18th RUNNING, JULY 28, 2013
6 FURLONGS IN 1:10.75
JOCKEY ROCCO BOWEN, DEL RIO HARBOR, WINNER: “Doris (Harwood) told me ‘I’ll leave it all in your hands’ and that’s the best instructions for a jockey. It helped having the pace competition on the outside of me, but I still had to ride a smart race. It was just a two-horse race at the head of the lane and I was able to get it done.”
JOCKEY JUAN GUTIERREZ, STIKINE SLOUGH, 9-TO-5 FAVORITE, LAST: “He broke OK, but down the backstretch a horse came in front of him. We got going again but at the three-eighths pole we had more traffic block us. He’s a nice colt but with a trip like that, nothing good can happen.”
NOTES: Del Rio Harbor (3-2-0-0-$35,013)…Del Rio Harbor (Harbor the Gold-Bahati) is a full brother to 2010 Washington State Champion 2-Year-Old Couldabenthewhisky…Trainer Doris Harwood has two stakes wins this seasons and ranks No. 1 all-time with 58 stakes wins @ Emerald Downs…Jockey Rocco Bowen ranks No. 1 this season with four stakes wins and has seven stakes wins all-time at Emerald Downs…Former Seattle Seahawk Mike Tice served as honorary steward for the Emerald Express…Next for 2-year-old colts & geldings: $50,000 WTBOA Lads Stakes, 6 ½ furlongs, Saturday, August 17.