$50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap notes | Emerald Downs


SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013

18th RUNNING, 3-YEAR-OLDS & UP, 1-1/16 MILE


Track Record: 1:39 3/5, Kid Katabatic (5) 123 lbs, July 26, 1998

Stakes Record:  1:40.77, Hudson Landing (5) 122, July 22, 2012

Distance: 1-1/16 mile-2000, 2001, 2011, 2012 1 Mile-1996-1999 1-1/8 mile- 2002-2010


Most Wins

Horse: 2-tie

Poker Brad 2003-04; Flamethrowintexan 2005-06; Noosa Beach 2010-11

Owner: 2-tie

Quadrun Farms (Poker Brad, 2003-04),

Grasshopper Stable (Flamethrowintexan, 2005-06), Jeff Harwood (Noosa Beach, 2010-11)

Trainer: 2-tie

Dave Forster (You’ve Got Action, 1998; Makors Mark, 2001),

Tim McCanna (Poker Brad, 2003-04), Jim Penney (Flamethrowintexan, 2005-06),

Doris Harwood (Noosa Beach, 2010-11)

Jockey: 4

Ricky Frazier (Moonlight Meeting, 2002; Poker Brad, 2004; Flamethrowintexan, 2006; Noosa Beach, 2010)


Favorites: 10-for-17; Odds-on: 4-for-5

Track: Fast all 17 runnings

Largest $2 Win: $75, Timely Stitch, June 15, 1997; Smallest $2 Win: $2.60, Noosa Beach, July 24, 2011

Average Field Size: 8.6 (Largest 12, 1996; Smallest 5, 2011)

Gate-to-wire winners: Kid Katabatic (1999), Flamethrowintexan (2005-06), The Great Face (2007)

Largest Win Margin: 5 ¾ lengths, Moonlight Meeting (2002)

Smallest Win Margin: Head-tie (Timely Stitch, 1997; Bold Words, 2000; Chhaya Dance, 2008, Hudson Landing, 2012)

Winner Bred: Kentucky 8, Washington 4, Florida 2, British Columbia 2, Ontario 1



1*Herbie D (3)  George Robbins, Cobble Hill, B.C.; Darcia Doman, Cowichan Bay, B.C.

2*Jebrica (4)  R & R Warren LLC (Ron & Rosalie Warren, Olympia, WA)

3*Winning Machine (5) Fleur De Lis Stables (Raymond Kwik, Spokane, WA; Paul Goldberg, Westport, CN)

4*Hoist (5)  North American Thoroughbred Racing Co. (Glen Todd, Surrey, B.C.)

5*Tres Borrachos (8-5) George Hicker, Bel Air, CA; Button Stable (Jimmy Taylor, Los Angeles, CA)

6*Stryker Phd (10) Jim & Mona Hour, Bellevue, WA



May 19-$50,000 Governor’s Handicap, 6 ½ Furlongs-Hoist ($8.40)-1:14.78-fast

June 16-$50,000 Budweiser Handicap, 1 Mile-Jebrica ($23.20)-1:34.72-fast

July 21-$50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile

Aug. 18-$200,000 Longacres Mile (G3), 1Mile

Sept. 8-$50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic*, 1-1/16 Mile




Joe Withee (EmD1): Stryker Phd, Tres Borrachos, Winning Machine (2-11/$81.10)

Robert Geller (EmD2): Stryker Phd, Hoist, Winning Machine (4-11/$93.20)

Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Herbie D, Jebrica, Hoist (4-11/$89.60)

Vic Cozzetti  ( Jebrica, Tres Borrachos, Winning Machine (4-11/$138.30)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Tres Borrachos, Herbie D, Jebrica (3-11/$104.80)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Tres Borrachos, Herbie D, Winning Machine (3-11/$107.40)

Consensus: Tres Borrachos (14), Stryker Phd (10),  Herbie D (9 (4-11/$97.70)


NOTES: Four shippers have won the Mt. Rainier Handicap*Hudson Landing (2012) and Bold Words (2000) from California, and Makors Mark (2001) and You’ve Got Action (1998) from Canada*Five of the last seven Longacres Mile winners had their final tune-up in the Mt. Rainier Handicap: Noosa Beach (2010), Assessment (2009), The Great Face (2007) and Flamethowintexan (2006) all swept the Mile & Mt. Rainier, and Wasserman was second in the Mt. Rainier and first in The Mile*2012 Longacres Mile winner Taylor Said had his final Mile prep in the B.C. Cup Classic*With $1,029,723 in earnings, Tres Borrachos joins the list of millionaires to compete at Emerald Downs: Awesome Gem, Budroyale, True Metropolitan, Classic Cat and Slew of Damascus*Favorites have won seven of the last eight runnings of this race*David Flores (Tres Borrachos) has 3,505 career wins and is 2-1-1 in six mounts at EmD*scoring wins in the 1996 Mile on Isitingood and in the 2011 Mile aboard Awesome Gem*Aaron Gryder (Hoist) has 3,016 wins and is 3-1-0-1 at Emerald Downs, with the victory on Hoist in the May 19 Governor’s Handicap*Amadeo Perez (Herbie D) makes his EmD debut today. He was leading rider at Hastings Racecourse in 2012 with 95 wins*Gryder and Perez rank one-two in the 2013 Hastings jockeys’ standings, with Gryder holding a 36-32 edge through Saturday*Nominations for the 78th running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) and the $65,000 Emerald Distaff close Sunday, August 4.

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