Noosito cruises to a win in the Auburn Handicap
Noosito a full brother to Emerald Downs great Noosa Beach, overpowered four opponents for a 5-length victory in the 19th running of the $50,000 Auburn Handicap for 3-year-old colts and geldings.
Trained by Doris Harwood and ridden by Leslie Mawing, Noosito ran 6½ furlongs in 1 minute, 14.71 seconds and paid $6.40 to win.
The margin of victory was a stakes record.
Del Rio Harbor, the 4-to-5 favorite who is also trained by Harwood, was third.
Noosito has won three times in five starts, with two thirds. Noosa Beach won a record 11 stakes including the 2009 Auburn Handicap and two Horse of the Meeting titles at Emerald Downs.
Meanwhile, jockey Anne Sanguinetti is recovering nicely from Saturday’s sixth race spill, but will be sidelined for two-to-three weeks with a deep ankle bruise.
Uw men’s golf
• Rainy weather continued to be the biggest story at the NCAA men’s golf championships at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan.
Washington completed its final few holes of the second round Sunday morning, but was unable to start its third round before play was suspended. Washington is tied for 11th at 6-over 566 headed into Monday’s final round.
The top eight teams move into match play beginning Tuesday. UCLA is eighth, three shots ahead of UW. Stanford leads at 12 under.
The fourth round for the top 40 individuals was supposed to be Monday, but that was canceled.
An individual champion will be determined after the third round.
• No. 21 Arizona State (33-22, 19-11) rolled to a 6-3 win over host Washington State (24-30, 14-16) in Pac-12 Conference baseball.
From sports-information reports. Emerald Downs entries and handicaps are on C2.