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Two track records set at GP Downs

GRANTS PASS ' Not one but two long-standing race track records were set at Grants Pass Downs Saturday.

And jockey Joe Crispin was aboard the record setters in both races.

The veteran jockey ran away from the field aboard 5-1 shot The Lord Is Eager in the &

36;3,500 Bettor's Handicap. In the seventh race, The Lord Is Eager covered the 6&

189; furlongs in a record time of — minute, 18.20 seconds. The time eclipsed by one-fifth of a second a 20-year-old track record set June 24, 1984, by The Sea King.

Crispin posted another track record on Whistle Tester during the first of three straight victories for the jockey on the 10-race card. Whistle Tester won the 5-furlong allowance fifth race in a time of 58.60 seconds. The previous record of 59.20 seconds was set in 1981 by Dr. Robinson.

Crispin moved to within two victories of this season's leading jockey, Duane D'Amico, who was sidelined this weekend because of a neck injury suffered in the first race June 19. D'Amico has 26 wins after the 14th of the 19-day season, which ends July 5. Crispin and defending leading GP Downs jockey Twyla Beckner, who also had two wins on Saturday's card, each have 24 victories.

— Beckner scored her second victory of the day in the &

36;3,500 Mail Tribune Cup quarter horse stakes race aboard Farm City Rip. The filly won the 350-yard sprint in a fast time of 17.61 seconds.

Trainer Mark Garrison of Wilderville picked up one victory to retain his two-win lead in the trainer's standings over Scott Raley, who also saddled one winner. Garrison, the 2003 GP Downs top trainer, has 10 wins to eight for Raley.

Sally Reid of Hugo and Bruce Williams are tied for the leading owners with six wins each.

Racing continues for today's 10-race card at — p.m. at the Josephine County Fairgrounds.

Saturday's Results

FIRST RACE

QH Mdn, 300 yd.

1, Speedy Greg Be (T. Dangerfield), 10.40, 4.60, 3.60; 2, One Royal Prince (J. Martinez), 3.60, 3.00; 3, Raining Fresh Daisys (J. Crispin), 3.20. Q ' 2-6 &

36;18.80; TRI ' 6-2-3 &

36;151.20. Time ' :15.78.

SECOND RACE

TB Clm, 5&

189; F.

1, Free Rox (T. Beckner), 4.80, 2.80, 2.40; 2, Islebeready (J. Martinez), 3.20, 2.80; 3, Deelightful Dan (J. Crispin), 3.00. Q ' 2-3 &

36;9.20; TRI ' 3-2-1 &

36;18.00. Time ' 1:06.4.

THIRD RACE

TB Clm, 5&

189; F.

1, Sideburn (R. Garcia), 4.60, 3.00, 2.20; 2, My Storm (J.B. Whiteside), 3.60, 2.80; 3, Bet On Brad (T. Beckner), 2.40. Q ' 1-5 &

36;6.40; TRI ' 2-5-4 &

36;243.00; DD ' 3-1 &

36;10.00. Time ' 1:05.1.

FOURTH RACE

QH Clm, 300 yd.

1, Patty Cakes Cooky (J. Martinez), 9.00, 4.20, 3.40; 2, Penny Purse (J. Crispin), 6.60, 3.00; 3, Wired To Code (T. Dangerfield), 2.80. Q ' 2-5 &

36;21.00; TRI ' 2-5-4 &

36;243.00. Time ' :15.81.

FIFTH RACE

TB Alw, 5 F.

1, Whistle Tester (J. Crispin), 10.40, 4.60, 3.80; 2, Executive Air (D. Braden), 4.00, 3.00; 3, Salty Looker (J.B. Whiteside), 3.80. Q ' 1-2 &

36;31.80; TRI ' 2-1-3 &

36;1,084.20. Time ' :58.3.

SIXTH RACE

TB Clm, 5&

189; F.

1, Delta Express (J. Crispin), 4.80, 3.20, 3.20; 2, Our Lucky Bonnie (T. Beckner), 4.40, 3.40; 3, Royal Tiff (T. Dangerfield), 3.40. Q ' 3-4 &

36;7.80; TRI ' 4-3-2 &

36;26.40. Time ' 1:05.4

SEVENTH RACE

TB Stks, 6&

189; F.

1, The Lord Is Eager (J. Crispin), 11.80, 4.00, 2.80; 2, Theycallmecolonel ((J. Martinez), 13.40, 3.60; 3, Jesse Gee (T. Beckner), 2.80. Q ' 4-5 &

36;37.20; TRI ' 5-4-8 &

36;128.00. Time ' 1:18.1.

EIGHTH RACE

QH Stks, 350 yd.

1, Farm City Rip (T. Beckner), 4.00, 3.40, 2.60; 2, Mr Eye Will (J. Crispin), 2.40, 2.40; 3, Juno Dat Royal Bug (D. Braden), 3.20. Q ' 1-2 &

36;3.80; TRI ' 1-2-4 &

36;28.80. Time ' :17.61.

NINTH RACE

TB Clm, 5&

189; F.

1, Touched By N Angel (T. Dangerfield), 6.40, 3.00, 2.20; 2, Dove In Flight (J. Crispin), 2.40, 2.10; 3, Crowning The Queen (T. Beckner), 2.20. Q ' 1-3 &

36;13.40; TRI ' 1-3-2 &

36;39.40. Time ' 1:05.4.

TENTH RACE

TB Mdn, 6&

189; F.

1, Cool Sir (J. Martinez), 11.00, 7.80, 2.40; 2, Slippin Sly Slew (D. Braden), 13.60, 3.20; 3, He's A Top Trek (T. Beckner), 2.40. Q ' 1-7 &

36;42.60; TRI ' 1-7-4 &

36;142.20; DD ' 1-1 &

36;34.40, 1-6 &

36;5.60. Time ' 1:22.1.

Attendance ' 809; Handle ' &

36;48,063.