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    Emerald Derby-Press Kit
    8/11/2013

    $65,000 EMERALD DOWNS DERBY
    SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013
    76th RUNNING, 3-YEAR OLDS, 1 1/8 MILES

    Track & Stakes Record: 1:45 2/5, Flying Notes (3), September 2, 2002

    Most Wins
    Trainer:
    3, Jim Penney, Frank Brewster, Glen Williams, Robert Meeking, Bill McMeans & Bud Klokstad
    Jockey: 3, Lennie Knowles, Joe Baze, Pedro Alvarado & Ricky Frazier
    Owner: 2, Dorothy Brewster & Dino Lozzi

    Statistics (1996-2012 @ EmD)
    Track condition:
    Fast every year except 2009 (wet fast), winner Winning Machine
    Favorites: 2-for-17; Odds-on: 0-for-2
    Largest $2 Win: $23, Jebrica, 2011
    Smallest $2 Win: $4.20, Gallon, 2008
    Average Field Size: 8.4 (largest 12, 2005, 2006; smallest 6, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2012)
    Gate-to-wire winners:
    You’ve Got Action, 1997; Flying Notes, 2002; Saratoga Boot, 2010; Makors Finale, 2012
    Smallest Win Margin: head, Winning Machine, 2009
    Largest Win Margin: 11-¼ lengths, Flying Notes, 2002
    Winner bred: Kentucky 7, Washington 5, British Columbia 2, Arkansas 1, Florida 1, Maryland 1

    OWNERS HOMETOWNS
    1—Worldventurer (5-2)   Peter Redekop, BC Ltd. (Peter Redekop, Langley, BC)
    2—Mike Man’s Gold (4) Swag Stables (Keith Swagerty, Auburn, WA)
    Gallo Stables (William Gallo, Jericho, NY)
    3—Finallygotabentley (7-2) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA)
    Debbie Paxton, Yakima, WA
    4—Valiant Flame (12) R.E.V. Racing LLC (Roy Schaefer, Port Orchard, WA)
    5—Music of My Soul (8-5)  Elttaes Stable (Ken Alhadeff, Seattle, WA)
    6—Botch (15)   Luigi DiPietro, Seattle, WA; Diana DiPietro, Tukwila, WA

    EMERALD DERBY SERIES
    June 2: 50,000 Auburn Handicap, 6 ½ F-Finallygotabentley ($13.40), 1:15.28
    June 23: $50,000 Coca-Cola Handicap, 1M-Music of My Soul ($7), 1:35.07
    July 14: $50,000 Seattle Slew Handicap, 1-1/16 M-Mike Man’s Gold ($38.80), 1:42.92
    Aug. 11: $65,000 Emerald Derby, 1-1/8 Mile
    Sept. 8: $50,000 Chinook Pass Stakes* (WA-bred), 1M
    *Sponsored by Jim Beam

    SUPER 6 HANDICAPPERS
    Joe Withee
    (EmD1): Music of My Soul, Worldventurer, Finallygotabentley (2-14/$101.30)
    Robert Geller (EmD2): Worldventurer, Botch, Music of My Soul (4-14/$105.60)
    Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Music of My Soul, Worldventurer, Finallygotabentley (5-14/$110.40)
    Vic Cozzetti (Predictorsays.com): Music of My Soul, Worldventurer, Finallygotabentley (4-14/$154.10)
    Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Finallygotabentley, Music of My Soul, Worldventurer (4-14/$132.60)
    Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Music of My Soul, Worldventurer, Finallygotabentley  (4-14/$131.80)
    Consensus:  Music of My Soul (23), Worldventurer (14), Finallygotabentley (9) (4-14/$121.90)

    NOTES: A victory by Finallygotabentley, Music of My Soul or Mike Man’s Gold would likely clinch honors as Emerald Downs’ champion 3-year-old male…In fact, the last eight Emerald Derby winners have been selected Top 3-Year-Old Male @ EmD…Favorites are a lowly 2-for-17 in the Emerald Derby. Gallon in 2008 is the last winning favorite, and that was via DQ…Alexandersrun in 2005 is the lone favorite to cross the finish line first in the Emerald Derby…Not including Stopshoppingdebbie (4-for-4) betting favorites are 1-for-11 in stakes at the current meet, and 0-for-3 in the 3-year-old colts & geldings division…Two recent Derby winners—Winning Machine (2009) and Jebrica (2011)—are expected to start in the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) on Sunday, August 18…Doris Harwood (Music of My Soul) ranks No. 1 all-time with 58 stakes wins @ EmD, but Tom Wenzel (Finallygotbentley) is No. 1 this year with six stakes wins including a four-race sweep of the Washington Oaks series by Northwest Farms’ Stopshoppingdebbie…Worldventurer would be the first Texas-bred to win the Derby @ EmD, but the gray gelding fits a trend: since 2003, Emerald Derby winners include an Arkansas-bred, a Florida-bred, a Maryland–bred, a British Columbia-bred, three Kentucky-breds and three Washington-breds.
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