Home Hall of Fame Breeders Post-1980 Guy and Barbara Roberts (Guy Bar Farm)

Guy and Barbara Roberts (Guy Bar Farm)

(Guy 1928- ; Inducted 2005)

Married for over 50 years, and stalwarts of the local breeding industry for over 30 of those, Guy and Barbara Roberts reside in Sunnyside, also home to their Thoroughbred nursery, Guy Bar Farm. An apple and produce grower/distributor, Guy Roberts bred his first winner in 1968 (Fleet Yetta), his first stakes winner in 1971 (Vitation) and first went over the $100,000 yearly earnings mark as a breeder first in 1981. The couple has led all breeders within the state borders seven times (1996-98, 2001-2004), ranked second five times and held the third position four times since 1988. For those keeping score, that’s a one-two-three position in 16 of the last 17 years. Other career highlights include: breeding Washington champions Funboy (1972), Cocktails Anyone (1997 and 1998), Court’s in Session (2004), all graded stakes performers, and being breeders of five statebreds to win over $230,000 each: Funboy ($478,180), Peter’s Pond ($248,082), Cocktails Anyone ($242,545), Court’s in Session ($238,945) and Court Shenanigans ($230,378). Guy Bar Farm has stood several prominent Washington sires and was home to three-time leading Washington sire Table Run during his career at stud. Roberts is also past-president of the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association, has served on dozens of the organization’s committees and remains active on the board of trustees today.

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