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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


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. …


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 …


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


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 …


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

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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 …


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 …


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

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 …


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 …


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 …