Noosa Beach etched his name into the Emerald Downs record book Sunday
with a spectacular 3 ½-length victory in the $50,000 Budweiser Handicap
on Father's Day.
The superstar 5-year-old gelding overcame a slow
start and challenges from all sides to notch his second straight
victory in the one-mile Budweiser, and his record-tying 10th stakes
victory at Emerald Downs
Carrying an Emerald Downs' stakes
record 125 lbs., Noosa Beach ran one mile in 1:38.09 under Gallyn
Mitchell on a track listed wet-fast, and paid $3.20, $2.80 and $2.40.
The Washington-bred by Harbor the Gold-Julia Rose is tied with Handy N
Bold for most career stakes wins at Emerald Downs, winning nine of his
last 10 races including the 2010 Longacres Mile (G3).
Doris Harwood and owned by Jeff Harwood, Noosa Beach has a 13-3-2 mark
in 20 starts with earnings of $435,222. His Emerald Downs record is