Tribal Waters won!
Tribal Waters lay in third throughout the early stages of the race and then made a late run to win by a comfortable three lengths. Full chart here.
If you’d like to relive the race again you can find it under http://www.emeralddowns.com>Racing>Race Replays.
Also, because it was the feature race of the day, you’ll find the recap story at the end of this post.
The win capped an emotional day for the Emerald Racing Club with the earlier retirement ceremony for Dancing Yodeler.
If you’d like to order the win photo (or additional photos of TW, Charlie or Yodeler), you may do so by visiting the Track Photographer. They are located on the first floor of the Grandstand immediately to your left before you exit the admission gates. They are here during race days. Erin Palmer can be reached by calling 503-380-0430.
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The following story is from our media department and is posted on emeralddowns.com:
TRIBAL WATERS SCORES SPLASHY VICTORY
SATURDAY FOR EMERALD RACING CLUB
AUBURN, Wash. (August 1, 2015) – Tribal Waters surged late and scored a three-length victory Saturday in the $13,600 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for 3-year-olds and up.
The pride of the 188-member Emerald Racing Club, Tribal Waters ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.98 and paid $11.20, $4.40 and $2.60. Leslie Mawing rode the winner for trainers Larry and Sharon Ross.
That makes four wins for Emerald Racing Club in just two seasons—Dancing Yodeler won twice last year, and Charlie Thomas and Tribal Waters each have a victory this year. In fact, Dancing Yodeler, the 7-year-old gelding that thrilled ERC with two come-from-behind victories last year, was given a special retirement ceremony between races Saturday.
Mawing, who has ridden all four ERC winners, said the strategy Saturday was to lay behind speedsters St Nicholas Becky and Tribal Waters.
“The plan was just to lay off the two speed horses and make one big move,” Mawing said. “It worked out perfectly.”
Tribal Waters made his move in mid-stretch, overtaking St Nicholas Becky and Cinematic Cat, then holding off Raspberry Ala Mode for the victory.
A 4-year-old California-bred colt by Tribal Rule, Tribal Waters was acquired privately in Northern California, having been scouted by Larry Ross at Golden Gate Fields. Saturday marked Tribal Waters’ third start at Emerald Downs, with the win upping his lifetime mark to 3-1-1 in 13 starts and the $7,480 winner’s share boosting his earnings to $48,153.
Raspberry Ala Mode, ridden by Diego Sanchez, closed ground to finish second and paid $4.80 and $2.80.
St Nicholas Becky, ridden by Gallyn Mitchell, held third and paid $2.40. Zoomzoomania and Cinematic Cat completed the order of finish; Fable Haven was a late scratch.