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    Irish Day Handicap-Press Kit
    6/24/2012

    $50,000 IRISH DAY HANDICAP
    SUNDAY, JUNE 24
    17th RUNNING, 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, ONE MILE

    Track Record: 1:33, Sky Jack (7), Aug. 24, 2003
    Stakes Record: 1:36-1/5, Ladyledue, June 14, 2009

    Most Wins
    Trainer: 1, 16 tied
    Jockey: 3
    Ricky Frazier (Queenledo, 2005; Shampoo, 2007; Ladyledue, 2009)
    Owner: 2
    Northwest Farms LLC (Lasting Code, 2002; Shampoo, 2007)

    Favorites: 8-for-16/Odds-On: 4-for-7
    Gate-to-Wire: 5-for-16
    Biggest $2 Win: $21.60, Northwest Attitude (2004)/Smallest $2 Win: $2.40, Queenledo (2005)
    Winner Bred In: Washington 9, Kentucky 5, California 2
    Track: fast 13, sloppy 3

    Purse:  $50,000
    1st—$27,500 2nd—$10,000 3rd—$7500 4th–$3750 5th –$1250

    OWNERS HOMETOWNS
    1—Royal Moses (7-2) Squatting Dog Stable (Craig Harder, Moses Lake, Wash.) R G Warwick (Davenport, Wash.)
    2—Talk to My Lawyer (6) Will This One Do Stable (Jody Peetz, Issaquah, Wash.; Mary Lou & William Griffin, Buckley, Wash.; William Brewer, Seattle, Wash.; Marcie Healey, Bellevue, Wash.)
    3—Muchas Coronas (10) Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick Pabst, Buckley, Wash.
    4—Lady Hokulea (6) Kama’aina Thoroughbreds (Zach & Beth Correa, Enumclaw, Wash.)
    5—Champagneandcaviar (12)Fleur De Lis Stables (Raymond Kwik, Spokane, Wash.; Paul Goldberg
                                                              Westport, Conn.)
    6—Sweet Saga (12) Riverbend Stable (Gail & Gerald Schneider, Auburn, Wash.)
    7—Exclusive Diva (1-1) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, Wash.) 

    WASHINGTON OAKS SERIES
    May 27: $50,000 Seattle Handicap, 6-½ Furlongs, Exclusive Diva, 1:14.58
    June 24: $50,000 Irish Day Handicap, One Mile
    July 15: $50,000 Kent Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile
    Aug. 11: $65,000 Washington Oaks, 1-1/8 Mile
    Sept. 9:  $35,000 John & Kitty Fletcher Stakes ®, 1-1/16 Mile

    SUPER 6 HANDICAPPERS
    Joe Withee
    (EmD1): Royal Moses, Exclusive Diva, Lady Hokulea (1-6—$60.50)
    Robert Geller (EmD2): Royal Moses, Exclusive Diva, Champagneandcaviar (0-6—$52.10)
    Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Exclusive Diva, Royal Moses, Lady Hokulea  (1-6—$52.30)
    Vic Cozzetti  (Predictorsays.com): Exclusive Diva, Royal Moses, Talk to My Lawyer (2-6—$62.90)
    Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Exclusive Diva, Royal Moses, Sweet Saga (3-6—$104.70)
    Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Exclusive Diva, Lady Hokulea, Royal Moses (2-6—$82.90)
    Consensus: Exclusive Diva (24), Royal Moses (17), Lady Hokulea (4) (2-6—$57.30)

    NOTES: Jerre Paxton (Northwest Farms) goes for his third Irish Day victory with morning line favorite Exclusive Diva, who equaled the stakes record while winning the Seattle Handicap by a record 8-½ lengths. Paxton actually has been in the winner’s circle following three Irish Day Handicaps as he co-owned with Debbie Paxton 2011 winner Elusive Noise …Four of the last five Irish Day winners (Shampoo, 2007; Enumclaw Girl, 2008; Ladyledue, 2009; Sis’s Sis, 2010) were subsequently voted Top 3-Year-Old Filly…Seven different women trainers have won the Irish Day Handicap. Chris Stenslie would make it eight with a win by 2011 Top 2-Year-Old Filly Talk to My Lawyer…Favorites had won five straight before Sis’s Sis and Elusive Noise prevailed as the second betting choice the last two years…Juan Gutierrez (Exclusive Diva) goes for his third straight Irish Day victory and can tie Ricky Frazier for most wins in the race…Tom Wenzel (Exclusive Diva) seeks to become the first trainer to win the race twice.
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