$50,000 Seattle Slew Handicap notes | Emerald Downs


SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013


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

Stakes Record: 1:41, Peaceful Reign, August 2, 2009


Most Wins

Trainer: 3, Bud Klokstad (I.M. Bzy, 1998; Jumron Won, 2001; Flying Notes, 2002)

Jockey: 4, Gallyn Mitchell  (Prefabricate, 1994; Cromarty Bay, 1995; Jumron Won, 2001, Peaceful Reign, 2009)

Owner: 1, 36 tied


The following statistics are from 1996-2012 at Emerald Downs

Track Condition: fast 16, wet-fast 1

Favorites: 6-for-17; Odds-on Favorites: 2-for-2

Largest $2 Win: $52.40, Exclusive Eagle, 2006;

Smallest $2 Win: $2.80, Name for Norm, 1997; Jumron Won, 2001

Average Field Size: 9.0 (largest 12, 2011; smallest 5, 2001)

Gate-to-wire winners: 5

Smallest Win Margin: head, Italian Boy, 2012; Newfound Man, 2010; Stratoplan, 2003

Largest Win Margin: 5 lengths, Flying Notes, 2002

Winner Bred: Washington 10, Kentucky 4, Florida 2, British Columbia 1

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



1*Mike Man’s Gold (5) Swag Stables (Keith Swagerty, Auburn, WA)

Gallo Stables (William Gallo, Jericho, NY)

2*Valiant Flame (8) R.E.V. Racing LLC (Roy Schaefer, Port Orchard, WA)

3*Worldventurer (5-2)   Peter Redekop, BC Ltd. (Peter Redekop, Langley, BC)

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

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

Debbie Paxton, Yakima, WA

6*Bound to Win (15)  Cliff Balcom, Moxee, WA



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

June 23: $50,000 Coca-Cola Handicap, 1 Mile-Music of My Soul ($7), 1:35.07

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

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

Sept. 8: $50,000 Chinook Pass Stakes* (WA-bred), One Mile

*Sponsored by Jim Beam


Super 6 Handicappers

Joe Withee (EmD1): Valiant Flame, Music of My Soul, Worldventurer (1-9/$68.50)

Robert Geller (EmD2): Worldventurer, Valiant Flame, Music of My Soul (3-9/$81.80)

Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Music of My Soul, Valiant Flame, Worldventurer (3-9/$75.60)

Vic Cozzetti  ( Music of My Soul, Worldventurer, Finallygotabentley (3-9/$124.30)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Worldventurer, Music of My Soul, Mike Man’s Gold (2-9/$87.00)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Music of My Soul, Worldventurer, Valiant Flame (2-9/$90.60)

Consensus: Music of My Soul 20, Worldventurer 16, Valiant Flame 10 (3-9/$83.70)


NOTES: Alexandersrun in 2005 was the last favorite to win the Seattle Slew Handicap*Makors Finale finished fourth as the 9-to-5 favorite in 2012, the only defeat of the season for the track’s champion 3-Year-Old and Washington-bred*Trainer Blaine Wright (Worldventurer) is 2-1-0 the last three years in this race, winning with Newfound Man ($7.60) in 2010 and Zayda ($13.20) in 2011, and missing by a head with D’honorable One in 2012*Trainer Doris Harwood (Music of My Soul) is No. 1 all-time with 57 stakes wins at Emerald Downs*The last two runnings offered a sharp contrast as Italian Boy led gate-to-wire in 2012, after Zayda rallied from 12th in 2011*Juan Gutierrez (Finallygotabentley), Isaias Enriquez (Music of My Soul) and Rocco Bowen are tied for first with two stakes wins apiece in 20-13.
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