The late George and Norma Sedlock are the first recipients in the newest Hall of Fame category – owners. The Bellevue couple founded G & N Thoroughbreds in 1982 and the last runner (Bankers Year) to fly their purple and gold silks came in 2007. In-between they raced such outstanding runners as Washington champions Military Hawk (a homebred) and Colonel Stevens, who not only sired Military Hawk – who ranks second ($686,128) only to Saratoga Passage among all Washington-bred earners – and Cadette Stevens. Also a homebred daughter of Colonel Stevens, Cadette Stevens won ten stakes, placed in a dozen other added money events and earned $453,5365, Military Hawk was inducted into the Washington Racing Hall of Fame in 2013. Among the couple’s other top stakes winners were Crowning Meeting ($514,732), Grade 3-,placed Radar Contact ($417,277), Erin’s Lord, Singing Year, Marketal, Military Force and Funny Tale.
The Sedlocks were also among the original investors in both Emerald Downs and in the WTBOA Sales Pavilion and Offices located at the Auburn track. George also served as secretary of the Emerald Racing Association during the transition from Longacres to Emerald Downs.