2017 Washington Champion Nominees

2017 Washington Champion Nominees

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2017 Sprinter Nominees 

CITIZEN KITTY
(5YO, M., Proud Citizen—No Constraints, by Katowice)
Owner: Highlander Racing Stable LLC (Bruce & Cass Maller)
Breeder: Dunn Bar Ranch LLC (Charles Dunn)
Trainer: Jeffrey Metz
2017 Sprint Record   4    1    3    0  $46,112
Stakes: Hastings S. (EmD); 2nd Washington State Legislators S. (EmD).
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KAABRAAJ
(5YO, G., Abraaj—Kaaaching, by River Special)
Owners: Horseplayers Racing Club 240 (Scott Gruender, et al.)
and Warlock Stables (Tim Floyd)
Breeder: Clemans View Farm (Jean Harris & Jeff Harris)
Trainer: Jeffrey Metz
2017 Sprint Record   8    1    0    0    $24,801
Stakes: Luke Kruytbosch S. (TuP).

MACH ONE RULES
(4YO, G., Harbor the Gold—Felice the Cat, by Distinctive Cat)
Owner: R. E. V. Racing (Roy & Ellie Schaefer)
Breeder: Bar C Racing Stables Inc. (Neal & Pam Christopherson)
Trainer: Frank Lucarelli
2017 Sprint Record   4    1   2    1    $50,725
Stakes: Budweiser S. (EmD); 2nd Governor’s S. (EmD), Oakland S. (GG).
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PERCY’S BLUFF
(5YO, G., Raise the Bluff—Persephonie, by Conquistador Cielo)
Owner and Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer
Breeders: Nina M. and Ron A. Hagen (El Dorado Farms LLC)
2017 Sprint Record   8    6    0    1    $95,925
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RISQUE’S LEGACY
(3YO, F., Atta Boy Roy—Risque Humor, by Distorted Humor)
Owner and Breeder: Karl C. Krieg (KD Thoroughbreds)
Trainers: Tom Wenzel and Valerie Lund
2017 Sprint Record   6    1    1    0   $40,174
Stakes: Kent S. (EmD); 2nd Seattle S.

2017 Two-Year-Old Filly Nominees 

BELLA MIA
(Harbor the Gold—Bella Campana, by Slewdledo)
Owners: John and Janene Maryanski
Breeders: Mr. and Mrs. William T. Griffin (Griffin Place LLC)
Trainer: Blaine Wright
2017 Record   5    4    0    0    $91,523
Stakes: Angie C. S. (EmD), Barbara Shinpoch S. (EmD), WA Cup Juvenile Filly S.-R (EmD).

FAITH FLYS AGAIN
(Atta Boy Roy—Jacobita, by Forest Wildcat)
Owners: Swag Stables and Gallo Stables (William C. Gallo)
Breeders: Keith and Jan Swagerty (Swag Stables)
Trainer: David Martinez
2017 Record   6    0    3    2    $30,168
Stakes: 2nd Angie C. S. (EmD); 3rd WA Cup Juvenile Filly S.-R (EmD).

FRISKY BEAR
(Nationhood—Cascade Corona, by Pine Bluff)
Owners: Sabers Drawn Racing (Andy Evans) and Lucarelli Racing (Frank Lucarelli)
Breeders: Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Pabst (Blue Ribbon Farm)
Trainer: Frank Lucarelli
2017 Record   3    1    1    0    $18,785
Stakes: 2nd WA Cup Juvenile Filly S.-R (EmD).
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SQUEEZE ME
(Papa Clem—Greet Mom, by Pioneerof the Nile)
Owner and Trainer: Kevin Eikleberry
Breeder: Connie Lynn Belshay (Only Me Thoroughbreds)
2017 Record   2    2    0    0    $49,188
Stakes: Turf Paradise Open Spring Futurity (TuP).
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2017 Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Nominees

BROWN TIGER
(G., Smiling Tiger—Sweet Nellie Brown, by Cape Canaveral)
Owner: Art McFadden
Breeder: Grasshopper Racing Stable Inc., (Paul & Lori Heist)
Trainer: Jonathan Nance
2017 Race Record   5    0    1    1    $19,587
Stakes: 3rd Emerald Express S. (EmD), WTBOA Lads S. (EmD).
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BULLET DRILL
(G., Coast Guard—Ms Moscow Mattie, by Matty G)
Owner: Billy Speed Racing Stable (William Greenstein)
Breeders: Nina M. and Ron A. Hagen (El Dorado Farms LLC)
Trainer: Frank Lucarelli
2017 Race Record   3    0    1    0    $11,288
Stakes: 2nd Emerald Express S. (EmD).
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ELLIOTT BAY
(G., Harbor the Gold—Melba Jewel, by Cahill Road)
Owner: Rising Star Stable II (Vicki Potter, et al.)
Breeders: Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Pabst (Blue Ribbon Farm)
Trainer: Howard Belvoir
2017 Race Record   5    2    2    0    $90.697
Stakes: Gottstein Futurity (EmD), WTBOA Lads S. (EmD);
2nd WA Cup Juvenile Colts and Geldings S.-R (EmD).
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SIPPIN FIRE
(G., Harbor the Gold—Bahati, by Horse Chestnut [SAf])
Owner: How We Roll #4
(David Israel, Joe Withee, Al Adams, Charlie Clark, Angela Wilson & Steve Pilgrim).
Breeders: Bar C Racing Stables Inc. (Neal & Pam Christopherson) and
Desert Rose Racing LLC (Melodie Bultena & Doak Walker)
Trainer: Steve Bullock
2017 Race Record   4    2    1    0    $47,888
Stakes: WA Cup Juvenile Colts and Geldings S.-R (EmD); 2nd WTBOA Lads S. (EmD).
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TRUMP ITZ
(G., Coast Guard—Knight Weave, by Basket Weave)
Owners: John and Janene Maryanski and Riverbend Stable (Jerry & Gail Schneider
Breeders: Nina & Ron Hagen
Trainer: Blaine Wright
2017 Race Record   5    1    2    1    $36,892
Stakes: 2nd Gottstein Futurity (EmD); 3rd WA Cup Juvenile Colts and Geldings S.-R (EmD)
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2017 Three-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Nominees

PULPITS POWER
(G., War Power—Parker’s Jewel, by Parker’s Storm Cat)
Owners: Below the Rim Stable (Kevin Haynes)
and Woodway Stable (Paul Barbano); Alan Bozell and Jack Stecker
Trainers: Blaine Wright; Alan Bozell
Breeders: Mr. and Mrs. Elwin F. Gibson (Gibson Thoroughbred Farm)
Trainers: Blaine Wright; Alan Bozell
2017 Race Record   9    2    3    2    $44,457
Stakes: WA Cup Sophomore S.-R (EmD).

KELLER’S GOLD
(G., Liberty Gold—Glory Hallelujah, by Honour and Glory)
Owners: Linda Eidel; Swag Stables and 20/10 Stables (Michael Shea)
Breeders: Keith and Jan Swagerty (Swag Stables)
Trainers: Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval and Felimon Alvarado; David Martinez
2017 Race Record   8    3    2    0    $39,995
Stakes: 2nd WA Cup Sophomore S.-R (EmD), Luke Kruytbosch S. (TuP).

SO LUCKY
(C., Coast Guard—Miss Pixie, by Petersburg)
Owners: Pegasus Too (Ray Loftis, Harvey Bell, Helen Wickstrom, James C. Aitken
& Steve Kay) and Rising Star Stables (Vicki Potter, et al.);
Trainer: Howard Belvoir
Breeder: Jean M. G. Welch (Tall Cedars Farm LLC)
2017 Record   2    0    1    1    $13,075
Stakes: 2nd Auburn S.(EmD).
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2017 Three-Year-Old Filly Nominees

GRACE BAY
(Coast Guard—Moscow Symphony, by Moscow Ballet)
Owner: Billy Speed Racing Stable (William Greenstein)
Breeders: Nina M. and Ron A. Hagen (El Dorado Farms LLC)
Trainer: Frank Lucarelli
2017 Race Record   7    2    1    2  $46,150
Stakes: WA Cup Sophomore Filly S.-R (EmD).
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RETREAT YOURSELF
(Harbor the Gold—Retreat After Me, by Liberty Gold)
Owner and Breeder: Mark E. Malnati
Trainer: George Colello
2017 Race Record   6    1    1    2    $39,629
Stakes: 2nd Kent S. (EmD); 3rd Irish Day S. (EmD), WA Cup Sophomore Filly S.-R (EmD).

RISQUE’S LEGACY
(Atta Boy Roy—Risque Humor, by Mingun)
Owner and Breeder: Karl C. Krieg (KD Thoroughbreds)
Trainers: Tom Wenzel and Valerie Lund
2017 Race Record   7    1    1    0    $40,175
Stakes: Kent S. (EmD); 2nd Seattle S. (EmD).

TARGA
(Atta Boy Roy—Eclatante, by In Excess [Ire])
Owner: Roy Schaefer
Breeders: Dr. and Mrs. Duane Hopp (Castlegate Farm)
Trainer: Frank Lucarelli
2017 Race Record   10    2    2    3    $32,455
Stakes: 2nd WA Cup Sophomore Filly S.-R (EmD).

2017 Older Filly & Mare Nominees

CITIZEN KITTY
(5YO, Proud Citizen—No Constraints, by Katowice)
Owner: Highlander Racing Stables LLC (Bruce & Cass Maller)
Breeder: Dunn Bar Ranch LLC (Charles Dunn)
Trainer: Jeffrey Metz
2017 Record    8    3    4    0    $120,418
Stakes: Emerald Distaff H. (EmD), Hastings S. (EmD), Boeing S. (EmD); 2nd Washington State Legislators S. (EmD), WA Cup Filly and Mare S.-R (EmD).
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EXIT SIXTY SLEW
(4YO, Abraaj—Slew Tunes, by Slewdledo)
Owners: Blaine D. Wright; Below the Rim Stable (Kevin Haynes), Mediocre Racing
(Shawn Sudo, Terry Mickleson, Todd Petit, Abel Pulver, Heather & Scott Sacha)
and Blaine Wright Stable LLC; Joe Crawford and Jingyi Zhuang
Breeders: Nina Hagen (El Dorado Farms LLC) and Holly Sturgeon
Trainers: Blaine D. Wright; Charles Essex
2017 Race Record   9    5    0    2    $61,487
Stakes: WA Cup Filly and Mare S.-R (EmD).
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LISTO
(4YO, Preachinatthebar—Little Lyph, by Sultry Song)
Owners: Tim Bankers; Candice Lumley and Horse Haven Creek Farm (Rosie Simkins)
Breeder: Elliott Simkins
Trainers: M. Ortiz Sr.; Rosie Simkins
2017 Race Record   10    4    1    2    $41,453
Stakes: 3rd City of Phoenix S. (TuP).

MY HEART GOES ON
(4YO, Albertus Maximus—My Untamed Heart, by Value Plus)
Owner and Breeder: Coal Creek Farm (Barbara Ratcliff)
Trainer: David Martinez
2017 Race Record   7    0    1    2    $15,467
Stakes: 3rd WA Cup Filly and Mare S.-R (EmD), King County Overnight S. (EmD).

2017 Older Horse Nominees

DEDICATED TO YOU
(5YO, G., Purim—One for You, by Dayjur)
Owner and Breeder: Coal Creek Farm (Barbara Ratcliff)
Trainer: David Martinez
2017 Race Record   4    0    1    1    $40,710
Stakes: 2nd Muckleshoot Tribal Classic-R (EmD); 3rd Longacres Mile H.-G3 (EmD).

KAABRAAJ
(5YO, G., Abraaj—Kaaaching, by River Special)
Owners: Horseplayers Racing Club (Scott Gruender, et al.)
and Warlock Stables (Tim Floyd)
Breeder: Clemans View Farm (Jean Harris & Jeff Harris)
Trainer: Jeffrey Metz
2017 Record   8    1    0    0    $24,801
Stakes: Luke Kruytbosch S. (TuP).

MACH ONE RULES
(4YO, G., Harbor the Gold—Felice the Cat, by Distinctive Cat)
Owner: R. E. V. Racing (Roy & Ellie Schaefer)
Breeder: Bar C Racing Stables Inc. (Neal & Pam Christopherson)
Trainer: Frank Lucarelli
2017 Record   8    3    3    1    $145,585
Stakes: Budweiser S. (EmD), Mt. Rainier S. (EmD), Muckleshoot Tribal Classic S.-R (EmD); 2nd Longacres Mile H.-G3 (EmD), Governor’s S. (EmD), Oakland S. (GG).
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MIKE MAN’S GOLD
(7YO, G., Liberty Gold—Chedoodle, by Slewdledo)
Owners: Greg Conley, Chuck Conley and Terra Firma Farm (Joe Toye)
Breeders: Keith and Jan Swagerty (Swag Stables)
Trainer: Joe Toye
2017 Record   9    5    0    2    $52,814
Stakes: 3rd Muckleshoot Tribal Classic S.-R (EmD).

TOGRAMMASHOUSEWEGO
(4YO, C., Houseofroyalhearts—Sophisticated Slew, by Slewdledo)
Owners: Shirley MacKenzie, Derek MacKenzie and Donald MacKenzie
Breeder: Shirley MacKenzie
Trainer: Charles Essex
2017 Race Record   7    1    1    2    $31,550
Stakes: 3rd Governor’s S. (EmD), Budweiser S. (EmD).