Win Place Show

Win Place Show

Emerald Downs podcast Horse Racing NW, featuring Joe Withee & Vince Bruun. Weekly thoroughbred insight, news, handicapping, and more!

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September 30, 2021 62 min
Emerald Downs 2021 live racing season concluded last Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26 with plenty of on-track drama. Races were decided among leading owner, trainer and jockey which led to announcements of all season ending award winners. The top prize went to Top Executive, named Horse of the Meeting after going undefeated in three starts. He won three stakes and was the leading money earner.



Tom Wenzel is featured guest, he th...
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It's closing week for the 2021 Emerald Downs meeting! 11 races both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26. Note the earlier Saturday start, 6:00 pm first race. Plenty of bargains at the concessions stands on Sunday.



John Lindley, author of well know "Parker's" tip sheet, joins Joe & Vince for discussion of contenders for seasonal honors. Lindley makes comparison to top horses this meeting to recent divisional ch...
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Emerald Downs enters its final two weeks of racing for 2021 with tight races for leading owner, trainer and jockey. Racing this Saturday night, Sept. 18, at 6:30 pm (Pacific) and 2:30 pm on Sunday. Refreshed every Thursday by Vince Bruun, check out "News and Notes" at emeralddowns.com for updated info on the entire meeting.



Horse Racing NW guest is Sharon Ross, half of the Washington Hall of Fame trainer team with husband...
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September 10, 2021 23 min
Indian Relay Racing broadcaster, publicist and producer Gayle Skunkcap joins Joe and Vince in a Muckleshoot Gold Cup preview. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-12, is the 5th Muckleshoot Gold Cup with $67,000 in purses. 18 teams from across the west including former winners Carlson Relay, Starr School, Abrahamson Relay and River Road. Skunkcap speaks to new and returning teams and what to look for. Special first Thorou...
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Three weekends of Thoroughbred action remain at Emerald Downs for 2021. Great races exist in the drive for leading owner, trainer and jockey. Stakes races this weekend include the $50,000 Washington Cup Juvenile and Juvenile Filly sprints. The track's all-time leading trainer, Frank Lucarelli, has four entered between the two stakes and he's the guest on this week's show.



The 2021 Muckleshoot Gold Cup highlights hors...
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September 1, 2021 67 min
Horse Racing NW reviews and previews weekly action at Emerald Downs. The Oaks and Derby provided excitement last week and our final three-day week of racing this season is this week, Sept. 2-5. With four weekends remaining, great races exist in owner, trainer and jockey standings. Stats, lists and trivia.



The local Thoroughbred community laments the passing of Junior Coffey, ex-UW Husky and NFL player and northwest trainer for t...
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August 25, 2021 74 min
Much more racing excitement in week upcoming at Emerald Downs! 10 horses entered in each of the Muckleshoot Derby and Washington Oaks on this Sunday's card. Stakes action from last weekend recapped as well as highlights from the WTBOA Sale. Stats, standings and trivia too.



Studio guest this week is none other than Bob Rondeau, winning owner of the August 15 Longacres Mile with horse Background. Rondeau, involved in racing s...
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August 18, 2021 50 min
The Mile was Monumental and Memorable at Emerald Downs! Background's thrilling victory in the 86th running of the Longacres Mile is recapped by Joe and Vince. They're soon joined by trainer Sandi Gann who saddled Emerald Distaff winner Princess of Cairo and third-place Mile finisher Five Star General. Facts and Figures, selections and more trivia.



Upcoming, four stakes races this Sunday, August 22 at Emerald Downs. Juve...
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August 11, 2021 53 min
It's Mile Week at Emerald Downs! Another tremendous edition of the Longacres Mile-gr3 is this Sunday, August 15. Positioning to the first turn could be key this year with several powerful speed horses among the 11 starters. Papa's Golden Boy drew post #1 and he'll face accomplished shippers Anyportinastorm, Background and Five Star General.



Background, owned by Bob Rondeau and trained by Mike Puhich (this week'...
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August 5, 2021 58 min
The 86th Longacres Mile is just over a week away with nominations in and weights announced on Saturday. Background is here from the midwest, Five Star General from British Columbia and Anyportinastorm expected from southern California. Other shippers possible to take on Papa's Golden Boy and top local stars.



Trainer Chris Stenslie is this week's guest. From her barn comes possible Emerald Distaff favorite Daffodil Sweet ...
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July 21, 2021 53 min
Great racing for the Thoroughbreds and the ever-popular Corgis dogs highlight this week at Emerald Downs. The annual WTBOA Summer Yearling and Mixed sale is Tuesday, August 24, and WTBOA President Dana Halvorson has information on the Sale and much more. Leading jockey Alex Cruz's track-record 46-day winning streak is recapped.



On-track action looks great for the upcoming week of Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The track'...
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Papa's Golden Boy is the best horse at Emerald Downs! Stakes races from July 11, won by Papa's Golden Boy and Daffodil Sweet, are recapped. Papa's Golden Boy, dominant winner of the Governor's Stakes, is #2 in Washington-bred earnings so far this year. He trails only Harbored Memories, who races in the Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar on Friday.



Owner Roy Schaefer is this week's Horse Racing NW guest. He and wife...
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Horse Racing NW previews the upcoming three-day race week at Emerald Downs, featuring a stakes doubleheader on Sunday. Guest trainer Candi Cryderman will saddle Squan's Kingdom in the Washington Legislators Stakes. The Governor's Stakes includes Papa's Golden Boy, Baja Sur, Windribbon and Unmachable. Marketing Manager Wes Petree tells the story behind EmD's outstanding new live-race graphics. Plus or minus for h...
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June 30, 2021 54 min
The first three-day week of racing is on tap at Emerald Downs. Wednesday and Thursday night at 6 pm and Saturday, July 3, at 6 pm. Last season's Horse of the Meeting, Dutton, is in action Wednesday night in race 7, part of an outstanding card that includes the meet's first two-year-old races. Guests include breeder-owner Petra Lewin and handicapper John Lindley.



Fireworks are back at Emerald Downs! Get your tickets at e...
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Fans back in force at Emerald Downs on Sunday, June 20, for Father's Day and EmD's 25th birthday celebration ceremony. The season's first four takes races are recapped, too. Papa's Golden Boy became the first 2021 Washington-bred stakes winner with his triumph over Baja Sur in the Budweiser.



No racing at Emerald Downs this Sunday, June 27, due to projected 100+ degree temperatures in western Washington. The J...
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June 16, 2021 73 min
Happy Birthday Emerald Downs! This Sunday, June 20, is the track's 25th birthday with a public ceremony leading up to the first race at 2:30. Hear reminisces about the track's first opening day in 1996. Jackpot Pick-6 wager growing ... carryover into Wednesday night racing is $39,492.



Stakes races begin this week with two Thursday night and two Sunday. Guests include historian and handicapper Jon White and EmD trainer B...
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June 9, 2021 58 min
Week 3 Recap! Episode #33 by emeralddowns.com
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June 2, 2021 61 min
Guests include Anthony "Big A" Stabile, of NYRA, Vegas Insider and Horse Racing Radio Network fame. Those of us in the Emerald Downs circles know him well from his prowess picking winners on "The Win Place Show" for many years and recently on "Horse Racing NW" podcast. Also, Scott Hanson, turf writer and do-everything for the Seattle Times sports department. He's covered EmD closely and has a 25-year ...
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May 26, 2021 57 min
Emerald Downs is off and underway for 2021! Joe & Vince recap opening week and look at week #2. Racing schedule is Wednesday and Thursday nights, first race 6 pm Pacific time. This week's guests include Pam Christopherson of Bar C Racing (home of the late Harbor the Gold) and Randy Goulding, DRF handicapper (red hot at picking winners) and turf writer.



Who's #1 in 2021 earnings among Washington-bred horses? Listen to...
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Emerald Downs is set to start another racing season, Opening Day on Wednesday, May 19. Defending training champ Frank Lucarelli is a guest as well as jockey Kevin Radke, riding at EmD for the first time since 2008.



Get your tickets for live racing by going to emeralddowns.com. Purchase tickets for any of the first 10 days of the meeting and save 20%. All the current Covid protocols for attendance are listed, too. Hear about the...
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