Washington Champions for 2016 – Nominees

Washington Champions for 2016 – Nominees

XpressBet Horse of the Year

To be announced

The Levine Law Firm PLLC Sprinter of the Year Nominees

ABSOLUTELY COOL
(9YO, G., Absolute Harmony—Coup de Foudre, by Basket Weave)
Owner and Breeder: Karl C. Krieg (KD Thoroughbreds)
Trainers: Valorie Lund & Tom Wenzel
2016 Sprint Record: 5 2-2-1 $57,725
Stakes: Hank Mills Sr. H. (TuP); 2nd Governor’s H. (EmD, Bienvenidos S. (TuP); 3rd Phoenix Gold Cup H. (TuP).

INVESTED PROSPECT
(3YO, F., Abraaj—No Constraints, by Katowice)
Owners: John & Janene Maryanski and Gerald & Gail Schneider (Riverbend Farm)
Breeder: Dunn Bar Ranch LLC (Charles Dunn)
Trainer: Blaine Wright
2016 Sprint Record: 4 4-0-0 $71,875
Stakes: Seattle S. (EmD).
WTBOA Sales Graduate

KAABRAAJ
(4YO, G, Abraaj—Kaaaching, by River Special)
Owners: Horseplayers Racing Club (Scott Gruender) & Warlock Stables (Tim Floyd)
Breeder: Clemans View Farm (Jean Harris & Jeff Harris)
Trainer: Jeffrey Metz
2016 Sprint Record: 9 3-1-1 $79,600
Stakes: Bienvenidos S. (TuP), Luke Kruytbosch S. (TuP); 3rd Governor’s H. (EmD). 

Freight NW Two-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Nominees

DISTORTEDATTHEBAR
(G., Preachinatthebar—Fully Distorted, by Distorted Humor)
Owners: C. E. “Rich” & Ann Richardson and Charles Essex
Breeder: Phyllis Pulse (Pulse Ranches)
Trainer: Charles Essex
2016 Record: 2 1-1-0 $15,215
Stakes: 2nd WTBOA Lads S. (EmD).

DON’TBESHYWILLIE
(G., Understatement—Bearlee Naked, by Old Trieste)
Owner and Breeder: Clemans View Farm (Jean Harris & Jeff Harris)
Trainer: Howard Belvoir
2016 Record: 4 0-0-3 $19,828
Stakes: 3rd Emerald Express S. (EmD), WA Cup 2YO Colt & Gelding S. presented by Redhook ESL (R) (EmD).

KELLER’S GOLD
(G., Liberty Gold—Glory Hallelujah, by Honour and Glory)
Owners and Breeders: Keith & Jan Swagerty (Swag Stables)
Trainers: Debbie Peery & David Martinez
2016 Record: 8 4-3-0 $45,849
Stakes: Willamette River S. (PM), Detroit Lake H. (PM); 2nd WA Cup 2YO Colt & Gelding S. presented by Redhook ESL (R) (EmD), Columbia River S. (PM).

MIXO
(C., Abraaj—Valour Road, by Honour and Glory)
Owner and Breeder: Oak Crest Farm LLC (Jack & Theresa Hodge)
Trainer: David Martinez
2016 Record: 4 0-1-1 $23,561
Stakes: 2nd Emerald Express S. (EmD); 3rd WTBOA Lads S. (EmD).
WTBOA Sales Graduate

MONSOON K S A
(C., Candy Ride [Arg]—Emmy’s Storm, by Stormy Atlantic)
Owner: M M G Stables LLC
Breeder: Bar C Racing Stables Inc. (Pam & Neal Christopherson)
Trainer: Cathal A. Lynch
2016 Record: 4 2-0-1 $58,740
WTBOA Sales Graduate

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); Trainer: Howard Belvoir
Breeder: Jean M. G. Welch (Tall Cedars Farm LLC)
2016 Record: 5 4-1-0 $103,835
Stakes: Emerald Express S. (EmD), WTBOA Lads S. (EmD), WA Cup 2YO Colt & Gelding S. presented by Redhook ESL (R) (EmD); 2nd Gottstein Futurity (EmD).
WTBOA Sales Graduate

Freight NW Two-Year-Old Filly Nominees

NO TALKING BACK
(Flatter—Talk To My Lawyer, by Lawyer Ron)
Owner & Breeder: One Horse Will Do Corporation (Jody Peetz)
Trainer: Chris Stenslie
2016 Record: 5 0-3-0 $16,792
Stakes: 2nd WA Cup 2YO Filly S. presented by Comcast SportsNet (R) (EmD).

RISQUE’S LEGACY
(Atta Boy Roy—Risque Humor, by Mingun)
Owner and Breeder: Karl C. Krieg (KD Thoroughbreds)
Trainer: Tom Wenzel
2016 Record: 2 2-0-0 $35,685
Stakes: WA Cup 2YO Filly S. presented by Comcast SportsNet (R) (EmD).

SAN JUAN STAR
(Atta Boy Roy—Our Monstarr, by Demons Begone)
Owner: John E. Parker
Breeder: Connie Lynn Belshay (Only Me Thoroughbreds)
Trainer: Candi Tollett
2016 Record: 3 0-0-2 $9,328
Stakes: 3rd WA Cup 2YO Filly S. presented by Comcast SportsNet (R) (EmD).
WTBOA Sales Graduate

Freight NW Two-Year-Old of the Year

To be announced

Clay Ward Agency LLC Three-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Nominees

FACE VALUED
(G., Harbor the Gold—Sugar Sleet, by Seattle Sleet)
Owner: One Horse Will Do Corporation (Jody Peetz)
Breeders: Dan & Carleen Belton and Jody Peetz
Trainer: Chris Stenslie
2016 Record: 8 1-1-3 $26,138
Stakes: 3rd WA Cup 3YO S. presented by Pegasus Training and Equine Rehabilitation Center (R) (EmD).

MACH ONE RULES
(G., Harbor the Gold—Felice the Cat, by Distinctive Cat)
Owner: R. E. V. Racing (Roy & Ellie Schaefer)
Breeder: Bar C Racing Stables Inc. (Pam & Neal Christopherson)
Trainer: Frank Lucarelli
2016 Record: 7 0-4-1 $47,305
Stakes: 2nd Auburn H. (EmD), Coca-Cola S. (EmD), Seattle Slew S. (EmD), WA Cup 3YO S. presented by Pegasus Training and Equine Rehabilitation Center (R) (EmD).
WTBOA Sales Graduate

MARQULA
(G., Coast Guard—Marquet Formula, by Marquetry)
Owners: Alan Phillip Klein & Phil Lebherz
Breeder: Jean M. G. Welch (Tall Cedars Farm LLC)
Trainer: Jeff Bonde
2016 Record: 3 0-1-0 $21,816
Stakes: 2nd California Derby (GG).
WTBOA Sales Graduate

THE PRESS
(G., Harbor the Gold—Awesome Woman, by Henny Hughes)
Owner and Trainer: Howard Belvoir
Breeder: Tice Ranch Stable LLC (Diane Tice)
2016 Record: 8 3-2-1 $53,993
Stakes: WA Cup 3YO S. presented by Pegasus Training and Equine Rehabilitation Center (R) (EmD). 

Tall Cedars Farm Three-Year-Old Filly Nominees

GRINDSTONE SHINE
(Grindstone—Bates Monarch, by Bates Motel)
Owner: Crystal Ridge Farm (Wally Thompson)
Breeders: Linda Weeks & Tina McKail
Trainer: Steve Bullock
2016 Record: 5 0-2-0 $11,099
Stakes: 2nd Valid Leader S. (R) (TuP).
WTBOA Sales Graduate 

INVESTED PROSPECT
(Abraaj—No Constraints, by Katowice)
Owners: John & Janene Maryanski and Gerald & Gail Schneider (Riverbend Farm)
Breeder: Dunn Bar Ranch LLC (Charles Dunn)
Trainer: Blaine Wright
2016 Record: 5 4-0-0 $71,875
Stakes: Seattle S. (EmD).
WTBOA Sales Graduate

MY HEART GOES ON
(Albertus Maximus—My Untamed Heart, by Value Plus)
Owner & Breeder: Coal Creek Farm LLC (Barbara Ratcliff)
Trainer: David Martinez
2016 Record: 6 1-1-1 $49,825
Stakes: WA Cup 3YO Filly S. presented by Freight NW (R) (EmD); 2nd Irish Day H. (EmD).

THREE FORKS GOLD
(Abraaj—Follow Your Shot, by Sir Cat)
Owner: David L. Greenshields
Breeders: Pat & Mullan Chinn (Vital Signs Stable)
Trainer: Rosie Simkins
2016 Record: 6 1-2-1 $26,988
Stakes: 2nd WA Cup 3YO Filly S. presented by Freight NW (R) (EmD).
WTBOA Sales Graduate

TRINNI
(Private Gold—Trinity Treasure, by El Gran Senor)
Owners: Highlander Racing Stables LLC (Bruce & Cass Maller) and Horseplayers Racing Club #271 (Scott Gruender)/Oak Crest Farm
Breeder: Oak Crest Farm LLC (Jack & Theresa Hodge)
Trainers: Jeffrey Metz/David Martinez
2016 Record: 11 2-4-2 $36,999
Stakes: 3rd WA Cup 3YO Filly S. presented by Freight NW (R) (EmD), Chandler S. (TuP).

Blue Ribbon Farm Three-year-old of the Year

To be announced

Sport Horse Medicine Older Horse Nominees

ABSOLUTELY COOL
(9YO, G., Absolute Harmony—Coup de Foudre, by Basket Weave)
Owner and Breeder: Karl C. Krieg (KD Thoroughbreds)
Trainers: Valorie Lund & Tom Wenzel
2016 Record: 7 2-2-1 $61,550
Stakes: Hank Mills Sr. H. (TuP); 2nd Governor’s H. (EmD, Bienvenidos S. (TuP); 3rd Phoenix Gold Cup H. (TuP).

ARROM BEAR
(4YO, G., Nationhood—Lite Nite, by Conquistador Cielo)
Owners: Ken & Kathy Ferrari and Steve Sherman/Sabers Drawn Racing (Andy Evans) & Center Point Racing Stables (Scott Centers)
Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. Frederick L. Pabst (Blue Ribbon Farm)
Trainers: Steve M. Sherman/Frank Lucarelli
2016 Record: 11 2-4-1 $53,202
Stakes: 2nd Jess Jackson Owners H. (SR).
WTBOA Sales Graduate

GRINDER SPARKSAGLO
(5YO, G., Grindstone—Cule Flyer, by Matricule)
Owner: Richard Sena
Breeders: Marvin Lynd & Richard Sena
Trainer: Robert Baze
2016 Record: 10 1-5-0 $31,403
Stakes: Inaugural H. (PM); 2nd WA Cup Muckleshoot Tribal Classic S. (R) (EmD), Mt. Hood H. (PM), Crater Lake H. (PM), Portland Meadows Mile H. (PM); 3rd Budweiser H. (EmD).

KAABRAAJ
(4YO, G, Abraaj—Kaaaching, by River Special)
Owners: Horseplayers Racing Club (Scott Gruender) & Warlock Stables (Tim Floyd)
Breeder: Clemans View Farm (Jean Harris & Jeff Harris)
Trainer: Jeffrey Metz
2016 Record: 10 3-1-1 $79,600
Stakes: Bienvenidos S. (TuP), Luke Kruytbosch S. (TuP); 3rd Governor’s H. (EmD).

STRYKER PHD
(7YO, G., Bertrando—Striking Scholar, by Smart Strike)
Owners: Mona & Jim Hour
Breeders: Char Clark Thoroughbreds & Todd Havens (Western Stables)
Trainer: Larry Ross
2016 Record: 5 2-0-1 $101,760
Stakes: Berkeley H.-G3 (GG), WA Cup Muckleshoot Tribal Classic S. (R) (EmD); 3rd Budweiser H. (EmD).
WTBOA Sales Graduate

Castlegate Farm Older Filly & Mare Nominees

CITIZEN KITTY
(4YO, Proud Citizen—No Constraints, by Katowice)
Owner: Highlander Racing Stables LLC (Bruce & Cass Maller)
Breeder: Dunn Bar Ranch LLC (Charles Dunn)
Trainer: Jeffrey Metz
2016 Record: 5 2-0-2 $30,496
Stakes: 3rd Hastings S. (EmD).
WTBOA Sales Graduate 

ETHAN’S BABY
(4YO, Offlee Wild—Hope and Vow, by Broken Vow)
Owners & Breeders: Shawn & Todd Hansen (Scatter Creek Training Center)
Trainers: Blaine Wright & Manual Ortiz
2016 Record: 7 2-3-1 $61,383
Stakes: WA Cup Filly & Mare S. presented by Xpressbet (R) (EmD); 2nd Hastings S. (EmD), Washington Legislators S. (EmD).

IMPEACHED
(5YO, Northern Afleet—Best Judgement, by Demons Begone)
Owner: Jeffrey D. Stoddard
Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. William T. Griffin (Griffin Place)
Trainer: Jimmy Corrigan
2016 Record: 8 1-1-3 $59,925

Other Awards

Mahlum Thoroughbreds Plater of the Year

KNIGHT CLUB
(2011, m., Matty G—Knight Weave, by Basket Weave)
Owner: Vital Signs Stable (Pat & Mullan Chinn)
Breeders: Nina M. & Ron A. Hagen (El Dorado Farms LLC)
Trainer: Doris Harwood
2016 Record: 10 6-2-2 $42,265
Portland Distaff H.; 2nd Crescent Lake H.; 3rd WA Cup Filly and Mare S. presented by XpressBet (R).

Drew & Jamie Baker Most Improved Plater

PERCY’S BLUFF
(2012, g., Raise the Bluff—Persephonie, by Conquistador Cielo)
Owner and Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer
Breeders: Nina M. & Ron A. Hagen (El Dorado Farms LLC)
2016 Record: 15 6-4-3 $71,285

El Dorado Farms Leading Sire

PARKER’S STORM CAT
(2000, Storm Cat—Macoumba, by Mr. Prospector)
Property of Mr. & Mrs. Elwin F. Gibson
Standing at Gibson Thoroughbred Farm
2016 Progeny Earnings of $686,895

Duane Weber Insurance Leading Freshman Sire

ATTA BOY ROY
(2005, Tribunal—Irish Toast, by Synastry)
Property of Atta Boy Roy Syndicate
Standing at Blue Ribbon Farm
2016 Progeny Earnings of $52,550

Griffin Place Broodmare of the Year

To be announced

Top Washington-bred OTTB

To be announced

Daily Racing Form Leading Breeder
by Washington-bred Money Won

BAR C RACING STABLES INC. (Pam & Neal Christopherson)
Awarded on the basis of total 2016 Washington-bred earnings of $290,567

NTRA Leading Owner
by Washington-bred Money Won

HOWARD BELVOIR
Awarded on the basis of total 2016 Washington-bred earnings of $135,786

Thoroughbred Charities of America

To be announced

BloodHorse Mark Kaufman Media Award

REED PALMER PHOTOGRAPHY
For excellence in photographic journalism of the Thoroughbred industry in the State of Washington and across the country

S.J. Agnew Special Achievement Award

To be announced