Home Hall of Fame Breeders Post-1980 Jerre Paxton (Northwest Farms)

Jerre Paxton (Northwest Farms)

(1938- , Inducted 2003)

Jerre Paxton’s Northwest Farms/Yakima Stallion Station has dominated Washington racing and breeding circles for over two decades. He was the leading breeder by earnings in Washington for 12 consecutive years (1984-95). Paxton set new earnings records for a breeder in 1990, 1992 and again in 1994. He established a new record for number of stakes winners in one year with eight in 1992. Paxton’s Yakima farm has bred 12 Washington champions. Originally operating as the Yakima Stallion Station, Paxton stood 1982-1986 leading Washington sire Drum Fire there and later his 1991 leading son Knights Choice. By the time of Knights Choice’s reign, the farm had been renamed Northwest Farms. Northwest Farms has sold the WTBA Summer Yearling Sale topper 12 times (co-1979, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2000-02). Among the farm’s many exceptional matrons were Washington broodmares of the year Yang (1978) and Pamlisa’s Delight (1984).

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