$40,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic notes and records | Emerald Downs



70th RUNNING, 3-YEAR-OLDS & UP, 1-1/16 MILE


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

Stakes Record: 1:39 4/5, Eagle Crest, 1980


Most Wins

Trainer: 4, Larry Ross (Leading Hour, 1987; Military Hawk, 1992; Judgement Hour, 1996; Military Force, 1997)

Jockey: 7, Gary Baze (Moonlately, 1983; Sissy’s Heller, 1986; Captain Condo, 1990 -91;

Sneakin Jake, 1995; Makor’s Mark, 2001; Colony Jane, 2003)

Owner: 3, Vaden & Fern Ashby (Captain Condo, 1989-91); Murdoch MacPherson (Sneakin Jake, 1993-95)


Purse: $40,000

1st: $20,000 Guaranteed 2nd: $7000 3rd: $5000 4th: $3000



1*Kooky Saluki (5-2) MOH Stables Inc. (Dan Lewis, Sammamish, WA)

2*Jebrica (7-5) R&R Warren LLC (Ron & Rosalie Warren, Olympia, WA)

3*Couldabenthewhisky (6) Friendship Stables (Bonnie & Wally Jenne, Auburn, WA); Craig Fredrickson, Bainbridge Island, WA; Stan Fredrickson, Renton, WA; Frank McDonald, Marysville, WA

4*Our Eagle Boy (6) Triple L Stables (Patricia Hallowell, Auburn, WA)



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, Hudson Landing ($5.40) 1:40.77 (fast)Aug. 19: $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3), 1M, Taylor Said ($7.20) 1:33.79 (fast)

Sept. 9: $40,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic (WA-Bred) 1-1/16 Mile



Joe Withee (EmD1): Couldabenthewhisky, Jebrica, Kooky Saluki (8-22*$227.60)

Robert Geller (EmD2): Kooky Saluki, Couldabenthewhisky, Our Eagle Boy (3-22*$180.40)

Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Kooky Saluki, Jebrica, Couldabenthewhisky (5-22*$226.40)

Vic Cozzetti ( Couldabenthewhisky, Jebrica, Kooky Saluki (8-22*$224.40)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Jebrica, Couldabenthewhisky, Kooky Saluki (11-22*$266.00)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Jebrica, Couldabenthewhisky, Kooky Saluki (7-22*$234.90)

Consensus: Jebrica (16), Couldabenthewhisky (16), Kooky Saluki (14) (9-22*$227.50)


NOTES: A victory by either Kooky Saluki or Jebrica and Jim Penney would tie Larry Ross for most career victories in the race formerly named the Washington Championship*A victory by Couldabenthewhisky and trainer Bonnie Jenne would be three-for-three in this race at Emerald Downs. She won with Mr. Makah in 2005 and Colony Lane in 2003*Chris Stenslie is the lone trainer in this year’s race to have never won a Muckleshoot Tribal Classic, but she sends out the lone WA Cup winner in the field, Our Eagle Boy, winner of the 2011 Chinook Pass Stakes for 3-year-olds*He’s All Heart ($6.80) in 2011 broke a streak of three straight wins by odds-on favorites (Wasserman $3.40 and $3.20 in 2008-09, Noosa Beach $2.40 in 2010)*Favorites are eight-for-21 in stakes this year at Emerald Downs, but only one-for-four in the older horse handicap division.

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