$50,000 Jim Beam Stakes records | Emerald Downs





Track Record: 1:33 Sky Jack (7), July 26, 1998

Stakes Record: 1:34.75, Makor’s Finale, September 9, 2012


Most Wins

Trainer: 1, 10 tied

Owner: 1, 10 tied

Jockey: 3, Juan Gutierrez (Badger K. Eli, 2003; Polo Bender, 2005; Our Eagle Boy, 2011)


Owners Hometowns

1*Somewhere With You (10) Coal Creek Farm, (Barbara Ratcliff, Bellevue, WA)

2*Belt (3)                              Ron Crockett Inc. (Ron Crockett, Seattle, WA)

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

4*He’s Not Bluffin (8)          Sauci Belvoir, San Dimas, CA

5*So Legit (10)                          Homestretch Farm Inc. (Jack & Jill Fabulich, Edgewood, WA; Kay

Cooper, Edgewood, WA; Jim Penney, Edgewood, WA)

6*Mike Man’s Gold (5-2)        Swag Stables (Keith Swagerty, Auburn, WA); Gallo Stables (William Gallo, Jericho, NY)



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

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

July 14: $50,000 Seattle Slew Handicap, 1-1/16 M-Mike Man’s Gold ($38.80), 1:42.92

Aug. 11: $65,000 Emerald Derby, 1-1/8 Mile-Worldventurer ($7.80), 1:49.79

Sept. 8: $50,000 Jim Beam Stakes (WA-bred), 1M



Joe Withee (EmD1): Music of My Soul, Mike Man’s Gold, He’s Not Bluffin (4-21*$193.40)

Robert Geller (EmD2): He’s Not Bluffin, Music of My Soul, Mike Man’s Gold (6-21*$192.50)

Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): He’s Not Bluffin, So Legit, Mike Man’s Gold (8-21*$218.30)

Vic Cozzetti ( Music of My Soul, Somewhere With You, Mike Man’s Gold (6-21*$202.80)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Belt, Music of My Soul, Mike Man’s Gold (5-21*$187.30)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Mike Man’s Gold, Music of My Soul, Belt (5-21*$190.10)

Consensus:  Music of My Soul (16), He’s Not Bluffin (11), Mike Man’s Gold (11) (6-21*$189.30)


CHANTAL’S AT EMERALD DOWNS! Chantal Sutherland-Kruse makes her Emerald Downs debut on He’s Not Bluffin for trainer Howard Belvoir. A 37-year-old Toronto native, Sutherland Kruse has 936 career wins and has been a leading rider in Woodbine, and also has ridden several years in Southern California. She’s best known for her work on Game On Dude, whom she guided to a runner-up finish in the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Sutherland-Kruse also has done extensive work as a model, and retired from riding last year after her marriage to businessman Dan Kruse. She resumed her riding career in July and rode five winners at the Del Mar meet that ended Wednesday.

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