$65,000 Washington Oaks news and notes | Emerald Downs





Track Record: 1:45-2/5, Flying Notes (3), Sept. 2, 2002

Stakes Record: 1:47-1/5, Flirtacious Girl, 1999


Statistics from 1996-2012 @ EmD

Most Wins

Trainer: 3, Grant Forster (Youcan’ttakeme, 2003; Bianconi Baby, 2004; A Classic Life, 2005)

Owner: 2, Michael and Amy Feuerborn (A Classic Life, 2005; Class Included, 2011)

Jockey: 3-tie

Ricky Frazier (A Classic Life, 2005; She’s All Silk, 2006; Zenovit, 2010)

Gary Baze (Crossatyourownrisk, 2000; Graceful Cat, 2001; Youcan’ttakeme, 2003)


Smallest winning margin: head, She’s All Silk (August 19, 2006)

Largest winning margin: 9 1/2 lengths, Flirtacious Girl (August 21, 1999)

Track: fast 15, wet-fast 1, sloppy 1

Favorites: 5-for-17; Odds-on: 5-for-12

Gate-to-wire: 8-for-17

Largest $2 Win: $23.60, Rivoltella, August 18,2007

Smallest $2 Win: $2.80, Youcan’ttakeme (2003), No Flies On Doodle (2009)

Winner bred: Kentucky 9, Washington 6, Florida 1,Maryland 1



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

Debbie Paxton, Yakima, WA

2*Daydream SCRATCHED

3*Beautranda (10) Ernest D. Sherman, Seattle, WA

4*Blueberry Smoothie (8) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA);

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

5*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*Stopshoppingdebbie ($2.40), 1:43.13

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, Goin to the Window, Blueberry Smoothie (2-14/$101.30)

Robert Geller (EmD2): Stopshoppingdebbie, Beautranda, Goin to the Window (4-14/$105.60)

Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window, Blueberry Smoothie (5-14/$110.40)

Vic Cozzetti  ( Stopshoppingdebbie, Blueberry Smoothie, Goin to the Window (4-14/$154.10)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Stopshoppingdebbie, Blueberry Smoothie, Goin to the Window (4-14/$132.60)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window, Blueberry Smoothie (4-14/$131.80)

Consensus: Stopshoppingdebbie (30), Goin to the Window (10), Blueberry Smoothie (7) (4-14/$121.90)


NOTES: Stopshoppingdebbie bids to become the first horse to sweep the 3-year-old filly series at Emerald Downs*Before this year, no owner had ever finished first, second and third in a stakes at Emerald Downs, and no trainer had ever finished first, second and third in a stakes (over $25,000). Already this season, Northwest Farms and trainer Tom Wenzel have swept first, second and third in all three stakes for 3-year-old fillies*Stopshoppingdebbie first, Goin to the Window second, Blueberry Smoothie third*Taste the Passion, dam of Stopshoppingdebbie, finished second to Crossatyourownrisk in the 2000 Washington Oaks*Shampoo, dam of Blueberry Smoothie, finished fifth as the 4-to-5 favorite in the 2007 Washington Oaks*Odds-on favorites are only 5-for-12 in the Oaks including Exclusive Diva*trained by Wenzel and owned by Northwest Farms*second at 9-to-10 in last year’s Oaks*Although favorites are only 4-for-14 in stakes this meet, Stopshoppingdebbie is 3-for-3 as the betting favorite*winning the Seattle at 3-to-2, Irish Day at 7-to-10, and Kent at 1-to-5*Wenzel (17-5-5-4) and jockey Rocco Bowen (7-4-0-1) are the leading stakes trainer and jockey at the meet.

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