$35,000 Belle Roberts Stakes notes and records | Emerald Downs





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

Stakes Record: 1:41 1/5, Hit a Star (5), Sept. 16, 2007


Most Wins

Horse: 2-tie Fleeting Class, 1968-69; Turn To Fire, 1971-72; Silk Chiffon, 1985-86

Trainer: 3, David Forster (Tucumcari, 1998; Magic Code, 1999; Make Contact, 2001)

Jockey: 2-tie (Lino Burgos 1968-69; Larry Pierce 1971-72; Danny Sorenson 1979, 1982;

Gary Baze 1980, 1994; Ron Hansen, 1981, 1986; Gallyn Mitchell 2000, 2002;

Leslie Mawing 2003, 2005; Juan Gutierrez 2003, 2011)


Purse: $35,000

1st: $17,500 Guaranteed 2nd: $6125 3rd: $4375 4th: $2625 5th: $1750 6th: $1050 7th: $875


Owners Hometowns

1*Private Fortune (6) Blue Ribbon Racing #2 (Fred & Debbie Pabst, Buckley, WA)

2*Sweet Nellie Brown (3) James & Zola Proffitt, Tacoma, WA

3*Seventyprcentcocoa (7-2) John & Janene Maryanski (Auburn, WA)

Dana Claxton, Auburn, WA

4*Bobbylouie (20) Savario Farm (Logan Garrison, Enumclaw, WA)

5*Cielator (7-2) Ron Crockett Inc (Ron Crockett, Seattle, WA)

6*Have’n a Wild Time (8) Julie Nakahara, Auburn, WA; Matt Pilot, Renton, WA

7*Sis’s Sis (5-2) Michael & Amy Feuerborn (Maple Valley, 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*Class Included*1-1/8M in 1:47.78 * $2.60 (1-4)

Sept. 9: $35,000 Belle Roberts (WA-Bred), 1-1/16 Miles



Joe Withee (EmD1): Sweet Nellie Brown, Seventyprcentcocoa, Sis’s Sis (8-22/$227.60)

Robert Geller (EmD2): Cielator, Seventyprcentcocoa, Have’n a Wild Time (3-22/$180.40)

Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Sweet Nellie Brown, Sis’s Sis, Seventprcentcocoa (5-22/$226.40)

Vic Cozzetti ( Sweet Nellie Brown, Sis’s Sis, Cielator (8-22/$224.40)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Sweet Nellie Brown, Cielator, Sis’s Sis (11-22/$266.00)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Cielator, Sweet Nellie Brown, Sis’s Sis (7-22/$234.90)

Consensus: Sweet Nellie Brown (22), Cielator (13), Sis’s Sis (7) (9-22/$227.50)


NOTES: Sweet Nellie Brown’s victory last year ended a streak of four straight losing favorites in the Belle Roberts*Clair Annette 3rd at 4-to-5 in 2010; Gadget Queen 2nd at 1-to-2 in 2009; Firetrail 2nd at 1-to-1 in 2008 and Gemstone Rush 2nd at 7-to-10 in 2007*Favorites are three-for-four in the older filly & mare series this season at EmD, but division leader & Kentucky-bred Class Included is ineligible for the Belle Roberts and races today in the Delta Colleen Handicap (4:30 p.m.) at Hastings Racecourse*Defending champion Sweet Nellie Brown can tie Fleeting Class, Turn To Fire and Silk Chiffon as two-time winner in the race*Sis’s Sis (2010 John & Kitty Fletcher) and Have’n a Wild Time (2009 Diane Kem) join Sweet Nellie Brown as former WA Cup winners..

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