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$50,000 Coca-Cola Handicap news and notes | Emerald Downs

$50,000 COCA-COLA HANDICAP
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
17th RUNNING, 3-YEAR OLDS, ONE MILE

Track Record: 1:33, Sky Jack (7), Aug. 24, 2003
Stakes Record: 1:34-1/5, Koala Beach, June 27, 2010

Most Wins

Trainer: 3
Doris Harwood (Koala Beach, 2010; Noosa Beach, 2009; Margo’s Gift, 2008)
Jockey: 2-tie
Nathan Chaves (Raise the Bluff, 2006; Naab The Win, 1999)
Amir Cedeno (Northwest Attitude, 2004; Leather N Lace, 2003)
Ricky Frazier (Koala Beach, 2010; Margo’s Gift, 2008)
Owner: 2
Jeff Harwood (Koala Beach, 2010; Noosa Beach, 2009)

Favorites: 6-for-16*Odds-On: 1-for-4
Gate-to-Wire: 4-for-16
Biggest $2 Win: $21.60, Northwest Attitude (2004)/Smallest $2 Win: $3.20, Name for Norm (1997)Winner Bred In: Washington 11, California 1, Florida 1, Kentucky 1, Maryland 1, British Columbia 1
Track: fast 12, wet-fast 2, muddy 2

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

OWNERS HOMETOWNS
1*Makors Finale (5-2) Karl Krieg, Oak Harbor, Wash.
2*First Last Chance (20) Ken Jochimsen, Ellensburg, Wash. & John Holmes Racing (John Holmes, Monroe, Wash.)
3*Brady’s Kat (6) West Coast Racing LLC (Keith Swagerty, Auburn, Wash. & Diane Karl, Auburn, Wash.)
4*Havanna Red (15) C.E. “Rich” & Ann Richardson, Chelan, Wash.
5*D’honorable One (8-5) Nelson Family Racing (Heidi Nelson, Bothell, Wash.)
6*Edge Forward (8) Ivor & Jack Jones (Ivor Jones, Seattle, Wash.; Jack Jones, Seattle, Wash.)
7*City Twister (5) Sue & Tim Spooner, Olympia, Wash.
8*Don’t Be Coy Roy (12) Debra Larson, Phoenix, AZ; Shadley Reichert, Seattle, Wash.

EMERALD DOWNS DERBY SERIES
June 3: $50,000 Auburn Handicap, 6-½ Furlongs, dh-D’honorable One/Makors Finale, 1:14.53
June 24: $50,000 Coca-Cola Handicap, One Mile
July 15: $50,000 Seattle Slew Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile
Aug. 12: 65,000 Emerald Downs Derby, 1-1/8 Mile
Sept. 9: $35,000 Chinook Pass Stakes ®, One Mile

SUPER 6 HANDICAPPERS
Joe Withee (EmD1): Brady’s Kat, Makors Finale, D’honorable One (1-6*$60.50)
Robert Geller (EmD2): Edge Forward, Havanna Red, City Twister (0-6*$52.10)
Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): City Twister, Makors Finale, D’honorable One (1-6*$52.30)
Vic Cozzetti (Predictorsays.com): Makors Finale, D’honorable One, Edge Forward (2-6*$62.90)
Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Makors Finale, D’honorable One, Edge Forward (3-6*$104.70)Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Makors Finale, D’honorable One, City Twister (2-6*$82.90)
Consensus: Makors Finale (19), D’honorable One (8), Edge Forward (7) (2-6*$57.30)

NOTES: Nelson Family Racing has had some interesting results in this division the last two seasons, winning the 2011 Coca-Cola with Zayda via a disqualification, and D’honorable One dead-heated with Makors Finale for the win in the June 3 Auburn Handicap. Dating to last year, Nelson Family Racing and trainer Blaine Wright have won three of the last four races in the 3YO division dating to last year*The dead-heat between D’honorable One and Makors Finale was only the second dead-heat for win in 573 stakes in 17 seasons at Emerald Downs*Trainer Tom Wenzel (Makors Finale) is 2-2-0 in five stakes starts this season, and his Rainier Ice finished first in the 2011 Coca-Cola but was disqualified and placed fourth for interference in the stretch*Javier Matias (Brady’s Kat) and Juan Gutierrez are tied for first with two stakes wins each at the 2012 meet*Stevies Lil’wonder, dam of Edge Forward, is out of Run Away Stevie, the winner of the inaugural running of this event in 1996 when the race was for older fillies & mares.

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