• The Seattle Times

    Stryker Phd captures Muckleshoot Tribal Classic

    Stryker Phd couldn’t have picked a better day to get back in winning form at Emerald Downs. The 7-year-old’s win Sunday in the $50,000 Washington Cup Muckleshoot Tribal Classic came on the day that trainers Larry and Sharon Ross were inducted into the Washington State Racing Hall of Fame. The Rosses have shaped the careers of some of the best horses in the state, including Chum Salmon and Military Hawk, both already in the Hall. Stryker Phd seems certain to end up there as well. Sunday’s win was the gelding’s third in the Tribal Classic, the first horse to accomplish that. Jockey Leslie Mawing and Stryker Phd made winning look easy, racing behind the leaders, Hoody and Westley, before opening

  • A horse named after Noah Syndergaard is the favorite for next year's Kentucky Derby
    For The Win

    A horse named after Noah Syndergaard is the favorite for next year's Kentucky Derby

    If you are going to name your horse after a pitcher like the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard, it had better be fast. Long Island’s Eric Fein put that pressure on his horse, naming it after the pitcher known as Thor, and the 2-year-old hasn’t disappointed. Over the weekend, Syndergaard won the Funny Cide Stakes and is an early favorite in next year’s Kentucky Derby, according to the AP, via The New York Times. The horse even managed to catch the human Syndergaard’s eye. The two have a lot in common. The pitcher is currently playing his second season in the majors. The horse is in its second year of life. The pitcher has a pretty sweet mane, as does the horse. The human can pitch really fast. The horse

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