Washington Champions for 2016

Washington Champions for 2016

Xpressbet
Washington Horse of the Year
and
Sport Horse Medicine
Washington Champion Older Horse

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. (Wayne Nagai Photo)

Castlegate Farm
Washington Champion Older Filly or Mare
ETHAN’S BABY
(4YO, Offlee Wild—Hope and Vow, by Broken Vow). Owners and 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).

The Levine Law Firm PLLC
Washington Champion Sprinter
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: Bienvendidos S. (TuP), Luke Kruytbosch S. (TuP); 3rd Governor’s H. (EmD); NTR (EmD) 6 F, 1:06.86.

Blue Ribbon Farm
Washington Champion 3YO
and
Tall Cedars Farm
Washington Champion 3YO Filly

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.

Clay Ward Agency LLC
Washington Champion 3YO Colt or Gelding

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).

Freight NW
Washington 2YO Champion
and

Freight NW
Washington Champion 2YO Colt or Gelding
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); Breeder: Jean M. G. Welch (Tall Cedars Farm LLC); Trainer: Howard Belvoir; 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
Washington Two-Year-Old Champion Filly

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).

Mahlum Thoroughbreds
Washington Plater of the Year
KNIGHT CLUB
(2011, m., Matty G—Knight Weave, by Basket Weave). Owners: Vital Signs Stable (Pat & Mullan Chinn)/John E. Parker/Rancho Viejo & James E. Jackson; Breeders: Nina M. & Ron A. Hagen (El Dorado Farms LLC); Trainers: Doris Harwood/Candi Tollett/Rigoberto Velasquez. 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 and Jamie Baker
Most Improved Washington Plater
PERCY’S BLUFF
(2012, G., Raise the Bluff—Persephonie, by Conquistador Cielo). Owners: Jerry Hollendorfer/Charles Lo; Trainers: Jerry Hollendorfer/Miranda Efrain; 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
NO CONSTRAINTS
(2006, Katowice—Nightatmisskittys, by Al Mamoon). Owned by Charles Dunn (Dunn Bar Ranch LLC). 3 foals of racing age, 2 starters, 2 winners, one Washington champion & SW (INVESTED PROSPECT, Washington champion 3YO); 1 stakes-placed (Citizen Kitty). Total earnings: $186,953.

Top Washington-bred OTTB
BACK TO WINE
(2010, G., Baquero—Wine At Dawn, by Desert Wine). Owner & Rider: Christina Klein; Breeder, Henry O. Gott. 2,847 points recorded through The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) Performance Awards.

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 Award of Merit
DOWN THE STRETCH RANCH
(Creston)

S.J. Agnew Special Achievement Award
MR. & MRS. WILLIAM T. GRIFFIN, of Griffin Place
For their dedication & many contributions to breeding & racing, along with their continued service to the Washington Thoroughbred community & the WTBOA.

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.

WHBPA Willing Heart Award
VINCE GIBSON
In recognition of his commitment to the motto “Horsemen Helping Horsemen.” “The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.”

Special Racetrack Achievement Awards:
BLAINE WRIGHT
For a season of excellence at Emerald Downs during which he earned his first training title and won at a 29% rate
HOWARD BELVOIR
For winning seven stakes from just 13 starters, including meet champions Barkley and So Lucky, in at Emerald Downs.

Special Lifetime Achievement Awards:
FRANCIS “SHORTY” MARTIN
For a lifetime of dedication and contribution to the Thoroughbred industry throughout the State of Washington.
STEVE MEREDITH
For a comprehensive career in all aspects of the Washington Thoroughbred industry, encompassing a lifetime of horsemanship, humility and helping others. 

WHBPA/WTBOA Special Recognition Award
KATHY COFFEY

For heartfelt dedication to the Washington Thoroughbred industry over her many years of service and for readily sharing her knowledge, geniality and generosity of spirit.

Other Accomplishments:

Highest Priced WTBOA-sold Yearling Colt in 2016
HARBOR THE GOLD—DARK DIVA, by Majesterian
Consigned by Griffin Place, Agent for Carnation Racing Stables Inc. & Ron Crockett Inc. Purchased by One Horse Will Do Corporation & Jack Arnold for $78,000.

Highest Priced WTBOA-sold Yearling Fillies in 2016
NATIONHOOD—SWEETHRTOFSIGMACHI, by General Meeting
Consigned by Castlegate Farm, Dr. & Mrs. Duane Hopp. Purchased by David Greenshields for $30,000.
FINALITY—WEDNESDAY’S OUT, by Out of Place
Consigned by Griffin Place, Agent. Purchased by Greg Tracy for $30,000.

Best WTBOA-sold Two-year-old Performer in 2016
CALIFORNIA DIAMOND
(C., Harbor the Gold—Carrie’s a Jewel, by Slewdledo) Owners: Rockingham Farm/Twin V Farm/Dickman Legacy Ranch LLC Trainers: Peter Miller/John Brocklebank Breeder: Stormy B. Hull (Critter Creek Farm) Record: 9 5-4-0 $417,780 Stakes: Santa Anita Juvenile S., Golden State Juvenile S. (R), Barretts Juvenile S. (R), Speakeasy S.; 2nd Bob Hope S.-G3, I’m Smokin’ S. (R), Graduation S. (R), King Glorious S. (R).

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