$50,000 Auburn Handicap notes | Emerald Downs


SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013



Track & World Record: 1:13, Sabertooth (7), May 22, 2005

Stakes Record: 1:14.53, D’honorable One & Makors Finale (dead-heat for win, 2012)


Most Wins*

Trainer: 4, Bud Klokstad (Ropersandwranglers*, 1997 & 1999); Jumron Won, 2001; Beau Maggie, 2005)

Jockey: tie-2 Juan Gutierrez (Crimson Design, 2004; Noosa Beach, 2009)

Gary Baze (Cantil, 2000; Unyielding, 2005) Gallyn Mitchell (Beau Maggie, 2005; Makors Finale, 2012)

Leslie Mawing (Fear No Evil, 2008; D’honorable One, 2012)

Owner: 2, Billie Klokstad (Ropersandwranglers* 1997 & 1998)

Largest $2 Win: $102.40, Showme Yourfriends (2011)

Smallest $2 Win: $3.40, Noosa Beach (2009)

Largest Winning Margin: 3 ¼ lengths, Unyielding (2003)

Smallest Winning Margin: nose, Cantil (2000)

Purse: 1st*$27,500-2nd*$10,000-3rd*$



*Race for older fillies & mares 1997-99, 3-year-olds & up 1996



1*Music of My Soul (4)  Elttaes Stable (Ken Alhadeff, Seattle, WA)

2*Disruption (6)   Nelson Family Racing (Heidi Nelson, Bothell, WA)

3*Finallygotabentley (9-2) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA)

Debbie Paxton, Yakima, WA

4*Whistle Cat (20) Howard E. Maggard, Yakima, WA

5*Carving (8-5) Pegasus Syndicate #4 (Mark Dedomenico, Redmond, WA)

6*Mike Man’s Gold (12) Swag Stables (Keith Swagerty, Auburn, WA)

Gallo Stables (William Gallo, Jericho, NY)

7*Forin Sea (8) Herman Sarkowsky, Seattle, WA

8*Cariboo Road (8) Glyn Kelly, Vancouver, BC; Anne MacLennan, Vancouver, BC

9*He’s Not Bluffin (15) R & R Warren LLC (Ron and Rosalie Warren, Olympia, WA)



June 2: 50,000 Auburn Handicap, 6 ½ Furlongs

June 23: $50,000 Coca-Cola Handicap, One Mile

July 14: $50,000 Seattle Slew Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile

Aug. 11: $65,000 Emerald Downs Derby, 1-1/8 Mile

Sept. 8: $35,000 Chinook Pass Stakes (WA-bred), One Mile



Joe Withee (EmD1): Music of My Soul, Carving, Disruption  (0-3/$19.60)

Robert Geller (EmD2): Disruption, Music of My Soul, Whistle Cat (2-3/$39.20)

Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Forin Sea, Music of My Soul, Carving (2-3/$37.90)

Vic Cozzetti  ( Carving, Music of My Soul, Disruption (0-3/$34.80)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Music of My Soul, Carving, Disruption (0-3/$31.20)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Forin Sea, Music of My Soul, Carving (1-3/$41.00)

Consensus: Music of My Soul (16), Carving (11), Forin Sea (10) (1-3/$35.60)


NOTES: Last year’s dead-heat between Makors Finale and D’honorable One is one of only two dead-heats for win in 601 stakes run at Emerald Downs*Makors Finale would win four stakes and be named WTBOA Washington Horse of the Year*Noosa Beach won this race in 2009 en route to super-stardom, and younger brother Music of My Soul is among nine evenly matched runners in this year’s race. Voted EmD’s champion 2-Year-Old Male of 2012, Music of My Soul could turn the tables on Carving, winner of a May 5 allowance race*Trainer Blaine Wright and owner Heidi Nelson (Disruption) combined for two 3-year-old stakes wins with Zayda in 2012 and clicked with D’honorable One last year*Julien Couton makes his first EmD appearance to ride Disruption. A 32-year-old native of Aizenay, France, Couton currently is seventh leading rider at Golden Gate with 43 wins though Saturday*No big surprises in stakes this season: Stopshoppingdebbie won as the betting favorite in the Seattle Handicap, and Hoist (Governor’s) and E Z Kitty (Hastings) prevailed as second choices*He’s Not Bluffin attempts to copy the feat of Showme Yourfriends, who jumped from a maiden win to score a $102.40 surprise in the 2011 Auburn. At 50.20-to-1, it’s the second biggest $2 win price in EmD stakes history.
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