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$50,000 COCA-COLA HANDICAP

SUNDAY, JUNE 22

3-YEAR-OLDS, ONE MILE, 19th RUNNING

 

Track Record: 1:33, Sky Jack (7), August 24, 2003

Stakes Record*: 1:34.20, Koala Beach, June 27, 2010

*Distance 6 ½ furlongs 1997-2009; 6 furlongs 1996

 

Most Wins

 

Trainer: 4

Doris Harwood (Music of My Soul, 2013; Koala Beach, 2010; Noosa Beach, 2009; Margo’s Gift, 2008)

 

Jockey: 2-tie

Nathan Chaves (Raise the Bluff, 2006; Naab The Win, 1999), Amir Cedeno (Northwest Attitude, 2004; Leather N Lace, 2003), Ricky Frazier (Koala

Beach, 2010; Margo’s Gift, 2008)

 

Owner: 2-tie

Jeff Harwood (Koala Beach, 2010; Noosa Beach, 2009), Elttaes Stable (Music of My Soul, 2013; Margo’s Gift, 2008)

 

Miscellaneous

 

Biggest $2 Win: $21.60, Northwest Attitude (2004)

Smallest $2 Win: $3.20, Name for Norm (1997)

Favorites: 7-for-18, Odds-On: 1-for-4

Gate-to-Wire: 6-for-18

Track: fast 14, wet-fast 2, muddy 2

Winner Bred: Washington 13, California 1,

Florida 1, Kentucky 1, Maryland 1, British Columbia 1

 

Purse: $50,000

1st*$27,500 2nd*$10,000 3rd*$7500 4th*$3750 5th *$1250

 

OWNERS HOMETOWNS

1-Mebossman (8) R.E.V. Racing LLC (Roy Schaefer, Port Orchard, WA)

2-Trick Or Retreat (10) Mark Malnati, Rancho Mirage, CA; Robert McKay, Perry Hall, MD

3-Noosito (9-5) Last Rose Stable (Jeff Harwood, Auburn, WA)

4-Redsolocup (15) Warlock Stables (Tim Floyd, Spokane, WA); Horse Players Racing Club #096 (Scott Gruender, Renton, WA)

5-He’s Zuberrific (20) Patches Pal Stable (Ron Maus, Enumclaw, WA)

6-Charlie Thomas (5) Sue & Tim Spooner, Olympia, WA

7-Kenai King (6) Bar C Racing Stables Inc. (Neal & Pam Christopherson, Hermiston, ORE)

8-Del Rio Harbor (3) Desert Rose Racing LLC (D.H. Walker, Kennewick, WA); Bar C Racing Stables Inc. (Neal & Pam Christopherson,

Hermiston, ORE)

9-Slice of Red (10) Manfred Gumprich, Chilliwack, BC

 

EMERALD DOWNS DERBY SERIES

June 1: $50,000 Auburn Handicap, 6 ½ Furlongs, Noosito ($6.40), 1:14.71

June 22: $50,000 Coca-Cola Handicap, One Mile

July 13: $50,000 Seattle Slew Handicap, 1 1/16 Mile

Aug. 10: $65,000 Emerald Downs Derby, 1 1/8 Mile

Sept. 7: $50,000 Jim Beam Stakes (WA-bred), One Mile

 

FAB 5 HANDICAPPERS

Joe Withee (EmD1): Noosito, Del Rio Harbor, Mebossman (2-6; $55.20)

Robert Geller (EmD2): Noosito, Mebossman, Slice of Red (4-6; $93.30)

Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Noosito, Trick or Retreat, Del Rio Harbor (4-6; $63.70)

Vic Cozzetti (Predictorsays.com): Noosito, Del Rio Harbor, Mebossman (3-6; $57.90)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Trick or Retreat, Noosito, Redsolocup (3-6; $52.50)

Consensus: Noosito (20), Trick or Retreat (7), Del Rio Harbor (5) (3-6; $58.20)

 

NOTES: Noosito could become the third full brother to win this race, joining Music of My Soul (2012) and Noosa Beach (2009) as progeny of Harbor the Gold-Julia Rose to win the Coca-Cola Handicap. . . Doris Harwood has trained four of the last six Coca-Cola winners and is No. 1 all-time with 62 stakes wins at EmD. . .Harbor the Gold sired all four Harwood runners and is No. 1 all-time with 31 stakes wins at Emerald Downs. Cahill Road is second with 27 stakes wins. . .The Coca-Cola has featured several close finishes in recent years. Raise the Bluff (2006) is the last horse to win the race by at least one length, and subsequent winning margins have been a half-length, neck, head, nose, neck, three-quarters of a length, and last year’s half-length victory by Music of My Soul*Worldventurer finished third in the 2013 Coca-Cola, but wound up winning the Emerald Derby by seven lengths and took honors as the track’s Top 3-Year-Old Male. . .Three of the last five winners led gate-to-wire: Music of My Soul, Makors Finale (2012) and Noosa Beach (2009). . .Record Beyer for the Coca-Cola is 103 by Bold Ranger in 2002 (6 ½ furlongs, 1:13.80). Since the race was changed to one mile in 2010, the high is 84 by both Makors Finale (2012) and Koala Beach (2010). . .Charlie’s Paradise in 1996 is the last shipper to win the race.

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