$50,000 Seattle Slew Handicap notes | Emerald Downs


SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012



Track & State Record: 1:39 3/5, Kid Katabatic (5), July 26, 1998

Stakes Record*: 1:41, Peaceful Reign, Aug. 2, 2009

*Distance 1M 1977-2000 & 2002; 6 ½ F 2001

Most Wins

Trainer: 3, Bud Klokstad (I.M. Bzy, 1998; Jumron Won, 2001; Flying Notes, 2002)

Jockey: 4, Gallyn Mitchell

(Prefabricate, 1994; Cromarty Bay, 1995; Jumron Won, 2001, Peaceful Reign, 2009)

Owner: 1, Various

The following statistics are from 1996-2011 at Emerald Downs:

Track Condition: Fast every year except 2003 (wet fast)

Favorites: 6-for-16; Odds-on Favorites: 2-for-2

Largest $2 Win: $52.40, Exclusive Eagle, 2006;

Smallest $2 Win: $2.80, Name for Norm, 1997; Jumron Won, 2001

Average Field Size: 9.0 (largest 12, 2011; smallest 5, 2001)

Gate-to-wire winners: 4

Smallest Win Margin: head, Stratoplan, 2003; Newfound Man, 2010

Largest Win Margin: 5 lengths, Flying Notes, 2002

Purse: $50,000 1st*$27,500 2nd*$10,000 3rd*$7,500 4th*$3,750 5th*$1,250



1*Italian Boy (9-2) Luigi DiPietro, Seattle, Wash.; Diana DiPietro, Tukwila, Wash.

2*Makors Finale (8-5) Karl Krieg, Oak Harbor, Wash.

3*Maniacal Passion (20) Chuck & Karla Laird, Issaquah, Wash.

4*Edge Forward (4) Ivor Jones, Seattle, Wash.; Jack Jones, Seattle, Wash.

5*Brady’s Kat (6) West Coast Racing LLC (Keith Swagerty, Auburn, Wash. & Diane Karl, Auburn, Wash.)

6*D’honorable One (5-2) Nelson Family Racing (Heidi Nelson, Bothell, Wash.)

7*Havanna Red (15) C.E. “Rich” & Ann Richardson, Chelan, Wash.



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, Makors Finale, 1:35.13

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



Joe Withee (EmD1): Makors Finale, Edge Forward, D’honorable (3-11, $111.10)

Robert Geller (EmD2): Italian Boy, Edge Forward, Brady’s Kat (0-11, $95.10)

Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): D’honorable One, Makors Finale, Edge Forward (2-11, $115.70)

Vic Cozzetti  ( Makors Finale, Italian Boy, Havanna Red (6-11, $137.20)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Edge Forward, Makors Finale, D’honorable One (7-11, $170.20)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Makors Finale, D’honorable One, Italian Boy (5-11, $139.60)

Consensus: Makors Finale (19), Edge Forward (10), D’honorable One (9) (6-11, $122.80)


Mario Gutierrez-jockey Edge Forward

Born: Sept. 19, 1986, El Higo, Veracruz, Mexico.

First professional win: June 5, 2005, Hipodromo de las Americas, Mexico City.

First win USA/Canada: May 10, 2006, Hastings Racecourse, Vancouver, B.C.

Career statistics: 3,099-672-521-399-$13,163,850

Emerald Downs: 16-1-4-3-$55,700

Emerald Downs win:  Holy Nova (dead-heat), Boeing Handicap, July 26, 2009

Last Emerald Downs visit: Aug. 22, 2010, second on Summer Song, $75,000 Emerald Distaff.


NOTES: Trainer Blaine Wright (D’honorable One) attempts for a record third straight Seattle Slew victory. Wright won with Newfound Man ($7.60) in 2010 and Zayda ($13.20) in 2011*A victory by D’honorable One also would make it two straight Seattle Slews for the team of Wright, Leslie Mawing and Nelson Family Racing*Alexandersrun in 2005 was the last favorite to win the Seattle Slew Handicap* Tom Wenzel leads EmD trainers with four stakes wins in 2012. Wenzel’s stakes record this season is 8-4-2-0*Mulcahy ($32.20) in 2007 and Zayda in 2011 both rallied from last to score upsets in the Slew, and Fear No Evil ($10.20) in 2008 and Newfound Man in 2010 both led gate-to-wire

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