Tribal Waters to Run Sunday, June 14

Tribal Waters will run Sunday, June 14 in the 10th race – approximate post time 7:25 pm. He is running in a $12,500 Claiming race NW3 (non-winners of 3 races) going 6 furlongs with jockey Joe Steiner aboard. He will break from post position 6.

Here is the link to the overnight. Full entries with morning line odds will be out tomorrow.

Sunday, June 14


We do not have access to the tent for this weekend. You are on your own to find your “lucky” spot to watch the races.

A reminder that there is also free seating in the Grandstand Reserved Seat Section 15. If you require additional Will Call beyond your two guest passes please contact Dana Claxton, Horsemen’s Liaison at 253-288-7753.

Please be aware that Sunday is also the final day of the Indian Relay Racing. We will have three Indian Relay Races throughout the card and the day will be more crowded than normal.

Sunday is also the Budweiser Handicap (8th race) and will feature the return of Longacres Mile winner Stryker Phd (also trained by Larry and Sharon).


If you’d like to be placed in the random drawing to go to the paddock, RSVP by 3 pm Saturday by clicking this link and supply your name. This is for Emerald Racing Club members only. Your friends and family will have to stand on the other side of the fence and take pictures of you looking fabulous!

We will be taking 15 ERC members to the paddock and I will post the list here later Saturday night along with instructions on where to meet. If you were in the paddock last time, DO NOT RSVP. We’ll cycle through everyone first.


The Entry Process

If you were following along in the most recent condition book, you would have seen that there was a race in the condition book for Saturday, June 13 that would have suited Tribal Waters. It was Condition Book #10 and entries for Saturday were taken yesterday (Wednesday). Sharon entered Tribal Waters in Condition Book #10. However, the race only had 5 entries and was brought back today as Extra 3.

You can see from the entry board below that “Book 10” has 5 entries and the notation “back”. This means if we look at the Overnight for Saturday, June 13, we should see the same conditions as an extra race for Sunday.


Now if we look at the entry board for Sunday, June 14, we see that Extra 3 has 8 entries and is highlighted as a race to use. We can also see 10 races highlighted which means there will be 10 races on Sunday.entry2

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at

As a point of reference, Charlie Thomas is running in race 9 on Sunday.


9 thoughts on “Tribal Waters to Run Sunday, June 14

  1. We should claim a horse out of the ninth race — Pete’s Slew. He was impressive last time he ran. 🙂
    He won the first race Charlie Thomas ran in earlier this year.

  2. Sunday should be exciting. Stryker, Charlie and TW all in a row! I would lodge my vote for claiming back Charlie at the same price. Claiming him off the educational club in his first outing didn’t seem too classy to me. Just one man’s opinion.

  3. Sophia, I see that Tribal Waters’ race is a *waiver* claiming race, and that TW’s price is $12,500. Can you tell us why we are running him for a claim instead of not (only Sthenios does not have a price)? I’m assuming it has to do with his particular conditions, but I don’t know what those are. I’d hate to see our other horse get claimed right on the heels of Charlie being claimed his first race out this year!

    • A trainer may use the “waiver” option if at the time of entry the horse has been laid off and has not started in a race for a minimum of 180 days, and the horse is entered for a claiming price equal to or greater than the price at which the horse last started.

      The rule only applies to the first start following each layoff.

  4. I think we should look at Perfectly Legal in the 8th race on Saturday. He is a 5 y/o gelding with 5 wins in 15 starts, with 2 of the wins coming in 3 starts this year @ ED. I would love to see us claim a horse that is a proven winner at our track. The claim price is 10K. He also has a win earlier this year @ Portland Meadows, & broke his maiden @ Santa Anita in early 2014. So he has won at several tracks on the dirt.

  5. So I seen that Canterbury Park in a very long shot effort to attract American Pharoah to race in their premier race the Mystic Lake Derby have offered to up the purse from 200,000 to 2 million and have also offered to change the distance from a mile to a mile and an 1/8 and possibly would throw in a massive shipping bonous.
    It’s obvious that this is an extreme long shot but it has to be none the less very exciting to the fans in that region and it makes me think….. If Emerald Downs were to make those same type of changes in regards to the Longacres mile it would seem that we wouldn’t be near as much of a long shot as Canterbury is.
    So given the storied history that the Longacres mile has and given that it was once the richest stakes race west of the Mississippi it leaves me with an obvious question.
    Extremely long odds yes; is there any possibility that Emerald Downs would attempt to attract American Pharoah and the economic benefit he’d certainly bring with him to our favorite race at our favorite track. It seems like even if the offer wasn’t accepted by AP’s connections the offer alone would bring with it free PR. Heck…on a slightly related note it may even help get a budget passed in Olympia.

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