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    Irish Day Handicap-Press Kit
    6/29/2014

    $50,000 IRISH DAY HANDICAP
    SUNDAY, JUNE 29
    3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, ONE MILE, 19th RUNNING

    Track Record:
    1:33, Sky Jack (7), Aug. 24, 2003
    Stakes Record: 1:34.74, Stopshoppingdebbie, June 23, 2013

    Most Wins

    Trainer:
    3
    Tom Wenzel (Elusive Noise, 2011; Exclusive Diva, 2012, Stopshoppingdebbie, 2013)

    Jockey:
    3, tie
    Ricky Frazier (Queenledo, 2005; Shampoo, 2007; Ladyledue, 2009)
    Juan Gutierrez (Sis’s Sis, 2010; Elusive Noise, 2011; Exclusive Diva, 2012)

    Owner: 5
    Northwest Farms LLC (Lasting Code, 2002; Shampoo, 2007, Elusive Noise, 2011;
    Exclusive Diva, 2012; Stopshoppingdebbie, 2013)

    Purse: $50,000
    1st—$27,500 2nd—$10,000 3rd—$7500 4th–$3750 5th –$1250

    Favorites: 10-for-18; Odds-on: 6-for-9
    Gate-to-Wire: 6-for-18
    Biggest $2 Win: $46.40, Follow My Heineken (1999)
    Smallest $2 Win: $2.40, Queenledo (2005)
    Winner Bred: Washington 9, Kentucky 7, California 2
    Track: fast 15, sloppy 3

    OWNERS HOMETOWNS
    1—Timeless Pleasure (12) Northwest Farms (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA); Debbie Paxton, Yakima, WA
    2—Cheeky Stone (7-2)  Karen & Mickey Taylor, Yakima, WA
    3—Chu and You (5-2) Michael & Amy Feuerborn, Maple Valley, WA
    4—Belladiva (15)  Jeff Cissell, Des Moines, WA
    5—Find Your Spot (2) Where We At (Paul Heist, Auburn, WA; Jack Fabulich, Edgewood, WA)
    6—Mylast Sweet Pea (8) Bill & Betty Stiles, Sedro Woolley, WA; Valerie M Johnson, Lake Bay, WA
    7—Quiet Wisdom (6) Northwest Farms (Jerre Paxton, Yakima, WA); C & M Racing (Corey Kinder, Yakima, WA; Mihai Tiru, Bellevue, WA)
    8—Papa’s Flashy Girl (12) Patrick McGhee, Prescott, AZ; Saratoga West (Jeff Metz, San Dimas, CA)

    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
    July 19: $50,000 Kent Handicap, 1 1/16 Mile
    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, Find Your Spot, Chu and You (2-7; $66.20)
    Robert Geller (EmD2): Find Your Spot, Quiet Wisdom, Chu and You (4-7; $97.70)
    Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Quiet Wisdom, Chu and You, Find Your Spot (4-7; $72.10)
    Vic Cozzetti  (Predictorsays.com): Chu and You, Find Your Spot, Timeless Pleasure (3-7; $68.90)
    Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Chu and You, Find Your Spot, Quiet Wisdom (3-7; $56.90)
    Consensus: Chu and You (14), Find Your Spot (12), Quiet Wisdom (8) (3-7; $65.60)

    NOTES: Five of the last eight Irish Day winners were subsequently voted Top 3-Year-Old Filly: Shampoo, 2007; Enumclaw Girl, 2008; Ladyledue, 2009; Sis’s Sis, 2010; Stopshoppingdebbie, 2013. . .The betting favorite has won this race seven of the last nine years, including odds-on winners the last two years. . . Betting favorites are 3-for-7 in stakes this year at Emerald Downs, and average field size in stakes is 7.9 horses. . .Unlike last year, when Stopshoppingdebbie won all four open stakes, there won’t be a sweep in the 3YO filly series this year at Emerald Downs. Seattle Handicap winner City by the Bay finished seventh as the 8-to-5 favorite in the Betamerica.com Oaks June 22 at Pleasanton. . .Rocco Bowen and Tom Wenzel have been potent in stakes at Emerald Downs, winning 8-of-14 starts with earnings of $257,306. Six wins are with Stopshoppingdebbie, two with Makors Finale. . . Wenzel and Northwest Farms have won the race three straight years: Elusive Noise in 2011, Exclusive Diva in 2012, and a stakes record 1:34.74 by Stopshoppingdebbie in 2013. . . Owners Karen & Mickey Taylor have one previous stakes start at EmD, a seventh-place finish by Stellar Slew in the 2001 Irish Day Handicap. . . Sudden Departure, dam of Find Your Spot, won the 2007 King County Handicap for trainer Jim Penney. . .Penney trained 2010 winner Sis’s Sis, a Cahill Road filly owned by Mike & Amy Feuerborn. . .This year, Penney saddles 2-to-1 morning line favorite Find Your Spot for owners Where We At, while trainer Robbie Baze sends out 5-to-2 second choice Chu and You for the Feuerborns. . .Sophie’s Trophy in 2006 is the last winner whose previous start wasn’t at Emerald Downs.
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