$65,000 Emerald Distaff notes and records | Emerald Downs





Track Record: 1:45 2/5, Flying Notes (3), September 2, 2002

Stakes Record: 1:47, Elusive Horizon (4), Aug. 16, 2009

Most Wins

Horse: 2 (Fleet Pacific, 2000-01)

Trainer: 3, Jerry Hollendorfer (Secret Corsage, 2005; Gemstone Rush, 2007, Lemon Kiss, 2008)

Jockey: 3, Russell Baze (Secret Corsage, 2005; Gemstone Rush, 2007, Lemon Kiss, 2008)

Owner: 2, Rocking B Thoroughbreds (Fleet Pacific, 2000-01)

Track Condition: Fast every year except 2004; Aunt Sophie (sloppy) & 2007; Gemstone Rush (sloppy)

Favorites: 8-for-16; Odds-on Favorites: 1-for-1

Largest $2 Win: $37.20, Ignite the Passion, 1999

Smallest $2 Win: $3.20, Housa Dancer, 1998

Average Field Size: 8.5 (largest 10, 1996; smallest 6, 1997, 2000, 2007)

Gate-to-wire winners: Fleet Pacific, 2000 & 2001; Elusive Horizon, 2009

Smallest Win Margin: head, Pleas Write, 1996

Largest Win Margin: 8-¼ lengths, Queenledo, 2006

Purse: $65,000

1st*$35,750 2nd*$13,000 3rd*$9750 4th*$4875 5th*$1625



1* Carrabelle Harbor (8)        Bar C Racing Stable (Pam & Ken Christopherson, Hermiston, ORE) Desert Rose Racing LLC (D.H. Walker, Kennewick, WA)

2* Class Included (1-2) Michael & Amy Feuerborn, Maple Valley, WA

3* Private Fortune (10)         Blue Ribbon Racing #2 (Fred & Debbie Pabst, Buckley, WA)

4* E Z Kitty (5)        Tige Too Racing Stable (H R & Nancy Gibson, Kent, WA)

5* Sweet Nellie Brown (9-2)     James & Zola Proffitt, Tacoma, WA


3 & Up Fillies & Mares @ Emerald Downs

May 13: $50,000 Hastings Handicap, 6 Furlongs*Class Included*6F in 1:09.17*$3.20 (1-5)

June 10: $50,000 WA State Legislators Stakes*E Z Kitty*6-½F in 1:14.61*$24.60 (5-8)

July 8: $50,000 Boeing Handicap, One Mile*Class Included*1M in 1:34.48*$4.20 (1-7)

Aug. 19: $65,000 Emerald Distaff, 1-1/8 Miles

Sept. 9: $35,000 Belle Roberts ®, 1-1/16 Miles



Joe Withee (EmD1): Class Included, Sweet Nellie Brown, Carrabelle Harbor (7-19/$211.90)

Robert Geller (EmD2): E Z Kitty, Class Included, Sweet Nellie Brown (2-19/$157.30)

Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Class Included, Sweet Nellie Brown, Carrabelle Harbor (3-19/$194.10)

Vic Cozzetti  ( Class Included, Sweet Nellie Brown, Carrabelle Harbor (6-19/$198.50)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Class Included, Sweet Nellie Brown, E Z Kitty (9-19/$244.50)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Class Included, Sweet Nellie Brown, Carrabelle Harbor (6-19/$218.40)

Consensus: Class Included (27), Sweet Nellie Brown (11), E Z Kitty (6) (8-19/$194.60)


NOTES: The Emerald Distaff is the championship event for fillies and mares*Doris Harwood, last year’s winning trainer with Hard Way Ten, seeks back-to-back Distaff victories with Carrabelle Harbor. The 4-year-old by Harbor the Gold would become the first Oregon-bred to win this race*Washington Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jim Penney has three Distaff entries including last year’s Top 3-Year-Old Filly Class Included. A Distaff victory would clinch Top Older Filly or Mare honors. An E Z Kitty victory, however, could muddle the voting, as that would give both horses two stakes wins this season*Penney’s other runners Sweet Nellie Brown and Private Fortune make their second attempts to win the Distaff. Sweet Nellie Brown ran second in 2011 at 19-to-1.

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