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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 …


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for 2-year-old champion and for next year’s Kentucky Derby, fractured an ankle while galloping at Belmont Park, was withdrawn from the Breeders’ Cup next week …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


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …