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$50,000 MT. RAINIER HANDICAP

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012

17th RUNNING, 3-YEAR-OLDS & UP, 1-1/16 MILE

Track Record: 1:39 3/5, Kid Katabatic (5) 123lbs, July 26, 1998

Stakes Record: 1-1/16 mile, 2000, 2001 & 2011; 1-1/8 mile, 2002-2010; 1 mile 1996-1999

 

Most Wins

Horse: 2-tie

Poker Brad 2003-04; Flamethrowintexan 2005-06; Noosa Beach 2010-11

Owner: 2-tie

Quadrun Farms (Poker Brad, 2003-04),

Grasshopper Stable (Flamethrowintexan, 2005-06), Jeff Harwood (Noosa Beach, 2010-11)

Trainer: 2-tie

Dave Forster (You’ve Got Action, 1998; Makors Mark, 2001),

Tim McCanna (Poker Brad, 2003-04), Jim Penney (Flamethrowintexan, 2005-06),

Doris Harwood (Noosa Beach, 2010-11)

Jockey: 4

Ricky Frazier (Moonlight Meeting, 2002; Poker Brad, 2004; Flamethrowintexan, 2006; Noosa Beach, 2010)

Favorites: 9-for-16; Odds-on: 4-for-5

Track: Fast all 16 runnings

Largest $2 Win: $75, Timely Stitch, June 15, 1997; Smallest $2 Win: $2.60, Noosa Beach, July 24, 2011

Average Field Size: 8.8 (Largest 12, 1996; Smallest 5, 2011)

Gate-to-wire winners: Kid Katabatic, 1999; Flamethrowintexan, 2005-06; The Great Face, 2007

Largest Win Margin: 5-¾ lengths, Moonlight Meeting, 2002

Smallest Win Margin: Head-tie, Timely Stitch, 1997; Bold Words, 2000; Chhaya Dance, 2008

Winner Bred: Kentucky 7, Washington 4, Florida 2, British Columbia 2, Ontario 1

 

OWNERS HOMETOWNS

1*Hudson Landing  (2)          Chappell Alpine Farms LLC (Jared Chappell, Alpine, UT)

2*St Liams Halo (3)               Glen Todd, Surrey, BC; Patrick Kinsella, Vancouver, BC

3*Winning Machine (5-2)      Fleur De Lis Stables (Raymond Kwik, Spokane,Wash.;

Paul Goldberg,Westport, Conn.)

4*Couldabenthewhisky (12)Friendship Stables (Bonnie Jenne, Auburn, Wash.), Craig Fredrickson,

Bainbridge Island, Wash.; Stan Fredrickson, Renton, Wash.; Frank

McDonald, Marysville, Wash.

5*Rainier Ice (9-2)                 Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, Wash.), C & M Racing

(Corey Kinder, Yakima, Wash. & Mihai Tiru, Bellevue, Wash.)

6*Aaron the Baron (15)         Elttaes Stable (Ken Alhadeff, Seattle, Wash.)

7*Slim Pickins (12)                 Ken Miles, Bellevue, Wash.

 

LONGACRES MILE SERIES

May 20: $50,000 Governor’s Handicap, Winning Machine ($25.60) 1:13.97 (wet-fast)

June 17: $50,000 Budweiser Handicap, Winning Machine ($5) 1:34.44 (fast)

July 22: $50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile

Aug. 19: $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3), One Mile

Sept. 9 $40,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic ® 1-1/16 Mile

 

NOTES: With a victory, Winning Machine would equal the feat of Noosa Beach in 2011 by sweeping the first three stakes for older horses. Winning Machine also would become only the 16th horse with five stakes wins at Emerald Downs*Jockey Javier Matias and owner Fleur De Lis Stables have combined for three stakes wins at the meet*Winning Machine (Governor’s & Budweiser) and 3-year-old filly Champagneandcaviar scored at 28-to-1 in the Kent Handicap*Tom Wenzel (Rainier Ice) leads trainers with four stakes wins at the meeting*The Longacres Mile winner has raced in the Mt. Rainier five of the last six years: Flamethrowintexan (2006) won Mt. Rainer by 4-½, won Lga Mile by neck;  The Great Face (2007) won Mt. Rainier by 2-¾, won Lga Mile by head; Wasserman (2008)  2nd by head to Chhaya Dance in Mt. Rainier, won Lga Mile by neck; Assessment (2009) won Mt. Rainier by 2-½, won Lga Mile by ¾-length; Noosa Beach (2010) won Mt. Rainier by 4-½, won Lga Mile by 1-½. The streak ended in 2011 as Noosa Beach won the Mt. Rainier by a half, and Awesome Gem won the Lga Mile by 1-½*St Liams Halo makes his Emerald Downs debut in the Mt. Rainier Handicap, but the 5-year-old gelding was entered in the 2011 Longacres Mile and scratched the morning of the race with a foot injury*Favorites are only 5-for-13 in stakes this year at Emerald Downs, but favorites have gone 6-for-7 since 2005 in the Mt. Rainier, including a $2.60 payoff by Noosa Beach in 2011.The Mt. Rainier winner has paid double digits only twice in 16 runnings: Poker Brad, $14.20, 2003, and Timely Stitch, $75, in 1997*Kentucky-breds lead Washington-breds 7-4 in 2012 stakes at EmD*Gallyn Mitchell (Rainier Ice) is No. 1 all-time with 76 stakes wins at EmD and can tie Ricky Frazier’s record of four wins in the Mt. Rainier. Mitchell has ridden three of the last seven Mt. Rainier winners: Flamethrowintexan, 2005; Assessment, 2009; Noosa Beach, 2011*Nominations for the 2012 Longacres Mile close Sunday, Aug. 5.

 

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