August 2014
8/31/2014 - Bank of America EmD Chmp Chlg-Press Kit

8/31/2014 - Washington Cup XII-Nominations

8/31/2014 - B of A EmD Championship Challenge-Quotes

8/31/2014 - Chicks Special Angel Romps in Bank of America

8/30/2014 - Emerald Downs Wrap-Saturday, August 30

8/30/2014 - Win, Place Show This Weekend

8/28/2014 - Emerald Downs News & Stable Notes-Thu Aug 28

8/24/2014 - Longacres Mile(G3)/Emerald Distaff-Quotes

8/24/2014 - Stryker Phd Awesome in $200,000 Longacres Mile

8/24/2014 - Unbeaten Stopshoppingdebbie Prevails in EmD Distaff

8/24/2014 - Emerald Distaff-Press Kit

8/24/2014 - Longacres Mile-Press Kit

8/23/2014 - The Press Box Podcast (Longacres Mile/ Distaff)

8/23/2014 - Emerald Downs Wrap-Saturday, August 23

8/22/2014 - Emerald Downs Wrap-Friday, August 22

8/22/2014 - Longacres Mile Trainer Interviews

8/21/2014 - Longacres Mile Notes-Thursday, Aug. 21

8/20/2014 - Longacres Mile/Emerald Distaff-entries

8/17/2014 - The Press Box Podcast (Shinpoch Archive)

8/17/2014 - Barbara Shinpoch-Quotes

8/17/2014 - Pippa Bou Peep Prevails in Shinpoch Stakes

8/17/2014 - Barbara Shinpoch Stakes-Press Kit

8/16/2014 - Longacres Mile/Emerald Distaff-Weights

8/16/2014 - WTBOA Lads-Quotes

8/16/2014 - WTBOA Lads Stakes-Press Kit

8/16/2014 - Trackattacker Dominates Lads Stakes!

8/15/2014 - Emerald Downs Wrap-Friday, August 15

8/14/2014 - Emerald Downs News&Stable Notes-Thu Aug 14

8/13/2014 - $65,000 Emerald Distaff-Nominations

8/10/2014 - Emerald Downs Derby-Quotes

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8/10/2014 - The Press Box Podcast (Derby Archive)

8/10/2014 - Mebossman Wins a Derby Thriller

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    Washington Oaks-Press Kit
    8/8/2014

    $65,000 WASHINGTON OAKS
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014
    35th RUNNING, 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, 1 1/8 MILES

    Track Record: 1:45 2/5, Flying Notes (3), Sept. 2, 2002
    Stakes Record: 1:47 1/5, Flirtacious Girl, August 21,1999

    Statistics from 1996-2013 @ EmD

    Most Wins
    Trainer:
    3, Grant Forster (Youcan’ttakeme, 2003; Bianconi Baby, 2004; A Classic Life, 2005)
    Owner: 2-tie,
    Michael and Amy Feuerborn (A Classic Life, 2005; Class Included, 2011)
    Northwest Farms (Elusive Horizon, 2008; Stopshoppingdebbie, 2013)
    Jockey: 3-tie
    Ricky Frazier (A Classic Life, 2005; She’s All Silk, 2006; Zenovit, 2010)
    Gary Baze (Crossatyourownrisk, 2000; Graceful Cat, 2001; Youcan’ttakeme, 2003)

    Largest Winning Margin: 9 ½ lengths, Flirtacious Girl, August 21, 1999
    Smallest winning margin: head, She’s All Silk (August 19, 2006)
    Track: fast 16, wet-fast 1, sloppy 1
    Favorites: 6-for-18; Odds-on: 6-for-13
    Gate-to-wire: 8-for-18
    Largest $2 Win: $23.60, Rivoltella, August 18,2007
    Smallest $2 Win: $2.80-tie, Youcan’ttakeme (2003),
    No Flies On Doodle (2009), Stopshoppingdebbie (2013)
    Winner bred: Kentucky 10, Washington 6, Florida 1,Maryland 1

    OWNERS HOMETOWNS
    1—Cheeky Stone (8)  Karen & Mickey Taylor, Yakima, WA
    2—Champagne Gal (7-2) Shelley Bancroft, Vancouver, B.C.
    3—Papa’s Flashy Girl (6) Patrick McGhee, Prescott, AZ; Mike Strickland, Auburn, WA;
    Saratoga West (Jeff Metz, San Dimas, CA); 
    4—Quiet Wisdom (12) Valerie M. Johnson, Lake Bay, WA; John Zervos, Sequim, WA
    5—Mylast Sweet Pea (3) Bill & Betty Stiles, Sedro Woolley, WA; Valerie M Johnson, Lake Bay, WA
    6—Sunpenny (8) Z Thoroughbred Racing Partners (Steve Zerda, Renton, WA)
    7—Lady Fifty Two (2) Dr. Mark Dedomenico, Redmond, WA; Jerry Hollendorfer, Richmond, CA; 
    George Todaro, Seattle, WA 

    WASHINGTON OAKS SERIES
    June 1: $50,000 Seattle Handicap, 6 ½ Furlongs, City by the Bay ($3.60) 1:14.76
    June 29: $50,000 Irish Day Handicap, 1 Mile, Find Your Spot ($7.20) 1:35.78
    July 19: $50,000 Kent Handicap, 1 1/16 Mile, Ole’s Miss ($3.60) 1:41.46
    Aug. 9: $65,000 Washington Oaks, 1 1/8 Mile
    Sept. 7: $50,000 Comcast SportsNet Stakes (WA-bred) 1 Mile

    FAB 5 HANDICAPPERS
    Joe Withee
    (EmD1): Mylast Sweet Pea, Cheeky Stone, Lady Fifty Two (6-14; $114.40)
    Robert Geller (EmD2): Mylast Sweet Pea, Papa’s Flashy Girl, Cheeky Stone (10-14; $165.30)
    Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Mylast Sweet Pea, Lady Fifty Two, Papa’s Flashy Girl(10-14; $131.30)
    Vic Cozzetti  (Predictorsays.com): Mylast Sweet Pea, Lady Fifty Two, Champagne Gal (4-14; $117.10)
    Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Mylast Sweet Pea, Lady Fifty Two, Champagne Gal (6-14; $114.10)
    Consensus: Mylast Sweet Pea (25), Lady Fifty Two (7) Papa’s Flashy Girl (3) (9-14; $127.00)

    NOTES: The 3-year-old filly division has produced three different winners in as many races, none of whom are entered in the Washignton Oaks. It’s a totally different scenario from last year when Stopshoppingdebbie swept the four-race series for sophomore fillies. . .Lady Fifty Two co-owner George Todaro scored the biggest upset in a Washington Oaks at Emerald Downs as Rivoltella shipped in from Del Mar and notched a $23.60 victory in 2007. . .Speaking of Lady Fifty Two, only three of 18 Oaks winners at Emerald Downs were coming out of a sprint race: Capilano (1997), Erica’s Smile (2002) and Zenovit (2010). Erica’s Smile, like Lady Fifty Two, had never raced beyond six furlongs and came to Emerald Downs off a two-length victory in the Fairfield Stakes at Solano. The result was a three-length gate-to-wire victory in 1:49.60. . .Alex Bisono (Champagne Gal) is currently fifth in the jockeys’ standings at Hastings Racecourse with an 18-for-134 mark thru Friday. This is his first mount at Emerald Downs. . .Champagne Gal would be the second straight Hastings shipper to win a 3YOF race at Emerald Downs, after Ole’s Miss edged Mylast Sweet Pea by a neck in the Kent Handicap. . .Leslie Mawing (Lady Fifty Two) is the leading stakes rider this season with a 6-1-0 mark in 11 mounts, and has won four of the last five stakes including a win on Ole’s Miss in the Kent Handicap, . .Rocco Bowen (Quiet Wisdom) ranks second with three stakes wins (all on Stopshoppingdebbie) and five jockeys are tied for third with one stakes win apiece. . .Mylast Sweet Pea could follow the pattern set by Class Included (2011) and She’s All Silk (2006), who finished second in the Kent before winning the Oaks. . .Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer (Lady Fifty Two) is 7-for-51 lifetime at Emerald Downs with six stakes wins, but is 4-0-0-1 in the Washington Oaks.
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