Gutierrez-Sosa defends rider title with four wins

GRANTS PASS — Rider Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa closed the season at Grants Pass Downs on Sunday in a big way.

Gutierrez-Sosa won four consecutive races to defend his title as the track’s leading rider, surpassing Jake Samuels.

Gutierrez-Sosa won the second race atop The Cartel Hawk, the third with Wild Derby Daze, the fourth with Fay Belle and the fifth with Queens Prince Gol, which gave him 18 total wins on the season. Samuels finished with 16 and Kassie Guglielmino capped the season with 14 victories.

Jockey Nate Parker, who had not ridden in four years, won his only start of the afternoon atop Ez Frosty Morn, which was the second-richest purse of the season in the seventh race, the Grants Pass Derby. He raced to a time of 20.077 seconds, edging L Bar D Genuine Red and Guglielmino by a neck to get claim a purse of $11,050 and a winner’s share of $4,420 for trainer Scott Railey and owner Connie Chumbley.

The season’s final race, The Grants Pass Mile, was captured by Guglielmino and Storm On the River, who galloped 1-1/16 miles to win by 9 ¼ lengths. The richest thoroughbred race of the season featured a $10,000 purse with $5,500 going to owner and trainer Jim Craig, which was the biggest win of his career.

Craig, who also got a win with I B Tanner in the sixth race, was one of three trainers to get two wins on the day, with the others being Terry Crystal with victories in the third and fifth races and John Harris with wins in the fourth and eighth races. The season’s leading trainer, Hector Magallanes, who also got a win on the day, ended up collecting 12 wins on the season while Harris and Darlene Braden tied for second with five apiece.

Grants Pass Downs had a record closing day with 3,030 attendees and a total handle of $63,351, while for the season the track totaled 23,305 attendees with a total handle of $425,846.

Sunday’s Results


TB Mdn, 5½ F. 1, Star Gold (J. Figueroa), 11.40, 4.60, 3.60; 2, Time Fora Melody (J. Samuels), 4.20, 2.60; 3, Rock This World (R. Burney), 3.00. Q — 4-5 $14.00; EX — 4-5 $13.90; TRI — 4-5-2 $101.20. Time — 1:09.1.


QH Alw, 350 yd. 1, The Cartel Hawk (E. Gutierrez-Sosa), 3.80, 2.20, 2.10; 2, Favorite Hawk (J. Figueroa), 2.40, 2.10; 3, Flash a Look (K. Guglielmino), 2.20. Q — 3-5 $4.20; EX — 3-5 $2.80; TRI — 3-5-2 $8.00. Time — 17.571.


TB Alw, 5 F. 1, Wild Derby Daze (E. Gutierrez-Sosa), 5.40, 3.80, 2.60; 2, Lucky Point (R. Burney), 14.20, 3.00; 3, She’s a Classic (J. Guerrero), 3.00. Q — 2-4 $144.20; EX — 4-2 $29.80; TRI — 4-2-5 $180.40; DD — 3-4 $13.80. Time — 1:00.87.


TB Clm, 5½ F. 1, Fay Belle (E. Gutierrez-Sosa), 10.20, 4.00, 3.00; 2, Wemissstacy (K. Guglielmino), 4.20, 3.40; 3, Edie Wiggins (J. Guerrero), 3.20. Q — 5-6 $27.20; EX — 6-5 $20.10; TRI — 6-5-4 $144.20. Time — 1:07.5.


QH Stakes, 600 yd. 1, Queens Prince Gol (E. Gutierrez-Sosa), 6.80, 3.20, 2.80; 2, Beer Thirty (R. Burney), 3.80, 3.40; 3, Hyho Travio (J. Samuels), 4.60. Q — 2-1 $17.20; EX — 2-1 $22.20; TRI — 2-1-4 $64.10. Time — 31.175.


TB Alw, 1 1/16 M. 1, I B Tanner (J. Guerrero), 6.80, 3.20, 2.80; 2, Uptownfreddybrown (K. Guglielmino), 3.00, 2.60; 3, Ghost of Navigator (R. Burney), 3.00. Q — 4-5 $6.60; EX — 4-5 $5.50; TRI — 4-5-1 $20.60; Pick 3 6-2-4 $43.80. Time — 1:52.19.


QH Grants Pass Derby, 400 yd. 1, Ez Frosty Morn (N. Parker), 27.40, 11.00, 3.60; 2, L Bar D Genuine Red (K. Guglielmino), 3.80, 2.80; 3, L Bar D Bonnie Lee (J. Figueroa), 3.60. Q — 5-6 $20.20; EX — 6-5 $36.90; TRI — 6-5-3 $212.00. Time — 20.077.


TB Clm, 5½ F. 1, Northern Smoke (R. Burney), 5.20, 3.40, 2.80; 2, Crazy Al (J. Figueroa), 4.00, 3.60; 3, Brother Ernie (J. Guerrero), 5.60. Q — 1-3 $21.00; EX — 1-3 $12.20; TRI — 1-3-4 $97.50. Time — 1:06.11.


TB Stakes, 1 1/16 M. 1, Storm On the River (K. Guglielmino), 13.20, 4.60, 3.80; 2, Murmansk (E. Gutierrez-Sosa), 7.40, 5.40; 3, Gray Flyer (K. Schaub), 6.80. Q — 2-4 $31.80; EX — 2-4 $11.90; TRI — 2-4-1 $141.10; DD — 1-2 $29.40; Pick 3 — 6-1-ALL $22.30; Pick 3 — ALL-1-2 $22.30. Time — 1:51.55.

GWL Baseball

MEDFORD ROGUES 5, YUBA CITY BEARS 3: At Yuba City, Calif., Connor Lowrie and Clay Valenzuela-Reece both went 4-for-5 and Eric Yang scored four times for the Medford Rogues during Great West League action.

Dylan Pearce improved to 3-0 after allowing two runs (both earned), five hits and five walks with seven strikeouts in six innings for the league-leading Rogues (26-11).

Yuba City dropped to 10-26.


Yuba City;000;002;010;—;3;7;2

Pearce, Wright (7), Konishi (9) and Yang; Chavez, Mitchell (6), Bishop (8) and Wurm. W — Pearce (3-0). L — Chavez (2-2). 2B — M: Lowrie; YC: Robinson, Crisosto.

American Legion A

NORTH MEDFORD MAVERICKS 16-16, KLAMATH FALLS HAWKS 8-1: Josh Robbins had a monster day at the plate and Brandon King capped the day with a one-hitter for host North Medford, which picked up a sweep of Klamath Falls.

Over two games, Robbins finished 4-for-7 with seven RBIs and five runs scored for the Mavericks (23-4, 16-2 Area 4).

In Game 2, King allowed one run, fanned four and did not issue a walk in a contest that lasted just five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule. Robbins went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and three runs scored. His second-inning double cleared the bases and broke the game open for the Mavericks.

In the opener, King and Quinton Rumrey both went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI while Robbins went 2-for-4, drove in three and scored twice.

The Mavericks’ Nick Samudio finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored while Trevor Corallo went 2-for-2, scored once and drove in a run.


Klamath Falls;202;310;0;—;8;6;2

North Medford;040;633;x;—;16;13;4

Berringer, Camble (4) and Graham; Gassman and Robbins. W — Gassman (4-0). L — Berringer. 2B — Robbins, King.


Klamath Falls;000;10;—;1;1;1

North Medford;354;4x;—;16;6;0

Monteith, Wood (3) and Barrington; King and (3-0) Robbins. 2B — NM: Gassman, Robbins.

Auto Racing

SOUTHERN OREGON SPEEDWAY: At White City, Bailey Hibbard won the 25-lap sprint car main event Saturday night.

Bob Burkett won his first career late model lites main, Rich McCoy turned in a dominant performance in claiming his first 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified main triumph and Brock Peters secured his third 20-lap SODCA dwarf car main victory.

Gary Anderson won his second 20-lap mini stock main and Tim Hedges took his second straight 20-lap hornets main.

Winged Sprint Cars — Heat Winner (8 Laps)-Kyler Barraza. Trophy Dash (4 Laps)-David Hibbard. Scramble (4 Laps)-Bailey Hibbard. Main Event (25 Laps)-Bailey Hibbard, David Hibbard, Merissa Henson, Camden Robustelli, Kyler Barraza.

IMCA Sport Modifieds — Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Willie McFall, Rich McCoy. Trophy Dash (4 Laps)-Willie McFall. Main Event (20 Laps)-Rich McCoy, David Marble, Mike Medel, Willie McFall, Mike Helwig.

Late Model Lites — Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Bob Burkett, Charlie Eaton. Trophy Dash (4 Laps)-Bob Burkett. Main Event (20 Laps)-Bob Burkett, Charlie Eaton, Danny Prewitt, Dustin Aos, Eric Aos.

Mini Stocks — Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Gary Anderson, Kristopher Mix. Trophy Dash (4 Laps)-Dillen Lausen. Main Event (20 Laps)-Gary Anderson, Michael Johnson, Steve Goetz, Kristopher Mix, Dillen Lausen.

Hornets — Heat Winners (6 Laps)-John Cordery, Tim Hedges. Trophy Dash (4 Laps)-Tim Hedges. Main Event (20 Laps)-Tim Hedges, Derrel Nelson Jr., John Cordery, Brandon Wonsyld, Ashton Hedges.

SODCA Dwarf Cars — Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Cody Peters, Brock Peters. A Dash (4 Laps)-Cody Peters. B Dash (4 Laps)-Ryan Smith. Main Event (20 Laps)-Brock Peters, Ryan Smith, Chad Cardoza, Fred Hay, Cody Peters.

Fastpitch Softball

18A STATE: At Salem, the North Medford fastpitch softball team placed second in the 26-team 18A Oregon USA State Tournament at Wallace Marine Park.

The Tornado, which qualified for the 18A national tournament set here July 31-Aug. 6, went 5-2 in the tournament.

On Sunday, North beat Oregon Titans D'Marini 18 Gold, 10-9, in their first game before D'Marini won the next two games, 13-5 and 1-0.

In the opener, Alex Barry had the walk-off single after the Tornado rallied from an 8-0 deficit in the sixth inning.

Taelor Mayben led North with 14 hits in the tournament, while Barry and Ashley Ripplinger had a team-high 14 RBIs apiece.


PINTO WORLD SHOW: At Tulsa, Okla., locals Hailey Bischoff and Kim White claimed world championship awards at the Pinto World Championship in June.

The two-week competition featured various classes with entrants from across the country.

Bischoff was the overall Youth Division High Point reserve champion and White the open Solid High Point champion.

Of her 20 awards, the 16-year-old Bischoff was first and the reserve world champion in Dressage Western World Solid Bred, first out of 45 in Performance Judging and a world champion in Rail Open Solid.

She was also reserve world champion in Youth Solid Bred Equitation, Open Western Riding Solid Horse, Ranch Trail and Ranch Pleasure.

White claimed reserve champion honors in Dressage, Stake Race and Ranch and Trail Riding and world champion recognition in Key Hole Run.

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