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$75,000 Gottstein Futurity | Emerald Downs

$75,000 GOTTSTEIN FUTURITY
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
76th RUNNING, 2-YEAR-OLDS, 1-1/16 MILE

Track Record: 1:39.60, Kid Katabatic (5), July 26, 1998
Stakes Record: 1:41.40, Positive Prize, September 19, 2004

Most Wins
Trainer: 7, Bud Klokstad (O.K. Yet, 1986; T.D. Passer, 1989; Time to Pass, 1990; Staff Rider, 1992;
I.M. Bzy, 1997; Jumron Run, 2000; Corvallis Dee, 2003)
Jockey: 4, Gallyn Mitchell (Jumron Won, 2000; Condotierri, 2002; Koala Beach, 2009, Couldabenthewhisky, 2010)
Owner: 3-tie, Herb Armstrong (Kay Valley, 1946; Happy Valley, 1947; Rover Bill, 1952)
Jollie Four Stable (T.D. Passer, 1989; Time to Pass, 1990; Staff Rider, 1992)
Northwest Farms (Knights Choice, 1978; Vino Rossi, 1998; Smarty Deb, 2007)

Statistics (1996-2012 @ Emerald Downs)
Largest winning margin: 8 lengths, Koala Beach, September 26, 2009
Smallest winning margin: nose, My Constant Star (DQ), September 28, 1997
Track condition: fast 12, sloppy 3, wet-fast 2
Betting favorite: 4-for-17 Odds-on: 2-for-4
Largest $2 win: $16.20, I.M. Bzy, September 28, 1997
Smallest $2 win: $2.60, Koala Beach, September 26, 2009
Winner bred: Washington 10, Kentucky 6, California 1
Gate-to-wire winners: 1-for-17

OWNERS HOMETOWNS
1*Decatur Princess (12) George Todaro, Seattle, WA
2*Reigning (20)  Winfield Farms (Jon Sather, Manson, WA)
3*Strawberry Dawn (8) Sue & Tim Spooner, Olympia, WA
4*Seattle Harbor (12) Roy Lumm, Renton, WA; Mort Robbins, Rochester, WA;
Janet Johnson, Loon Lake, WA
5*Mebossman (8) R.E.V. Racing LLC (Roy Schaefer, Port Orchard, WA)
6*Twentyten (20)   Swag Stables (Keith Swagerty, Auburn, WA) &
20/10 Stables (Michael Shea, Salem, ORE)
7*Morning Line Whiz (7-2) Art McFadden, Portland, ORE
8*Del Rio Harbor (5-2) Desert Rose Racing LLC (D.H. Walker, Kennewick, WA); Bar C Racing Stables Inc. (Neal & Pam Christopherson, Hermiston, ORE)
9*Noosito (2) Last Rose Stable (Jeff Harwood, Auburn, WA)
10-Grindster (20) Homestretch Farm Inc. (Jim Penney, Kay & Bryson Cooper, Jack & Jill Fabulich, Edgewood, WA)

EmD 2YO COLTS & GELDINGS SERIES
July 28: $50,000 Emerald Express, 6F*Del Rio Harbor ($32.80) 1:10.75
Aug. 17: $50,000 WTBOA Lads Stakes, 6 ½ F*Del Rio Harbor ($11.40) 1:16.84
Sept. 8: $50,000 Daily Racing Form Dennis Dodge Stakes* (WA-Bred), 6F*Noosito ($5.40) 1:09.34
Sept. 29: $75,000 Gottstein Futurity, 1 1/16 Mile
Sept. 29: $50,000 NWSS Cahill Road Stakes, 6F

SUPER 6 HANDICAPPERS
Joe Withee (EmD1): Mebossman, Noosito, Morning Line Wiz (7-27/242.70)
Robert Geller (EmD2): Del Rio Harbor, Mebossman, Decatur Princess (8-27/240.20)
Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Decatur Princess, Morning Line Wiz, Del Rio Harbor (13-27/289.70
Vic Cozzetti (Predictorsays.com): Del Rio Harbor, Noosito, Mebossman (9-27/$274.90)
Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Morning Line Wiz, Noosito, Del Rio Harbor (8-27/$239.20)
Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Noosito, Del Rio Harbor, Morning Line Wiz (9-27/$251.60)
Consensus:  Del Rio Harbor (14), Noosito (11), Morning Line Wiz (9) (10-27/$250.60)

NOTES: The $75,000 Gottstein Futurity is the 29th and final stakes the 2013 meeting; the 10-horse field is the largest for the Gottstein since 2005*Trainer Doris Harwood has swept the first three stakes this season for 2-year-old colts & geldings with Del Rio Harbor and Noosito, and both figure prominently in the Gottstein. Amazingly, both have older brothers who won this race: Couldabenthwhisky, full brother to Del Rio Harbor, won the race in 2010, and Music of My Soul, full brother to Noosito, won the 2012 Gottstein*A record four fillies are entered in this year’s Gottstein Futurity*Decatur Princess, Reigning, Strawberry Dawn, and Seattle Harbor. They attempt to join recent winners Smarty Deb (2007) and Talk to My Lawyer (2011) as fillies to win the race*Betting favorites have struggled in this race; losing three straight and 13-of-17 overall at Emerald Downs, and Koala Beach in 2009 is the only winner to lead gate-to-wire*Women trainers have saddled the last four Gottstein winners and five of the last six.

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