boy making his return to racing and other promising runners  likely headed to the Emerald Stakes schedule.

Our coverage of Sunday racing followed by Saturday’s races then news and notes and points of interest. Let’s get to Teacher’s Appreciation weekend!

Sunday’s Races

8th Feature Race

A field of 7 Stakes type runners lined up to go 5 1/2 furlongs over a sloppy track including 2022 Longacres Mile Champion Slew’s Tiz Whiz and the speedy Stakes winner Papa’s Golden Boy. The betting public was split with no overwhelming favorite for much of the time but the late money came in big on Prisoner with Karlo Lopez that made him the 6-5 favorite. Slew’s Tiz Whiz went off at 4-1 and Tax Code with Alex Cruz at 9-2.

Surprisingly, local favorite Papa’s Golden Boy who was 3-1 morning line as the 2nd choice drifted up to 4-1, then 5-1 and when the gates opened a whopping 9-1.  Prisoner coming from the Justin Evans barn with Karlo Lopez aboard and after an impressive 3-length win on May 19 convinced the majority of the bettors this was the one to beat. Prisoner had also won 4 times on a wet track as he lined up in the slop on Sunday.

Papa’s Golden Boy w/Carlos Montalvo

Papa was also coming an injury and an 18-month lay-off so questions were still to be answered on Papa’s health and fitness despite a solid work tab firing a bullett on May 4. So when the gates opened it was with anticipation of where Papa would be in the opening strides. That first test was past with flying colors as the next was could he clear the field. Papa had a head lead at the 1st quarter over Prisoner in a time of 21.40. By the 1/2 mile Montalvo had expertly given Papa his cue letting him clear the field on the turn with a 3 length lead going 43.02 and the others chased him to the wire with Prisoner holding 2nd a length back of Papa, Tax Code ran on for 3rd by a neck over the fast closing Slew’s Tiz Whiz in a final time of 1:01.89.

The win was not only a relief but brought tears to the ownership group of Lusk Racing. It was Papa’s 1st win since the Muckleshoot Tribal Classic on September 18, 2022. Papa’s Golden Boy earned $15,390 for his comeback win to push his earnings to $245,186 and his career record to 9-5-0 from 26 lifetime starts for a 35% win rate.  Papa’s Golden Boy is trained by Vince Gibson who did a masterful job or rehabilitating and preparing Papa for his comeback. Papa is an 8-year-old gelding by Harbor the Gold out of Brookie Girl by Proud Citizen and bred in Washington State by Bar C Racing Stables.

A couple of fun facts, Papa’s Golden Boy has never placed 3rd in a race but has been 1st, 2nd and 4th multiple times. 2nd place Prisoner broke his streak of win or nothing with the 2nd place finish. Coming into the race Prisoner was 11-0-0 from 21 lifetime starts so this is his 1st all or something placing. Trainer Justin Evans still has to be happy with his runner especially as he tried to come back but just ran out of distance at this 5 1/2 furlong run.

Tax Code showed he can run with the best of them with a nice 3rd. Tax Code won 3 races at Emerald last year but all in allowance or optional claiming races and never dipped his toe into the stakes races. It will be fun to see what trainer Blaine Wright will do with  the 5-year-old.

And then there’s Slew’s Tiz Whiz and Jose Zunino. The distance wasn’t his favorite and he’d been since winning the Muckleshoot Tribal Classic last year on September 17 going 1 1/16 miles. Trainer Tom Wenzel was pleased to get any kind of run in him before the Budweiser Stakes on June 23. Despite settling for 4th it showed Slew has that kick and rounding into form makes him very formidable once again.

Papa’s Golden Boy also rewarded his fans paying $20.20, $7.07 and $5.22 for a $32.49 $2 combo return or $324.90 on the $20 across bet. Papa and Prisoner paid $32.69 on the $1 exacta, the 50-cent tri was good for $74.40 and the $1 super paid $354.20. He also capped the 50-cent pick 3 paying $537.86.

Papa’s Golden Boy streaks to the win


ESN talks with Papa’s Owners


The rest of the Sunday card

1st Race

Newcomer Kiaman McGregor scored his 1st win at Emerald Downs with a sweet riding the rail win to open a soggy Sunday on Mr Love Muffin at 6-1. Surprisinglyperfect and Luis Reyes at odds-on ran on to be 2nd, 8-1 Nashville Skyline and Karlo Lopez took 3rd with 7-2 Happy Does and Brayan Pena finishing 4th. Mr Love Muffin ran the 1-mile in 1:35.61 and races for Tawnja Elison and trained by Jack McCartney.

Kiaman McGregor’s 1st Emerald Win

2nd Race

Kiaman McGregor and trainer Jack McCartney figured they might as well sweep the early double and did so with 8-1 Club Mesquite with a nice stalking trip going 6 furlongs. Club Mesquite got 1st run on Roll Dem Bones and Alex Cruz at the top of the stretch to win by nearly 2 lengths. 5-1 Roll Dem Bones beat 6-5 favorite Cajun Treasure and Karlo Lopez for the runner-up spot by 3/4 a length who nosed out 7-2 Torpedo Away and Brayan Pena. Club Mesquite ran the 6-furlongs in 1:09.27, is owned by Harry Richardson and paid $18.70 on the $2 win. The McGregor/McCartney daily double paid a nice $115.45.

3rd Race

We started with a 6-1 winner, then 8-1 why not 10-1 next? That’s what Regulation Dazed and Allyssa Morales added to a crazzy Sunday of racing. Sitting just behind 6-5 fave Summanus and Carlos Montalvo Dazed and Morales wore down the bettors choice in deep stretch to win by a 1/2 length in a time of 1:02.98 for the 5 1/2 furlong sprint. 21-1 Audace with Karlo Lopez ran a nice 3rd and 8-1 Ididntseethatcomin and Jose Zunino were 4th. B Fekkes Dairy is the owner and Jennifer Nunnally trains Regulation Dazed. The 10-1 shot paid $23.60 for the $2 win and capped the pick 3 paying $301.29. The $1 exacta was $33.59, the 50-cent trifecta $148.15 and 10-cent super $49.88.

4th Race

Dirt Road Red was a win machine last season winning 5 in a row at one time and then took then was turned out for the winter. In his comeback he ran a solid 3rd with Brayan Pena and the pair were back for their 2nd shot and they made it count. A front running effort around both turns running the mile in 1:35.33 was more than enough for a comfortable 1 1/4 lengths win and at 6-1. Overly Fast with Carlos Montalvo held 2nd by a head at 4-1 over odds-on favorite Egomania and Karlo Lopez while Arma d’Oro and Alex Cruz took 4th. Dirt Road Red races for John Parker and trained by Candi Cryderman. He paid $14.56 and completed a $2,344.65 50-cent pick 4 and a $756.15 pick 3. The rolling daily double paid $125.14.

Dirt Road Red gets 1st 2024 win 

5th Race

The prices keep coming this time in a field of 7 another 6-1  picked up the win with a last to 1st move in the 6 1/2 furlong run. Infinite Love and Carlos Montalvo was patient at the start then split horses turning for home going about 4 wide and ran down 4-1 Drinkup Buttercup and Karlo Lopez for the victory in a final time of 1:16.54. Infinite Love is owned and trained by James Gilmour. 4-1 Out of Stars with Leslie Mawing ran 3rd and 8-1 Square Fun with Allyssa Morales took 4th. The rolling 50 cent pick 3 paid $222.73 and the $2 win was good for $15.64.

6th Race

6 went 6 furlongs and it was a match race from the beginning with 6-5 favorite Special Diva and Isaias Enriquez going to the front and 10-1 Lapush right their 2nd. Those 2 would set fractions of 21.69, 44.18 and would not give in at the top of the stretch with a length to the good of the rest they would extend that lead to more than 3 lengths at the finish with Lapush pulling yet another upset in a final time of 1:09.35. Lapush races for James Carlin and trained by Tom Wenzel. 5-2 Valley Echo ran 3rd and 10-1 Eye light and Kevin Orozco were 4th. The rolling pick 3 paid off another monster pay of $969.29. The pick 4 only paid $194.88 but also only needed 3 winners and no could take the whole pot and the $1 douoble returned $182.30.

7th Race

No point in stopping the prices now and Karlo Lopez rolled home with a 3 1/2 length win in this 6 furlong race aboard Rhodium Runner at 8-1 pulling away from odds on choice Taino House and Silvio Amador in a final time of 1:09.31. 5-1 Smooth Papa ran 3rd with 5-1 Surprise Fashion and Luis Reyes was 4th. The 50-cent pick 3’s kept spilling cash this time for $1,099.32 and the $1 rolling double paid $223.14. Rhodium Runner races for Shawna Christian and is also trained by Christian.

Rhodium Runner ands Shawna Christian’s 1st Trainer/Owner win 

9th Race

There was a chance for another huge pick 3 pay-out along with the pick 5 and pic k 6 but only the pick 4 paid huge. The favorite finally won but had to work like heck to do so as 2-1 Vhagar and Alex Cruz got up in the final strides to win by a neck over 7-2 Pocket Knife with Silvio Amador who was ahead in front of 8-1 Vandulie with Karlo Lopez who was a neck in front of 5-1 Always Gallant and Jose Zunino with 9-1 Baby Martini and Kevin Orozco taking 4th to complete the Supr High Five. Vhagar was Cruz’s 1st win of the weekend and races for Danny Eplin and is trained by Robbie Baze who also got his 1st win of the season.

The final pick 4 paid a whopping $3,137.99 while the pick 3 still paid handsomely but was the smallest payouot of the race at $242.61. The Pick 5 returned $141.74 but needed only 4 of the 5 to cash which means a nice $15,308 carries over to Friday. The 50-cent pick 6 paid $421.09 for just 4 of 6 correct. A small pool of $1,495 will carryover to next week. The 50-cent Super High Five paid $246.40.

Saturday’s Races

7th Feature Race

A field of 8 broke from the Emerald Downs starting gates going 6 furlongs and the 7-5 betting choice was Godsend with Luis Reyes aboard. 2nd choice Neimann and Kalrlo Lopez at 5-2 got a perfect trip just sitting off the pace in 4th place early about 2 lengths behind. Godsend did go to the lead and was pressed by Lloyds Logic with Jose Zunino at 9-1.

Godsend and Lloyd’s Logic set fractions of 21.70 and 44.17. Neiman made his move at the quarter pole to move into 2nd a length behind Godsend while Lloyd’s Logic began to flatten out. Those 2 paired off for the stretch run and the quick fractions caught up with Godsend and Neiman rolled on by and won clear by 1 1/2 lengths in a final time of 1:09.22. Longshot You’re the Cause at 36-1 with Javier Matias came roaring late split rivals and nailed Lloyd’s Logic on the wire for 3rd.

Neiman is a 4-year-old gelding owned by Mike Abraham, Leslie and Jr Amestoy trained by Justin Evans. Neiman earned $14,535 for his effort and pushes his career record to 3-0-1 from 5 lifetime starts and a $68,775 bank account.

Neiman paid $7.50, $4.10 and $3.86 across the board and despite the top 2 choices finising 1st and 2nd with the 36-1 You’re the Cause getting up for 3rd pushed the 50-cent trifecta to a $100.96 pay out and the 10-cent supercecta $142.55 or $1,425.50 on the $1 bet.

Saturday’s Feature Race

The rest of Saturday’s racing

1st Race

5-2 Code Charlie broke on top in this 6 1/2 furlong run and Luis Reyes cleared quickly to a 4 length lead and never was challnged. Code Charlie went 22.71, 44.49 and finished strong in a quick time of 1:15.84. 9-2 Beau Michief and Karlo Lopez closed well to get 2nd by a neck over 1-1 favorite Clayton Delaney and Brayan Pena with El Chumelito and Leslie Mawing taking 4th.

Code Charlie is owned by Serjio Garcia and trained by Elodio Madrigal and paid $7.02, $3.94 and $3.16 and the opening exacta good for $19.72. 7-year-old Code Charlie is a gelding and a Washington bred by Desert Code out of La Midnite Classic by Atticus and bred by Nancy Sorrick.

2nd Race

7 3-year-olds and up went 6 furlongs in the 2nd race and the front end was again tough to overcome with 7-5 favorite Wear the Crown and Brayan Pena breaking clear to lead early by a length and that’s as close as the rest would get as the 5-year-old gelding pulled away for an easy 3 length win. 2-1 Abraaj Mirage and Alex Cruz got up for 2nd and 9-2 Mojave with Kevin Orozco ran 3rd and capping the superfecta was Arthur Spooner and Javier Matias was 4th.

Wear the Crown ran the 3/4’s in 1:09.54 and is owned by Terra Firma Farm and trained by Joe Toye. This was Toye’s 1st win of the 2024 season. The 1st daily double returned $10.68.

3rd Race

This race flipped the script on the front speed dominating as 5-1 Third Wheel with David Martin coming from last to 1st with a nice closing run from the the continued speed inside of the track. Third Wheel finished the 6 furlongs in 1:10.01 for trainer Howard Belvoir and owner John Parker. Bedrock and Isaias Enriquez also closed from far back and hooked Third Wheel as the went to the line neck and neck with Third Wheel getting the nod. 7-2 Party Foul and Jose Zunino finished 3rd and 3-1 New Every Morning was 4th with Karlo Lopez.

Third Wheel paid $13.86, $6.52 and $4.40 with the 1st pick 3 of the day good for $28.73. The $1 tirfecta paid a nice $176.98 and thje $1 superfecta cashed out for $519.30.

A nice last to 1st win and David Martin’s 1st win of the season

4th Race

A field of 8 3-year-olds and up went 5 1/2 furlongs and back to the front end we go with Langston Road being sent to the lead by Juan Gutierrez who again cleared and was never threatened finishing in a time of 1:02.87. Langston Road was the 5-2 favorite from the Blaine Wright barn and races for BDW Racing and Cherie Wright. Napoletano with Luis Reyes was a clear 2nd at 9-2 and 14-1 Ice Tower with Carlos Montalvo taking 3rd and 4th place was A Skip in the Park with Jose Zunino up at 7-1. Langston Road finished off the 1st pick 4 of the day paying $$181.14 while the vertical bets kept paying well on this day with the 50-cent $86.81 and the $1 superfecta $710.40.

5th Race

The 1st full field of 12 went 6 furlongs in the 5th race and with so many choices Powerized was bet down to 3-2. Powerized made quick work of the full field bounding out of the gate at the bell to take a 1 1 1/2 length lead expanding that to 4 1/2 lengths at the top of the stretch with fractions of 21.91 and 44.89. Powerized had plenty left blitzing the field in the end by 8 1/2 lengths in a final time of 1:08.59. Powerized races for Randall and Rossi LLC, Gary Hughes and Lucarelli Racing Corp and trained by Frank Lucarelli.

The race for the other 11 was for the minor awards and 3-1 2nd choice Elder Mack with Carlos Montalvo was the 2nd most domoinant but then the longshots rolled in with 49-1 Dekydylan and Javier Matias for 3rd and 17-1 Dynamic Secret with Juan Gutierrez 4th. Dekudylan paid $9.22 to show which set a new season high $2 show return. The 50-cent trifecta again paid well at $95.65 and the dime super was $125.65.

Powerized rolls to an 8 1/2 length win

6th Race

Isaias Enriquez completed the daily double winning back-to-back races taking the 6th on 4-1 Reign of Fire. Another front end run but was pressured by 27-1 Flyin By who tired and finished 5th. The early pressure wasn’t enough to stop Reign of Fire posting a safe 1 length win stopping the clock after 6 furlongs in 1:09.77. Reign of Fire races for Jerald Carmody and trained by Rigoberto Velasquez.

13-1 Charmant with Kiaman McGregor ran a big race taking 2nd, 8-1 Stein’s Girl with Brayan Pena hopped at the start but finished fast to get the show money and 5-2 She’sResilient with Karlo Lopez ran an even 4th. More big pays in the exotics, the $1 exacta was good for $50.40 or the old school Longacres $5 exacta of $252, the old-school $3 trifecta paid $721.32 and the $1 superfecta returned $1,315.80. The 2nd pick 4 of the day was $147.58.

8th Race

In the nightcap a field of 7 went 5 1/2 furlongs and the overwhelming odds on choice Simply Gracious with Kevin Orozco did not disappoint at odds of 1-5 paying $2.46 on the $2 win. Simply sat 3rd early and then Orozco tapped the shoulder and they blew out the field winning by 5 1/4 lengths in a time of 1:04.03. The 3-year-old filly is owned by John and Janene Maryanski and Gerald and Gail Schneider and trained by Blaine Wright who got his 2nd win of the day. She’s a Washington bred by Stanford out of Joyce and Me by Discreet Cat and was bred by Bar C Racing Stables.

17-1 Harbor Lass with Silvio Amador ran 2nd while Unbridled Violet and Karlo Lopez took 3rd, Tia Suzi and Jose Zunino were 4th at 13-1 and 19-1 Gormley Gal and Alex Cruz were 5th to complete the Super High Five. The wrap up bets were not as exciting as most of the other races with the final pick 4 paying just $44.57, the pick 5 $193.92 and the pick 6 with just 5 of 6 paying $73.28. The Super High Five returned $211.52.

Big Favorite finishes off Saturday card


News and Notes

Dirt Road Red w/Brayan Pena

The track condition changed from Fast for the 1st time this year when on Sunday the track began as Wet-Fast for the 1st 3 races and then went sloppy for races 4-9. Despite the off-track conditions the fastest 1-mile time was registered when Dirt Road Red went 1:35.33 over the sloppy surface in the 4th race on Sunday. Brayan Pena went to the lead and set all the fractions in the front running win.

A new high 50-cent pick 3 was paid on Sunday with a massive $1,099.32 when Carlo Montalvo doubled in the 5th and 6th with 6-1 Infinite Love and 10-1 Lapush and Karlo Lopez capped it with 8-1 Rhodium Runner.

It was also a terrible weekend for favorites. Over the 24 races run only 6 favorites found the winners circle with just 1 on Sunday’s 9 race card and it was a neck win in the final race. That’s a 25% favorite win rate. It was worse for odds-on choices with 7 over the weekend and just 2 odds-on winners or a miniscule 29% win rate.

Now to be fair the odds-on favorites all finished in the top 3 for a 100% on the board rate and overall favorites were in the trifecta 19 of the 24 races for a 79% clip. Despite the large number of favorites hitting the board there were plenty of big pay-offs. Out of the 69 show pay-offs over the weekend there werfe 25 that paid less than $3 or 36%. Friday had the most sub $3 pays with 13 of the 18 or 72%. There were only 4 horses in the 1st race so no show betting leaving just 18 pay-outs.

On Sunday 8 of the 27 show pays were less than $3 or 30% but on Sunday 4 of the 24 show pays were under $3 or just 17%. More on all of this in the betting window below.

The betting handle on Saturday bounced back nicely after a pair of down days. On May 18 it fell to 780k and then over Memorial Day weekend the Saturday betting total was just 534k. This past weekend it jumped to 964,829 over 8 races with a per race handle average of 120,604 the 3rd highest daily average of the season. This was powered with the most starters on a card including the 1st 12 horse field of the season with 65 runners.

Sunday’s card of 9 races had 59 horses and the handle was 947,177 for a per race average of 105,242. No doubt the weather impacted on-track attendance and the betting totals. The 1st Friday with 7 races and just 37 starters had a solid handle of 663,774 or a respectable 94,825 per race handle despite a 5.2 starter per race average. Sunday averaged 6.6 per race and Saturday was 8.2 starters per race for an overall 24 races with 161 starters and a per race average of 6.7. Those are solid numbers across the board.

The Betting Window

The Betting Window








The Betting Window was hot and heavy on Saturday and Sunday with some great chances to win big money and for those that play “small ball” with safer bets this was a great weekend to bet your combo tickets and show parlays. We averaged up the bets that paid very well this past weekend.

On Friday here were the averages:
$2 win $10.78 or 4-1
$2 Show $2.90 or 2-5
50-cent Trifecta $32.80 or 64-1
10-cent Superfecta $14.22 or 141-1
$1 Daily Double $36.80 or 35-1
50-cent Pick 3 $51.71 or 102-1

On Saturday here were the averages:
$2 win $7.30 or 5-2
$2 Show $4.22 or 1-1
50-cent Trifecta $67.25 or 133-1
10-cent Superfecta $68.77 or 686-1
$1 Daily Double $19.85 or 18-1
50-cent Pick 3 $32.91 or 64-1

On Sunday here were the averages:
$2 win $17.47 or 7.5-1
$2 Show $3.64 or 4-5
50-cent Trifecta $61.31 or 121-1
10-cent Superfecta $34.75 or 346-1
$1 Daily Double $114.02 or 113-1
50-cent Pick 3 $589.89 or 1,178-1

The 3-day average:
$2 win $11.85 or 9-2
$2 Show $3.59 or 4-5
50-cent Trifecta $53.79 or 106-1
10-cent Superfecta $39.25 or 391-1
$1 Daily Double $56.89 or 55-1
50-cent Pick 3 $224.84 or 448-1

Sunday’s pick 3’s were crazy averaging nearly $600 per race with the low pay-off being $222.73 and the high topping a grand at $1,099.32 setting a new season high pay out. This may rank as the highest pick 3 pay-out day in State’s history, if not it has to be close. Getting an average $17.47 $2 win on Sunday is also huge with the $1 daily double average although a bit surprising there was not a new season high for the double on Sunday but 4 of the 8 pay-outs were more than $100 with the high of $222.73 and another one at $99.49 with the low for the day of $40.

Saturday was a show bettor’s paradise with only 4 of the 24 show payouts less than $3 and 2 of them in the 2nd race, 1 in the 1st and the 4th one in the final race on the 1-5 winner. Plus the trifecta’s on Saturday returned an average of $67.25 or 133-1 and the superfecta’s paid an average of 686-1.



For the 2nd week in a row 13 different riders got their picture taken this past weekend and Carlos Montalvo was the 2nd rider to triple in a day with 3 wins on Sunday. Karlo Lopez tripled for the weekend to tie Alex Cruz for the lead in the jockey standings, Cruz was shut out all weekend until the final race of the week and he ground out a hard fought win on the lone favorite to win on Sunday aboard Vhagar.

Meantime, Lopez led with 19 rides and finished with a 3-5-6-3 record for a 16% win rate but a huge 74% top 3 finish and was in the superfecta 89% of the time. Lopez is still finishing 2nd at a big rate with a total of 22 place finishes. Cruz had 17 rides and was 1-3-2-1 for the week. Both Lopez and Cruz are the only riders with double digit wins with 10 each.

Riders who doubled this week included Kiaman McGregor who won the 1st 2 races on Sunday for trainer Jack McCartney who both got their 1st and 2nd wins of the season. McGregor had 5 rides and was 2-1-1-0 for a 40% win rates and 80% top 3 and 4 finish. Allyssa Morales continues to be hot taking 2 winners to the circle winnng 2 of her 7 rides at 29%.

Isaias Enriquez

Isaias Enriquez continues his efficient riding with 2 winners this weekend from 7 mounts going 2-2-1 for 29% wins and 71% top 3 and 4. Enriquez leads all riders in win percent at 29% except Kevin Krigger who is at 67% but has only 3 mounts and rode 2 of them to the win. Krigger is scheduled to be back this coming weekend.

The other riders with 2 wins include former Emerald Champs Leslie Mawing and Juan Gutierrez and newcomers Brayan Pena and Luis Reyes. Pena was 2-0-5-3 from 17 rides. He doesn’t have the 2nd-itis bug but has the 3rd place flu with 17 3rds so far this season. Reyes had his best week of his time at Emerald so far with a 2-3-0-2 from 8 rides for a 25% win rate, 63% top 3 and 88% top 4 finish.

Other winning riders included David Martin getting his 1st win of the season while Kevin Orozco and Silvio Amador also each got a win.

ESN talked with Kiaman McGregor after his 1st win at Emerald

ESN talks with Allyssa Morales on her hot start in the PNW


Jockey Standings
Jockey Mounts Wins Place Show 4th Win % Top 3% Super % Earnings
1 Alex Cruz 66 10 10 10 15 15% 45% 68% $143,162
1 Karlo Lopez 61 10 22 12 4 16% 72% 77% $185,855
3 Carlos Montalvo 30 8 5 7 2 27% 67% 73% $108,987
4 Brayan Pena 54 7 4 17 8 13% 52% 67% $100,057
5 Silvio Amador 46 6 14 4 8 13% 52% 70% $105,961
5 Luis Reyes 23 6 3 3 4 26% 52% 70% $74,642
5 Isaias Enriquez 21 6 5 3 2 29% 67% 76% $88,365
8 Javier Matias 21 5 0 4 2 24% 43% 52% $66,214
9 Kevin Orozco 34 4 4 5 5 12% 38% 53% $60,060
9 Leslie Mawing 27 4 2 2 3 15% 30% 41% $47,906
11 Juan Gutierrez 14 3 1 1 4 21% 36% 64% $37,203
11 Alyssa Morales 14 3 0 1 2 21% 29% 43% $25,068
13 Jose Zunino 34 2 4 2 10 6% 24% 53% $46,650
13 Kevin Krigger 3 2 0 1 0 67% 100% 100% $15,915
13 Kiaman McGregor 10 2 2 2 1 20% 60% 70% $29,398
16 Neptali Ortiz 11 1 2 1 3 9% 36% 64% $15,136
16 Francisco Diaz-Lopez 7 1 0 2 2 14% 47% 71% $21,276
16 David Martin 12 1 1 1 0 8% 25% 25% $14,383
19 Manuel Americano 9 0 1 1 3 0% 22% 56% $7,123
19 Vladimir Jensen 11 0 1 2 0 0% 27% 27% $7,215
19 Jose Rodriguez 4 0 0 0 1 0% 0% 25% $1,265


Howard Belvoir

5 conditioners had multiple wins this past weekend led by a 3 bagger from Blaine Wright with 1 on Friday and a double on Saturday. Wright gained 1 on the leader Justin Evans who was 1 of 4 trainers with wins the past 3 race days. Evans had a winner on Friday night and took the feature on Saturday with Neiman.

Hall of Famer Howard Belvoir got in the winners circle for the 1st time this weekend with 2 winners, Rigo Velasquez picked up his first 2 wins of the year as did Jack McCartney who did it by winning the opening daily double on Sunday.

Other trainers getting their 1st win of the season included Robbie Baze, James Gilmour, Elodio Madrigal, Joe Toye and Shawna Christian.

Trainer Standings by wins
Trainer Starts Wins Place Show Win % Top 3 % earnings
1 Justin Evans 32 10 6 7 31% 72% $132,572
2 Blaine Wright 34 8 8 7 24% 68% $118,117
3 Tom Wenzel 18 4 3 3 22% 56% $69,305
3 Frank Lucarelli 17 4 2 4 24% 59% $60,777
3 David Martinez 11 4 1 2 36% 64% $45,918
3 Miguel Hernandez 12 4 1 3 33% 67% $35,479
7 Vince Gibson 21 3 4 5 14% 57% $54,038
7 Alexis Silva-Martinez 17 3 6 3 18% 71% $53,262
7 Kay Cooper 10 3 1 1 30% 50% $40,330
7 Scott Tubbs 14 3 5 1 21% 64% $35,633


Former Owner Champion John Parker has taken the lead in the owners standings getting his 3rd win and 2nd in as many days as the Parker barn starts to heat up. Parker picked up a win on Saturday with Third Wheel in the 3rd race at 5-1. Parker then ran Dirt Road Red in the 4th on Sunday to get the wire-to-wire win. He was the only owner to double this weekend.

Others who got their 2nd season victory included Miguel Hernandez, John and Janene Maryanski and Gerald and Gail Schneider, Rakoczy Racing and Justin Evans.

Those getting their 1st wins of the season included Lusk Racing, James Carlin, Danny Eplin, B Fekkes Dairy, Tawnja Elison, Harry Richardson, James Gilmour, Shawna Christian, Sergio Perez, Sergio Garcia, Bern Kent, Howard Belvoir, Club Lucky Racing, Terra Firma Farm, Jerald Carmody, BDW Racing and Cherie Wright, Randall and Rossi, Gary Hughes and Lucarelli Racing, Mike Abraham, Leslie and Jr Amestoy and Brian Nash, Ramsey Rutt and Woodway Stable.

Owner Standings by wins
Owner Starts Wins Place Show Win % Top 3 %
1 John Parker 20 3 1 4 15% 40%
2 Rakoczy Racing, Justin Evans 7 2 2 2 29% 86%
2 Miguel H Racing 6 2 1 2 33% 83%
2 John & Janene Maryanski, Gerald & Gail Schneider 4 2 0 1 50% 75%
2 Luanne Bean 12 2 2 0 17% 33%
2 Alex Ortega Jr & Vincent Ortega 7 2 3 0 29% 71%
2 Peter Redekop 6 2 0 3 33% 83%
2 Vanessa Arballo 3 2 0 0 67% 67%


Owner Standings by earnings
Owner earnings
1 John Parker $42,405
2 James Carlin $27,249
3 Rakoczy Racing, Justin Evans $23,529
4 Lusk Racing $23,041
5 Miguel H Racing $22,021


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