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    Seattle Slew Handicap-Press Kit
    7/14/2013

    $50,000 SEATTLE SLEW HANDICAP
    SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013
    37th RUNNING, 3-YEAR OLDS, 1-1/16 MILES

    Track & State Record:
    1:39 3/5, Kid Katabatic (5), July 26, 1998
    Stakes Record: 1:41, Peaceful Reign, August 2, 2009

    Most Wins
    Trainer:
    3, Bud Klokstad (I.M. Bzy, 1998; Jumron Won, 2001; Flying Notes, 2002)
    Jockey: 4, Gallyn Mitchell (Prefabricate, 1994; Cromarty Bay, 1995; Jumron Won, 2001, Peaceful Reign, 2009)
    Owner: 1, 36 tied

    The following statistics are from 1996-2012 at Emerald Downs
    Track Condition:
    fast 16, wet-fast 1
    Favorites: 6-for-17; Odds-on Favorites: 2-for-2
    Largest $2 Win: $52.40, Exclusive Eagle, 2006;
    Smallest $2 Win: $2.80, Name for Norm, 1997; Jumron Won, 2001
    Average Field Size: 9.0 (largest 12, 2011; smallest 5, 2001)
    Gate-to-wire winners: 5
    Smallest Win Margin: head, Italian Boy, 2012; Newfound Man, 2010; Stratoplan, 2003
    Largest Win Margin: 5 lengths, Flying Notes, 2002
    Winner Bred: Washington 10, Kentucky 4, Florida 2, British Columbia 1
     Purse: $50,000 1st—$27,500 2nd—$10,000 3rd—$7,500 4th—$3,750 5th—$1,250

    OWNERS HOMETOWNS
    1—Mike Man’s Gold (5) Swag Stables (Keith Swagerty, Auburn, WA)
    Gallo Stables (William Gallo, Jericho, NY)
    2—Valiant Flame (8) R.E.V. Racing LLC (Roy Schaefer, Port Orchard, WA)
    3—Worldventurer (5-2)   Peter Redekop, BC Ltd. (Peter Redekop, Langley, BC)
    4—Music of My Soul (7-5)  Elttaes Stable (Ken Alhadeff, Seattle, WA)
    5—Finallygotabentley (9-2) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA)
    Debbie Paxton, Yakima, WA
    6—Bound to Win (15)  Cliff Balcom, Moxee, WA

    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, 1 Mile-Music of My Soul ($7), 1:35.07
    July 14: $50,000 Seattle Slew Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile
    Aug. 11: $65,000 Emerald Downs Derby, 1-1/8 Mile
    Sept. 8: $50,000 Chinook Pass Stakes* (WA-bred), One Mile
    *Sponsored by Jim Beam

    Super 6 Handicappers
    Joe Withee
    (EmD1): Valiant Flame, Music of My Soul, Worldventurer (1-9/$68.50)
    Robert Geller (EmD2): Worldventurer, Valiant Flame, Music of My Soul (3-9/$81.80)
    Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Music of My Soul, Valiant Flame, Worldventurer (3-9/$75.60)
    Vic Cozzetti  (Predictorsays.com): Music of My Soul, Worldventurer, Finallygotabentley (3-9/$124.30)
    Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Worldventurer, Music of My Soul, Mike Man’s Gold (2-9/$87.00)
    Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Music of My Soul, Worldventurer, Valiant Flame (2-9/$90.60)
    Consensus: Music of My Soul 20, Worldventurer 16, Valiant Flame 10 (3-9/$83.70)

    NOTES: Alexandersrun in 2005 was the last favorite to win the Seattle Slew Handicap…Makors Finale finished fourth as the 9-to-5 favorite in 2012, the only defeat of the season for the track’s champion 3-Year-Old and Washington-bred…Trainer Blaine Wright (Worldventurer) is 2-1-0 the last three years in this race, winning with Newfound Man ($7.60) in 2010 and Zayda ($13.20) in 2011, and missing by a head with D’honorable One in 2012…Trainer Doris Harwood (Music of My Soul) is No. 1 all-time with 57 stakes wins at Emerald Downs…The last two runnings offered a sharp contrast as Italian Boy led gate-to-wire in 2012, after Zayda rallied from 12th in 2011…Juan Gutierrez (Finallygotabentley), Isaias Enriquez (Music of My Soul) and Rocco Bowen are tied for first with two stakes wins apiece in 20-13.
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