Already a triple stakes winner, Exclusive Diva could be poised for another big year at Emerald Downs in 2013. Ridden by Juan Gutierrez...
Already a triple stakes winner, Exclusive Diva could be poised for another big year at Emerald Downs in 2013.
Ridden by Juan Gutierrez, the classy Kentucky-bred edged E Z Kitty in Sunday’s $21,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.
The victory capped a big day for Gutierrez, as earlier he became only the second rider with to win 1,000 races at Emerald Downs. The milestone occurred in race two, as Gutierrez guided Ankeny Hill ($10) to a 3-¾-length victory and joined Gallyn Mitchell as jockeys with 1,000 wins in the track’s 18-year history.
Gutierrez captured his first Emerald Downs riding title in 2012 and has finished in the top five every year since 2001.
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“Thanks to God, everything is possible,” said Gutierrez, a 43-year-old native of Mexico. “I’ve always had good support from my family, and my agent (Keith Drebin) makes some good decisions.”
Washington (11-25, 5-9 Pac-12) lost to No. 5 Oregon State, 8-0, and the visiting Beavers avoided a series sweep.
• California scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 2-1 win over visiting Washington State (19-18, 6-9 Pac-12).
• Seattle U (15-23, 5-9 Western Athletic Conference) defeated UT-Arlington, 5-0, in Bellevue.
No. 14 Washington (34-13, 12-6 Pac-12) took the series against No. 15 Stanford after splitting games Sunday. The Huskies fell 6-4 in game one before winning 7-1.
• Western Washington (21-21, 10-10 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) split a doubleheader with visiting Western Oregon, winning 6-2 after losing the opener 6-3.
Eastern Washington finished the first round of the Big Sky Championships tied for fourth with a cumulative score of 301 in Chandler, Ariz.
Seattle U (2-21, 1-5 WAC) lost the only match of its rain-shortened season finale against UT-San Antonio, but won the overall competition by forfeit because the start time had been moved up to accommodate UTSA’s flight schedule.
Northwest U announced the hiring of Ken Crawford as its new head coach.
From sports-information reports.