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WTBOA Lads stakes notes | Emerald Downs

$40,000 WTBOA LADS STAKES

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011

30th RUNNING, 2-YEAR-OLD COLTS & GELDINGS, ONE MILE

 

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

Stakes Record: 1:36 1/5 Harvard Avenue, 2003

Most Wins

Trainer: 4, Bud Klokstad (T.D. Passer, 1989; Time to Pass, 1990; Staff Rider, 1992; Bub, 2002)

Jockey: 3, Gary Baze (Colonel Stevens, 1983; Brent Goes On, 1985; Harvard Avenue, 2003)

Owner: 3, Jollie Four Stable (T.D. Passer, 1989; Time to Pass, 1990; Staff Rider, 1992)

 

Gross Purse: $39,600 1st- $21,780 2nd- $7920 3rd-$5940 4th-$2970 5th-$990 (based on eight starters)

 

Owners Hometowns

1*Italian Boy (8)               SCRATCHED

2*Chu and I (5-2)               Michael & Amy Feuerborn, Maple Valley, WA

3*Gold Surge (15)               Grasshopper Racing Stables Inc. (Paul & Lori Heist, Auburn, WA)

4*Havanna Red (4)               C.E. "Rich" & Ann Richardson, Chelan, WA

5*Bluegrass Chapp (20)  Chappell Alpine Farms LLC (Jared Chappell, Alpine, UT)

6**Del Siete Leguas (3) Thomas Baze, Olympia, WA & Norm LeMay, Olympia, WA

7*Wild Wings (15)               Gary Hughes, Clarkston, WA

8*Leadership (15)               Tice Ranch Stables (Lou and Diane Tice, Seattle, WA)

9*Silver Boxcar (7-2)   Shady Valley Ranch (Ivan & Delores Christianson, Renton, WA)

*$5,000 supplementary nomination

 

2YO Colts & Geldings Series @ Emerald Downs

July 4*  $25,000 NWSS Strong Ruler Stakes*Chu and I*5-½ F*1:03.54*fast*$2.40 (1-5)

Aug.  7* $50,000 Premio Esmeralda Stakes*Silver Boxcar*6F*1.10.96*fast*$15.20 (3-6)

Aug. 27*$40,000 WTBOA Lads Stakes, 1M

Sept. 18*$35,000 Dennis Dodge Stakes ®, 6-½ F

Sept. 25*$65,000 Gottstein Futurity, 1-1/16M

 

FAB 5 HANDICAPPERS

Joe Withee (Emerald Downs): Del Siete Leguas, Chu and I, Havanna Red (4-20*$143.20)

Robert Geller (Emerald Downs): Leadership, Havanna Red, Silver Boxcar (6-20*$190.90)

Gary Dougherty (Seattle Times): Del Siete Leguas, Havanna Red, Silver Boxcar (5-20*$204.70)

Vic Cozzetti (Predictorsays.com): Silver Boxcar, Del Siete Leguas, Chu and I (8-20*$166.10)

Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Havanna Red, Silver Boxcar, Chu and I (6-20*$200.10)

Consensus: Del Site Leguas (12), Silver Boxcar (9), Havanna Red (8) (6-20*$186.30)

 

NOTES: This is the final open stakes for 2-year-old colts & geldings before the $65,000 Gottstein Futurity on closing day, Sept. 25*Italian Boy is officially scratched from the WTBOA Lads Stakes. Trainer Tim McCanna said the Washington-bred colt scratched due to lingering shin issues*Couldabenthewhisky won last year's WTBOA Lads Stakes en route to Top Juvenile Male honors. In fact, the last four winners have gone on to receive Top honors including Hollywood Harbor (2009), Gallant Son (2008) and Gallon (2007)*The WTBOA Lads is one of the few stakes races to elude trainer Doris Harwood, who will double her chances saddling Premio Esmeralda winner Silver Boxcar and recent maiden winner Del Siete Leguas. Harwood ranks No.1 all-time with 53 stakes wins and five stakes wins this season at Emerald Downs*Jockey Vicky Baze, inducted into the Washington Thoroughbred Hall of Fame last week, ships in to ride Del Siete Leguas. Baze and Harwood combined for two EmD stakes wins with 2000 Top 2-Year-Old Filly Best Judgement. Baze guided Best Judgement to victories in that year's Knights Choice and Barbara Shinpoch Stakes.

 

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