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$50,000 Washington State Legislators Stakes notes | Emerald Downs
$50,000 WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATORS STAKES
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
17th RUNNING, 6-½ FURLONGS
Track-State-World Record: 1:13 Sabertooth (7), May 22, 2005
Stakes Record: 1:14 3/5*Gadget Queen (5), June 7, 2009
Most Wins*Horse: 1, 16 tied
Most Wins*Jockey: 3, Ricky Frazier (A Classic Life, 2006; She’s All Silk, 2007; Gadget Queen, 2009)
Most Wins*Trainer: 1, 16 tied
Most Wins*Owner: 2, Seawind Stables* (1996-97); Dennis Ward* (1996, 1999) *includes co-ownership
*Race was for 3-year-old colts and geldings prior to 2000
1*Sweet Nellie Brown (6) James & Zola Proffitt, Tacoma, Wash.
2*Playful Argument (8) Robert A. Clary, Shelby, Mont.
3*Class Included (8-5) Michael & Amy Feuerborn, Maple Valley, Wash.
4*E Z Kitty (8) Tige Too Racing Stable (H.R. & Nancy Gibson, Kent, Wash.)
5*Rewritten (6) Ron Crockett Inc. (Ron Crockett, Seattle, Wash.)
6*Special Holiday (5) David P. Taylor, Seattle, Wash.
7*Elusive Noise (7-2) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, Wash.) & Debbie Paxton, Yakima, Wash.
8*Stephanie Plum (20) H.R. (Pat) Mullens, Tacoma, Wash., R.A. Larson, Snohomish, Wash. & Ed Zenker, Tacoma, Wash.
3 & Up Fillies & Mares @ Emerald Downs
May 13: $50,000 Hastings Handicap, 6 Furlongs*Class Included*6F in 1:09.17*$3.20 (1-5)
June 10: $50,000 WA State Legislators Stakes, 6-½ Furlongs
July 8: $50,000 Boeing Handicap, 1Mile
Aug. 19: $65,000 Emerald Distaff, 1-1/8 Miles
Sept. 9: $35,000 Belle Roberts ®, 1-1/16 Miles
SUPER 6 HANDICAPPERS
Joe Withee (EmD-1)*Special Holiday, Class Included, Elusive Noise*(1-4*$46.10)
Robert Geller (EmD-2)*Special Holiday, Playful Argument, Sweet Nellie Brown*(0-4*$41.90)
Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle)*Class Included, Playful Argument, Sweet Nellie Brown*(1-4*$35.70)
Vic Cozzetti (Predictorsays.com)*Class Included, Special Holiday, Elusive Noise*(2-4*$51.70)
Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form)*E Z Kitty, Class Included, Special Holiday*(2-4*$53.90)
Jacob Pollowitz (EmD-3)*Class Included, E Z Kitty, Special Holiday*(2-4*$58.30)
Consensus*Class Included (19), Special Holiday (14), E Z Kitty (7)*(2-4*40.90)
NOTES*The Washington State Legislators Stakes is the final sprint stakes for older fillies and mares*Class Included bids to become the first horse since Marva Jean in 2005 to sweep the Hastings & Washington State Legislators Stakes in the same season. The Include filly’s rider Juan Gutierrez has won 5-of-the-last-8 stakes races at Emerald Downs, dating back to his three stakes wins last September on Washington Cup Day. A win by Class Included or Sweet Nellie Brown would move trainer Jim Penney into a second-place tie with Bud Klokstad with 43 stakes wins at Emerald Downs*Trainer Doris Harwood was the last trainer to complete an exacta in an Emerald Downs’ stakes race, when Noosa Beach finished one-length ahead of then-stablemate Winning Machine in the 2010 Seattle Handicap*Ema Bovary in 2003 was the last favorite to win the Washington State Legislators Stakes. In fact, favorites have only won this race twice in 16 years*Rewritten, who makes her 2012 debut, finished a fast-closing second to Summers Peace in last year’s Washington State Legislators stakes at 16-to-1*Leonel Camacho-Flores and E Z Kitty combined to notch their first-ever stakes win last September in the John and Kitty Fletcher Stakes on Washington Cup Day.