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7/22/2014 - Washington Racing Hall of Fame-Class of 2014

7/20/2014 - Stryker Phd & Trackattacker Win Sunday Stakes

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    Mt. Rainier Handicap-Press Kit
    7/20/2014

    $50,000 MT. RAINIER HANDICAP
    SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014
    19th 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:  1:40.52, Herbie D (5) 120, July 21, 2013
    Distance: 1-1/16 mile-2000, 2001, 2011-2013, 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: 11-for-18; Odds-on: 4-for-5
    Track: Fast all 18 runnings
    Largest $2 Win: $75, Timely Stitch, June 15, 1997
    Smallest $2 Win: $2.60, Noosa Beach, July 24, 2011
    Average Field Size: 8.5 (Largest 12, 1996; Smallest 5, 2011)
    Gate-to-wire winners: Kid Katabatic, 1999; Flamethrowintexan, 2005-06; The Great Face, 2007; Herbie D, 2013
    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, British Columbia 3, Florida 2, Ontario 1

    OWNERS HOMETOWNS
    1—Dontmesswithkitten (20) Henry Leong, Seattle, WA; Daniel Lew, Seattle, WA
    2—Mr. Bowling (5-2) Dr. Mark Dedomenico, Redmond, WA;
    North American Thoroughbred Racing Company Inc. (Glen Todd, Surrey, BC)
    3—Worldventurer (8)    Peter Redekop, BC Ltd. (Peter Redekop, Langley, BC)
    4—Shooting Jacket (10) Swift Thoroughbreds Inc. (Mark & Naudia Mache, Vancouver, BC;
    Horatio & Jacqueline Kemeny, Vancouver, BC)
    5—Why Not Be Perfect (10)  J. C. Racing Stable (John & Christine Sanguinetti, Los Altos, CA)
    6—Disruption (10)   Nelson Family Racing (Heidi Nelson, Bothell, WA)
    7—Stryker Phd (9-5) Jim & Mona Hour, Bellevue, WA 
    8—Jebrica (9-2) Where We At (Paul Heist, Auburn, WA; Jack Fabulich, Edgewood, WA)
    9—Somewhere With You (20)  Coal Creek Farm (Barbara Ratcliff, Bellevue, WA)

    LONGACRES MILE SERIES
    May 18-$50,000 Governor’s Handicap, 6 ½ Furlongs, Why Not Be Perfect ($59.80), 1:13.72
    June 15-$50,000 Budweiser Handicap, 1 Mile, Stryker Phd ($10.80), 1:34.15
    July 20-$50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap, 1 1/16 Mile
    Aug. 24-$200,000 Longacres Mile (G3), 1Mile
    Sept. 7-$50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic (Washington Bred) 1-1/16 Mile

    FAB 5 HANDICAPPERS
    Joe Withee
    (EmD1): Stryker Phd, Disruption, Mr. Bowling (3-10; $81.70)
    Robert Geller (EmD2):  Stryker Phd, Disruption, Mr. Bowling (7-10; $128.00)
    Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Stryker Phd, Why Not Be Perfect, Mr. Bowling (6-10; $94.60)
    Vic Cozzetti (Predictorsays.com): Mr. Bowling, Stryker Phd, Jebrica (3-10; $89.80)
    Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Mr. Bowling, Stryker Phd, Disruption (4-10; $77.20)
    Consensus: Stryker Phd (19), Mr. Bowling (13), Disruption (5) (5-10; $84.50)

    NOTES:
    Six of the last eight Longacres Mile winners had their final tune-up in the Mt. Rainier Handicap: Herbie D (2013), Noosa Beach (2010), Assessment (2009), The Great Face (2007) and Flamethowintexan (2006) all swept the Longacres Mile & Mt. Rainier Handicap; and in 2008, Wasserman was second in the Mt. Rainier and first in The Mile. . .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… Favorites have won eight of the last nine Mt. Rainier’s, including Herbie D in 2013. . . 5-year-olds have won three straight Mt. Rainier’s: Herbie D, Hudson Landing and Noosa Beach. Coincidentally, the top two choices this year are 5-year-olds—Stryker Phd and Mr. Bowling. . .Mr. Bowling is co-owned by North American Thoroughbred Racing Co. Inc., owner of 2012 Lga Mile winner Taylor Said. . .Herbie D earned a 101 Beyer in the 2013 Mt. Rainier, largest in the five runnings held at 1 1/16 miles. . .Nominations for the 79th running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) close Sunday, August 10.

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