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    Seattle Handicap-Press Kit
    5/31/2014

    $50,000 SEATTLE HANDICAP
    SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014
    3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, 17th RUNNING, 6 ½ FURLONGS

    Track & world record: 1:13, Sabertooth (7), May 22, 2005
    *Stakes record: tie-1:14 2/5, Youcant’takeme, May 11, 2003;
    1:14.58, Exclusive Diva, May 27, 2012; 1:14.41, Stopshoppingdebbie, May 26, 2013

    *Most Wins
    Trainer:
    3, Steve Bullock (Enduring Knight, 2000; Shandra Smiles, 2001; Sariano, 2004)  
    Jockey: 3-tie Gallyn Mitchell (Enduring Knight, 2000; Shandra Smiles, 2001;Diamond Dollars, 2006)
    Ricky Frazier (Sariano, 2004; Queenledo, 2005; Ladyledue, 2009)
    Owner: 3-tie, Northwest Farms LLC (Shampoo, 2007; Exclusive Diva, 2012, Stopshoppingdebbie, 2013)
    Largest winning margin: 10 lengths, Diamond Dollars (2006)
    Smallest winning margin: head, Enduring Knight (2000)
    Track condition: fast 15, sloppy 1
    Winner bred: Kentucky 11, Washington 4, Florida 1
    Gate-to-wire winners: 6-for-16
    Betting favorite: 7-for-16 (44%) Odds-on: 2-for-3 (67 percent)
    Avg. field size: 8.0 Largest: 10 (2000, 2007, 2009) Smallest: 5 (1999)
    Purse: 1st— $27,500-2nd—$10,000-3rd—$7,500-4th—$3,750-5th—$1,250
    *Statistics represented by Federal Way Handicap (1998-2010) & Seattle Handicap (2011-2013)

    OWNERS HOMETOWNS
    1—Belladiva (8)
       
    Jeff Cissell, Des Moines, WA
    2—Mylast Sweet Pea (12) 
    Bill & Betty Stiles, Sedro Woolley, WA; Valerie M Johnson, Lake Bay, WA
    3—Strawberry Dawn (8) 
    Sue & Tim Spooner, Olympia, WA 
    4—Chu and You (6) 
    Michael & Amy Feuerborn, Maple Valley, WA
    5—Just a Love (8) 
    Just Loving Life (Dan Lewis, Sammamish, WA; Paul Heist, Auburn, WA; David Hamilton, Renton, WA; Jim Penney, Edgewood, WA; Kay & Bryson Cooper, Edgewood, WA)
    6—City by the Bay (7-5) 
    Martin Bach, Danville, CA; Jack Owens, Modesto, CA
    7—Lotta Attitude (3) 
    John & Janene Maryanski, Auburn, WA; Riverbend Farm (Gail & Gerald Schneider, Auburn WA)
    8—Sunpenny (12) 
    Z Thoroughbred Racing Partners (Steve Zerda, Renton, WA)

    WASHINGTON OAKS SERIES
    June 1: $50,000 Seattle Handicap, 6 ½ Furlongs
    June 29: $50,000 Irish Day Handicap, 1 Mile
    July 19: $50,000 Kent Handicap, 1 1/16 Mile
    Aug. 9: $65,000 Washington Oaks, 1 1/8 Mile
    Sept. 7: $50,000 Comcast SportsNet Stakes (WA-bred) 1 Mile

    FAB 5 HANDICAPPERS
    Joe Withee (EmD1):
    Lotta Attitude, City by the Bay, Strawberry Dawn (1-3; $35.60)
    Robert Geller (EmD2):
    City by the Bay, Strawberry Dawn, Belladiva (1-3; $47.20)
    Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3):
    City by the Bay, Lotta Attitude, Belladiva (2-3; $34.40)
    Vic Cozzetti  (Predictorsays.com):
    City by the Bay, Chu and You, Lotta Attitude (1-3; $24.60)
    Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form):
    City by the Bay, Lotta Attitude, Strawberry Dawn (1-3; $23.80)
    Consensus:
    City by the Bay (22), Lotta Attitude (10), Strawberry Dawn (4) (1-3; $18.70)

    NOTES: The connections of City by the Bay—jockey Juan Hernandez and trainer Billy Morey—both make their first appearance at Emerald Downs. A 22-year-old native of Vera Cruz, Mexico, Hernandez currently ranks second at Golden Gate Fields with 93 wins and since 2010 has racked up 678 wins in Northern California—second only to Russell Baze. Morey, a 40-year-old native of Redwood City, Calif., currently ranks second with 28 wins at Golden Gate and has finished in the top five the last 20 consecutive meetings in Northern California. The son of trainer Bill Morey Jr. (Bold Chieftain, Dixie Dot Com), Billy Morey has 1,298 career wins, and his 2008 training title at Golden Gate Fields ended a streak of 32 straight GG titles for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. . .The 16 winners of this race have a combined record of 76 wins in 166 starts @ EmD, including Stopshoppingdebbie (6-6-0-0) Ladyledue (7-6-0-0), Youcant’takeme (6-5-0-0) Exclusive Diva (14-7-3-1), Class Included (12-7-5-0), Shampoo (15-7-3-2), Mishill (6-4-1-0), Diamond Dollars (5-3-1-0), Queenledo (16-7-6-0).
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