Noosa Beach nominated to the $40,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic | Emerald Downs

Fifty-five Washington-breds—an average of 9.2 horses per race—have been nominated to Washington Cup IX, a series of six stakes races for Washington-breds worth $215,000 to be run Sunday, Sept. 18 at Emerald Downs.

Fifty-five Washington-breds—an average of 9.2 horses per race—have been nominated to Washington Cup IX, a series of six stakes races for Washington-breds worth $215,000 to be run Sunday, Sept. 18 at Emerald Downs.

Jeff Harwood’s 5-year-old Noosa Beach is nominated to the day’s marquee event—the $40,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic for 3-year-olds and up at 1-1/16 miles. The track’s all-time leader in stakes wins with 11 and the defending champion in the Muckleshoot Tribal Classic, Noosa Beach had a seven-race winning streak snapped with a second-place finish to Awesome Gem in the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) on Aug. 21.

Under the weight-for-age conditions, the Doris Harwood-trained Noosa Beach would carry 124 lbs, the same as last year, and one lb less than he carried in the Longacres Mile.

Harwood leads the way with eight horses nominated to WaCup IX, followed by Jim Penney with seven and Howard Belvoir and Frank Lucarelli with four nominations apiece.

Of course, it wouldn’t be the Washington Cup without Wasserman, and the 9-year-old is nominated to his sixth straight Muckleshoot Tribal Classic, and his seventh Washington Cup overall. The Howard Belvoir owned and trained gelding won the Muckleshoot Tribal Classic in 2008 and ’09, finished second in ’06 and ‘10, and was third in ‘07. He also finished second in the 2005 Chinook Pass Stakes.

Sis’s Sis and Zenovit, the one-two finishers in the 2010 John & Kitty Fletchers Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, are both nominated to the $35,000 Belle Roberts Stakes for older fillies and mares. In fact, Penney has three of the top contenders for the 1-1/16-mile Belle Roberts in Sis’s Sis, Private Fortune and Sweet Nellie Brown.

The 3-year-olds, both colts and fillies, get one-mile tests in the Chinook Pass Stakes and John and Kitty Fletcher Stakes, respectively. And 2-year-olds vie in the Dennis Dodge Stakes (colts & geldings) and Diane Kem Stakes (fillies) to be run at 6-½ furlongs.

Entries will be drawn at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Quarter Chute Café.


Nominations for the $40,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic (3 & UP WA) 1-1/16 Mile

Horse                               Owner                       Trainer

Aaron the Baron (4-WA)     Elttaes Stable                Doris Harwood

He’s All Heart (5-WA)         Vic-Tory Stables IV       Larry Wolf

Mr. Mad Max (4-WA)          Sue & Tim Spooner       Dan Markle

Newfound Man (4-WA)     John & Janene Maryanski Blaine Wright

Noosa Beach (5-WA)         Jeff Harwood                  Doris Harwood

Snow On the River (5-WA)   Monique & Dennis Snowden    Monique Snowden

Wasserman (9-WA)             Howard Belvoir            Howard Belvoir

Nominations for the $35,000 Belle Roberts (3 & UP F&M WA) 1-1/16 Mile


Horse                               Owner                         Trainer

Ghost Tree (5-WA)             September House           Dan Markle

Have’n a Wild Time (4-WA)    J. Nakahara & M. Pilot  Roy Lumm

Lilly’s a Jewel (4-WA)         Sue & Tim Spooner         Dan Markle

Private Fortune (4-WA)     Blue Ribbon Racing #2     Jim Penney

Sis’s Sis (4-WA)               Michael & Amy Feuerborn Jim Penney

Sky Tribute (4-WA)           Seawind Stables LLC        Dan Kenney

Sweet Nellie Brown (4-WA)   James & Zola Proffitt     Jim Penney

Zenovit (4-WA)               D. Claxton & Riverbend Stable Larry Ross

Nominations for the $35,000 Chinook Pass Stakes (3YO C&G WA) 1 Mile


Horse                              Owner                          Trainer

Avalon Beach (3-WA)      Stogie Stable & Jeff Harwood  Doris Harwood

Big Bad Brown (3-WA)        R & R Warren LLC             Jim Penney

Cody’s a Bobcat (3-WA)      Dale D. Mahlum               Frank Lucarelli

Couldabenthewhisky (3-WA) Friendship/Longshot/Fredrickson Bonnie Jenne

Game Emperor (3-WA)        Nunnally Racing Stable   Jim Nunnally

Kooky Saluki (3-WA)           MOH Stables Inc.            Jim Penney

Madoff With It All (3-WA)    One Horse Will Do & Brewer   Chris Stenslie

Ontheshadyside (3-WA)      Shady Valley Ranch         Doris Harwood

Our Eagle Boy (3-WA)         Triple L Stables              Chris Stenslie

Praise a Native (3-WA)         Debra A. Larson            David Bennett

Showme Yourfriends (3-WA)   One Horse Will Do & Saxwold   Chris Stenslie

Touch the Sun (3-WA)      Gary Hughes           Tim McCanna

Nominations for the $35,000 John & Kitty Fletcher Stakes (3YOF WA) 1 Mile


Horse                                Owner                          Trainer

Canadia (3-WA)                Allaire Farms & Dave Bowman Robert Meeking

E Z Kitty (3-WA)               Tige Too Racing Stables      Alan Bozell

Judging Mimi (3-WA)      Carlos Cerna & Bill Trabold  Frank Lucarelli

Mariah’s Juke Box (3-WA) Shady Valley Ranch/J. Harwood Doris Harwood

Midknight Matty (3-WA)     Sharon & Gary Hendricks     Doris Harwood

Sugar Blossom (3-WA)      Dr. R. Pavalunas & M. Pimentel   Martin Pimentel

The Gang and I (3-WA)      Homestretch Farm & B. Follett  Jim Penney

Nominations for the $35,000 Diane Kem Stakes (2YOF WA) 6-½ Furlongs


Horse                                Owner                                  Trainer

Bella Angelina (2-WA)         Rising Star Stable 2 & Belvoir     Howard Belvoir

Black ‘n Silver (2-WA)        Rancho Viejo, Baze & Carmody   Rigoberto Velasquez

Bobbylouie (2-WA)              Savario Farm                           Diane Garrison

Eileen Is a Saint (2-WA)       Frank Lucarelli                         Frank Lucarelli

Gee Mimi (2-WA)                Carlos Cerna & Bill Trabold       Junior Coffey

Just Have’n Fun (2-WA)       Pegasus Too                           Howard Belvoir

Kit Cat Kitty (2-WA)             Vann Belvoir                            Vann Belvoir

Semele (2-WA)                    Ramer Holtan Jr.                     Junior Coffey

Shesatopballerina (2-WA)   Horse Haven Creek Farm           Rosie Simkins

Wild Chica (2-WA)              Warlock Stable                         Tim McCanna

Nominations for the $35,000 Dennis Dodge Stakes (2YO C&G WA) 6-½ Furlongs:


Horse                               Owner                                  Trainer

Bebe Chrissy (2-WA)           West Coast Racing LLC            Vann Belvoir

Brady’s Kat (2-WA)              West Coast Racing LLC            Vann Belvoir

First Last Chance (2-WA)      K. Jochimsen & J. Holmes         John A. Holmes

Gold Surge (2-WA)             Grasshopper Racing Stable         Jim Penney

Harbor Wind (2-WA)           Z Thoroughbred Partners 1        Frank Lucarelli

He’s a Cruiser (2-WA)         Pam Gibson & Maureen Hallett    Vince Gibson

Run Atom (2-WA)               Howard Belvoir                         Howard Belvoir

Showboat Gambler (2-WA)   Shady Valley Ranch                   Doris Harwood

Silver Boxcar (2-WA)            Shady Valley Ranch                  Doris Harwood

Sunrise Legacy (2-WA)         Seawind Stables LLC                 Dan Kenney

Wild Wings (2-WA)              Gary Hughes                            Tim McCanna