$50,000 Coca-Cola Handicap notes | Emerald Downs





Track Record: 1:33, Sky Jack (7), August 24, 2003

Stakes Record: 1:34.20, Koala Beach, June 27, 2010


Most Wins

Trainer: 3

Doris Harwood (Koala Beach, 2010; Noosa Beach, 2009; Margo’s Gift, 2008)

Jockey: 2-tie

Nathan Chaves (Raise the Bluff, 2006; Naab The Win, 1999),

Amir Cedeno (Northwest Attitude, 2004; Leather N Lace, 2003)

Ricky Frazier (Koala Beach, 2010; Margo’s Gift, 2008)

Owner: 2

Jeff Harwood (Koala Beach, 2010; Noosa Beach, 2009)


Biggest $2 Win: $21.60, Northwest Attitude (2004)

Smallest $2 Win: $3.20, Name for Norm (1997)

Favorites: 7-for-17, Odds-On: 1-for-4

Gate-to-Wire: 5-for-17

Track: fast 13, wet-fast 2, muddy 2

Winner Bred: Washington 12, California 1,

Florida 1, Kentucky 1, Maryland 1, British Columbia 1


Purse:  $50,000

1st*$27,500 2nd*$10,000 3rd*$7500 4th*$3750 5th *$1250



1*Worldventurer (2)   Peter Redekop, BC Ltd. (Peter Redekop, Langley, BC)

2*Valiant Flame (12) R.E.V. Racing LLC (Roy Schaefer, Port Orchard, WA)

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

Debbie Paxton, Yakima, WA

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

5*Music of My Soul (7-2)Elttaes Stable (Ken Alhadeff, Seattle, WA)

6*Cariboo Road (15) Glyn Kelly, Vancouver, BC; Anne MacLennan, Vancouver, BC

7*Carving (5-2) Pegasus Syndicate #4 (Mark Dedomenico, Redmond, WA)

8*Mike Man’s Gold (20) Swag Stables (Keith Swagerty, Auburn, WA)

Gallo Stables (William Gallo, Jericho, NY)



June 2: 50,000 Auburn Handicap, 6 ½ Furlongs-Finallygotabentley ($13.40), 1:15.28

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, He’s Not Bluffin, Finallygotabentley (0-6*$40.00)

Robert Geller (EmD2): Worldventurer, Finallygotabentley, He’s Not Bluffin (2-6*$53.90)

Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Finallygotabentley, Music of My Soul, Carving (2-6*$49.10)

Vic Cozzetti  ( Music of My Soul, Finallygotabentley, Worldventurer (2-6*$92.80)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Music of My Soul, Worldventurer, Finallygotabentley (1-6*$56.50)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Worldventurer, Music of My Soul, Cariboo Road (1-6*$57.60)

Consensus: Music of My Soul (19), Worldventurer (13), Finallygotabentley (11) (1-6*$46.80)


NOTES: Raise the Bluff in 2006 is the last horse to win the race by at least one length, and subsequent winning margins were a half-length, neck, head, nose, neck and three-quarters of a length*Makors Finale edged D’honorable One last year and went on to capture four stakes and honors as 2012 WTBOA Horse of the Year*Today’s race features five horses that ran in the June 2 Auburn Handicap*Finallygotabentley, Carving, He’s Not Bluffin, Cariboo Road and Mike Man’s Gold*along with new shooters Worldventurer, Valiant Flame and Music of My Soul. State champion 2-year-old colt or gelding in 2012, Music of My Soul was a gate scratch in the Auburn*Trainer Jim Penney (He’s Not Bluffin) and owner R & R Warren LLC bid for another stakes upset in the Coca-Cola. They scored with Jebrica at $23.20 in the June 16 Budweiser Handicap*Charlie’s Paradise in 1996 is the last shipper to win the race.

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