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Friday, April 26, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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. …


Awad Kicks To Victory

Eddie Maple supplied the patience and Awad delivered the kick, rallying to win the Arlington Million at Chicago’s Arlington International Race Course in record time. Awad pulled away for a …


Shortage Of Horses Not Likely Playfair Outlook Encouraging, According To Racing Official

Playfair Race Course will attract enough quality horses to run a competitive meet, the Spokane track’s director of racing said Wednesday. “From the applications we’ve had for stalls, from our …


Sports People

Soccer forward Hugo Sanchez, who won five scoring titles and four league championships in seven seasons with Real Madrid in Spain, will compete in the Major League Soccer season that …


Thunder Gulch Takes Travers

Thunder Gulch is slowly challenging for Horse of the Year. Very slowly. And a little awkwardly, too. The D. Wayne Lukas-trained Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner captured the 1-1/4-mile …


Sports People

Jeff Green led a rain-shortened qualifying session at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., for the Detroit Gasket 200 NASCAR Busch Grand National stock car race… . Trainer …


Cordero Plans Comeback

Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero, whose spectacular riding career was cut short by injury three years ago, said he is going to ride again at age 52. Cordero, who …


Miscellany

Bruce Baumgartner won his fifth world-level title and the United States recovered from a disastrous Saturday performance to win the team title in the World Freestyle Wrestling Championships in Atlanta. …


Miscellany

American Lance Armstrong zipped ahead in a tight final to win the San Sebastian Classic cycling race at San Sebastian, Spain, with second-place finisher Stefano Della Santa of Italy 2 …


Miscellany

National champion UCLA will play Santa Clara in the opening round of the Maui Classic basketball tournament in November. Other first-round matchups are: Chaminade vs. Michigan State; Villanova vs. Wisconsin; …


Trotting Favorite Fails

John Campbell scored a record-tying fourth driving victory in the historic Hambletonian, guiding lightly raced Tagliabue to an easy win in a race that might be remembered most for the …


Electrical Woes Analyzed

Kentucky investigators looking into the fire at Ellis Park racetrack that burned a thoroughbred barn focused on possible electrical problems. The death toll of the race horses climbed to 27 …


Fire Destroys Stable

A predawn fire engulfed a barn at Ellis Park race track, killing as many as 26 thoroughbreds. One stable groom was slightly burned trying to free horses from the flames. …


Miscellany

Serena’s Song became the first filly to win the Haskell Invitational, holding off a strong finish by Pyramid Peak to win the $500,000 stakes race at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, …


Thunder Gulch Prevails

Thunder Gulch, still overlooked despite coming within one length of winning the Triple Crown, captured the $500,000 Swaps Open at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. Given a flawless ride by …


No Camels Here, Horses May Be In At Dubai The March Event Could Lead To The Biggest Horse Racing Purse Ever

An event that could change the sport of thoroughbred racing worldwide will be staged in March in Dubai when the Emirates Racing Association, controlled by the ruling Maktoum family, puts …


Regal Discovery Prevails

Todd Kabel rode 9-1 chance Regal Discovery to a 1-length victory in the 136th Queen’s Plate, one of Canada’s premier races, at Woodbine. Regal Discovery ran 1 miles in 2:03 …


Miscellany

Serena’s Song, the queen of the fillies, may have run one race too many. She showed it in the homestretch at Belmont Park when she was run down and defeated …