Anyportinastorm and jockey Juan Hernandez. COURTESY TRACK PHOTO

Anyportinastorm and jockey Juan Hernandez. COURTESY TRACK PHOTO

Anyportinastorm chosen Horse of the Meeting | Emerald Downs

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 11:51am
  • Sports

Peter Redekop’s Anyportinastorm was voted 2019 Emerald Downs’ Horse of the Meeting, the track announced Wednesday.

Trained by Blaine Wright, Anyportinastorm ran meet-fastest times at both 6 and 6½ furlongs, winning the Governor’s Stakes by 3½ lengths in 1:07.54 and Budweiser Stakes by 6½ lengths in 1:14.35.

A 5-year-old Florida-bred by City Zip, Anyportinastorm compiled a 2-1-0 record in three starts and earned $88,000. In addition to Horse of the Meeting, Anyportinastorm also was voted Top Sprinter and Top Older Horse.

In his only defeat, Anportinastorm finished a gallant second to Law Abidin Citizen in the $200,000 Longacres Mile (Grade 3). Carrying high weight of 124 pounds. Anyportinastorm set fast fractions – :23.05, :45.58, 1:09.37, 1:21.46 – and resisted gamely in the final furlong, finally yielding to the California invader in the final strides.

Wright, the leading stakes trainer the last three years at Emerald Downs, currently has Anyportinastorm training at Golden Gate Fields, where the 5-year-old worked 5 furlongs last Saturday.

Anyportinastorm is the second Florida-bred to win Horse of the Meeting at Emerald Downs. Flamethrowintexan (Way West-Willalady) won the honor in 2006, after victories in the Longacres Mile and Mt. Rainier Breeders’ Cup Handicap.

Emerald downs Horse of the Meeting

2019-Anyportinastorm (5h/FL)

2018-Sippin Fire (3g/WA)

2017-Mach One Rules (4g/WA)

2016-O B Harbor (4g/ORE)

2015-Stryker Phd (6g/WA)

2014-Stryker Phd (5g/WA)

2013-Herbie D (5g/BC)

2012-Class Included (4f/KY)

2011-Noosa Beach (5g/WA)

2010-Noosa Beach (4g/WA)

2009-Assessment (5g/KY)

2008-Wasserman (6g/WA)

2007-The Great Face (5g/WA)

2006-Flamethrowintexan (5g/FL)

2005-No Giveaway (4g/WA)

2004-Demon Warlock (4c/WA)

2003-Youcan’ttakeme (3f/WA)

2002-Flying Notes (3g/KY)

2001-Makors Mark (4c/WA)

2000-Edneator (4g/WA)

1999-No Curfew (2g/WA)

1998-Wild Wonder (4g/KY)

1997-Kid Katabatic (4g/BC)

1996-Name for Norm (2g/WA)

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