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$65,000 WASHINGTON OAKS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2012

33rd RUNNING, 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, 1-1/8 MILES

 

Track Record: 1:45-2/5, Flying Notes (3), Sept. 2, 2002

Stakes Record: 1:47-1/5, Flirtacious Girl, 1999

 

Most Wins

Trainer: 3, Grant Forster (Youcan’ttakeme, 2003; Bianconi Baby, 2004; A Classic Life, 2005)

Owner: 2, Michael and Amy Feuerborn (A Classic Life, 2005; Class Included, 2011);

Northwest Farms (Firesweeper, 1986; Elusive Horizon, 2008)

Jockey: 6, Gary Baze (Lady Marion, 1980; Cadette Stevens, 1991; Happy La, 1994;

Crossatyourownrisk, 2000; Graceful Cat, 2001; Youcan’ttakeme, 2003)

The following statistics are from 1996-2011 at Emerald Downs

Favorites: 5-for-16; Odds-on Favorites: 5-for-11

Largest $2 Win: $23.60, Rivoltella, 2001

Smallest $2 Win: $2.80, Youcan’ttakeme, 2003, No Flies On Doodle, 2009

Average Field Size: 7.8 (largest 11, 2010; smallest 4, 1999)

Gate-to-wire winners: 8-of-16

Smallest Win Margin: head, She’s All Silk, 2006

Largest Win Margin:  9 ½ lengths, Flirtacious Girl, 1999

Purse: $65,000 1st*$35,750 2nd*$13,000 3rd*$9,750 4th*$4,875 5th*$1,625

 

OWNERS HOMETOWNS

1*Stephiano (15)  Dr. Rodney Orr, Silverton, ORE

2*Champagneandcaviar (9-2)  Fleur De Lis Stables (Raymond Kwik, Spokane, WA; Paul Goldberg

Westport, CONN)

3*Exclusive Diva (2)  Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA) and Debbie Paxton, Yakima, WA

4*Talk to My Lawyer (10) Will This One Do Stable (Jody Peetz, Issaquah, WA; Mary Lou & William Griffin, Buckley, WA; William Brewer, Seattle, WA; Marcie Healey, Bellevue, WA)

5*Royal Moses (6) Squatting Dog Stable (Craig Harder, Moses Lake, WA) R G Warwick (Davenport, WA)

6*Our Eleanor (3) Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd., (Peter Redekop, Richmond, B.C.)

7*Regal Betty (5) Michael Talla, Los Angeles, CA

8*Whiskey Miner (15) Jack Porter, Vancouver, WA

 

WASHINGTON OAKS SERIES

May 27: $50,000 Seattle Handicap, 6-½ Furlongs, Exclusive Diva ($9), 1:14.58

June 24: $50,000 Irish Day Handicap, One Mile, Exclusive Diva ($3), 1:35.88

July 15: $50,000 Kent Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile, Champagneandcaviar ($58.60), 1:42.02

Aug. 11: $65,000 Washington Oaks, 1-1/8 Mile

Sept. 9:  $35,000 John & Kitty Fletcher Stakes (WA-Bred), 1-1/16 Mile

 

SUPER 6 HANDICAPPERS

Joe Withee (EmD1): Champagneandcaviar, Exclusive Diva, Regal Betty (5-16/162.10)

Robert Geller (EmD2): Stephiano, Whiskey Miner, Champagneandcaviar (2-16/143.90)

Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Exclusive Diva, Royal Moses, Regal Betty (3-16/159.90)

Vic Cozzetti  (Predictorsays.com): Exclusive Diva, Regal Betty, Champagneandcaviar (6-16/179.60)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Our Eleanor, Exclusive Diva, Champagneandcaviar (9-16/219.60)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Exclusive Diva, Champagneandcaviar, Our Eleanor  (6-16/175.00)

Consensus: Exclusive Diva (19), Champagneandcaviar (10), Our Eleanor (6) (8-16/168.60)

 

NOTES: Trainer Tom Wenzel has compiled a 5-5-0 record in 15 stakes starts this season at Emerald Downs, and a victory by Exclusive Diva would clinch honors as Top 3-Year-Old Filly*Jockey Mario Gutierrez (Regal Betty) is 9-2-3-1 this season at Emerald Downs and 3-0-1-2 in stakes races*Juan Gutierrez (Exclusive Diva) in No. 1 in stakes with a 5-3-1 record in 12 starts including a pair of victories on Exclusive Diva*The horse with the lead at the stretch call has won the last 14 editions of the Washington Oaks*Fleur De Lis Stables are the leading stakes owners with three wins at the meet*all by horses out of the dam Dance With Carson (two by Longacres Mile contender Winning Machine, one by Champagneandcaviar)*Southern California trainer John Sadler is 2-0-1-1 in Emerald Downs’ stakes (Pleas Write, 2nd 1996 Emerald Distaff; Regal Betty, 3rd, 2012 Kent Handicap).

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