Anyportinastorm, with Juan Hernandez up, runs away with the $50,000 Budweiser Stakes at Emerald Downs in June. The horse has been nominated for the Longacres Mile. COURTESY TRACK PHOTO

Anyportinastorm, with Juan Hernandez up, runs away with the $50,000 Budweiser Stakes at Emerald Downs in June. The horse has been nominated for the Longacres Mile. COURTESY TRACK PHOTO

84th Longacres Mile heads four-stakes lineup for Championship Sunday Aug. 11

Local standout Anyportinastorm heads nominations

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019 12:02pm
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Fifty-six horses have been nominated to the inaugural Championship Sunday at Emerald Downs, featuring four stakes worth an aggregate $350,000 on Aug. 11.

The $200,000 Longacres Mile (Grade 3) leads with 21 nominations while the $50,000 Emerald Distaff (10), $50,000 Muckleshoot Derby (154) and $50,000 Washington Oaks (11) also drew double-digit nominations. The latter three races are all 1 1/8 miles in distance.

Local stalwart Anyportinastorm heads nominations to the 84th renewal of the Longacres Mile. A 5-year-old by City Zip, Anyportinastorm was untested while rolling to easy victories in the Governor’s Stakes and Budweiser Stakes, running meet fastest times at 6 furlongs (1:07.54) and 6½ furlongs (1:14.35).

More Power to Him and El Huerfano, first and second in the Mt. Rainer Stakes at 1 1/16 miles, and Oh Marvelous Me, a top three finisher in all three local stakes this season, also are nominated to The Mile.

Southern California fixture John Sadler nominated a quartet of runners – Curlin Rules, Fawree, Higher Power and Horse Greedy. Higher Power, younger brother of multiple graded winner Alternation, finished fifth in the Gold Cup (G1) last month at Santa Anita and was second in the Wickerr Stakes on turf last week at Del Mar. Fawree is a mile specialist, compiling a 4-1-0 record in five career starts at eight furlongs.

Solid Wager, an 8-year-old currently based in Kentucky, is the top career earner nominated with $857,970, and won the Toboggan Stakes (G3) in January at Aqueduct.

He’s the Reason and Brave Nation, first and second in the Lieutenant Governor’s handicap two weeks ago, head the Canadian contingent.

Weights for the Longacres Mile and Emerald Distaff will be released Sunday, Aug. 4, and entries for all four races will be taken Wednesday, Aug. 7. Supplementary nominations for the Mile ($5,000) and Distaff ($1,500) close Saturday, Aug. 3, while supplementary nominations for the Derby ($1,500) and Oaks ($1,500) close Wednesday, Aug, 7.

A special $0.50 all stakes pick four will be offered on the Championship Sunday races.

* Pending late mail or fax

$200,000 Longacres Mile (G3)

Horse, owner, trainer

Anyportinastorm (5/FLA) Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd., Blaine Wright

Brave Nation (4/KY) Gordon Christoff, John Snow

Concur (4/KY) Tim Bankers, Manny Ortiz

Curlin Rules (6/KY) Hronis Racing LLC, John Sadler

El Huerfano (7/CA) Peerenboom-Bowyer Racing, Chris Stenslie

Elliott Bay (4/WA) Chad Christensen, Frank Lucarelli

Fawree (5/KY) Desert Sun Stable & Michael Jawl, John Sadler

He’s the Reason (4/KY) North American Thoroughbred, Sandi Gann

Higher Power (4/KY) Hronis Racing LLC, John Sadler

Grinder Sparksaglo (8/WA) Richard Sena, Robbie Baze

Hit the Beach (6/WA) Zenker, Mullens & Larson, H.R. Mullens

Horse Greedy (6/KY) Hronis Racing LLC, John Sadler

Law Abidin Citizen (5/KY) Agnew, Schneider & Xitco, Mark Glatt

Mike Man’s Gold (9/WA) G Conley, C Conley & Terra Firma, Joe Toye

More Power to Him (5/CA) Brett Mason, Kay Cooper

Oh Marvelous Me (7/KY) Todd & Shawn Hansen, Blaine Wright

Restrainedvengence (4/KY) K Brinkerhoff & B Grayson Jr., Val Brinkerhoff

Rocky Tough (5/KY) Desimone, Kingma & Kelly, Tim McCanna

Sippin Fire (4/WA) How We Roll #4, Steve Bullock

Solid Wager (8/CA) David Staudacher, Michael Maker

Two Thirty Five (5/KY) Slam Dunk, Baltas, Mansor, Nielsen, Richard Baltas

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$50,000 Emerald Distaff, 1 1/8 Mile

Horse, owner, trainer

Angelofmontgomery (4/KY) Mark Glatt, Patty Lydon

Bella Mia (4/WA) John & Janene Maryanski, Blaine Wright

Blazinbeauty (5/KY) Darrin Paul, Frank Lucarelli

Diamonds R (4/KY) George Todaro or David Cordova, Tom Wenzel

Fly Far Away (6/WA) Todd & Shawn Hansen, Blaine Wright

Guardian One (6/WA) Tony and Brenna Loften, Chris Stenslie

No Talking Back (5/WA) One Horse Will Do and Shimizu, Chris Stenslie

Paddy’s Secret (5/KY) Donnybrook Stable, Frank Lucarelli

Reginella (5/CA) Luigi DiPietro or Diana DiPietro, Blaine Wright

Yuvetsi (3/KY) Hronis Racing LLC, John Sadler

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$50,000 Muckleshoot Derby, 1 1/8 Mile

Horse., owner, trainer

Alittlelesstalk (3f/WA) Warlock, Dougan & Ya Killing Me LLC, Roddina Barrett

Deckload (3/KY) Jody Sherry & Kevin Sather, Tim McCanna

El Borracho (3/WA) Luigi DiPietro or Diana DiPietro, Blaine Wright

Five Star General (3/KY) North American Thoroughbred Racing Co., Sandi Gann

Free Speech (3/KY) Big Fly Stable, Charles Essex

Frolic and Detour (3/VA) Jane Todaro, Tom Wenzel

Jack Van Berg (3/KY) Muddy Waters Stables, Mike Puhich

My Grandpa (3/WA) Ron Crockett Inc., Tom Wenzel

Nolo Contesto (3/KY) Hronis Racing LLC, John Sadler

Perfect Dude (3/WA) Todd & Shawn Hansen, Blaine Wright

Rally Cat (3/KY) Fleur De Lis Stables, Blaine Wright

Sky Confidential (3/KY) David Matsumoto, Howard Belvoir

Time ’n Time Again (3/WA) Poseidon Partners, Kay Cooper

Todo Es Toro (3/AZ) Tawnja Elison, Jack McCartney

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$50,000 Washington Oaks, 1 1/8 Mile

Horse, owner, trainer

Above All Names (3/KY) Big Fly Stable, Charles Essex

Alittlelesstalk (3WA) Warlock, Dougan & Ya Killing Me LLC, Roddina Barrett

Amazonian (3/KY) North American Thoroughbred Racing Co. ,Sandi Gann

Fortune in Silk (3/WA) Blue Ribbon Racing #18, Kay Cooper

Killarney Lass (3/KY) Sargent Stables, Frank Lucarelli

Mucho Amor (3KY) Ten Broeck Farm, Blaine Wright

Northern Graystar (3/BC) North American Thoroughbred Racing Co., Sandi Gann

Northwest Factor (3KY) How We Roll #4, Steve Bullock

Suddenly Awesome (3WA) Poseidon Partners, Kay Cooper

Twirling Devon (3/FL) Tim Bankers, Manny Ortiz

Two Shakes (3/KY) Ten Broeck Farm, Blaine Wright

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