I rescued a horse that ran in Washington and California named Time to Pass. He’s almost 20 years old now and lives at the United Pegasus Foundation ranch in Southern California. I bought him for $200, just as he was about to get on a cattle truck in Arizona bound for the big slaughter plant in Texas.
Editor’s note: Time to Pass was bred in Kentucky by Jerre Paxton’s Northwest Farms. As a yearling, he was purchased by trainer Bud Klokstad, as agent, for $22,000 at the WTBA Summer Yearling Sale and raced for the Jollie Four Stable of Vernon From, Jim Absher, Tom Absher and Clark Helle. Tme to Pass is currently the number four all-time leading money earning WTBA-sold runner.
If Time to Pass had been a Washington-bred, he undoubtedly would have been named champion three-year-old colt or gelding of his generation, as it was, he was named “Most Successful WTBSC Horse Performing as a Three-year-old in 1991.”
Time to Pass (KY), 1988, g., Time to Explode—Parsifal, by L’Enjoleur.
Raced nine years, 72-15-10-6, $539,410, won Joe Gottstein Futurity, Longacres Lads S., CHBPA Invitational Dinner H., Round Table H., Spokane H., Evergreen H., Rancho Jonata H., Madera H., Big Apple S., Independence Day H., Applebite Farm H.; 2nd Tukwila S., San Joaquin Invitational H., Bellevue H., Governor’s H., Gary Baze Tribute S., Curragh Stock Farm H.; 3rd Tacoma H., Speed H.
Photo © Merri Melde