$50,000 Irish Handicap news and notes | Emerald Downs


Track Record: 1:33, Sky Jack (7), Aug. 24, 2003
Stakes Record: 1:36-1/5, Ladyledue, June 14, 2009

Most Wins
Trainer: 1, 16 tied
Jockey: 3
Ricky Frazier (Queenledo, 2005; Shampoo, 2007; Ladyledue, 2009)
Owner: 2
Northwest Farms LLC (Lasting Code, 2002; Shampoo, 2007)

Purse: $50,000
1st*$27,500 2nd*$10,000 3rd*$7500 4th*$3750 5th *$1250

Favorites: 8-for-16/Odds-On: 4-for-7
Gate-to-Wire: 5-for-16
Biggest $2 Win: $21.60, Northwest Attitude (2004)/Smallest $2 Win: $2.40, Queenledo (2005)
Winner Bred In: Washington 9, Kentucky 5, California 2
Track: fast 13, sloppy 3

Purse:  $50,000
1st*$27,500 2nd*$10,000 3rd*$7500 4th*$3750 5th *$1250

1*Royal Moses (7-2) Squatting Dog Stable (Craig Harder, Moses Lake, Wash.) R G Warwick (Davenport, Wash.)
2*Talk to My Lawyer (6) Will This One Do Stable (Jody Peetz, Issaquah, Wash.; Mary Lou & William Griffin, Buckley, Wash.; William Brewer, Seattle, Wash.; Marcie Healey, Bellevue, Wash.)
3*Muchas Coronas (10) Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick Pabst, Buckley, Wash.
4*Lady Hokulea (6) Kama’aina Thoroughbreds (Zach & Beth Correa, Enumclaw, Wash.)
5*Champagneandcaviar (12)Fleur De Lis Stables (Raymond Kwik, Spokane, Wash.; Paul Goldberg
Westport, Conn.)
6*Sweet Saga (12) Riverbend Stable (Gail & Gerald Schneider, Auburn, Wash.)
7*Exclusive Diva (1-1) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, Wash.)

May 27: $50,000 Seattle Handicap, 6-½ Furlongs, Exclusive Diva, 1:14.58
June 24: $50,000 Irish Day Handicap, One Mile
July 15: $50,000 Kent Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile
Aug. 11: $65,000 Washington Oaks, 1-1/8 Mile
Sept. 9:  $35,000 John & Kitty Fletcher Stakes ®, 1-1/16 Mile

Joe Withee (EmD1): Royal Moses, Exclusive Diva, Lady Hokulea (1-6*$60.50)
Robert Geller (EmD2): Royal Moses, Exclusive Diva, Champagneandcaviar (0-6*$52.10)
Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Exclusive Diva, Royal Moses, Lady Hokulea  (1-6*$52.30)
Vic Cozzetti  ( Exclusive Diva, Royal Moses, Talk to My Lawyer (2-6*$62.90)
Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Exclusive Diva, Royal Moses, Sweet Saga (3-6*$104.70)
Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Exclusive Diva, Lady Hokulea, Royal Moses (2-6*$82.90)
Consensus: Exclusive Diva (24), Royal Moses (17), Lady Hokulea (4) (2-6*$57.30)

NOTES: Jerre Paxton (Northwest Farms) goes for his third Irish Day victory with morning line favorite Exclusive Diva, who equaled the stakes record while winning the Seattle Handicap by a record 8-½ lengths. Paxton actually has been in the winner’s circle following three Irish Day Handicaps as he co-owned with Debbie Paxton 2011 winner Elusive Noise *Four of the last five Irish Day winners (Shampoo, 2007; Enumclaw Girl, 2008; Ladyledue, 2009; Sis’s Sis, 2010) were subsequently voted Top 3-Year-Old Filly*Seven different women trainers have won the Irish Day Handicap. Chris Stenslie would make it eight with a win by 2011 Top 2-Year-Old Filly Talk to My Lawyer*Favorites had won five straight before Sis’s Sis and Elusive Noise prevailed as the second betting choice the last two years*Juan Gutierrez (Exclusive Diva) goes for his third straight Irish Day victory and can tie Ricky Frazier for most wins in the race*Tom Wenzel (Exclusive Diva) seeks to become the first trainer to win the race twice.

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