Kevin Orozco drives Emmett Park to a one-length victory Sunday in the $20,500 Muckleshoot Casino Purse at Emerald Downs. COURTESY TRACK PHOTO

Emmett Park remains perfect with late surge | Emerald Downs

  • Sunday, September 10, 2017 8:01pm
  • Sports

Emmett Park exploded late and collared Mike Man’s Gold and Grinder Sparksaglo in the final strides for a one-length victory Sunday in the $20,500 Muckleshoot Casino Purse at Emerald Downs.

Under a perfectly-timed ride by Kevin Orozco, Emmett Park ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.70 and p[aid $4.80 as the second choice in the wagering. Blaine Wright – capping a three-for-three afternoon – is the winning trainer for owner Peter Redekop of Vancouver B.C.

Emmett Park is now-four-four at the meeting with $47,575 in purse earnings. A 6-year-old Kentucky-bred by Bob and John, Emmett Park has won three times for a $40,000 claiming tag and also captured the $25,000 Pete Pedersen Overnight Stakes.

Grinder Sparksaglo, ridden by Nathan Haar, collared Mike Man’s Gold in the final stride for second, and Mike Man’s Gold finished a close third.

Bidding for his fifth win of the meet, Mike Man’s Gold dueled with Blame It On Royce through fractions of :21.95, :44.24 and 1:09.21, battled gamely to the wire and just missed. Mike Man’s Gold is now 16-for-38 at Emerald Downs and 4-0-2 in six starts this season.

Notes

Mike Man’s Gold was favored by $19 over Emmett Park in the win pool – $7,626-$7607. … Kevin Orozco posted his second straight three-win day while Erick Lopez rode two winners Sunday. … Leonel Camacho-Flores made it six straight winning days with a victory on Winning Bluff ($21.80) in the Sunday opener. … Blaine Wright now has 13 multiple-win days this season and leads Joe Toye 53-33 in the trainers’ standings. … 3-year-old Maurice Code ($3.60) made it four straight wins with a gate-to-wire victory vs. $20,000 claimers in 1:10.01 for six furlongs. Orozco was aboard for Wright and Seamist Racing. … Live racing resumes Saturday with first post 2 p.m.

More in Sports

Ravens’ Malietufa, Lions’ Alfrey earn MVP honors in all-league football selections | NPSL Olympic

Auburn Riverside southpaw quarterback Tiano Malietufa and Auburn Mountainview’s versatile Talan Alfrey… Continue reading

Thunderbirds, Berlin wall shut out Silvertips | WHL | VIDEO

Volcan has two goals in Seattleā€™s 2-0 win over Everett

McCluskey’s hat trick leads stars to 8-5 victory | MASL

Behind Vince McCluskey’s hat trick in his first game this season, the… Continue reading

Tom Harris named track announcer at Emerald Downs

Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino has announced Tom Harris as the track’s… Continue reading

Silvertips skate past Thunderbirds | WHL

Volcan scores twice in 3-2 loss to Everett

Ravens’ Heilborn earns WIAA Athlete of the Week honors

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association chose Auburn Riverside volleyball player Calley Heilborn… Continue reading

Stars welcome Express to ShoWare on Friday | MASL

The Tacoma Stars return to the accesso ShoWare Center on Friday to… Continue reading

Raiders turn back Thunderbirds | WHL | VIDEO

Strand, Andrusiak, Ottenbreit, Tyszka score in 6-4 loss to Prince Albert

Ravens repeat as state 4A volleyball champions

Auburn Riverside outlasted Mead of Spokane in five sets last Saturday to… Continue reading

Emerald Downs announces 70-day live racing season for 2018

Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino has announced a 70-day live racing season… Continue reading

Blazers sneak past Thunderbirds | 4-2 | VIDEO

Bargar, Volcan score in 4-2 loss to Kamloops

Youth Panthers of the prowl

Auburn’s Patrick Ensminger looks for daylight during the Panthers’ 32-12 youth football… Continue reading