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    Governor's Handicap-Press Kit
    5/19/2012

    $50,000 GOVERNOR’S HANDICAP
    73rd RUNNING-6-½ FURLONGS

    SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
    Track & World Record:
    1:13, Sabertooth (7), May 22, 2005
    Stakes Record: 1:13-4/5, Trooper Seven (4) (1980)

    Most Wins
    Horse: 4
    Handy N Bold (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003)
    Trainer: tie-4
    Charles Essex (Handy N Bold, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003)
    Howard Belvoir (Red Eye Express, 1974; Wasserman 2007 & 2008; Assessment, 2010)
    Jockey: tie-4
    Gary Baze (Red Eye Express, 1974; Trooper Seven, 1980-81; Chinook Pass, 1982)
    Chris Loseth (Travelling Victor, 1984, 1985; Bedside Promise, 1986; Lucky Baba, 1991)
    Gallyn Mitchell (The Wicklow Man, 1998; Salt Grinder, 2004; Assessment, 2010; Noosa Beach, 2011)Owner: 4
    Doris Orr (Handy N Bold, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003)
    Purse: 1st—$27,500-2nd—$10,000-3rd—$7,500-4th—$3,750-5th—$1,250

    Governor’s Handicap @ Emerald Downs (1996-2011)

    Favorites:
    6-for-16/Odds-On: 3-for-7
    Gate-to-Wire: 8-for-16
    Biggest $2 Win: $47.20, The Wicklow Man (1998)/Smallest $2 Win: $3.40, Noosa Beach (2011)Winner Bred In: Washington 7, British Columbia 5, California 2, Kentucky 2

    OWNERS HOMETOWNS

    1—Hollywood Harbor (8-5) One Horse Will Do Corp. (Jody Peetz, Issaquah, WA); Chris Stenslie, Enumclaw, WA

    2—Winning Machine (8) Fleur De Lis Stables (Raymond Kwik, Spokane, WA; Paul Goldberg, Westport, CN)

    3—Couldabenthewhisky (12) Friendship Stables (Bonnie Jenne, Auburn, WA), Longshot Racing (Andy Maib, Redmond, WA), Craig Fredrickson, Bainbridge Island, WA; Stan Fredrickson, Renton, WA

    4—Noosa Beach (EVEN) Jeff Harwood, Kent, WA.

    5—Jebrica (5) R & R Warren LLC (Ron & Rosalie Warren, Olympia, WA)

    LONGACRES MILE SERIES
    May 22: $50,000 Governor’s Handicap, 6-½ Furlongs
    June 17: $50,000 Budweiser Handicap, 1 Mile
    July 22: $50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile
    Aug. 19: $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3), 1Mile
    Sept. 9 $40,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic ® 1-1/16 Mile

    SUPER 6 HANDICAPPERS

    Joe Withee (EmD1): Hollywood Harbor, Noosa Beach, Jebrica—$11.80 (1-1—$11.80)
    Robert Geller (EmD2): Hollywood Harbor, Jebrica, Noosa Beach—$8.60 (1-1—$8.60)
    Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Hollywood Harbor, Noosa Beach, Jebrica—$6.40 (0-1—$6.40)
    Vic Cozzetti (Predictorsays.com): Noosa Beach, Hollywood Harbor, Jebrica—$15.60 (1-1—$15.60)
    Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Noosa Beach, Hollywood Harbor, Jebrica —$11.80 (1-1—$11.80)
    Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Noosa Beach, Winning Machine, Hollywood Harbor—$11.80 (1-1—$11.80)
    Consensus: tie-Noosa Beach (20) & Hollywood Harbor (20), Jebrica (6) —$11.80 (1-1—11.80)

    NOTES: All five entrants have won division championships at Emerald Downs, and four of the five also have also been named Washington champions. The exception is Kentucky-bred Winning Machine…Washington-breds have won six of the last seven Governor’s, including 2011 winner Noosa Beach, who bids to become the eighth multiple winner of the venerable race…Noosa Beach, No. 1 all-time with 11 stakes triumphs at Emerald Downs, can tie Firesweeper, L.J. Express, Miss Mackee & Sneakin Jake for third place all-time with 12 stakes wins at Washington tracks. Captain Condo & Flamme rank first and second with 16 and 13 stakes wins, respectively…Emerald Downs’ two all-time leading earners will be in action Sunday: Wasserman ($540,741) runs in the sixth, and Noosa Beach ($461,555) in the Governor’s…Hollywood Harbor comes off a world record 1:00.87 for 5-½ furlongs on April 22…Noosa Beach shares the track and state record of 1:07 for six furlongs, set May 16, 2010. -##-


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