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EmD 25th Birthday! Episode #35
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 Blaine Wright, who's out front in stakes wins over the past five seasons. Wright has runners in all four added events this week including Baja Sur returning to the northwest with a perfect 4-for-4 EmD record.
Week 3 Recap! Episode #34
Horse Racing NW reviews and previews racing at Emerald Downs, entering week #4 of the current season. Get the latest on upcoming races, promotions and special events. Father's Day, June 20, is the track's 25th birthday as well as the first Sunday on the schedule. Get your tickets at emeralddowns.com.
Guests this week include EmD trainers Joe Toye and Bob Bean. Toye is off to a 7/15 start, including two victories from the track's all-time top winner Mike Man's Gold (25 EmD wins). Bob Bean, in his first season locally, has been around the game and then some, with great stories to relate since the 1970s.
Belmont Stakes! Episode #33
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 birthday story coming soon.
Back to fast-track racing at EmD over Wednesday-Thursday, June 2-3. 18 races over the two days. Three days of racing per week coming soon, with birthday racing on Sunday, June 20. Not far off the first stakes races of the meeting coming on Thursday, June 17.
Season Underway! Episode #32
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 "Horse Racing NW" and find out. Check out Vince Bruun's "News & Notes" at emeralddowns.com, a wealth of info on past week results and much more. EmD currently has fans for live racing, go to emeralddowns.com to purchase your tickets.
Opening Day a Week Away! Episode #31
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 wagering menu, such as the new daily Pentafecta wager, and the new Jackpot P-6.
Kentucky Derby! Episode #30
The Kentucky Derby is the major theme on this edition of Horse Racing NW. Guest handicappers, broadcasters and authors include Anthony "The Big A" Stabile, Roger LeBlanc and Gary Dougherty. Vince recaps and previews recent and future Washington-bred runners in other locales. Trivia returns too.
Opening day at Emerald Downs is Wednesday, May 19. Check emeralddowns.com over upcoming days for information on attendance and tickets. Prior to that, Emerald Downs has floors 2-3-5 open this Saturday, May 1, Kentucky Derby day. Gates open at 7 am with free parking and admission.
Two knowledgeable people about NW Racing.
Love the podcast! Would love more episodes through the week! 😁
Informative Emerald Downs program
While I miss the Emerald Downs Weekly TV show, this podcast has proven a trusty replacement. Everything you need to know about Emerald Downs, handicapping picks, and interviews with top trainers. Plus, Joe even knows what “verklempt” means!