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7/28/2013 - Del Rio Harbor Wins $50,000 Emerald Express

7/27/2013 - Emerald Downs Wrap-Saturday, July 27

7/26/2013 - Kirkland's Casino Caribbean to Simulcast EmD Races

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7/25/2013 - Emerald Downs News & Stable Notes-July 25

7/21/2013 - Mt. Rainier Handicap-Press Kit

7/21/2013 - Herbie D Romps in $50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap

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7/18/2013 - Washington Cup XI Features Six $50,000 Stakes

7/16/2013 - Mt. Rainier Handicap-Nominations

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    Mt. Rainier Handicap-Press Kit
    7/21/2013

    $50,000 MT. RAINIER HANDICAP
    SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013
    18th RUNNING, 3-YEAR-OLDS & UP, 1-1/16 MILE

    Track Record: 1:39 3/5, Kid Katabatic (5) 123 lbs, July 26, 1998
    Stakes Record:  1:40.77, Hudson Landing (5) 122, July 22, 2012
    Distance: 1-1/16 mile-2000, 2001, 2011, 2012 1 Mile-1996-1999 1-1/8 mile- 2002-2010

    Most Wins
    Horse:
    2-tie
    Poker Brad 2003-04; Flamethrowintexan 2005-06; Noosa Beach 2010-11
    Owner: 2-tie
    Quadrun Farms (Poker Brad, 2003-04),
    Grasshopper Stable (Flamethrowintexan, 2005-06), Jeff Harwood (Noosa Beach, 2010-11)
    Trainer: 2-tie
    Dave Forster (You’ve Got Action, 1998; Makors Mark, 2001),
    Tim McCanna (Poker Brad, 2003-04), Jim Penney (Flamethrowintexan, 2005-06),
    Doris Harwood (Noosa Beach, 2010-11)
    Jockey: 4
    Ricky Frazier (Moonlight Meeting, 2002; Poker Brad, 2004; Flamethrowintexan, 2006; Noosa Beach, 2010)

    Favorites: 10-for-17; Odds-on: 4-for-5
    Track: Fast all 17 runnings
    Largest $2 Win: $75, Timely Stitch, June 15, 1997; Smallest $2 Win: $2.60, Noosa Beach, July 24, 2011
    Average Field Size: 8.6 (Largest 12, 1996; Smallest 5, 2011)
    Gate-to-wire winners: Kid Katabatic (1999), Flamethrowintexan (2005-06), The Great Face (2007)
    Largest Win Margin: 5 ¾ lengths, Moonlight Meeting (2002)
    Smallest Win Margin: Head-tie (Timely Stitch, 1997; Bold Words, 2000; Chhaya Dance, 2008, Hudson Landing, 2012)
    Winner Bred: Kentucky 8, Washington 4, Florida 2, British Columbia 2, Ontario 1

    OWNERS HOMETOWNS
    1—Herbie D (3)  George Robbins, Cobble Hill, B.C.; Darcia Doman, Cowichan Bay, B.C.
    2—Jebrica (4)  R & R Warren LLC (Ron & Rosalie Warren, Olympia, WA)
    3—Winning Machine (5) Fleur De Lis Stables (Raymond Kwik, Spokane, WA; Paul Goldberg, Westport, CN)
    4—Hoist (5)  North American Thoroughbred Racing Co. (Glen Todd, Surrey, B.C.)
    5—Tres Borrachos (8-5) George Hicker, Bel Air, CA; Button Stable (Jimmy Taylor, Los Angeles, CA)
    6—Stryker Phd (10) Jim & Mona Hour, Bellevue, WA 

    LONGACRES MILE SERIES
    May 19-$50,000 Governor’s Handicap, 6 ½ Furlongs-Hoist ($8.40)-1:14.78-fast
    June 16-$50,000 Budweiser Handicap, 1 Mile-Jebrica ($23.20)-1:34.72-fast
    July 21-$50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap, 1-1/16 Mile
    Aug. 18-$200,000 Longacres Mile (G3), 1Mile
    Sept. 8-$50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic*, 1-1/16 Mile
    *Washington-bred

    SUPER 6 HANDICAPPERS
    Joe Withee (EmD1): Stryker Phd, Tres Borrachos, Winning Machine (2-11/$81.10)
    Robert Geller (EmD2): Stryker Phd, Hoist, Winning Machine (4-11/$93.20)
    Gary Dougherty (Horse Racing Seattle): Herbie D, Jebrica, Hoist (4-11/$89.60)
    Vic Cozzetti  (Predictorsays.com): Jebrica, Tres Borrachos, Winning Machine (4-11/$138.30)
    Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Tres Borrachos, Herbie D, Jebrica (3-11/$104.80)
    Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Tres Borrachos, Herbie D, Winning Machine (3-11/$107.40)
    Consensus: Tres Borrachos (14), Stryker Phd (10),  Herbie D (9 (4-11/$97.70)

    NOTES: Four shippers have won the Mt. Rainier Handicap—Hudson Landing (2012) and Bold Words (2000) from California, and Makors Mark (2001) and You’ve Got Action (1998) from Canada…Five of the last seven Longacres Mile winners had their final tune-up in the Mt. Rainier Handicap: Noosa Beach (2010), Assessment (2009), The Great Face (2007) and Flamethowintexan (2006) all swept the Mile & Mt. Rainier, and Wasserman was second in the Mt. Rainier and first in The Mile…2012 Longacres Mile winner Taylor Said had his final Mile prep in the B.C. Cup Classic…With $1,029,723 in earnings, Tres Borrachos joins the list of millionaires to compete at Emerald Downs: Awesome Gem, Budroyale, True Metropolitan, Classic Cat and Slew of Damascus…Favorites have won seven of the last eight runnings of this race…David Flores (Tres Borrachos) has 3,505 career wins and is 2-1-1 in six mounts at EmD—scoring wins in the 1996 Mile on Isitingood and in the 2011 Mile aboard Awesome GemAaron Gryder (Hoist) has 3,016 wins and is 3-1-0-1 at Emerald Downs, with the victory on Hoist in the May 19 Governor’s Handicap…Amadeo Perez (Herbie D) makes his EmD debut today. He was leading rider at Hastings Racecourse in 2012 with 95 wins…Gryder and Perez rank one-two in the 2013 Hastings jockeys’ standings, with Gryder holding a 36-32 edge through Saturday…Nominations for the 78th running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) and the $65,000 Emerald Distaff close Sunday, August 4.

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