Emerald Downs: Local Favorite Defends Corgi Championship!

Paul Beattie


(Auburn, WA) Sunday was one of the most anticipated days of the year at Emerald Downs and a huge crowd showed up on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to take in the beauty of horse racing and the fun of the Corgi races! A total of 72 Corgi’s were entered to run in one of the 6 qualifying heats with hopes of finishing in the top 2 to qualify for the Championship race. (See photo gallery at bottom of page.)

Here are all the entrants and their owners and home town:

Heat 1
Heat 2
Heat 3













Heat 4
Heat 5
Heat 6












Heat #1

The winner was #4 Outlands Willow Wisp owned by Lauren Kuperstein of Vancouver, Wa and 2nd place went to #8 Boris owned by Paxton and Meghan Means of Federal Way.

Heat #2

The winner was #5 Tubulin owned by Hugh Chen and Rachel Flores of Seattle and 2nd place went to #8 Roo owned by Evelyn Grahn of Seattle.

Heat #3

The winner was #10 Foxy Roxy owned by Lisa Duval of Steilacoom and 2nd place went to #7 King Leo owned by Michelle Schroeder of Kirkland.

Heat #4

The winner was #2 Angus owned by Marian Armas of Auburn and 2nd place went to #4 Chance owned by Nishika Tripathi from Seattle.

Heat #5

The winner was #5 Gravy owned by Geoff Middleton from Everett and 2nd place went to #4 Rye owned by Kailyn Osaki and Danielle Asato from Tacoma.

Heat #6

The winner was #1 Korzhik owned by Anastasia & Artem Pozdniakova of Seattle and 2nd place went to #11 Sabine Wren owned by Amanda and Scot Atkin of Puyallup.


This led to the Finals and the two favorites were Angus the defending champion and Gravy with his Captain America handler and theme. Here is the finals line-up:

Corgi Finals line-up








When it was time for the race to be run Angus was ready to defend his title. Angus’s owners use a big orange ball to capture his attention and he focuses on the ball as soon as he see’s it and runs a pretty straight line to his other handler. Angus was the clear winner in a tight race but it was hard to figure out who ran 2nd and 2 or 3 dogs crossed at the same time so no 2nd place had been declared. The winners and 2nd place finishers all won a prize but Angus took home the trophy which is about twice as long as he is. The large crowd appreciated the extra fun on Corgi day.










The Championship Heat of the 2021 Corgi Championships

Angus and his Owners are interviewed by the Corgi Championship host KIRO’s Claire Anderson


Corgi Photo Gallery







































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