Updates on Griffin Place bred, raised and sold runners and
Stallions that GP has shares in.
Time Tosay Goodbye won MSW $40,000 purse @ Hollywood Park for Mark
Glatt in her second start. Griffin Place will be selling her half
sister at the WTBA winter mixed sale, this December. See
hip number 79.
Western Missile, bred by Griffin Place, ran a very game second at
Belmont missing by a head bob. It was Claiming $75,000 going 1 1/16
on the turf. Western Missile is by Golden Missile out of Outofthebluebell,
dam also of G1 SW Rings a Chime. Racing
[PDF] chart for the sixth race...
Joffre, bred and sold by Griffin Place, won 2YO Maiden Special Weight
at Northlands Park by three lengths. Congratulation to owner/trainer
Ron Smith. Joffre is by Free At Last, out of Deputy
Belle by Silver Deputy.
Tribunal’s latest winner, A Touch Of Malice, blew away his
opponents in the third race. The first time starter won the 5 ½
f race by 10 ½ lengths in 1:03. Congratulations to his owners/breeders,
Jean and Ed Welch and his trainer, Howard Belvoir.
This makes his 4th winner from 9 starters including the SW Judicature.
WILD CYCLE PULLS A SHOCKER IN WTBA LADS
AUBURN, Wash. (September 2, 2006) – Wild Cycle, a 47-1 long
shot, came from off the pace for an upset win in the $55,000 Washington
Thoroughbred Breeders Association Lads Stakes at Emerald Downs.
|Wild Cycle, inside, holds off the late charge
of Pirates Deputy to win the $55,000 WTBA Lads.
The 3-year-old son of Free At Last, trained by Aubrey Villyard
and owned by Frank Gaunt, broke from post 12 in the mile affair
with Juan Gutierrez in the saddle.
Wild Cycle raced six wide on the first turn before settling about
seven lengths off Immigration, who rushed to the front from post
11 and set fractions of 22 3/5 seconds for the opening quarter mile
and 45 4/5 at the half-mile mark.
“I had confidence from the break because my horse was comfortable,”
Gutierrez said. “I talked to Aubrey in the morning and he
told me to follow Immigration, without putting a lot of pressure
on my horse.”
As the field moved down the backstretch, Gutierrez let his horse
move closer to the front as Honour the West and Liberty for Al began
to pressure the leader. Off the far turn, Wild Cycle angled out
to make his charge at Immigration.
“At the three-eighths (pole) I started to ask him a little
bit to see what kind of horse I had,” Gutierrez said. “At
the quarter pole I asked him for everything.”
By the head of the stretch, Wild Cycle took the lead while stablemate
Pirates Deputy and jockey Nathan Chaves gave chase.
‘They were stacked up a little (on the turn) and we were
outside,” Chaves said. “My horse ran his race. He's
still a maiden and he doesn't quite know how to win, yet.”
Wild Cycle finished a neck ahead of Pirates Deputy, stopping the
clock in 1:37 and returning $96.40, $36.40 and $15. Pirates Deputy
brought in $6.40 and $5.40 for second while Full Power Ahead paid
$3.60 for third.
* In the 10-year history of Emerald Downs, Wild Cycle became just
the third horse to win a race from post 12 in a two-turn race.
* Purchased for $38,000 as a yearling, Wild Cycle was the sales
topper at the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association winter
* The stakes victory was the second win of the day for Gutierrez.
He also won the second race ridding Two Under Par for trainer Rigoberto
* Jockey Ricky Frazier had a riding double on Saturday, prevailing
with Careless Heart in the first race for trainer Frank Lucarelli
and Gold Deville, conditioned by Pat Mullens, in race seven.
Griffin Place sales graduate, Banish the Blues, won the
1 1/16 Les Mademoiselle Don Harmon Memorial Stakes at Ferndale.
Congratulations to her owner Denny McGuire, her trainer Pat Truitt
and her breeder Bear Creek Meadows. View
racing chart PDF...
Legally Mine, sired by Tribunal,
won maiden claiming at Emerald Downs. Congratulations to owner Garth
Weeks, trainer Vince Gibson and breeders Ron & Nina Hagen.
JUDICATURE PREVAILS IN KNIGHTS CHOICE
AUBURN, Wash. (August 12, 2006) – Judicature won the $45,000
Northwest Stallion Series Knights Choice Stakes in gate to wire fashion
at Emerald Downs on Saturday. It was the filly's second consecutive
|Judicature shakes clear of Irene's Bonus
Baby to win the Knights Choice Stakes.
Photo provided by Emerald Downs.
The 2-year-old daughter of Tribunal
broke sharply from post three with Ricky Frazier in the irons, taking
the lead in the opening yards of the 6 ½-furlong affair.
“I let her break and she settled,” Frazier said. “This
filly is on top of her game. I think she's awesome.”
Judicature set fractions of 22 4/5 seconds for the opening quarter
mile, and 46 for the half, as Irene's Bonus Baby, ridden by Hector
Ventura, Jr., gave pressure from the outside.
“We were hoping to be out in front.” Ventura said.
“We got out pretty good, but Judicature got out pretty good
too. I wasn't going to burn my horse out on the backside trying
to get the lead. We went head to head and my horse just got outrun.”
Coming out of the turn, Judicature began to pull away from the
field, extending her lead to three lengths at wire while stopping
the clock in 1:17 3/5.
Judicature paid $2.80, $2.10 and $2.10. Irene's Bonus Baby held
on for second to return $2.60 and $2.20. The Cahill Special finished
third and paid $2.60.
The victory was the fourth stakes triumph of the meet for trainer
Bill Tollett, who leads all conditioners at the current Emerald
Downs meet in stakes victories. Tollett won the Federal Way Handicap
with Diamond Dollars and the FSN Handicap with Spanish Highway in
addition to the two stakes captured by Judicature.
Frazier has also won four stakes at the meet, and he is the leader
in that category among Emerald jockeys this season. Frazier won
the Washington State Legislators Stakes and the King County Handicap
with A Classic Life and the Mt. Rainier Breeders' Cup Handicap aboard
Flamethrowintexan. Frazier led the local colony in stakes victories
last season with 10.
* Trainer Jim Penney won two races on the card, tallying his 29th
and 30th victories of the meet.
Lady Jessie, bred and sold by Griffin Place, won again by 2 1/4
lengths at Emerald Downs. Congratulations to her owners, Neil Knapp
and Jim Kwong. More...
SUF, 9TH, ALW, $16,660, 3YO/UP, A1M70YT, 7-17.
WESTERN MISSILE, g, 3, Golden Missile--Outofthebluebell,
by Red Ryder. ($155,000 yrl '04 KEESEP.). O-Susan Karches, B-Mr.
& Mrs. William T. Griffin (WA), T-Lisa L. Lewis, J-Winston
Albert Thompson, $10,200.
provided by Emerald Downs.
Tribunal’s first record setting stakes winner –
Congratulations to owners David and Elaine Parks, and Ramer and
Clare Holtan. Syndicate Manager, Mary Lou Griffin. Congratulations
to all of you who supported Tribunal.
The maiden special at Emerald Downs was an exciting “Griffin
Place sales graduate exacta”! First time starter, Wild Cycle
won by a head bob over Liberty for Al.
Wild Cycle was the sale topper at the 2005 WTBA winter sale. The
colt was bred by Robin Mason, Stormy Hull and Art Burt. He was purchased
by Frank Gaunt, and trained by Aubrey Villyard.
Liberty for Al was purchased at the 2005 summer sale. He was bred
by Claudia Canouse, purchased by Golden Aggie Ranch, and trained
by Doris Harwood.
The two colts beat an outstanding field of well bred colts. Congratulations
Eastern Accent, a GP sale graduate, won an allowance race
at Emerald Downs going 1 mile. He is by Eastern Echo out of Netka.
Congratulations to his owner Billie Klokstad, trainer, Bud Klokstand,
and breeder Brad Gering.
Our syndicate filly, Foxwood
Belle, broke her maiden. It was a $20,000 CL race going 6 f.
We were delighted and the syndicate members are ecstatic. Congratulations
to all and thank you to trainer Sharon Ross.
Hockey Fan, bred by Griffin Place, was an impressive winner of the
6F Maiden Special Weight at Bay Meadows. Congratulations to his
owner, Geroge Krikorian and trainer, Art Sherman. Hockey Fan is
by Out Of Place – Cozzene’s Angel by Cozzene.
Griffin Place sale graduate, Wee Jinky (In Excess – Crafty
Josie, by Crafty Prospector), won CL $50,000 at Hollywood Park going
1 1/6 on the Turf. Congratulations to his trainer, Barry Abrams
and owner Team Green.
Lady Beverly's filly wins by 7. Click
here for the racing chart. Requires FREE Adobe Reader [download
Regal Chime, first foal out of Rings a Chime, won her first start,
a MSW at Gulfstreaam Park. The Kingmambo filly came from behind
in a beautifully run race to win the 1/16 on the Truf for her owners,
Stonerside Stables. Griffin Place, bred Rings a Chime and still
has her dam, Outofthebluebell, and two of her ½ sisters,
Marylou’s Girl and Campanita. [racing
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Griffin Place sales graduate, Tangled Lace won her maiden
$40,000 claiming at Golden Gate Fields. Tangled Lace is by General
Meeting, out of Tangled Web by Flying Paster, bred by Carol A. Kingston.
Congratulations to Greg Gilchrist, trainer and Joseph Stiglich,
|Keagan, Turf Paradise Derby 2-11-06 Race
8. Photo By: Kevin Coady/Coady Photography
Griffin Place bred, raised and sold, KEAGAN won $75,000 at the Turf
Paradise Derby Stakes on February 11, 2006. Unhurried and four wide,
Keagan closed the gap soon after entering the far turn. Congratulations
to his owners, Gary Olson, Randy Bafus, Gary Stevenson, and Eric
Kruljac, his trainer, Eric Kruljac, and jockey S.A.Stevens. Keagan
is a 3 YO colt by Basket Weave out of our mare Atoyac.