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Thunder Gulch, Cigar Helping Preview Day Live Up To Its Name

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Lukas Announces Move

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas said he intends to enter 3-year-old colt Thunder Gulch for the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup, to run against 5-year-old handicap sensation Cigar; and 3-year-old filly …


Holiday Races Slated Monday; Night Cards End

Trials for the lucrative divisions of the All West Futurity and the seventh running of the Playfair Breeders’ Cup will highlight the action this week as Playfair Race Course begins …


Oregon State’s Late Goal Enough To Down Gonzaga

The Oregon State men’s soccer team used a strong second-half effort to beat the Gonzaga Bulldogs 1-0 Sunday in Corvallis, Ore. After an evenly played first half that ended in …


Maheras Turn Improves Stock With Win

Maheras Turn put her name in contention for the season’s filly and mare championship Saturday with a front-running, half-length victory in the $4,300 Dishman Handicap at Playfair Race Course. Ridden …


Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

With major money on the line, it’s hard to ignore tonight’s twin trifecta, even though there’s a bang-up mile feature that matches a fistful of Playfair favorites. Plunder Road and …


Payoff Mounts As Twin Trifecta Tops $66,000

One of the five largest twin trifecta jackpots in track history will be up for grabs Wednesday night when Playfair Race Course opens the fourth week of the Spokane horse …


UW Bites Gu In A Canine Clash

Matt Carnell scored one goal and assisted on another Sunday as the Washington Huskies shutout the Gonzaga Bulldgos 3-0 in a men’s soccer match at GU’s Martin Field. The loss …


Thunder Gulch Tunes Up

Kentucky Derby winner Thunder Gulch rallied from fifth to win the $400,000 Kentucky Cup Classic and partly atone for the earlier loss of stablemate Serena’s Song at Turfway Park. The …


Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

There is talk that Chippewa Warrior, the highweight and favorite in today’s City of Spokane Handicap, is becoming a serious racehorse. In some minds, he’s already the horse to beat …


Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

As mentioned before, in a shorter season, handlers of the best horses waste little time sending their charges into tuneup races for the upcoming major stakes. Tomorrow is just around …


Cigar, Other Top Horses Appear Fit For Breeder’s Cup

On the day after he won the Woodward Stakes for his 10th straight victory, Cigar was declared fit and hungry Sunday and likely to run in the Jockey Club Gold …


Cigar Smokes Field, Puts On Show For Big Bettors

Cigar put on a show of grace and power Saturday and made some big show bettors very happy in winning the Woodward at Belmont Park. So did the filly Inside …


Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

Montani, last year’s filly and mare champion, makes her seasonal debut today in the eighth race, a sprint that has attracted another 1994 standout, Return Key. Montani has prepped well …


Chisos Free Candy Dumps Kindergarten Competition

Chisos Free Candy and jockey Robert Skelly were central figures in an afternoon of upsets Saturday at Playfair Race Course, in more ways than one. Chisos Free Candy, with Skelly …


Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

Now, let’s get this straight. Wildwood Mac ran second as the favorite in the $117,000 Gottstein Futurity at Yakima Meadows, and hardly anyone thinks he’s going to win the $5,000 …


Chiefs Defeat Lethbridge

Randy Favaro and Trent Whitfield each scored two goals as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Lethbridge Hurricanes 7-5 at Lethbridge Friday night. Rob Sandrock and Greg Leeb also scored goals …


Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

When a beaten favorite you like, explicably or inexplicable, fails to run his race, don’t give up on your judgment too easily. In the Inaugural Purse, Extreme Edge was badly …


Market My Way Wins Playfair Feature

Market My Way may have stamped herself as a candidate for next Saturday’s $10,000 added Princes Breeders’ Cup on Wednesday night when she romped to a five-length victory in the …


Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

The season’s first nice twin trifecta pot is on the table to mark the beginning of the new meet’s second week. There is $24,617 waiting, along with the second half …


Practicing ‘The Look’ At The Races

It was about 20 minutes before the first race on Playfair’s opening night of the season. There was plenty of daylight left as onlookers crowded the paddock rail and number-wearing …


Halo Passer Wins 47th Speed

Halo Passer, a photo-finish stakes winner last season, picked up his second major Spokane win Sunday when he rallied to a narrow decision over last year’s winner, Che Meza, in …


Lady In Sable Comes On Strong To Capture Sweetheart At Playfair

Lady in Sable swung out on the stretch turn then rallied in the middle of the track to gain a 2-length victory Saturday in the $6,900 Sweetheart Handicap at Playfair …


Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

One thing about later racing dates and shorter seasons is that stakes horses and their trainers get right down to business. Today’s 47th Inland Empire Speed Handicap has a field …


Playfair’s Deal Safety Net Now, Future Lifeline

Playfair Race Course and the Muckleshoot Indian Casino in Auburn reached a three-year agreement this week that gives the Spokane track a second outlet in the vital King County market. …


Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

One day does not a season make, but five wins from 10 races is a promising start. Demonstrating again, however, that money management usually is tougher than picking winners, that …


Hope’s Rullah Rules Again 7-1 Longshot Wins Inaugural Fourth Straight Year

Opening night at Playfair Race Course always brings out the best in the Warthens, Bob and Evelyn, and their horses. Particularly Hope’s Rullah. Hope’s Rullah won on opening night for …


Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

Tonight, the horses are off and running as Playfair Race Course begins its 59th season. With the change to later dates, horses will be fitter, because of racing at other …


Winalota Cash Tops Field

Winalota Cash, with a late kick and a hand ride, caught previously undefeated filly Shake The Bank to win the 37th running of the $1.6 million All American Futurity. The …


Playfair’s 59th Season Opens Wednesday

It’s almost post time. After nearly 10 months of being cooped up in front of TV screens, glued to a simulcast, horse players in Spokane are about to go live. …