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    Irish Day Handicap-Press Kit
    6/23/2013

    $50,000 IRISH DAY HANDICAP
    SUNDAY, JUNE 23
    3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, ONE MILE, 18th RUNNING

    Track Record: 1:33, Sky Jack (7), Aug. 24, 2003
    Stakes Record: 1:35.88, Exclusive Diva, June 24, 2012

    Most Wins
    Trainer:
    2,
    Tom Wenzel (Elusive Noise, 2011; Exclusive Diva, 2012)
    Jockey: 3, tie
    Ricky Frazier (Queenledo, 2005; Shampoo, 2007; Ladyledue, 2009)
    Juan Gutierrez (Sis’s Sis, 2010; Elusive Noise, 2011; Exclusive Diva, 2012)
    Owner: 3
    Northwest Farms LLC (Lasting Code, 2002; Shampoo, 2007, Exclusive Diva, 2012)

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

    Favorites: 9-for-17; Odds-on: 5-for-8
    Gate-to-Wire: 5-for-17
    Biggest $2 Win: $21.60, Northwest Attitude (2004); Smallest $2 Win: $2.40, Queenledo (2005)
    Winner Bred In: Washington 9, Kentucky 6, California 2
    Track: fast 14, sloppy 3

    OWNERS HOMETOWNS
    1—Strange Luck (15) Julie Nakahara, Auburn, WA; Matt Pilot. Renton, WA;
    Shari Wood-Richardson, Renton, WA
    2—Blueberry Smoothie (9-2) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA); C & M Racing (Corey Kinder, Yakima, WA; Mihai Tiru, Bellevue, WA)
    3—Polebound (12) Kerri Raven, Port Moody, BC
    4—Stopshoppingdebbie (8-5) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA) 
    5—Goin to the Window (9-5) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA)
    Debbie Paxton, Yakima, WA
    6—Sunset Time (5) Ten Broeck Farm Inc. (David Mowat, Woodinville, WA)

    WASHINGTON OAKS SERIES
    May 26: $50,000 Seattle Handicap, 6 ½ Furlongs—Stopshoppingdebbie ($5), 1:14.41
    June 23: $50,000 Irish Day Handicap, 1 Mile
    July 14: $50,000 Kent Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile
    Aug. 10: $65,000 Washington Oaks, 1 1/8 Mile
    Sept. 8: $35,000 John & Kitty Fletcher Stakes (WA-bred) 1 Mile

    IRISH DAY HANDICAP
    Joe Withee
    (EmD1): Goin to the Window, Stopshoppingdebbie, Blueberry Smoothie  (0-6—$40.00)
    Robert Geller (EmD2): Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window, Sunset Time  (2-6—$53.90)
    Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window, Sunset Time (2-6—$49.10)
    Vic Cozzetti  (Predictorsays.com): Goin to the Window, Stopshoppingdebbie, Blueberry Smoothie (2-6—$92.80)
    Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Sunset Time, Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window (1-6—$56.50)
    Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window, Blueberry Smoothie (1-6—$57.60)
    Consensus: Stopshoppingdebbie (21), Goin to the Window (17), Sunset Time (7) (1-6—$46.80)

    NOTES: Champagneandcaviar, third to Exclusive Diva in 2012, and Class Included, runner-up to Elusive Noise in 2011, both lost the Irish Day Handicap en route to honors as Top 3-Year-old Filly…Betting favorites are just one-for-six in stakes races this season while second choices are three-for-six…Stopshoppingdebbie in the Seattle Handicap is the only favorite to win a stakes, tying the stakes record while defeating Goin to the Window by 1½ lengths…Trainer Tom Wenzel and Northwest Farms accomplished an Emerald Downs’ first in the May 26 Seattle Handicap, sweeping the top three spots with undefeated Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window and Blueberry Smoothie…Shampoo, dam of Blueberry Smoothie, won the 2007 Irish Day Handicap… Wenzel is 3-2-1 in seven stakes starts this season…Trainer Tim McCanna (Sunset Time) won this race in 2005 with Queenledo, who earned honors as Top 3-Year-Old Filly…Hastings Racecourse-based Kerri Raven (Polebound) saddles her second EmD starter; Jump Up and Kissme finished sixth in the 2012 Longacres Mile…Sophie’s Trophy in 2006 is the last Hastings shipper to win the race.
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