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    Budweiser Handicap-Press Kit
    6/14/2014

    $50,000 BUDWEISER HANDICAP
    SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014
    19th RUNNING, 3-YEAR-OLDS & UP, ONE MILE

    Track Record: 1:33: Sky Jack (7), Aug. 24, 2003
    Stakes Record: (tie)-1:34 1/5, Westsideclyde, (5) 2007, R. Associate (6), 2006
    Largest Winning Margin: 9 ¼ lengths, Noosa Beach (2010)
    Smallest Winning Margin: nose, Final Act (1996)

    Most Wins
    Horse:
    tie-2 Kid Katabatic (1998 & 2000); Noosa Beach (2010-11)
    Trainer: 3, Doris Harwood (Thetruthisoutthere, 1999; Noosa Beach, 2010-11)
    Jockey: tie-3 Gary Baze (Kid Katabatic, 2000, Makors Mark, 2001, Mr. Makah, 2005)
    Gallyn Mitchell (Turban 2003, Assessment 2009, Noosa Beach 2011)
    Owner: tie-2 S. & K. Ferguson/M. & L. Russell (Kid Katabatic, 1998, 2000)
    Jeff Harwood (Noosa Beach 2010-2011)
    Largest $2 Win: $58.20, R. Associate (2006)
    Smallest $2 Win: $2.60, Kid Katabatic (1998)
    Winner Bred: Kentucky 7, Washington 7, California 2, British Columbia 2
    Favorites: 6-for-18 (33%)
    Gate-to-Wire Winners: 5-for-18
    Track: fast 15, wet-fast 2, sloppy 1
    Purse: 1st—$27,500-2nd—$10,000-3rd—$7,500-4th—$3,750-5th—$1,250

    OWNERS HOMETOWNS
    1—Why Not Be Perfect (5). . .J. C. Racing Stable (John & Christine Sanguinetti,
    Los Altos, CA)
    2—Dontmesswithkitten (15). . .Henry Leong, Seattle, WA; Daniel Lew, Seattle, WA
    3—Jebrica (9-2). . .R & R Warren LLC (Ron & Rosalie Warren, Olympia, WA)
    4—Mike Man’s Gold (20). . .Swag Stables (Keith Swagerty, Auburn, WA)
    Gallo Stables (William Gallo, Jericho, NY)
    5—Hudson Landing (7-2). . .Chappell Alpine Farms LLC (Jared Chappell, Alpine, UT)
    6—Mr. Bowling (5). . .Dr. Mark Dedomenico, Redmond, WA;
    North American Thoroughbred Racing Company Inc. (Glen Todd, Surrey, BC)
    7—Twistgrips (12). . .Gordon Christoff, Tsawwassen, BC
    8—Shooting Jacket (20). . .Swift Thoroughbreds Inc. (Mark & Naudia Mache,    Vancouver, BC; Horatio & Jacqueline Kemeny, Vancouver, BC)
    9—Stryker Phd (4). . .Jim & Mona Hour, Bellevue, WA 
    10—Pepnic (6). . .David Taylor Jr., Seattle, WA; Shawn Taylor, Seattle, WA

    LONGACRES MILE SERIES
    May 18-$50,000 Governor’s Handicap, 6 ½ Furlongs, Why Not Be Perfect ($59.80), 1:13.72
    June 15-$50,000 Budweiser Handicap, 1 Mile
    July 20-$50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile
    Aug. 24-$200,000 Longacres Mile (G3), 1Mile
    Sept. 7-$50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic (Washington Bred) 1-1/16 Mile

    FAB 5 HANDICAPPERS
    Joe Withee
    (EmD1): Hudson Landing, Why Not Be Perfect, Mr. Bowling (2-5; $51.00)
    Robert Geller (EmD2): Stryker Phd, Jebrica, Hudson Landing (3-5; $71.90)
    Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Why Not Be Perfect, Hudson Landing, Stryker Phd (4-5; $59.10)
    Vic Cozzetti  (Predictorsays.com): Mr. Bowling, Why Not Be Perfect, Jebrica (3-5; $53.70)
    Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Hudson Landing, Jebrica, Stryker Phd (3-5; $38.90)
    Consensus: Hudson Landing (13), Why Not Be Perfect (9), Styker Phd (7) (3-5; $53.60)

    NOTES: In the last 11 runnings, Noosa Beach in 2010 is the only gate-to-wire winner. . .Defending champion Jebrica could join Noosa Beach (2010-11) as horses with back-to-back Budweiser wins. Kid Katabatic (1997, 1999) also won the race twice. . .Two top contenders—Hudson Landing and Why Not Be Perfect—both were claimed in California. Claimed for $50,000 on Feb. 25, 2012, Hudson Landing is 21-5-2-7 with three stakes wins and $352,818 in earnings. Claimed for $40,000 Oct. 28, 2012, Why Not Be Perfect is 12-5-1-1 with four stake wins and $141,182 in earnings. . .Today’s 10-horse field is the largest since the 2007 Bud, when Westsideclyde prevailed by 1 ½ lengths in a stakes-record tying 1:34.20. Ironically, The Great Face hesitated at the break and finished last in the 2007 Budweiser, but rebound with wins in the Mt. Rainier Handicap and Longacres Mile, and was 2007 Horse of the Meeting. Wasserman, fifth in the 2008 Budweiser, went on to win the 2008 Longacres Mile. . .Trainer Doris Harwood has a record three wins in the Bud, but Larry and Sharon Ross (Stryker Phd) have a combined three wins—Final Act (1996), Funny Tale (1997) and Secret Launch (2002).
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