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$65,000 Emerald Downs Derby Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 74th Running, 3-Year Olds, 1-1/8 Miles

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$65,000 Emerald Downs Derby

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011

74th Running, 3-Year Olds, 1-1/8 Miles


Track Record: 1:45 2/5, Flying Notes (3), Sept. 2,


Stakes Record: 1:45 2/5, Flying Notes (3), Sept.

2, 2002

Most Wins

Trainer: 3, Frank Brewster, Glen Williams, Robert

Meeking, Bill McMeans & Bud Klokstad

Jockey: 3, Lennie Knowles, Joe Baze, Pedro

Alvarado & Ricky Frazier

Owner: 2, Dorothy Brewster & Dino Lozzi

The following statistics are from 1996-2010 at

Emerald Downs:

Track Condition: Fast every year except 2009 (wet

fast), winner Winning Machine

Favorites: 1-for-15; Odds-on Favorites: 0-for-2

Largest $2 Win: $21.40, Saratoga Boot, 2010;

Smallest $2 Win: $4.20, Gallon, 2008

Average Field Size: 8.5 (largest 11, 1996, 1999,

2005; smallest 5, 2001)

Gate-to-wire winners: Flying Notes, 2002;

Flamethrowintexan, 2004; Fear No Evil, 2008; Newfound Man, 2010

Smallest Win Margin: head, Stratoplan, 2003;

Newfound Man, 2010

Largest Win Margin: 5 lengths, Flying Notes, 2002

Purse: $65,000 1st*$35,750 2nd*$13,000

3rd*$9,750 4th*$4,875 5th*$1,625


Owners Hometowns

1 * Zayda (5-2)         Nelson

Family Racing (Heidi Nelson, Bothell, WA)

2* Rainier Missile (8)  Rainier Missile

Syndicate (Debra Larson, Phoenix, Ariz. & partners)

3 * Kooky Saluki (10)

MOH Stables, Inc (Dan Lewis, Sammamish, WA)

4 * Jebrica (5)                 R & R Warren LLC (Ron & Rosalie Warren, Olympia,


5 * Couldabenthewhisky (2)      Friendship Stables (Bonnie Jenne, Auburn), Longshot Racing (Andy Maib, Redmond, Wash.), Craig Fredrickson, Bainbridge Island, Wash.; Stan Fredrickson, Renton,


6* Winter Warlock (3)   Warlock Stables (Tim Floyd, Spokane, WA), Horseplayers Racing Club (Scott Gruender, Renton, WA),

James Broussard, Spokane, WA



May 30 *$50,000 Auburn Handicap*Showme

Yourfriends*6.5 F*1:15.05*$102.40 (8-9)

June 26 *$50,000 Pepsi Cola Handicap*Zayda (2nd,

pl 1st)*1M*1:36.90*$18.60 (5-8)

July 17 *-$50,000 Seattle Slew Handicap*Zayda*1

1/8M*1:42.75*$13.20 (3-12)

Aug. 14*$65,000 Emerald Downs Derby, 1 1/8 Miles

Sept. 18*$35,000 Chinook Pass Stakes ®, 1 Mile



Joe Withee (Emerald Downs): Couldabenthewhisky,

Winter Warlock, Zayda (4-17*$119.00)

Robert Geller (Emerald Downs): Winter Warlock,

Couldabenthewhisky, Zayda (6-17*$170.00)

Gary Dougherty (Seattle Times):

Couldabenthewhisky, Zayda, Winter Warlock (5-17*$182.80)

Vic Cozzetti (Predictorsays.com):

Couldabenthewhisky, Zayda, Winter Warlock (8-17*$149.00)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form):

Couldabenthewhisky, Winter Warlock, Zayda (5-17*$173.20)

Consensus: Couldabenthewhisky (22), Winter Warlock

(9), Zayda (7) (6-17*$161.40)


ETC.* The Emerald Derby is the championship event for 3-year-olds at Emerald Downs*Zayda looks for his third straight 3-year-old EmD stakes win*The 2010 Derby winner Saratoga Boot paid $21.40*the track's largest $2 win payoff in a Derby. Coincidentally, Saratoga Boot's trainer Tim McCanna is also the only trainer to saddle a Derby winning favorite at Emerald Downs, when Alexandersrun won the 2005 edition. The track's all-time leading trainer with 801 wins could notch back-to-back Derby scores with a Winter Warlock victory*Gallyn Mitchell (Couldabenthewhisky) is tied with Ricky Frazier for the most EmD stakes wins with 72*The past six Derby winners (Saratoga Boot, 2010; Winning Machine, 2009; Gallon, 2008; Mulcahy, 2007; Raise the Bluff, 2006; Alexandersrun, 2005) have been selected Top 3-Year-Old Male at EmD*Jim Penney (Kooky Saluki & Jebrica), who won yesterday's Washington Oaks with Class Included, could become the first trainer to win the Oaks and Derby in the same year since Dave Forster accomplished the feat in 1997 with Oaks winner Capilano and Derby winner You've Got Action.


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