3-YEAR-OLDS & UP, FILLIES AND MARES
19th RUNNING, JULY 6, 2014
ONE MILE IN STAKES RECORD 1:34.20
JOCKEY ROCCO BOWEN, STOPSHOPPINGDEBBIE, WINNER: “The gate was a little issue today and she tried to buck me off, but she’s so good, it didn’t matter. She didn’t break her best, but she sometimes does that when she’s toward the inside. I got into her a little bit after the break just to get her going early, but then I got her to settle really nicely on the backside. At the quarter-pole, I said ‘Let’s go mama’ and she just took off. She’s so versatile. She can win on the lead or off the pace. Nothing takes her off her game. I let out a little more of notch this time, but I still haven’t let them all out yet. The winning streak means a lot. As the wins go up, the pressure gets a little higher. I’m just going to try to do my part to keep it going.”
JOCKEY JUAN GUTIERREZ, GOIN TO THE WINDOW, SECOND: “I felt we were in a good spot the way the race set up. She wanted to run up the backside but I didn't want to hook two other stable mates that early. She made another big move with me on the turn, she tries all the time. What can you say? the winner is a super filly.”
NOTES: Stopshoppingdebbie (8-8-0-0-$211,273). . .The winning time broke Class Included’s stakes record of 1:34.48 set in 2012. . . With the victory, Stopshoppingdebbie tied the track record of seven consecutive stakes wins set by Ropersandwranglers in 1996-98. . .Northwest Farms (Jerre Paxton) is No. 1 all-time with 36 stakes wins at Emerald Downs. . .Trainer Tom Wenzel is now tied with Howard Belvoir for No. 5 all-time with 30 EmD stakes wins. . .Rocco Bowen has 12 stakes wins at Emerald Downs and nine aboard horses trained by Wenzel. . .The three Northwest Farms 4-year-old fillies have now swept the top three placings in six stakes at Emerald Downs. . .The $2.40 win payoff tied the lowest for a stakes in track history. . .Stopshoppingdebbie also had $56,710 of the $63,609 wagered to place. . .Next for older fillies and mares: $65,000 Emerald Distaff, 1 1/8 miles, Sunday, August 24.