WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATORS STAKES
3-YEAR-OLDS & UP, FILLIES AND MARES
19th RUNNING, JUNE 8, 2014
6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:14.20
JOCKEY ROCCO BOWEN, STOPSHOPPINGDEBBIE, WINNER: “She had a lot more horse than it looked like. She didn’t get home by a big margin, but she had a lot more horse left. With these types of horses you don’t need to win by 10. She’s got a heart of a champion, a heart of a lion, and a heart of a colt.”
JOCKEY JUAN GUTIERREZ, GOIN TO THE WINDOW, SECOND: “Next time we're going to beat (Stopshoppingdebbie). My filly ran huge. She relaxed early and finished great. I'm full of confidence with her. For a second, at the three-sixteenths-pole, I thought we had her. It's just not easy to beat a horse that good. Next stake is a mile and that'll be good for my filly."
NOTES: Stopshoppingdebbie (7-7-0-0-$183,773). . .The winning time of 1:14.20 broke the stakes record of 1:14 3/5 and 1:14.61 shared by Gadget Queen (2009) and E Z Kitty (2012). . .At 7-for-7, Stopshoppingdebbie has the most wins by any undefeated horse in North America. . .She also is the 10th horse to win at least six stakes at Emerald Downs. . .With Goin to the Window finishing second and Blueberry Smoothie third, it is the fifth time the three Northwest Farms fillies have finished one-two-three in an Emerald Downs stakes. . .Northwest Farms (Jerre Paxton) is No. 1 all-time with 35 stakes wins at Emerald Downs. . .Tom Wenzel is now tied with Frank Lucarelli for No. 6 all-time with 29 EmD stakes wins, and is the first trainer to win this stakes twice; he won with Exclusive Diva in 2012. . .Rocco Bowen has 11 stakes wins at EmD and is a combined 8-for-14 with Wenzel in stakes races. . .Next for older fillies or mares: $50,000 Boeing Handicap, one mile, Sunday, July 6.