$35,000 Chinook Pass Stakes notes and records | Emerald Downs





Track Record: 1:33 Sky Jack (7), July 26, 1998

Stakes Record: 1:36-1/5, Slew the Man, September 12, 2010


Most Wins

Trainer: 1, nine tied with one victory

Owner: 1, nine tied with one victory

Jockey: 3, Juan Gutierrez (Our Eagle Boy, 2010; Polo Bender, 2005; Badger K. Eli, 2003)


Purse: $35,000

1st: $17,500 Guaranteed 2nd: $6125 3rd: $4375 4th: $2625 5th: $1750


Owners Hometowns

1*Brady’s Kat (5) Gordon Jarnig, Sea Tac, WA

2*Tough Road Ahead (2) Helen L. Mahre, Wapato, WA

3*Popular Pick (10) W. Quinn Chin, Seattle, WA

4*Makors Finale (4-5) Karl Krieg, Oak Harbor, WA

5*Faster Than Duke (12) Brotherton Racing Group 1 (Brad Brotherton, Mercer Island, WA; Gary Brady, Des Moines, WA; Bernadette Cox, Auburn, WA)



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, Makors Finale ($13.40), 1:48.48

Sept. 9: $35,000 Chinook Pass Stakes, WA-Bred, One Mile



Joe Withee (EmD1): Makors Finale, Tough Road Ahead, Faster Than Duke (8-22/227.60)

Robert Geller (EmD2): Tough Road Ahead, Makors Finale, Popular Pick (3-22/180.40)

Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Makors Finale, Popular Pick, Brady’s Kat (5-22/226.40)

Vic Cozzetti ( Makors Finale, Faster Than Duke, Brady’s Kat (8-22/224.40)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Makors Finale, Tough Road Ahead, Brady’s Kat (11-22/266.00)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Makors Finale, Tough Road Ahead, Faster Than Duke (7-22/234.90)

Consensus: Makors Finale (27), Tough Road Ahead (11), Faster Than Duke (4) (9-22/227.50)


NOTES: From 2003-09, the Chinook Pass Stakes was for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs*Makors Finale bids to become the 11th horse and only the second 3-year-old colt or gelding to win four stakes in a season at Emerald Downs*Italian Boy and D’honorable One, both stakes winners in this division, are 6-to-1 on the morning line in Sunday’s $200,000 British Columbia Derby at Hastings Racecourse*Brady’s Kat is the lone WA Cup winner in the field, scoring a $22.80 upset in the 2011 Dennis Dodge Stakes Stakes*Favorites won this race five straight years before Our Eagle Boy scored at 8-to-1 in 2011*Favorites are eight-for-21 this season in stakes at Emerald Downs.

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