$65,000 Emerald Downs Derby notes and records


SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 2012



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

Most Wins

Trainer: 3, Jim Penney, Frank Brewster, Glen Williams, Robert Meeking, Bill McMeans & Bud Klokstad

Jockey: 3, Lennie Knowles, Joe Baze, Pedro Alvarado & Ricky Frazier

Owner: 2, Dorothy Brewster & Dino Lozzi


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

Track Condition: Fast every year except 2009 (wet fast), winner Winning Machine

Favorites: 2-for-16; Odds-on Favorites: 0-for-2

Largest $2 Win: $23, Jebrica, 2011

Smallest $2 Win: $4.20, Gallon, 2008

Average Field Size: 8.375 (largest 12, 2005, 2006; smallest 6, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2011)

Gate-to-wire winners: You’ve Got Action, 1997; Flying Notes, 2002; Saratoga Boot, 2010

Smallest Win Margin: head, Winning Machine, 2009

Largest Win Margin: 11-¼ lengths, Flying Notes, 2002

*Includes Longacres Derby 1934-92


Owners Hometowns

1*Makors Finale (3)

Karl Krieg, Oak Harbor, Wash.

2*Brady’s Kat (15)

West Coast Racing LLC (Keith Swagerty, Auburn, Wash. & Diane Karl, Auburn, Wash.)

3*Edge Forward (7/2)

Ivor Jones, Seattle, Wash.; Jack Jones, Seattle, Wash.

4*D’honorable One (9/5)

Nelson Family Racing (Heidi Nelson, Bothell, Wash.)

5*Italian Boy (5/2)

Luigi DiPietro, Seattle, Wash.; Diana DiPietro, Tukwila, Wash.

6*Faster Than Duke (20)

Brotherton Racing Group 1 (Gary Brady, Des Moines, Wash., Brad Brotherton, Mercer Island, Wash., et al.)



June 3: $50,000 Auburn Handicap, 6-½ Furlongs, dh-D’honorable One ($2.60)/Makors Finale ($4.20) 1:14.53

June 24: $50,000 Coca-Cola Handicap, One Mile, Makors Finale ($5.40), 1:35.13

July 15: $50,000 Seattle Slew Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile, Italian Boy ($10.40), 1:41.61

Aug. 12: 65,000 Emerald Downs Derby, 1-1/8 Mile

Sept. 9: $35,000 Chinook Pass Stakes ®, One Mile



Joe Withee (EmD1):

Italian Boy, D’honorable One, Edge Forward (5-16*$162.10)

Robert Geller (EmD2):

Italian Boy, D’honorable One, Edge Forward (2-16*$143.90)

Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle):

D’honoarble One, Edge Forward, Italian Boy (3-16*$159.90)

Vic Cozzetti  (

D’honorable One, Italian Boy, Edge Forward (6-16*$179.60)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form):

Edge Forward, Makors Finale, D’honorable One (9-16*$219.60)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3):

Edge Forward, D’honorable One, Makors Finale (6-16*$175.00)


D’honorable One (17), Edge Forward (15), Italian Boy (13)*$ 12.90 (8-16*$168.60)


NOTES: The Emerald Derby is the championship event for 3-year-olds at Emerald Downs*The past three Derby winners*Winning Machine, Saratoga Boot & Jebrica*are nominated to the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) Sunday, August 19* The past seven Derby winners (Saratoga Boot, 2010; Winning Machine, 2009; Gallon, 2008; Mulcahy, 2007; Raise the Bluff, 2006; Alexandersrun, 2005) have been selected Top 3-Year-Old Male at EmD*Post positions No.1 and No.5 have accounted for more than half of the 17 stakes wins this season. Post No.1 has produced five winners while Post No. 5 has produced four winners* Javier Matias (Brady’s Kat), who won yesterday’s Washington Oaks aboard Champagneandcaviar, could become the first rider to sweep the Oaks and Derby since Ricky Frazier won both championship events in 2005 aboard A Classic Life and Alexandersrun. Matias and Juan Gutierrez (Edge Forward) lead all riders in stakes wins this season and have compiled sparkling stakes records of 14-5-0-5 and 13-5-4-1, respectively*Favorites are only 2-for-16 in the Derby at Emerald Downs. The last favorite to win came in 2008, when Gallon (1.10-to-one) finished second but moved up to first after Thiscatsgotcharm was disqualified and placed second.

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