$50,000 Boeing Handicap notes | Emerald Downs


SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013


Track & State Record: 1:33, Sky Jack (7), Aug. 24, 2003

Stakes Record:  1:34.48* Class Included  (4), July 8, 2012

*Distance 1 Mile 2011-2012; 1-1/16 mile, 2001-2010; 6-½ furlongs, 1996, 1998-2000; 6 furlongs, 1997


Most Wins

Horse: 2, Ropersandwranglers 1997-98

Trainer: 4, Doris Harwood (Silver Screen Girl, 2003; Dinner At Arlene’s, 2006; Shampoo, 2008; Elusive Horizon, 2009)

Jockey: 3, Gallyn Mitchell (Fleet Pacific, 2000; Top Bracket, 2002, Cascade Corona, 2004)

Owner: 3, Northwest Farms (Dinner At Arlene’s, 2006, Shampoo, 2008, Elusive Horizon, 2009)


Track: fast 16, sloppy 1

Favorite: 7-for-17; Odds-on Favorite: 1-for-4

Largest $2 Win: $48, Top Bracket, 2002; Smallest $2 Win: $3.60, Ropersandwranglers, 1998

Average Field Size: 7.1 (largest 11, 1996; smallest 5, 2007)

Gate-to-wire winners: Singing Year, 1999; Fleet Pacific, 2000; Silver Screen Girl, 2003;

Dinner At Arlene’s, 2006, Elusive Horizon (DH), 2009

Largest Win Margin: 7 lengths, Ropersandwranglers, 1997

Smallest Win Margin: dead-heat for win, Elusive Horizon & Holy Nova, 2009

Winner Bred: Kentucky 7, California 5, Washington 5, Maryland 1


Purse: $50,000

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



1*Champagneandcaviar (8)...Fleur De Lis Stables (Raymond Kwik, Spokane, WA;

Paul Goldberg , Westport, CT)

2*E Z Kitty (6-5)...Highlander Racing Stables LLC (Bruce Maller, Incline Village, NV)

3*Exclusive Diva (even)...Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA),

Debbie Paxton, Yakima, WA

4*Gosailgo (5)...Greame Hope, Burnaby, British Columbia


Older Fillies & Mares @ Emerald Downs

May 12: $50,000 Hastings Handicap 6 Furlongs-E Z Kitty-1:08.26-$5.60

June 9: $50,000 WA State Legislators Stakes, 6-½ Furlongs-Exclusive Diva-1:14.88-$5.60

July 7: $50,000 Boeing Handicap, 1Mile

Aug. 18: $65,000 Emerald Distaff, 1-1/8 Mile

Sept. 8: $50,000 Belle Roberts (Washington-bred), 1-1/16 Mile



Joe Withee (EmD1): E Z Kitty, Exlusive Diva, Gosailgo (1-8/$65.90)

Robert Geller (EmD2): Exclusive Diva, Gosailgo, E Z Kitty (3-8/$74.80)

Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Exclusive Diva, Gosailgo, E Z Kitty (3-8/$68.60)

Vic Cozzetti  ( Exclusive Diva, E Z Kitty, Gosailgo (3-8/$121.70)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Exclusive Diva, E Z Kitty, Gosailgo (2-8/$84.40)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Exclusive Diva, E Z Kitty, Gosailgo (2-8/$87.70)

Consensus: Exclusive Diva 27, E Z Kitty 13, Gosailgo 8 (3-8/$81.10)


Notes: The Elusive Horizon-Holy Nova dead-heat in 2009 is the only photo finish in race history. Other than that, the closest finish is ¾-length on five occasions*Trainer Tom Wenzel and owner Northwest Farms have combined to win four of the first eight stakes this season, including top-three sweeps by Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window and Blueberry Smoothie in both the Seattle and Irish Day Handicaps. Exclusive Diva in the Washington State Legislators Stakes and Finallygotabentley in the Auburn Handicap accounted for the other wins. Exclusive Diva and Stopshoppingdebbie are co-owned by Northwest Farms & Debbie Paxton*E Z Kitty (13-7-2-1) and Exclusive Diva (11-7-3-1) both have superb records at Emerald Downs. Several other Boeing Handicap winners also compiled exceptional EmD records: Fleet Pacific (28-15-4-2), Elusive Horizon (14-8-2-1), Class Included  (12-7-5-0), Clair Annette (17-9-1-2), Shampoo (15-7-3-2), Singing Year (17-2-2-2), You Me and Ema B (7-4-0-2)*4-year-olds have won 10-of-17 runnings of the Boeing


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