$50,000 Kent Handicap news and notes | Emerald Downs


SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013


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

Stakes Record: 1:41, Shampoo, 2007


Most Wins

Trainer: 3, Tim McCanna (One Number Short, 1999; Dolly’s Hit Lady, 2002; Gins Majesty, 2005); Doris Harwood (Shampoo, 2007; Elusive Horizon,

2008; Carrabelle Harbor, 2011)

Jockey: 2, Gallyn Mitchell (No Flies On Doodle, 2009; Carrabelle Harbor, 2011)

Owner: Northwest Farms LLC (Shampoo, 2007; Elusive Horizon, 2008)

Track Condition: fast 13, wet-fast 2, sloppy 1

Favorites: 5-for-16; Odds-on Favorites: 3-for-11

Largest $2 Win: $38.40, Que Facil Corazon, 2001; Smallest $2 Win: $3, Gins Majesty (entry), 2005

Average Field Size: 6.9 (largest 11, 1999; smallest 5, 2000 & 2001)

Gate-to-wire winners: Guinevere, 1998; Dolly’s Hit Lady, 2002; Youcan’ttakeme, 2003;

Elusive Horizon, 2008, No Flies On Doodle, 2009

Smallest Win Margin: head, One Number Short, 1999

Largest Win Margin:  7 lengths, Chestnut Lady, 2006

Winner Bred: Kentucky 7, Washington 5, California 2, Florida 1, Oregon 1


Purse: $50,000 1st*$27,500 2nd*$10,000 3rd*$7,500 4th*$3,750 5th*$1,250



1*Blueberry Smoothie (5)......Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA);

C & M Racing (Corey Kinder, Yakima, WA; Mihai Tiru, Bellevue, WA)

2*Goin to the Window (2)......Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA)

Debbie Paxton, Yakima, WA

3*Strange Luck (12)......Julie Nakahara, Auburn, WA; Matt Pilot. Renton, WA;

Shari Wood-Richardson, Renton, WA

4*Stopshoppingdebbie (1-2)......Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA)



May 26: $50,000 Seattle Handicap, 6 ½ Furlongs*Stopshoppingdebbie ($5), 1:14.41

June 23: $50,000 Irish Day Handicap, 1 Mile*Stopshoppingdebbie ($3.40), 1:34.74

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

Aug. 10: $65,000 Washington Oaks, 1 1/8 Mile

Sept. 8: $50,000 John & Kitty Fletcher Stakes* (WA-bred) 1 Mile

*Sponsored by The Pegasus Training Equine & Rehabilitation Center



Joe Withee (EmD1): Stopshoppingdebbie, Blueberry Smoothie, Goin to the Window (1-9/$68.50)

Robert Geller (EmD2): Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window, Blueberry Smoothie (3-9/$81.80)

Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window, Blueberry Smoothie (3-9/$75.60)

Vic Cozzetti  ( Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window, Blueberry Smoothie (3-9/$124.30)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window, Blueberry Smoothie (2-9/$87.00)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window, Blueberry Smoothie (2-9/90.60)

Consensus: Stopshoppingdebbie 30, Goin to the Window 11, Blueberry Smoothie 7 (3-9/83.70)


NOTES: Stopshoppingdebbie bids to become the first horse since Shampoo in 2007 to sweep the first three races in the 3-year-old filly division. Shampoo, like Stopshoppingdebbie, was owned and bred by Northwest Farms, and Shampoo and Stopshoppingdebbie are both out of Taste the Passion, Emerald Downs’ Champion 2-Year-Old Filly of 1999*Blueberry Smoothie, third in the first two legs of the series, is the first foal out of Shampoo*In other words, the 2013 Kent Handicap is pretty much a tribute to the breeding operation of Northwest Farms and Jerre Paxton*Odds-on favorites have struggled in the Kent, piling up four losses in the last five years: Exclusive Diva, 2nd at 4-to-5 in 2012, Class Included, 2nd at 4-to-5 in 2011, Ladyledue, 6th at 9-to-10 in 2009, Enumclaw Girl, 3rd at 3-to-10 in 2008*Other odds-on favorites to lose this race: Lasting Code, 8th at 3-to-5 in 2002, Shandra Smiles, 5th at 4-to-5 in 2001, and Taste the Passion, 4th at 7-to-10 in 2000.


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