Noosa Beach delivered one of the most spectacular performances in
Emerald Downs history Sunday with a one-length victory over stable-mate
Winning Machine in the $50,000 Seattle Handicap for older horses.
becoming the first 4-year-old in a dozen years to win the annual
kickoff to the Longacres Mile, Noosa Beach was timed in 1:07 to equal
the track and state record set by Atta Boy Roy last September in the
Chinook Pass Sprint.
Ridden by Ricky Frazier at 118 lbs. Noosa Beach—6-for-6 in sprints—paid $11.40, $5.20 and $3.20.