$50,000 Seattle Slew/$50,000 Irish Day-nominations

Baja Sur


AUBURN, Wash. (July 7, 2019) – Stakes action shifts into high gear on Sunday, July 14, with a pair of stakes events for 3-year-olds at Emerald Downs.

The $50,000 Seattle Slew Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings and $50,000 Irish Day Stakes for 3-year-old fillies will both be contested at 1 1/16 miles.

Undefeated and virtually untested, Baja Sur (4-4-0-0-$87,450) heads a list of 14 colts and geldings nominated to the Seattle Slew, final steppingstone to the Muckleshoot Derby next month. Baja Sur is 2 for 2 at the meet, scoring by 5 lengths in the Auburn Stakes and 1-¾ lengths in the Coca-Cola Stakes.

Mucho Amor and Alittlelesstalk, who have traded decisions in the Seattle Stakes and Kent Stakes, are among 12 fillies nominated to the Irish Day, final steppingstone to the Washington Oaks next month.

$50,000 Seattle Slew Stakes, Sunday, July 14
3-Year-Old Colts & Geldings, 1 1/16 Miles
Horse. . . . .Owner. . . . .Trainer
Baja Sur (3WA) John & Janene Maryanski & Riverbend Farm Blaine Wright
Devil Dog (3/WA) Swag Stables & Aloha Racing David Martinez
El Borracho (3/WA) Luigi DiPietro or Diana DiPietro Blaine Wright
Free Speech (3/KY) Big Fly Racing Charles Essex
Frolic and Detour (3/VA) Jane Todaro Tom Wenzel
Fuzzy Dolphin (3WA) Michael Pollowitz and Vince Bruun G.D. Khalsa
Makah Lane (3/WA) Q Stable & Friendship Stable Bonnie Jenne
My Grandpa (3/WA) Ron Crockett Inc. Tom Wenzel
Perfect Dude (3/WA) Todd & Shawn Hansen Blaine Wright
Rally Cat (3/KY) Fleur De Lis Stables Blaine Wright
Rocket Power (3/WA) Chad Christensen Frank Lucarelli
Sky Confidential (3/KY) David Matsumoto Howard Belvoir
Time ’n Time Again (3/WA) Poseidon Partners Kay Cooper
Todo Es Toro (3/AZ) Tawnja Elison Jack McCartney

May 19: $50,000 Auburn Stakes, Baja Sur ($3.80) 6F/1:07.98/87 Beyer
June 16: $50,000 Coca-Cola Stakes, Baja Sur ($2.60) 6 1/2 F 1:15.60/86 Beyer
July 14: $50,000 Seattle Slew Stakes, 1 1/16 Mile
Aug 11: $50,000 Muckleshoot Derby, 1 1/8 Miles

Alittlelesstalk (right) and Mucho Amor (left)

$50,000 Irish Day Stakes, Sunday, July 14
3-Year-Old Fillies, 1 1/16 Miles
Horse. . . . .Owner. . . . .Trainer
Above All Names (3/KY) Big Fly Stables Charles Essex
Alittlelesstalk (3WA) Warlock, Dougan & Ya Killing Me LLC Roddina Barrett
If You Want It (3/KY) WWDD Stables #10, Hulk & Barcenas David Martinez
La Principessa (3/ONT) Luigi DiPietro or Diana DiPietro Blaine Wright
Lady Campbell (3/KY) David Thorner Tom Wenzel
Lasting Light (3/BC) I.M. Gorasht and Jeff Merriman-Cohen Terry Gillihan
Mucho Amor (3KY) Ten Broeck Farm Blaine Wright
Northwest Factor (3KY) How We Roll #4 Steve Bullock
Senoradiablo (3KY) Tim Bankers Manny Ortiz
Someday Special (3/KY) Dr. and Mrs. Duane Hopp Frank Lucarelli
Suddenly Awesome (3WA) Poseidon Partners Kay Cooper
Twirling Devon (3/FL) Tim Bankers Manny Ortiz

May 12: $50,000 Seattle Stakes, Mucho Amor ($3.80), 6F/1:09.76/83 Beyer
June 9: $50,000 Kent Stakes, Alittlelesstalk ($24.80), 6 1/2 F/1:15.33/73 Beyer
July 14: $50,000 Irish Day Stakes, 1 1/16 Mile
Aug 11: $50,000 Washington Oaks, 1 1/8 Mile