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Thursday, April 25, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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Andre Agassi, the world’s No. 1 tennis player, has withdrawn from the Lyon Open, which begins Oct. 16 in Lyon, France.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 …


Thunder Gulch Retired With Broken Leg

Thunder Gulch, whose storied career was highlighted by winning the Kentucky Derby, Belmont and Travers Stakes, is being retired after fracturing his left front leg. Thunder Gulch’s injury apparently happened …


Cigar Win Sets Stage For Showdown

Make it 11 in a row for Cigar. And look out, Breeders Cup, here he comes. Cigar captured the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park Saturday, beating Kentucky Derby …


Just Another Buzz Runs To Win At Playfair

If it were a case of anything you can do, I can do better, Just Another Buzz did it Saturday afternoon at Playfair Race Course. The 3-year-old gelding topped the …


Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

Candidates for stakes engagements are scattered throughout today’s program with seven promising 2-year-olds matched in the third race, Playfair Mile and Spokane Derby hopefuls in the ninth and top fillies …


Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

While the big boys frolic in New York the Jockey Club Gold Cup simulcast most of the top local 3-year-olds are matched in the Playfair Breeders’ Cup. Chippewa Warrior, with …


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 …