Though Neal and Pam Christopherson’s Bar C Racing Stables Inc. is based just south of the Washington border in Hermiston, Oregon, the couple sends many of their mares to foal at their friends Melodie Bultena and Doak Walker’s Desert Rose Racing LLC in nearby Kennewick. Through the years the Christophersons have bred seven Washington champions – including 2021-22 champion sprinter Papa’s Golden Boy – in their own names, two Washington champions in partnership with Desert Rose Racing, one in partnership with Desert Rose Racing and Bill and Carol Ginger, and one in partnership with Ken and Pat Paulson. Two-time champion Ladyledue, who was bred with the Paulsons, became their first Washington champion in 2007. The Christophersons also bred California champion Galilean and three Oregon champions. In addition, among the successful stallions they have stood is standout Harbor the Gold, Oregon’s 14-time leading sire and sire of 29 Washington, Oregon and California champions.
Bar C Racing Stable led the Washington breeder ranks in 2015 and 2016, and has ranked second on seven other occasions since 2007, including 2020-22. The Christophersons also stand Dynamic Impact, Sire of 2022 Washington champion juvenile filly Miss Dynamic.