$50,000 Seattle Handicap notes | Emerald Downs

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

Track & World Record: 1:13, Sabertooth (7), May 22, 2005
*Stakes Record: tie-1:14 2/5, Youcant’takeme, May 11, 2003
1:14.58, Exclusive Diva, May 27, 2012

*Most Wins
Trainer: 3, Steve Bullock (Enduring Knight, 2000; Shandra Smiles, 2001; Sariano, 2004)
Jockey: 3-tie Gallyn Mitchell (Enduring Knight, 2000; Shandra Smiles, 2001;Diamond Dollars, 2006)
Ricky Frazier (Sariano, 2004; Queenledo, 2005; Ladyledue, 2009)
Owner: 2-tie, Dr. Rodney Orr (Shandra Smiles, 2001; Sariano, 2004)
Northwest Farms LLC (Shampoo, 2007; Exclusive Diva, 2012)
Largest Winning Margin: 10 lengths, Diamond Dollars (2006)
Smallest Winning Margin: head, Enduring Knight (2000)
Track Condition: fast 14, sloppy 1
Winner Bred: Kentucky 10, Washington 4, Florida 1
Gate-to-Wire Winners: 6-for-15
Betting Favorite: 6-for-15 (40%) Odds-on Favorite: 2-for-3 (67 percent)
Avg. Field Size: 8.0 Largest: 10 (2000, 2007, 2009) Smallest: 5 (1999)
Purse: 1st* $27,500-2nd*$10,000-3rd*$7,500-4th*$3,750-5th*$1,250
*Statistics represented by Federal Way Handicap (1998-2010) & Seattle Handicap (2011-2012)

1*Locket (12)   Ernest Braithwaite, Surrey, BC; I. M. Gorahst, Seattle, WA
2*Sunset Time (8)         Ten Broeck Farm Inc. (David Mowat, Woodinville, WA)
3*Stopshoppingdebbie (5-2) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA)
4*Song of Seattle (20)   Tige Too Racing Stable (Nancy & H.R. Gibson, Kent, WA)
& Andy Maib, Redmond, WA
5*Goin to the Window (9-5) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA); Debbie Paxton,                     Yakima, WA
6*Blueberry Smoothie (3) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA); C & M Racing (Corey Kinder, Yakima, WA; Mihai Tiru, Bellevue, WA)
7*Lasting Rose (12)         Ernest Braithwaite, Surrey, BC; I. M. Gorahst, Seattle, WA
8*Innocent Love (8)         Pegasus Syndicate #7 (Dr. Mark Dedomenico, Redmond, WA)

May 26: $50,000 Seattle Handicap, 6 ½ Furlongs
June 23: $50,000 Irish Day Handicap, 1 Mile
July 14: $50,000 Kent Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile
Aug. 10: $65,000 Washington Oaks, 1 1/8 Mile
Sept. 8: $35,000 John & Kitty Fletcher Stakes (WA-bred) 1 Mile

Joe Withee (EmD1): Goin to the Window, Blueberry Smoothie, Sunset Time (0-2/$9.00)
Robert Geller (EmD2): Stopshoppingdebbie, Sunset Time, Goin to the Window (1-2/$24.80)
Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Stopshoppingdebbie, Sunset Time, Blueberry Smoothie (1-2/$22.90)
Vic Cozzetti  ( Blueberry Smoothie, Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window (0-2/$21.60)
Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Goin to the Window, Stopshoppingdebbie, Blueberry Smoothie (0-2/$14.40)
Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window, Blueberry Smoothie (0-2/$19.20)
Consensus: Stopshoppingdebbie (19), Goin to the Window (14), Blueberry Smoothie (14) (0-2/$13.80)

NOTES: Northwest Farms LLC has compiled a 2-2-2 record in nine previous starts in the race, including wins by Exclusive Diva in 2012 and Shampoo in 2007. Shampoo is the dam of Blueberry Smoothie, and Taste the Passion is dam of both Shampoo & Stopshoppingdebbie*Larry Ross in the 1996 HBPA Stakes saddled the top four finishers: B. Charlie, Charmonnier, Secret Damascus & Military Hawk*Tom Wenzel is the last trainer to finish first and second in a stakes @ EmD: Goin to the Window & Blueberry Smoothie in the 2012 Angie C*Jim Penney finished first, third and fourth with Class Included, Private Fortune & Sweet Nellie Brown in the 2012 Emerald Distaff*Wenzel also had three starters in the 2011 Seattle Handicap: finishing fourth, fifth and seventh with Elusive Noise (5-to-2), Rossi Reserve (30-1) and Love Makor (24-1)*The 15 winners of this race have a combined record of 69 wins in 156 starts @ EmD, including Ladyledue (7-6-0-0), Youcant’takeme (6-5-0-0) Exclusive Diva (10-6-3-1), Class Included (12-7-5-0), Shampoo (15-7-3-2), Mishill (6-4-1-0), Diamond Dollars (5-3-1-0) & Queenledo (16-7-6-0).

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