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His name, Loto Canada, summed up the story well enough, but Lou Brauer remembers the events that led to the name unfolding as if...

When Frank W. Brewster died of heart failure at age 99 in November 1996 in Rancho Mirage, California, the only mention of racehorse activity...

Some men and women lead small lives. Others start small and accomplish much, and a few accomplish little and make much of it. But...

Thoroughbred racing is about blue-blooded horses, the will to win and speed . . . not to mention glamor and money. Success is neither...

Born November 8, 1935, in Seattle to Ralph A. and Rose Vacca, Ralph was the first of two sons for the first generation US-born...

All it took was one man with a vision, and one big trip to Kentucky, to create a legacy of genuine horse class. His...

Considered the “Father of Thoroughbred Racing” in Washington State, George H. Drumheller (1874-1945) was among the original sponsors of the bill that legalized horse...

Herb Armstrong  Valley of Champions  Nursery of Champions  Valley Farm  Lord’s Valley  Harrington  Lincoln County  Washington ... a telling address for Herb Armstrong, Washington’s leading breeder through much of the decade that...

The dire ramifications of opening a racetrack had been debated amongst Seattle denizens for the entire 28 days it took to build Longacres, but...

This is the final installment of the nine individuals and three horses that were inducted into the inaugural Washington Racing Hall of Fame in...