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  • 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

    Bailey


  • 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. …


  • Sports People

    Eddie Sutton, 59, agreed to a new contract that is designed to keep him as Oklahoma State’s basketball coach until the year 2002… . USC defensive end Israel …


  • Angel’s Back In The Saddle Cordero Hopes Breeders’ Cup Sends Him Off With A Victory

    Angel Cordero Jr. hopes his final U.S. ride produces a victory. Photo by Associated Press


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    Discipline. You can’t make money without it. And, when you handicap 48 hours or more in advance, you’re supposed to bet on the horses you like and not, as a …


  • Plenty Of Chances To Get A Bet Down

    Horse players have two options for Saturday’s big day at the races. Playfair Race Course offers on-site racing in addition to the seven Breeders Cup championship events from Belmont Park, …


  • Cigar 3-5 Choice Despite Post Position

    What Jerry Bailey was trying to say is: Any post position is a good post position for Cigar. Cigar was one of 84 horses entered for $10 million worth of …


  • Playfair’s Big Weekend Includes Breeders’ Cup

    The Breeders’ Cup program, thoroughbred racing’s $10 million day, and two of this fall’s most important local 2-year-old stakes races will share the spotlight this weekend as Playfair Race Course …


  • Cigar Runs For Spot In History Horse Picks Up Where Holy Bull Left Off; Belmont The Next Stop

    Paulson


  • G-Prep Defeats CV In Soccer Shootout

    Gonzaga Prep, after battling to a regulation tie at Central Valley, escaped with a 2-1 win in a Greater Spokane League soccer shootout Monday night. Regulation ended 1-1 as the …


  • Inlovewiththesport Wins All West Derby Meanwhile, Washington Trifecta Swells To $160,000

    Inlovewiththesport came and got the money Sunday at Playfair Race Course, but fans around the state, pursuing one of the largest jackpots in Washington horse racing history, failed once again …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    With a new and deeper racing surface, it’s tough to know which way to lean, toward speed horses or closers. Chances are, at least for a few days, there will …


  • Gelding Comes Up Golden Ought To Burn Rallies To Win 50th Running Of Playfair Mile

    For Ought To Burn and his partisans Saturday at Playfair Race Course, a day that threatened disaster turned into a day of glory while leaving bettors panting after what may …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    The 50th Playfair Mile does not offer 50 easy ways to leave your worries at the wicket. The obvious best horses Royal Frolic, Secret Past, Super Ciel and Slewty want …


  • Playfair To Feature Prestigious Meets

    Two of the most valuable and prestigious races of the Spokane horse racing season will be decided this weekend when Playfair moves into the second half of its 50-day, late-summer …


  • Horse Fractures Ankle

    Maria’s Mon, the leading candidate for 2-year-old champion and for next year’s Kentucky Derby, fractured an ankle while galloping at Belmont Park, was withdrawn from the Breeders’ Cup next week …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    For a Monday afternoon, Playfair has a very bettable card today. Why? Several horses that have been shopping for a spot appear to have found it. Plus, some standouts that …


  • Toughy’s Gold Claims All West Futurity

    Toughy’s Gold, a $9,000 purchase at last fall’s All West Thoroughbred Yearling Sale, doubled that investment Sunday when he captured the $38,812 All West Futurity at Playfair Race Course. Ridden …


  • Red Silver Hope Races To Victory

    Thoroughbred trainer Ray Tracy Jr. awoke today knowing that some of his worries are behind him. With Tracy in Sacred Heart Medical Center, undergoing tests for a bleeding ulcer, his …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    It’s never fun handicapping for a dry track and having it come up wet or, for that matter, handicapping for wet going and finding the course dry. Wednesday it was …


  • Big Events Headline Playfair Weekend

    The two most lucrative events of the Spokane horse racing season, the divisions of the All West Futurity, will offer almost $75,000 in purse money this weekend as Playfair Race …


  • Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    Every dog and every handicapper has his, or her, day. Last weekend was profitable and, with a little more luck, the bankroll would be back on the plus side. Roadwork, …


  • Miscellany

    Andre Agassi, the world’s No. 1 tennis player, has withdrawn from the Lyon Open, which begins Oct. 16 in Lyon, France. Agassi’s agent said the Australian Open champion has not …


  • Extreme Edge Wins

    Extreme Edge, ridden by Robert Munoz, held off last year’s filly and mare champion, Montani, for a head decision in the fifth race Monday at Playfair, running the Playfair Course …


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