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$50,000 Premio Esmeralda Stakes notes and records | Emerald Downs

$50,000 PREMIO ESMERALDA STAKES

2-YEAR-OLD COLTS & GELDINGS, 6 FURLONGS

17th RUNNING, SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012

Track Record: tie-1:07 Atta Boy Roy (4), September 13, 2009

Noosa Beach (4), May 16, 2010

Stakes Record: tie-1:09 Sundance Circle, July 19, 2003

Hollywood Harbor, August 9, 2009

Most Wins

Trainer: 4,

Howard Belvoir (Sundance Circle, 2003; Seattles Best Joe, 2004;

Tusko T, 2005; Immigration, 2006)

Jockey: tie-2

Ricky Frazier (Knightsbridge Road, 2002; Margo’s Gift, 2007)

Jennifer Whitaker (Sundance Circle, 2003; Immigration, 2006)

Kevin Krigger (Seattles Best Joe, 2004; Winter Warlock, 2010

Owner: 2,

Howard Belvoir, Dan Corby, Harley Hoppe (Seattles Best Joe, 2004; Immigration, 2006)

Winner Bred: Washington 13, Kentucky 3

Favorites: 4-for-16

Track: Fast all 16 years

Owners Hometowns

1*Scat Daddybaby (5-2) Michael & Amy Feuerborn, Maple Valley, WA

2*Luna Tick (12) Sue & Lyle Malick, Renton, WA

3*Master’s Bluff (7-2) Debra Larson, Phoenix, AZ; Shadley Reichert, Seattle, WA

4*Finallygotabentley (3) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA)

5*Cariboo Road (8) Glyn Kelly, Vancouver, BC; Anne MacLennan, Vancouver, BC

6*Mike Man’s Gold (10) Swag Stables (Keith Swagerty, Auburn, WA)

7*Music of My Soul (5) Elttaes Stable (Ken Alhadeff, Seattle, WA)

8*Gilmore (8) Delwyn Ellis, Blackfoot, ID; Debra Larson, Phoenix, AZ

 

2YO Colts & Geldings Series @ Emerald Downs

July 1: $25,000 NWSS Slewdledo Stakes, Master’s Bluff, 5F/:57.91 (fast), $5.20 (2-6)

July 29: $50,000 Premio Esmeralda Stakes, 6F

Aug. 18: $50,000 WTBOA Lads Stakes, 6-½ F

Sept. 9: $35,000 Dennis Dodge Stakes (WA-Bred), 6-½ F

Sept. 23: $65,000 Gottstein Futurity, 1M

 

NOTES: Both Chu and I in 2011 and Couldabenthewhisky overcame defeats in the Premio Esmeralda to win honors as Emerald Downs’ Top Juvenile Male. Chu and I finished second to Silver Boxcar in 2011 and Couldabenthewhisky finished fifth to Winter Warlock in 2010*Hollywood Harbor (2009) and Gallant Son (2008) won the Premio Esmeralda en route to Top Juvenile Male honors, and Gallon, Top Juvenile in 2007, finished first but was disqualified and placed second to Margo’s Gift in the 2007 race *Washington Breds have dominated the Premio Esmeralda with 13 wins in 16 years, but Kentucky-breds have won eight-of-13 open stakes at the 2012 meeting*Favorites are six-for-14 in stakes this season at Emerald Downs*Jebrica, fourth in the 2009 Premio Esmeralda, became EmD Top 3-Year-Old Male of 2011 and currently ranks among the track’s best older horses.

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