EmD opens for the 17th time

13 Apr

Starting today I’ll give daily selections. You can find the picks on the right side under selections.

I made a public pick for every race Emerald Downs ever contested. From 1996 to last year, my selections were published in The Seattle Times newspaper.

I have a wealth of data on racing at the Auburn oval and spend hours watching race replays.

Opening day tidbits:


Howard Belvoir has won 14 races on opening day, Tim McCanna is second with 10. Belvoir has 8 entered and he’s had terrific success on opening day winning at 19.2% and showing a $2.72 ROI.

Charlie Essex has five entered and he sits at 198 lifetime wins at EmD.


Gallyn Mitchell has made 12 trips to the winner’s circle on the first day of the meet. Juan Gutierrez is next best with eight.

Last year’s leading rider Leslie Mawing enters today with 398 lifetime wins at EmD. He has five mounts today.

Miguel Perez has the record for most wins on an opening day card – FIVE on 4/15/2000.

I will be tweeting on happenings at the track all meet. Follow @GaryDougherty.

Enjoy the 2012 opener as the weather will be beautiful.

Good Luck,

Gary Dougherty






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