Bred, raised and sold by Griffin Place, RINGS A CHIME G1 SW $606,315, was the winner of the prestigious G1 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland defeating Circle of Life and Champion 2-year old filly, Cash Run.  She also ran 2nd to Secret Status in the G1 Kentucky Oaks, probably the top race for three-year old fillies in the country.  She ended her career with earnings of $606,315 making her the fourth leading money winner of all time in Washington and one of only five G1 winners ever bred in this state. She also set records for the most money in a single race and the most money won in a single year.

RINGS A CHIME was voted Champion Two-Year old filly and Champion Two-Year old in Washington in 1999

On Feb 10th, 2001 she was  awarded 2000 Champion 3yr. old filly & Washington Horse of the Year for 2000.

2000 Ashland
2000 Kentucky Oaks

Racing PP for Rings A Chime
Lonnie Aterburn interview

Photo by Bill Straus, RINGS A CHIME (on rail) winning the G1 Ashland at Keeneland.
Rings a  Chime Winning the Ashland Stakes (gr 1).

Shane Sellers up



BEST JUDGEMENT was the first horse in over 20 years of selling that Griffin Place bought back because she did not meet our reserve.  We were very lucky to have kept her. She won first time out and then went on to place third in the Pierce County Stakes, and third in the Angie C Stakes.  Next she won the NW Stallion Stakes as well as the WTBA Lassie Stakes on her way to being voted Champion Two Year Old Filly at Emerald Downs.

BEST JUDGEMENT was awarded the 2000 Two Year Old Filly Champion for Washington on Feb 10th 2001

ÓDuanne Hamamura
Best Judgement, Vicki Baze up, passing  Amocat, as she heads to a win in the Lassies Stakes.
Trained by Doris Harwood 8/19/00
SW BEST JUDGEMENT, Washington State & Emerald Downs Champion 2 yr. old filly painted by artist  Sally Martin Ó all rights reserved