Fear No Evil has heavenly day in the Auburn ’Cap

Fear No Evil took the early lead and fended off Gallon and Margo’s Gift down the stretch for a head victory Sunday in the $50,000 Auburn Stakes for 3-year-olds at Emerald Downs.

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2008 12:00am
  • Sports

Fear No Evil took the early lead and fended off Gallon and Margo’s Gift down the stretch for a head victory Sunday in the $50,000 Auburn Stakes for 3-year-olds at Emerald Downs.

Ridden by Leslie Mawing at 117 pounds, Fear No Evil ran six furlongs on a fast track in 1:09 3/5 and paid $21, $6.20 and $3. Frank Lucarelli is the trainer for owners Chris and Dianna Randall of Bellevue.

Gallon closed gradually on Fear No Evil in the stretch run, but couldn’t quite get to him, and settled for second place. Juan Gutierrez rode Gallon, who returned $3 and $2.40.

It was one length back to Margo’s Gift, the 6-to-5 favorite, who paid $2.10 for show.

No Boundaries, Dat’s Dream and One Quick Brew completed the order of finish. Bobby Rar Rar and Easy Going Cecil were scratched, a development that changed the strategy for Fear No Evil.

“After the scratches, we decided to go (for the lead),” said Lucarelli, who watched the race from home while recovering from knee replacement surgery. “It’s great win, a huge race. I thought it was a tough race, and those are two nice colts we beat.

“But this horse had trained well all spring. I told Chris (Randall), this was a different horse.”The Auburn was the first race of the year for the top three finishers. Fear No Evil’s last start was a distant ninth behind Smarty Deb, Gallon and Margo’s Gift in the 1 1/16-mile Gottstein Futurity last September.

A Kentucky-Bred by Trust N Luck, Fear No Evil has a 2-1-1 record from six starts. The $27,500 winner’s share increased his earnings to $43,873.

U.S. Bank Stakes

Enumclaw Girl squeezed between horses and rallied for a 2 ½-length victory Saturday in the $50,000 U.S. Bank Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

Ridden by Gallyn Mitchell, Enumclaw Girl covered six furlongs in 1:10 on a fast track and paid $39, $19.60 and $12. Rosie Simkins, saddling her first stakes winner at Emerald Downs, trains the winner for owner Doris Konecny of Enumclaw.

Enumclaw Girl had to survive a stewards’ inquiry, but no action was taken against the winner. In fourth place entering the stretch, she rallied between No Constraints and Jasmine’s Melody, and the latter filly drifted out nearing the wire.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@auburn-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.auburn-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Sports

Kentwood High football. FILE PHOTO
WIAA Executive Board revises Season 1 sports in response to state guidelines

Practices scheduled to begin Feb. 1 for football, volleyball, soccer and 5 other sports

The Mercer Island boys basketball celebrates their 61-36 victory over Interlake in the 3A KingCo championship game on Feb. 11, 2020, at Sammamish High School. File photo
WIAA pushes back return to play for prep sports

Season 2 now begins Feb. 1 and seasons have been shortened to seven weeks each.

file photo
Emerald Downs had an average daily handle of $1.79 million during a shortened 2020 season that concluded Oct. 29. The average daily handle last season was $1.1 million. Fans were not allowed at the races, including during this photo from opening day.
Emerald Downs concludes season with daily wagering up 61% over last year

Off-track fans bet average of $1.79 million per day during 38-day session

In this file photo from March 2020, the Federal Way High School boys basketball team reacts in the final minutes of the state quarterfinals game against Mt. Si High School. File photo
New guidelines released for return of prep sports in WA

The new plan places counties and sports in three-tier systems. No signs of a quicker return to play.

File Photo/Kent Reporter
Emerald Downs increases horse racing purses

Betting up 67% over last year

Former Seattle Sounders Lamar Neagle to coach Federal Way Football Club
Former Seattle Sounders Lamar Neagle to coach Federal Way Football Club

Federal Way native looks forward to “giving back to the community that helped raise me.”

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices
Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Before practice begins, parents must understand COVID-19 protective protocols

Pictured: A Mercer Island High School swimmer competes in fall 2019. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recently announced the girls swim and dive season will be moved to “Season 3,” which begins March 1. File photo
WIAA gives schools option to delay start of prep sports until December

An updated plan moves girls swimming to Season 3 and makes fall cross country an alternate season.

Stock photo
King County announces $600K in grants for youth sports

On July 27, King County announced the recipients of the 2020 Youth… Continue reading

The Todd Beamer Titans football team in Federal Way during a 2019 summer practice. File photo
WIAA modifies prep sports calendar; football moved to spring

Washington’s high school athletics governing body announced its revised plans for the… Continue reading

WIAA delays start dates for fall sports
WIAA delays start dates for fall sports

Football practices to begin Sept. 5, all other sports planned for Sept. 7.