$60,000 BANK OF AMERICA
EMERALD DOWNS CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE
3rd RUNNING, SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
440 YARDS IN :21.66 (TRACK & STAKES RECORD)
JOCKEY CESAR DEALBA, VODKA WITH ICE, WINNER: “He’s running like a 2-year-old, really. He’s a nice horse. He does everything right. He breaks and gets to running, so it’s pretty easy for me. He broke and he was gone. I felt a little bumping behind me, but my horse was good.”
NOTES: Vodka With Ice (46-11-8-4-$175,256)…Cesar DeAlba has been one of the leading riders at Los Alamitos in Cypress, CA, including 54 wins at the current meet. He is 2-for-2 at Emerald Downs, and 3-for-3 this year on Vodka With Ice, including a win in the $14,150 Les Bois Park Bonus Challenge Stakes. Vodka With Ice finished third in this race in 2012, and was second in the inaugural running in 2011.