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    Hastings Handicap-Press Kit
    5/12/2012

    $50,000 HASTINGS HANDICAP
    17th RUNNING-6 FURLONGS
    SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012

    Track Record: 1:07, Atta Boy Roy (4), Sept. 13, 2009 & Noosa Beach (4), May 16, 2010
    Stakes Record: 1:08-1/5, No Flies On Doodle, May 2, 2010

    Most Wins
    Horse: 1, 16-way tie
    Jockey: 3, Gallyn Mitchell (Fleet Pacific, 2001; Dinner At Arlene’s, 2007, No Flies On Doodle, 2010)
    Trainer: 2, Bud Klokstad (Ropersandwranglers, 1996; Neon Queen, 2002)
    Owner: 2, Northwest Farms (Lasting Code, 2004; Dinner At Arlene’s, 2007)
    Favorites: 7-for-16
    Winner Bred In: Washington 9, Kentucky 4, California 2, Chile 1

    Purse: 1st—$27,500-2nd—$10,000-3rd—$7,500-4th—$3,750-5th—$1,250

    Owners Hometowns
    1—Class Included (7-5) 
    Michael & Amy Feuerborn, Maple Valley, WA
    2—Carrabelle Harbor (6) Bar C Racing Stable (Pam & Ken Christopherson, Hermiston, ORE) Desert Rose Racing LLC (D.H. Walker, Kennewick, WA)
    3—The Gang and I (10) Homestretch Farms (Jim Penney, Kay Cooper, Jack & Jill Fabulich, Edgewood, WA) & Ellen Follett, Renton, WA
    4—Elusive Noise (7-2) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA) & Debbie Paxton, Yakima, WA
    5—Special Holiday (2) David P. Taylor, Seattle, WA

    3 & Up Fillies & Mares @ Emerald Downs
    May 13: $50,000 Hastings Handicap, 6 Furlongs
    June 10: $50,000 WA State Legislators Stakes, 6-½ Furlongs
    July 8: $50,000 Boeing Handicap, 1Mile
    Aug. 19: $65,000 Emerald Distaff, 1-1/8 Miles
    Sept. 9: $35,000 Belle Roberts ®, 1-1/16 Miles

    SUPER 6 HANDICAPPERS
    Joe Withee (EmD1): Class Included, Special Holiday, Elusive Noise
    Robert Geller (EmD2): Special Holiday, Class Included, Elusive Noise
    Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): The Gang and I, Class Included, Elusive Noise
    Vic Cozzetti (Predictorsays.com): Class Included, Elusive Noise, Special Holiday
    Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Class Included, Special Holiday, Elusive Noise
    Jacob Pollowitz* (EmD3): Class Included, Special Holiday, Elusive Noise
    Consensus: Class Included (22), Special Holiday (12), Elusive Noise (6)
    2011 Champions: Wins-Cozzetti (9) Accrued $: Geller ($325.40) *Expansion franchise

    NOTES: This race features several of the track’s all-time leaders in stakes victories. Gallyn Mitchell (Elusive Noise) ranks No. 1 among jockeys with 74 stakes wins, Northwest Farms (Elusive Noise) is No.1 among owners with 27 stakes wins and Doris Harwood (Carrabelle Harbor) leads trainers with 54 stakes wins…Washington-breds have won the last three runnings of the Hastings—You Me and Ema B, No Flies On Doodle and Clair AnnetteMichael & Amy Feuerborn (Class Included) topped owners in 2011 Emerald Downs earnings ($236,931) and stakes wins (4)…In 2011, Class Included was voted Top 3-Year-old Filly at Emerald Downs and Champion 3-Year-Old Filly (open) in British Columbia…Speed has been dominant in the Hastings, including eight gate-to-wire winners in 16 runnings. You Me and Ema B (2011) and No Flies On Doodle (2010) were both second after a quarter-mile before winning the race. The last 12 winners all led at the stretch call; the last winner not to lead at the eighth-pole was Philamina Halfmoon in 1999. In that race, Cocktails Anyone led into the stretch but clipped heels, fell and did not finish…Ema Bovary, the 2003 Hastings winner, was a proud mama Saturday as first-time starter Reliable Ema (a Kentucky-bred by Smarty Jones-Ema Bovary) prevailed in the fourth race…You Me and Ema B, the 5-year-old mare named after Ema Bovary, might have been favored in today’s race, but Emerald Downs’ Top Older Filly or Mare of 2011 worked three furlongs in :35-4/5 on May 7 and might be race-ready when older fillies and mares reconvene June 10 for the $50,000 Washington State Legislators Stakes.

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