Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Race Results for June 19

What does exciting, sweating and winning, all have in common? If you guessed Eureka Downs, you would be correct. The races were exciting, the horses and trainers were sweating, and the spectators were winning prizes. Not only would you have been able to watch the horse races, a representative from Kansas Lottery was in the Turf Club giving instructions on how to play KENO. Those playing KENO, were able to win an array of prizes provided by the Kansas Lottery.
The first race was won by Lucky Oz, boy was he Lucky, ridden by David Hunt, trained by local Jose Ibarra and owned by JK Running Horses. Lucky Oz actually ran second, by Grand On Affair inferred with him in the stretch and was disqualified. The second race brought excitement from the horses. Extreme Lad was frisky in the saddling paddock, and jockey David Hunt decided not to ride him. After a jockey change, all three horses headed to the track. These were 2 year-old first time starters going 300 yards. Crossing the finish line in front was El Chapulin, ridden by Manual Vasquez, owned and trained by Agustin Aguilera from Wichita. Running second was Saint Lewis, ridden by Chris Melson, owned and trained by Tom Long of Virgil. The winning time on that race was 16.30. Manuel Vasquez also made his way to the winners circle in the third race, riding Royal I Con, owned and trained by Dev Beeson of Parson, KS. Streakin Mr. Red with Gary Wade in the irons race second. Streakin Mr. Red is owned by Tom Blasi and trained by Donald Davidson. Royal I Con race 300 yards in 16.05 seconds. Race four was a field of 3 year-olds running 250 yards. Bid O Win, owned and trained by Debra Boller and ridden to victory by Gary Wade, was greeted in the winners circle. This was Bid O Win's first race of the year. Racing fans should expect to see more of this gray race horse. Bid O Win completed the course in a time of 14.55. Go Mr Smooth Dude with Manuel Vasquez controlling the reins finished second. The last race on the card was going 6 furlongs. Owner/trainer Zack Ashlock, with jockey David Hunt aboard Smashingly Ashley, was able to get their picture taken. Smashingly Ashley completed the course in 1:17.4.
There will be no races on June 26th. The next race day is July 4th. The doors open at 11:30 and the first race will run at 1:00.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 3 of the Season

Eureka Downs completed another day of non-parimutuel racing on June 12th. With the help of horse racing fans, hard working volunteers, and the horseman, everything went very smoothly.

The first two races were thoroughbred races . The first race was going 4 furlongs and was won by Regal Indian. This horse is trained by local Jose Ibarra and owned by JK Running horses. Regal Indian was ridden to victory by David Hunt. The time on this race was 47.1. The next race was also going 4 furlongs, in a time of 47.4. Thundering Saracco was the winning horse, with Trainer Joe Thomas and owner Longton Explorations from Fredonia making their way to the winner circle. Jockey Manual Vasquez was in control of the reins on Thurdering Saracco.

Race 3 was going 330 yards and was won by Snow Kan, owned and trained by Donald Davidson. Jockey Manuel Vaszuez was again taken to the winners circle to have his picture taken. The field of 4 horses completed the course in 17.58 seconds. The remaining order of finish: One High Lady (Hunt/Hunt/Burkhart), Cashews Kid (Wade/Rutland/Lindsey) and MC Wake Up Call (Melson/Davidson,Arguilera). Race 4 on the card was a group of 2 year old maiden horses running 250 yards. The winner was Myas Gale, ridden by Gary Wade, owned and trained by Jake Eck of Goddard, KS. Myas Gale rane the distance in 14.23 seconds. In this race, jockey Manuel Vasquez was unable to hold Sea Hunter in a straight line and the horse was disqualified and placed third. This horse interfered with the racing of Stormy Corona.

Race 5 brought another group of 2 year olds running 250 yards. The winner, My Paparazzi, ridden by David Hunt, and trained by Sue Hunt was victorious. My Paparazzi completed the course in 14.06 seconds.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 19th to attend the horse races. Post time is at 1:00 and the doors open at 11:30.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Come and watch the horses

If you are not sure if you would drive 100 miles to watch the horses run, you need to contact your Senator/Representative. The gaming bill was defeated 19-20 in Topeka when the legislature was in process. I would love to have wagering at Eureka Downs. Currently there is NO where in the state of KS to watch/wager on horse/dog racing. The gaming bill would have provided 5200 jobs to the state, plus $40 million dollars to the state, but legislatures voted to raise taxes. So, come and enjoy an afternoon of a sport that have been around for 138 years AND contact your local Senator and Representative.