$50,000 WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATORS STAKES
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
17th RUNNING, 6-½ FURLONGS
Track-State-World Record: 1:13 Sabertooth (7), May 22, 2005
Stakes Record: 1:14 3/5—Gadget Queen (5), June 7, 2009
Most Wins—Horse: 1, 16 tied
Most Wins—Jockey: 3, Ricky Frazier (A Classic Life, 2006; She’s All Silk, 2007; Gadget Queen, 2009)
Most Wins—Trainer: 1, 16 tied
Most Wins—Owner: 2, Seawind Stables* (1996-97); Dennis Ward* (1996, 1999) *includes co-ownership
*Race was for 3-year-old colts and geldings prior to 2000
1—Sweet Nellie Brown (6) James & Zola Proffitt, Tacoma, Wash.
2—Playful Argument (8) Robert A. Clary, Shelby, Mont.
3—Class Included (8-5) Michael & Amy Feuerborn, Maple Valley, Wash.
4—E Z Kitty (8) Tige Too Racing Stable (H.R. & Nancy Gibson, Kent, Wash.)
5—Rewritten (6) Ron Crockett Inc. (Ron Crockett, Seattle, Wash.)
6—Special Holiday (5) David P. Taylor, Seattle, Wash.
7—Elusive Noise (7-2) Northwest Farms LLC (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, Wash.) & Debbie Paxton, Yakima, Wash.
8—Stephanie Plum (20) H.R. (Pat) Mullens, Tacoma, Wash., R.A. Larson, Snohomish, Wash. & Ed Zenker, Tacoma, Wash.
3 & Up Fillies & Mares @ Emerald Downs
May 13: $50,000 Hastings Handicap, 6 Furlongs—Class Included—6F in 1:09.17—$3.20 (1-5)
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 (EmD-1)—Special Holiday, Class Included, Elusive Noise—(1-4—$46.10)
Robert Geller (EmD-2)—Special Holiday, Playful Argument, Sweet Nellie Brown—(0-4—$41.90)
Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle)—Class Included, Playful Argument, Sweet Nellie Brown—(1-4—$35.70)
Vic Cozzetti (Predictorsays.com)—Class Included, Special Holiday, Elusive Noise—(2-4—$51.70)
Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form)—E Z Kitty, Class Included, Special Holiday—(2-4—$53.90)
Jacob Pollowitz (EmD-3)—Class Included, E Z Kitty, Special Holiday—(2-4—$58.30)
Consensus—Class Included (19), Special Holiday (14), E Z Kitty (7)—(2-4—40.90)
NOTES—The Washington State Legislators Stakes is the final sprint stakes for older fillies and mares…Class Included bids to become the first horse since Marva Jean in 2005 to sweep the Hastings & Washington State Legislators Stakes in the same season. The Include filly’s rider Juan Gutierrez has won 5-of-the-last-8 stakes races at Emerald Downs, dating back to his three stakes wins last September on Washington Cup Day. A win by Class Included or Sweet Nellie Brown would move trainer Jim Penney into a second-place tie with Bud Klokstad with 43 stakes wins at Emerald Downs…Trainer Doris Harwood was the last trainer to complete an exacta in an Emerald Downs’ stakes race, when Noosa Beach finished one-length ahead of then-stablemate Winning Machine in the 2010 Seattle Handicap…Ema Bovary in 2003 was the last favorite to win the Washington State Legislators Stakes. In fact, favorites have only won this race twice in 16 years…Rewritten, who makes her 2012 debut, finished a fast-closing second to Summers Peace in last year’s Washington State Legislators stakes at 16-to-1…Leonel Camacho-Flores and E Z Kitty combined to notch their first-ever stakes win last September in the John and Kitty Fletcher Stakes on Washington Cup Day.