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    Coca-Cola Handicap-Press Kit
    6/23/2013

    $50,000 COCA-COLA HANDICAP
    SUNDAY, JUNE 23
    3-YEAR-OLDS, ONE MILE, 18th RUNNING

    Track Record: 1:33, Sky Jack (7), August 24, 2003
    Stakes Record: 1:34.20, Koala Beach, June 27, 2010

    Most Wins
    Trainer:
    3
    Doris Harwood (Koala Beach, 2010; Noosa Beach, 2009; Margo’s Gift, 2008)
    Jockey: 2-tie
    Nathan Chaves (Raise the Bluff, 2006; Naab The Win, 1999),
    Amir Cedeno (Northwest Attitude, 2004; Leather N Lace, 2003)
    Ricky Frazier (Koala Beach, 2010; Margo’s Gift, 2008)
    Owner: 2
    Jeff Harwood (Koala Beach, 2010; Noosa Beach, 2009)

    Biggest $2 Win: $21.60, Northwest Attitude (2004)
    Smallest $2 Win: $3.20, Name for Norm (1997)
    Favorites: 7-for-17, Odds-On: 1-for-4
    Gate-to-Wire: 5-for-17
    Track: fast 13, wet-fast 2, muddy 2
    Winner Bred: Washington 12, California 1,
    Florida 1, Kentucky 1, Maryland 1, British Columbia 1

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

    OWNERS HOMETOWNS
    1—Worldventurer (2)   Peter Redekop, BC Ltd. (Peter Redekop, Langley, BC)
    2—Valiant Flame (12) R.E.V. Racing LLC (Roy Schaefer, Port Orchard, WA)
    3—Finallygotabentley (3)Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA)
    Debbie Paxton, Yakima, WA
    4—He’s Not Bluffin (15) R & R Warren LLC (Ron and Rosalie Warren, Olympia, WA)
    5—Music of My Soul (7-2)Elttaes Stable (Ken Alhadeff, Seattle, WA)
    6—Cariboo Road (15) Glyn Kelly, Vancouver, BC; Anne MacLennan, Vancouver, BC
    7—Carving (5-2) Pegasus Syndicate #4 (Mark Dedomenico, Redmond, WA)
    8—Mike Man’s Gold (20) Swag Stables (Keith Swagerty, Auburn, WA)
    Gallo Stables (William Gallo, Jericho, NY)

    EMERALD DOWNS DERBY SERIES
    June 2: 50,000 Auburn Handicap, 6 ½ Furlongs-Finallygotabentley ($13.40), 1:15.28
    June 23: $50,000 Coca-Cola Handicap, One Mile
    July 14: $50,000 Seattle Slew Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile
    Aug. 11: $65,000 Emerald Downs Derby, 1-1/8 Mile
    Sept. 8: $35,000 Chinook Pass Stakes (WA-bred), One Mile

    SUPER 6 HANDICAPERS
    Joe Withee
    (EmD1): Music of My Soul, He’s Not Bluffin, Finallygotabentley (0-6—$40.00)
    Robert Geller (EmD2): Worldventurer, Finallygotabentley, He’s Not Bluffin (2-6—$53.90)
    Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Finallygotabentley, Music of My Soul, Carving (2-6—$49.10)
    Vic Cozzetti  (Predictorsays.com): Music of My Soul, Finallygotabentley, Worldventurer (2-6—$92.80)
    Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Music of My Soul, Worldventurer, Finallygotabentley (1-6—$56.50)
    Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Worldventurer, Music of My Soul, Cariboo Road (1-6—$57.60)
    Consensus: Music of My Soul (19), Worldventurer (13), Finallygotabentley (11) (1-6—$46.80)

    NOTES: Raise the Bluff in 2006 is the last horse to win the race by at least one length, and subsequent winning margins were a half-length, neck, head, nose, neck and three-quarters of a length…Makors Finale edged D’honorable One last year and went on to capture four stakes and honors as 2012 WTBOA Horse of the Year…Today’s race features five horses that ran in the June 2 Auburn Handicap—Finallygotabentley, Carving, He’s Not Bluffin, Cariboo Road and Mike Man’s Gold—along with new shooters Worldventurer, Valiant Flame and Music of My Soul. State champion 2-year-old colt or gelding in 2012, Music of My Soul was a gate scratch in the Auburn…Trainer Jim Penney (He’s Not Bluffin) and owner R & R Warren LLC bid for another stakes upset in the Coca-Cola. They scored with Jebrica at $23.20 in the June 16 Budweiser Handicap…Charlie’s Paradise in 1996 is the last shipper to win the race.
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