Snippets

Snippets

On looks alone, Rings a Chime was unassuming: a dynamite runner hidden in a plain dark bay wrapper. In reality, she not only cultivated...

It was September 21, 1992, when Longacres Park conducted its last live race day and upon the program’s conclusion, there awaited the bulldozers, dynamite...

At the half-mile pole, not one person in attendance at Emerald Downs, including his owner/breeder Herman Sarkowsky, would have entertained even the faintest fantasy...

A standout from the time she was foaled, Delicate Vine was not only among the best fillies ever bred in Washington, she nearly was Washington’s...

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...