$50,000 Irish Day Stakes-Nominations

Risque’s Legacy and Rocco Bowen


AUBURN, Wash. (June 18, 2017) – Karl Krieg’s multiple stakes winner Risque’s Legacy heads a dozen nominations to the $50,000 Irish Day Stakes to be run Sunday, June 25.

At one mile, the Irish Day is the first route test for sophomore fillies and final steppingstone to the $75,000 Washington Oaks on Sunday, July 23.

The speedy Risque’s Leagcy has been near perfect to date, compiling a 3-1-0 record in four starts and earning $73,185 for her owner/breeder. She comes off a one-length victory over Retreat Yourself in the 6 ½-furlong Kent Stakes and stretches out for the first time in the Irish Day.

Risque Humor, dam of Risque’s Legacy, is the older sister of Lady Rosberg, a multiple two-turn stakes winner and champion of the 2015 Emerald Distaff at nine furlongs. Risque’s Legacy worked five furlongs in :59 2/5 Thursday.

Retreat Yourself, runner-up in the Kent, and Blazinbeauty, third in both the Seattle Stakes and Kent Stakes, are top threats in the Irish Day. Blazinbeauty already is proven around two turns with a six-length win in the 2016 Gottstein Futurity.

McKenzie Honey has won 5-of-11 starts and $114,741 in purses, and a four-time stakes winner at Turf Paradise. She won the Arizona Oaks at one mile on dirt and Scottsdale Handicap at one mile on turf.

Sheeza Sassy Girl and Top Quality are both trained by Blaine Wright, with the former winning a one-mile turf race this spring at Golden Gate and the latter scoring a recent maiden win at Golden Gate at one mile on synthetic.

$50,000 Irish Day Stakes, Sunday, June 25
3-Year-Old Fillies, One Mile
Horse. . . . . . . .Owner. . . . . . . .Trainer
Blazinbeauty (3-KY) Darrin Paul Frank Lucarelli
Daddyalwayssays (3-KY) Where We At Kay Cooper
Gazing (3-WA) William Sandeman Terry Gillihan
Irish Lass (3-KY) Mohamad Khan Steve Koler
Little Dancer (3-KY) Ron Schmid Doris Harwood
McKenzie Honey (3-KY) Eakin, Nancy & Smith Jonathan Nance
Reginella (3-CAL) Luigi DiPietro or Diana DiPietro Blaine Wright
Retreat Yourself (3-WA) Mark Malnati Doris Harwood
Risque’s Legacy (3-WA) Karl Krieg Tom Wenzel
Sheeza Sassy Girl (3-CAL) John & Janene Maryanski Blaine Wright
Sorceress Warning (3-CAL) Craig, Glasgow or Ortiz Sr. Manny Ortiz
Top Quality (3-KY) Ten Broeck Farm Blaine Wright