08/10/2013 11:37PM

Emerald Downs: Stopshoppingdebbie wins Washington Oaks to stay perfect

Erin Palmer/Emerald Downs Photo
Stopshoppingdebbie, ridden by Rocco Bowen, wins the $63,375 Washington Oaks by three lengths Saturday night.

Stopshoppingdebbie rallied for a three-length victory in Saturday night’s $63,375 Washington Oaks at Emerald Downs to remain undefeated in five career starts.

Stopshoppingdebbie, a daughter of Curlin, has won four stakes races in as many starts this year at Emerald Downs, with Rocco Bowen aboard each time for trainer Tom Wenzel. The filly, a homebred for Northwest Farms, won the Seattle, Irish Day, and Kent handicaps, worth $50,000 apiece, earlier in the meet. Saturday’s win boosted her earnings to $128,773.

In the 1 1/8-mile Washington Oaks, Stopshoppingdebbie was last in the field of four 3-year-old fillies through a half-mile in 48.30 seconds, with Goin to the Window a head in front of Blueberry Smoothie. Bowen sent Stopshoppingdebbie wide around the second turn to find running room, and she quickly drew off after reaching the front with a furlong remaining.

The final time was 1:48.65. Stopshoppingdebbie paid $2.80 as the favorite. Blueberry Smoothie finished second, two lengths ahead of Goin to the Window, with Beautranda last.

commenting More than 1 year ago
Yay for Rocco!! I wish you guys had nominated her for the BC Oaks at Hastings, I'd love to see her run here and to get to see Rocco again so I can congratulate him :)
Jimmy Powell More than 1 year ago
Very nice race ! Undefeted after 5 races . I think time to start thinking about the ( win and your in race ). Breeders Cup. jlp