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  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    And here it is getaway day. Get a hunch and bet a bunch. Assume the track will run the way it has most of the weekend, dooming most frontrunners and …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet Bunch

    Under present weather conditions, track bias can be perplexing. The underlying message is “Go with the flow.” Friday, with the slop scraped away, speed died. That was not a good …


  • Miscellany

    Americans Scott Davis and Todd Eldredge placed second and third in the short program of men’s singles figure skating at the Nations Cup at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Viacheslav Zagorodniuk of Russia …


  • Playfair Weekend Begins With Simulcasts Today At 3

    Two stakes events, the KGA Lilac Lady Handicap and the Inland Empire Marathon, will highlight the action on Thanksgiving weekend as Playfair Race Course puts the finishing touches on the …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    How do you excuse a $179 typing mistake, especially when it’s your own? Because we can’t parlay backwards, even in our dreams, listing INSTEAD OF CAL, rather than PRAIRIE WALKER, …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    So much money, so little time. After a few days with lots of action, but not much gain or loss, Saturday and Sunday promised several opportunities to bet on some …


  • A Gamble Works For Playfair Win

    A Gamble, sprint champion for the 1992 horse racing season at Playfair Race Course, captured some of his glory of yesteryear Saturday when he sprinted to victory in the 20th …


  • Playfair Cancels Monday’s Racing Program

    Faced with lagging entries and a dwindling supply of horses, Playfair Race Course has called off Monday’s scheduled program. There will be racing today and Sunday, beginning with simulcasts from …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    G J’s Playgirl is a jackrabbit. Catch her and you can win today’s feature. Canadian invader Traceable Source and Allthewaytothetop need a good race to reach their peak for the …


  • Equine Seniors Ready To Run In Rocking Chair

    A horse once owned by singer Frank Sinatra and a pair of former stakes standouts will be among the starters Saturday when the Rocking Chair Handicap returns to Playfair Race …


  • Playfair To Finish

    Although the horse population is down to 561, and some of the 561 are sore, Playfair Race Course has enough stock to complete its scheduled 50-day season, director of racing …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    What do people who handicap in advance get when they pick for the wrong kind of mud? Anguish, consternation and holes in their wallets. When you pick’em on the spot, …


  • Ccs Men Defeat Clark In 2nd Ot

    Ryan Vanwey scored in the second overtime period to lift the Spokane Community College men’s soccer team past Clark Community College 2-1 in a quarterfinal match of the NWAACC playoffs …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    For a card compiled from a diminishing supply of horseflesh in the face of uncertain weather, today’s races offer a generous supply of very bettable entries. Senor Slew and late-blooming …


  • Luthier Fever Hangs On

    Luthier Fever, refusing to wilt as Best Pal challenged down the stretch, won the $250,000 California Cup Classic, the highlight of a $1 million day for California-breds at Santa Anita. …


  • Tracy Jr. Locks Up 2-Year-Old Crown

    Trainer Ray Tracy Jr. reached back and got something extra Saturday afternoon at Playfair Race Course. Although Tracy withdrew Invest In Festin, the expected favorite in the 50th running of …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    If it were clear whether the wet track will be watery or tiring, this might be an easy day. Runnin Tee Jay and Early Shove are excellent mudders. Frost gothe …


  • 50th Spokane Futurity At Playfair This Weekend

    The last rich prize of the Inland Northwest horse racing season will be up for grabs this weekend when Playfair Race Course presents the 50th running of the Spokane Futurity. …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    After Saturday, who’s inclined to brag? After Sunday, why not? Super Ciel was a different kind of horse. His easy Spokane Derby win, back by $166 in direct bets and …


  • Super Ciel Wins Playfair Classic

    Trainer Bev Tomaskie would have been happy to celebrate her birthday with any old Spokane Derby victory. Instead, Tomaskie, who owns Super Ciel with her husband John, gleaned an 11-length …


  • Derby Next For Montana Star

    Montana sensation Inlovewiththesport and Super Ciel are expected to battle it out for this season’s 3-year-old championship at Playfair Race Course on Sunday when they head a field of 10 …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    As the season begins to wane, owners hoping to turn a profit or pay their bills will drop some horses down in class. Some drops put horses where they belong. …


  • Jockey Rides Five Winners; Twin Trifecta Pays $10,817

    Jockey Darrell Brinkerhoff and 17 horseplayers had a great day Monday at Playfair Race Course. Brinkerhoff strengthened his newly acquired grip on second place in the rider standings by collecting …


  • Steady Hand On The Rein One-Time Jockey Phenom Stephens Now Rides With Top Trainers At Playfair

    1. Perched atop his horse, Bob, Stephens oversees early morning workouts. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Stephens


  • Brinkerhoff Rides Four More Winners

    Jockey Darrell Brinkerhoff may wish every race day were a Monday. Brinkerhoff, who booted home five winners last washday, had four more victories Monday at Playfair Race Course, capping his …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    Southern Gamble and Nightly Habit may be using today’s feature as a prep for the Lilac Lady Handicap, but Sweetheart Handicap winner G J’s Playgirl has brightened the workout tab …


  • Whits Take Second; District Play Starts Saturday On Road

    The Whitworth Pirates women’s soccer team was inches (actually goals) away from winning the Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges regular-season title, which would have allowed them to host the district …


  • Cigar Lives Up To Puffery

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  • Cigar Not So Slick In Rain But He Remains Huge Favorite In Breeders’ Cup Classic

    In a sport whose results are often determined by racing luck, tactics and injuries, even the greatest horses rarely achieve perfection. But Cigar can do so if he wins the …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    Thanks to the Breeders’ Cup program, there’s plenty of racing today, most of it very high quality.Anyone who doesn’t like Cigar, doesn’t know a good smoke or a good horse. …

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