(4YO, G., Harbor the Gold—Felice the Cat, by Distinctive Cat). Owner: R. E. V. Racing (Roy & Ellie Schaefer); Breeder: Bar C Racing Stables Inc. (Neal & Pam Christopherson); Trainer: Frank Lucarelli; 2017 Record 8 3-3-1 $145,585; Stakes: Budweiser S. (EmD), Mt. Rainier S. (EmD), Muckleshoot Tribal Classic S.-R (EmD); 2nd Longacres Mile H.-G3 (EmD), Governor’s S. (EmD), Oakland S. (GG). WTBOA Sales Graduate
Washington Champion Older Filly/Mare
(5YO, Proud Citizen—No Constraints, by Katowice). Owner: Highlander Racing Stables LLC (Bruce & Cass Maller); Breeder: Dunn Bar Ranch LLC (Charles Dunn); Trainer: Jeffrey Metz; 2017 Record 8 3-4-0 $120,418; Stakes: Emerald Distaff H. (EmD), Hastings S. (EmD), Boeing S. (EmD); 2nd Washington State Legislators S. (EmD), WA Cup Filly and Mare S.-R (EmD). WTBOA Sales Graduate
Blue Ribbon Farm
Washington Champion 3YO,
The Levine Law Firm PLLC
Washington Champion 3YO Filly
(Atta Boy Roy—Risque Humor, by Mingun). Owner and Breeder: Karl C. Krieg (KD Thoroughbreds); Trainers: Tom Wenzel and Valerie Lund; 2017 Record 7 1-1-0 $40,175; Stakes: Kent S. (EmD); 2nd Seattle S. (EmD).
Clay Ward Agency LLC
Washington Champion 3YO Colt/Gelding
(G., War Power—Parker’s Jewel, by Parker’s Storm Cat). Owners: Below the Rim Stable LLC (Kevin Haynes) and Woodway Stable (Paul Barbano); Alan Bozell and Jack Stecker; Breeders: Mr. and Mrs. Elwin F. Gibson (Gibson Thoroughbred Farm); Trainers: Blaine Wright; Alan Bozell; 2017 Record 9 2-3-2 $44,457; Stakes: WA Cup Sophomore S.-R (EmD).
Bar C Racing Stables
Washington 2YO Champion,
Washington Champion 2YO Colt/Gelding
(G., Harbor the Gold—Melba Jewel, by Cahill Road). Owner: Rising Star Stable II (Vicki Potter, et al.); Breeders: Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Pabst (Blue Ribbon Farm); Trainer: Howard Belvoir; 2017 Record 5 2-2-0 $90,697; Stakes: Gottstein Futurity (EmD), WTBOA Lads S. (EmD); 2nd WA Cup Juvenile Colts and Geldings S.-R (EmD). WTBOA Sales Graduate
Washington Champion 2YO Filly
(Harbor the Gold—Bella Campana, by Slewdledo). Owners: John and Janene Maryanski; Breeders: Mr. and Mrs. William T. Griffin (Griffin Place LLC); Trainer: Blaine Wright; 2017 Record 5 4-0-0 $91,523; Stakes: Angie C. S. (EmD), Barbara Shinpoch S. (EmD), WA Cup Juvenile Filly S.-R (EmD).
Washington Plater of the Year
MIKE MAN’S GOLD
(7YO, G., Liberty Gold—Chedoodle, by Slewdledo). Owners: Greg Conley, Chuck Conley and Terra Firma Farm (Joe Toye). Breeders: Keith and Jan Swagerty (Swag Stables). Trainer: Joe Toye. 2017 Record 9 5-0-2 $52,814. 3rd Muckleshoot Tribal Classic S.-R (EmD).
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Most Improved Washington Plater
EXIT SIXTY SLEW
(4YO, F., Abraaj—Slew Tunes, by Slewdledo). Owners: Below the Rim Stable LLC (Kevin Haynes), Mediocre Racing (Shawn Sudo, Terry Mickleson, Todd Petit, Abel Pulver, Heather & Scott Sacha) and Blaine Wright Stable LLC. Breeders: Nina Hagen (El Dorado Farms LLC) and Holly Sturgeon; Trainer: Blaine D. Wright. 2017 Record 9 5-0-2 $61,487. Won WA Cup Filly and Mare S.-R (EmD).
El Dorado Farms
PARKER’S STORM CAT
(2000, Storm Cat—Macoumba, by Mr. Prospector). Property of Mr. & Mrs. Elwin F. Gibson. Standing at Gibson Thoroughbred Farm. 2017 Progeny Earnings of $459,747.
Broodmare of the Year
(1998, Slewdledo—Chena, by Chisos). Owned by Keith & Jan Swagerty (Swag Stables). 8 named foals of racing age, 7 starters. 4 winners, 2 SWs – NO FLIES ON DOODLE (f., by Storm Blast, $184,526); MIKE MAN’S GOLD (g. by Liberty Gold, $285,347, 2017 Washington Plater of the Year).
S. J. Agnew Special Achievement Award
NINA & RON HAGEN (El Dorado Farms LLC)
For their dedication to all aspects of breeding and racing, along with their many contributions to the Washington Thoroughbred community and the WTBOA.
Mark Kaufman Media Award
DENNIS BOX (Enumclaw Courier-Herald)
For his many years of heartfelt and excellent coverage of Washington’s multifaceted Thoroughbred industry in South King County.
WHBPA Willing Heart Award
In recognition of his countless contributions to backstretch programs and never-ending support of the Emerald Downs horse racing community.
Special Racetrack Achievement Awards
For his outstanding 2017 season at Emerald Downs where he led all trainers by wins (53 – 36%), earnings ($819,232), stakes wins (11) & had a 72% 1-2-3 placement; and
For his 38 wins (30%) during the 2017 Emerald Downs meeting and the development of 2017 Washington Plater of the Year Mike Man’s Gold.
Special Achievement Award
For his big heart, generosity, participation and many contributions to the Washington Thoroughbred racing scene.
Other 2017 Accomplishments:
Highest Priced WTBOA-sold Yearling Colt
SMILING TIGER—PREMO COPY, by Supremo
Consigned by Halvorson Bloodstock Services LLC, Agent for Roche Farm; Purchased by John Maryanski for $67,000.
Highest Priced WTBOA-sold Yearling Filly
HARBOR THE GOLD—FLYING MEMO, by Memo (Chi)
Consigned by Bar C Racing Stables Inc., Agent for Bret Christopherson; Purchased by Glen Todd for $47,000.
Best WTBOA-sold 2YO Performer
(G., Harbor the Gold—Melba Jewel, by Cahill Road). Owner: Rising Star Stable II (Vicki Potter, et al.); Breeders: Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Pabst (Blue Ribbon Farm); Trainer: Howard Belvoir; 2017 Race Record 5 2-2-0 $90,697; Stakes: Gottstein Futurity (EmD), WTBOA Lads S. (EmD); 2nd WA Cup Juvenile Colts and Geldings S.-R (EmD).
Best WTBOA-sold 3YO Performer
(Coast Guard—Moscow Symphony, by Moscow Ballet). Owner: Billy Speed Racing Stable (William Greenstein); Breeders: Nina M. and Ron A. Hagen (El Dorado Farms LLC); Trainer: Frank Lucarelli; 2017 Race Record 7 2-1-2 $46,150; Stakes: WA Cup Sophomore Filly S.-R (EmD).