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Challenge Championship at Emerald Downs and a stakes buffet at Elko


September 2, 2011     E-mail this page to a friend!

The field is set for the $60,000 Bank of America Emerald Championship Challenge at Emerald Downs on Sunday, September 4.

Topping the list is the 2-to-1 morning-line favorite, Bob and Scott Giltner's A Royal Dervish (#6), winner of two stakes this year at Sandy Downs and Les Bois Park. He'll have to contend with his stablemate Vodka Soda No Fruit (#5), who won stakes at Jerome and Prineville before finishing third to A Royal Dervish after a slow start on August 6.

The complete field:

1) Vodka With Ice
2) The Bounty Man
3) Bcr Buds For All
4) Srqh Stylinmochaman
5) Vodka Soda No Fruit
6) A Royal Dervish
7) Eyez On Brimmer
8) Simons Wonder Choice
9) Winning Colours
10) Devon Dat Cash

In Elko, closing day, Monday, September 5, features six stakes races on the eight-race card:

Elko Marathon (race #2, $3K)
Barristers Nevada Marathon (race #3, $4K)
Elko Thoroughbred Futurity (race #4, $21K)
Elko Quarter Horse Derby (race #5, $25K)
Eko Thoroughbred Derby (race #6, $15K)
Intermountain Quarter Horse Futurity (race #7, $50K)