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    Washington Oaks-Press Kit
    8/11/2012

    $65,000 WASHINGTON OAKS
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2012
    33rd RUNNING, 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, 1-1/8 MILES

    Track Record:
    1:45-2/5, Flying Notes (3), Sept. 2, 2002
    Stakes Record: 1:47-1/5, Flirtacious Girl, 1999
    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);
    Northwest Farms (Firesweeper, 1986; Elusive Horizon, 2008)
    Jockey: 6, Gary Baze (Lady Marion, 1980; Cadette Stevens, 1991; Happy La, 1994;
     Crossatyourownrisk, 2000; Graceful Cat, 2001; Youcan’ttakeme, 2003)

    The following statistics are from 1996-2011 at Emerald Downs
    Favorites:
    5-for-16; Odds-on Favorites: 5-for-11
    Largest $2 Win: $23.60, Rivoltella, 2001
    Smallest $2 Win: $2.80, Youcan’ttakeme, 2003, No Flies On Doodle, 2009
    Average Field Size: 7.8 (largest 11, 2010; smallest 4, 1999)
    Gate-to-wire winners: 8-of-16
    Smallest Win Margin: head, She’s All Silk, 2006
    Largest Win Margin:  9 ½ lengths, Flirtacious Girl, 1999
    Purse: $65,000 1st—$35,750 2nd—$13,000 3rd—$9,750 4th—$4,875 5th—$1,625

    OWNERS HOMETOWNS
    1—Stephiano
    (15)  
    Dr. Rodney Orr, Silverton, ORE
    2—Champagneandcaviar (9-2)  
    Fleur De Lis Stables (Raymond Kwik, Spokane, WA; Paul Goldberg Westport, CONN)
    3—Exclusive Diva (2)  
    Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA) and Debbie Paxton, Yakima, WA
    4—Talk to My Lawyer (10) 
    Will This One Do Stable (Jody Peetz, Issaquah, WA; Mary Lou & William Griffin, Buckley, WA; William Brewer, Seattle, WA; Marcie Healey, Bellevue, WA)
    5—Royal Moses (6) 
    Squatting Dog Stable (Craig Harder, Moses Lake, WA) R G Warwick (Davenport, WA)
    6—Our Eleanor (3) 
    Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd., (Peter Redekop, Richmond, B.C.)  
    7—Regal Betty (5) 
    Michael Talla, Los Angeles, CA
    8—Whiskey Miner (15) 
    Jack Porter, Vancouver, WA

    WASHINGTON OAKS SERIES
    May 27: $50,000 Seattle Handicap, 6-½ Furlongs, Exclusive Diva ($9), 1:14.58
    June 24: $50,000 Irish Day Handicap, One Mile, Exclusive Diva ($3), 1:35.88
    July 15: $50,000 Kent Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile, Champagneandcaviar ($58.60), 1:42.02
    Aug. 11: $65,000 Washington Oaks, 1-1/8 Mile
    Sept. 9:  $35,000 John & Kitty Fletcher Stakes (WA-Bred), 1-1/16 Mile

    SUPER 6 HANDICAPPERS
    Joe Withee (EmD1):
    Champagneandcaviar, Exclusive Diva, Regal Betty (5-16/162.10)
    Robert Geller (EmD2):
    Stephiano, Whiskey Miner, Champagneandcaviar (2-16/143.90)
    Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle):
    Exclusive Diva, Royal Moses, Regal Betty (3-16/159.90)
    Vic Cozzetti  (Predictorsays.com):
    Exclusive Diva, Regal Betty, Champagneandcaviar (6-16/179.60)
    Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form):
    Our Eleanor, Exclusive Diva, Champagneandcaviar (9-16/219.60)
    Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3):
    Exclusive Diva, Champagneandcaviar, Our Eleanor  (6-16/175.00)
    Consensus:
    Exclusive Diva (19), Champagneandcaviar (10), Our Eleanor (6) (8-16/168.60)

    NOTES: Trainer Tom Wenzel has compiled a 5-5-0 record in 15 stakes starts this season at Emerald Downs, and a victory by Exclusive Diva would clinch honors as Top 3-Year-Old Filly…Jockey Mario Gutierrez (Regal Betty) is 9-2-3-1 this season at Emerald Downs and 3-0-1-2 in stakes races…Juan Gutierrez (Exclusive Diva) in No. 1 in stakes with a 5-3-1 record in 12 starts including a pair of victories on Exclusive Diva…The horse with the lead at the stretch call has won the last 14 editions of the Washington Oaks…Fleur De Lis Stables are the leading stakes owners with three wins at the meet—all by horses out of the dam Dance With Carson (two by Longacres Mile contender Winning Machine, one by Champagneandcaviar)…Southern California trainer John Sadler is 2-0-1-1 in Emerald Downs’ stakes (Pleas Write, 2nd 1996 Emerald Distaff; Regal Betty, 3rd, 2012 Kent Handicap).
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