Daily Wrap-up




Emerald Downs Wrap

Keller’s Gold (No. 4) holds off Moneydontspenitself (No. 5)


Mary Tate & Papa Frank

WEEKLY HONORS #3 (April 21-23): Val Pak Jockey-Leonel Camacho-Flores; Las Margaritas Trainer-Mary Tate; Owner-Dr. Mark Dedomenico; Quarter Chute Café Groom-Israel Aguirre (Blaine Wright); WTBOA Washington-bred-Invested Prospect (Charles Dunn breeder); Exercise Rider of the Week-Rusty Evans.

Prime Engine

FINISH LINES: Nomination close Saturday for the $50,000 Seattle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at six furlongs. To be run Sunday, May 7, the Seattle is first of 29 stakes this season at Emerald Downs. . .Prime Engine’s 95 Beyer in Saturday’s feature race win is largest at Emerald Downs since Point Piper got a 103 in the 2016 Longacres Mile. . .In addition to leading the Emerald Downs’ standings with six wins, Blaine Wright ranks third with 27 wins at Golden Gate Fields. Frank Lucarelli and Tim McCanna also are enjoying good meets at Golden Gate, Lucarelli is fifth with 22 wins and McCanna sixth with 21 wins . . .Percy’s Bluff goes for his eighth straight win Saturday in a $12,500 starter allowance at Golden Gate Fields. Honored as WTBOA Most Improved Plater of 2016, the 5-year-old Raise the Bluff gelding is 13-for-31 lifetime with earnings of $150,608. . .Also Saturday at GG, 2016 Washington Oaks runner-up Brookys Star makes her season debut in a $27,000 allowance race on the turf. . .Including Sunday’s victory on Invested Prospect, Wright and jockey Juan Gutierrez are a combined 4-for-5 at the meet and 70-for-211 lifetime at Emerald Downs. . .Longtime Thoroughbred owner Del Kelly died last week of pneumonia. A Federal Way resident, Mr. Kelly was 71 years old. . .Emerald Downs Soccer Club, led by two goals by apprentice Kevin Orozco and one by jockey Eswan Flores, defeated Northlink 5-3 in indoor soccer action Wednesday in Issaquah. Jockeys’ agent Aldo Zamora is team manger for EDSC and track announcer Matt Dinerman plays forward.




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