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  • Top three jockeys come up big at GPD

  • GRANTS PASS — Jockey Jose Pablo Madrigal was a big winner in the season finale at Grants Pass Downs on Sunday.
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  • GRANTS PASS — Jockey Jose Pablo Madrigal was a big winner in the season finale at Grants Pass Downs on Sunday.
    Madrigal brought home three victories, the most significant in the Grants Pass Derby, one of the afternoon's three featured races. That win came atop Sneakin Tr, which won by three quarters of a length and pocketed $2,910 for Madrigal along with trainer Scott Raley and owner Gary Chumbly.
    The victory also made Sneakin Tr 2-for-2 in wins and starts at the Downs this season, and 3 of 4 career at GPD.
    Madrigal also brought home victories in the first race, saddled up on Precious Pegasus, and took the third race with My Mans No Lady.
    With 13 victories on the season, Madrigal finished second in the jockey win standings to Jake Samuels, who won two races on the day.
    Despite missing the second weekend — two racing days — at the Downs, the 21-year-old Samuels ropped in 15 victories this year.
    Samuels landed his final win in the last race of the season, which was another featured race, the Oregon HBPA Au Revoir Stakes. He won by four lengths atop Poker Dave in the 11/16-mile trot, the season's longest race.
    Samuels grabbed the first of his two wins in the sixth race with Keepherrockin.
    Matthew Werner-Hagerty, who finished third in the jockey standings with 11 wins, teamed with trainer Don Young to pin down a pair of victories.
    Werner-Hagerty came out on top with Eyes Movin in the Bob Barney Best of All Breeds feature race, the fourth race of the day. Werner-Hagerty also won with Shame on Rosie in the second race.
    Coming in fourth in the jockey standings was Kassie Guglielmino with 10 wins and Jose Guerrero was fifth with nine.
    Debora Fergason was the season's leading trainer with nine first-place finishes and five runner-ups while Hector Magallanes came in second with six victories and six second-placers.
    The leading owner of the season was Judi Yearout with six victories and Teri L. Beckner was second with four wins and three second-place finishes.
    From a profits and attendance standpoint, Grants Pass Downs made huge strides this season and wrapped up their final weekend with a strong showing.
    The attendance was up 2,325 from last year's final day of 2,120 and the amount of money bet was up to $40,524 compared to $34,362 last season.
    On the season, the track increased its handle by $63,042, or 21 percent, as it closed with $365,101 sized up against $302,059 last year. Its attendance also saw a 14 percent jump to 24,365 from 21,460.
    Sunday's Results
    FIRST RACE
    TB Clm, 51/2 F. 1, Precious Pegasus (J. Madrigal), 4.40, 2.40, 2.10; 2, Midnight Maggie (K. Guglielmino), 2.60, 2.40; 3, AJ's Bagdoll (M. Werner-Hagerty), 3.20. Q — 1-5 $5.20; EX — 5-1 $5.30; TRI — 5-1-4 $8.80. Time — 1:08.13.
    SECOND RACE
    TB Clm, 51/2 F. 1, Shame On Rosie (M. Werner-Hagerty), 5.80, 3.60, 2.40; 2, Sing And Swing (J. Guerrero), 3.00, 2.20; 3, Low Expectations (K. Guglielmino), 2.40. Q — 2-3 $12.40; EX — 3-2 $4.40; TRI — 3-2-6 $11.30. Time — 1:07.33.
    THIRD RACE
    TB Clm, 61/2 F. 1, My Mans No Lady (J. Madrigal), 6.00, 3.00, 2.10; 2, Proud Cozzene (J. Samuels), 2.80, 2.20; 3, Who's Your Next Ex (K. Guglielmino), 2.20. Q — 3-5 $5.20; EX — 5-3 $4.60; TRI — 5-3-1 $18.10; DD — 3-5 $14.40. Time — 1:22.51.
    FOURTH RACE
    QH Stakes, 600 yd. 1, Eyes Movin (M. Werner-Hagerty), 7.60, 4.40, 3.20; 2, Chanac (J. Samuels), 3.80, 3.80; 3, Alpine Valley (H. Martinez), 4.20. Q — 1-5 $13.00; EX — 1-5 $5.80; TRI — 1-5-3 $230.40. Time — :31.00.
    FIFTH RACE
    Mdn Clm, 5 F. 1, Alkai Spud (K. Guglielmino), 5.80, 3.60, 3.00; 2, Softwood (J. Madrigal), 4.00, 3.00; 3, Olympic Torch (M. Werner-Hagerty), 3.20. Q — 2-4 $18.80; EX — 4-2 $21.00; TRI — 4-2-1 $24.10; P3 — 5-1-4 $93.20. Time — 1:01.82.
    SIXTH RACE
    TB Clm, 5 F. 1, Keepherrockin (J. Samuels), 7.80, 4.80, 2.40; 2, Table for One (J. Madrigal), 7.00, 3.00; 3, Chocolate Starr (K. Guglielmino), 2.20. Q — 1-3 $14.60; EX — 1-3 $26.30; TRI — 1-3-2 $36.20. Time — :59.83.
    SEVENTH RACE
    QH Derby, 400 yd. 1, Sneakin Tr (J. Madrigal), 6.40, 5.20, 3.40; 2, Ocean Beaches (K. Guglielmino), 3.40, 2.20; 3, Chicks Fast Farley (J. Guerrero), 2.60. Q — 3-8 $8.40; EX — 3-8 $29.40; TRI — 3-8-2 $15.50. Time — :19.96.
    EIGHTH RACE
    TB Stakes, 11/16 mile. 1, Poker Dave (J. Samuels), 4.40, 4.80, 3.60; 2, Old Standard (K. Guglielmino), 3.40, 3.80; 3, Down Town Clyde (H. Martinez), 3.40. Q — 1-2 $3.20; EX — 2-1 $3.40; TRI — 2-1-5 $22.50; P3 — 1-3-2 $36.60; DD — 3-2 $12.80. Time — 1:50.34.
    Attendance — 2,325; Handle — $40,524.
    WCL Baseball
    MEDFORD 14, KLAMATH FALLS 3 — The Medford Rogues tallied 13 hits, including a two-run home run by Donald Glover Jr. in the eighth inning, in West Coast League action at Harry & David Field.
    Clayton Meyer went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored and Joey Morgan 2-for-2 with three RBIs and a run for the Rogues, who improved to 14-10 in front of a crowd of 1,319.
    Nathan Etheridge and Christian Cox had two hits against the Gems (8-16), who saw head coach Mitch Karraker ejected for arguing in the fifth inning.
    Klamath Falls 000 000 030 — 3 9 2
    Medford 114 100 34x — 14 13 3
    Kron, Sumpter (6), Hirko (7), Landecker (8), Strombom (8) and Friedman; Kuchta, Snider (8), Loeffler (9) and Beam, Morgan. W — Kuchta. L — Kron. 2B — M: Garcia, Morgan. HR — M: Glover Jr.
    American Legion A Baseball
    CENTRAL POINT 5, FORREST GROVE 4, 8 INN. — At Lake Oswego, when Dylan Pearce's time on the mound was over, he didn't stop making an impact for the Central Point American Legion A squad, which needed eight innings to take down Forrest Grove in the final day of the 20th Annual Firecracker Tournament at Lakeridge High.
    Pearce had a no-hitter going into the sixth inning then came up with a game-tying single in the bottom of the eighth inning that set up the blooper error that later allowed him to score the game-clinching run.
    Tied 4-all with Pearce on third base, the Comets' Cavin Gillispie hit a high pop up that landed in between first base and the pitcher, allowing Pearce to cross home plate.
    Although he ended up with a no-decision, he came out on top of a battle between he and Vikings' ace Andrew Phorud.
    Pearce went seven innings, allowing three runs — only one earned — on two hits and two walks with 12 strikeouts. He lost his no-hit bid with no outs in the sixth and later in the inning allowed the only other hit against him. Pearce, however, finished strong by striking out the side in the seventh inning before giving way to reliever Gunnar Asher.
    Pearce was 2-for-3 with two runs scored for the Comets (15-7).
    His counterpart Phorud pitched all eight innings, allowing four runs — two earned — on four hits, one walk and two hit batters. Phorud fanned nine in a matchup of two hard-throwing pitchers.
    Forrest Grove 000 012 01 — 4 4 3
    Central Point 002 001 02 — 5 4 3
    Phorud and Pesenti; Pearce, Asher (8) and Gillispie. W — Asher. L — Phorud. 2B — FG: Hein; CP: Gillispie, Bastendorff.
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