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Valdez back in the Winner's Circle | Emerald Downs

Jockey Felipe Valdez trackside at Emerald Downs, where he registered his first win in over three years last Sunday aboard 3-year-old filly Strawberry Dawn in the $18,900 feature race. - Courtesy photo/Jacob Pollowitz, Emerald Downs
  • Apr 17, 2014 at 5:16PM

It's been a long road back for jockey Felipe Valdez. But after 3½ long years of rehabilitation, the 35-year-old Mexico City native is back where the doctors said he'd never be again: the Winner's Circle.

 

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Mt. Baker eighth-grader lifts his way to Youth Pan American Games

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 5:00PM

Weightlifter Harrison Maurus, 14, didn't need long to reach the top of his sport. A mere two years into his competitive lifting career, the Mt. Baker Middle School eighth-grader is poised to make his presence felt on the world stage, with a berth in the 2014 Youth Pan American Games on May 7-11 in Lima, Peru.

Auburn's Flannery captures Palestine Half Marathon

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 4:50PM

Auburn's Marissa Flannery, a Northwest University (Kirkland) student studying abroad in Jerusalem, was the first woman to finish the Palestine Half Marathon last week.

Trojans top Ravens 3-2 in SPSL Central 4A action | Prep girls tennis

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

Auburn edged crosstown rival Auburn Riverside 3-2 in South Puget Sound League Central 4A girls tennis action Tuesday at Auburn Riverside High School.

Photo of the Week: Downs up and running | SLIDESHOW

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 8:00PM

Emerald Downs opened the gates to its 19th season, a 75-race-date meet, under sunny skies last Saturday.

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