Blazingbellablu Topped Washington Horse of the Calendar year

The previous time a sophomore filly was awarded Washington horse of the yr was 22 a long time ago, and in truth considering the fact that 1950, Blazingbellablu  is only the sixth 3-year-previous distaffer to reach that large honor.

Her achievements and those of lots of other outstanding horses and worthy people were celebrated March 19 at the Washington Thoroughbred Champions Once-a-year Awards and evening meal held at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington.

Racing as a homebred for Petra Lewin’s Rainbow Meadows Farm and trainer Charlie Essex, Blazingbellablu commenced her championship year with a respectful showing at Santa Anita Park prior to touring north for a summer campaign at Emerald Downs wherever she recorded 3 straight victories, which include a tally in the Kent Stakes. Immediately after finishing fourth in each the Washington Oaks and WA Cup Fillies and Mares Stakes, Blazingbellablu manufactured her winter season household at Turf Paradise where Essex saddled her to defeat older fillies and mares in the Jeff and Jack Coady Sr. and City of Phoenix stakes.

She finished her 3-year-previous marketing campaign with a second-spot finish in the Bell of the Ball Right away Stakes Dec. 29. The daughter of Grazen—Bellomesa was both equally the main Washington-bred earner of the calendar year ($152,848) and the only point out-bred to arise with a few stakes victories during 2021.

Retiring Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Homeowners Association Common Supervisor M. Anne Sweet became the 23rd recipient of the prestigious S. J. Agnew Particular Achievement Award for her just about 44 yrs of provider to the WTBOA and the Washington Thoroughbred sector commencing with her appointment as Art Director, which grew with her work as editor of the Washington Thoroughbred. Because 2012 Anne has provided steadfast management and integrity as the association’s Normal Manager though continue to protecting her other two positions. 

Indication up for

Trainer Marshall Allen’s initiatives to help preserve longtime horse proprietor Jim Foulkes last year on the Emerald Downs’ bottom ended up acknowledged with the Race Track Chaplaincy of The united states White Horse Award.

Other horse awards provided: winner sprinter and older horse Papa’s Golden Boy  winner turf horse Harbored Memories  winner older filly or mare Itsallinthenotes  champion a few-12 months-aged colt or gelding Coastal Kid  winner two-year-outdated colt or gelding Cobra Jet  winner two-calendar year-old filly Koron  plater of the 12 months Avalon King  and most enhanced plater of the yr Ms Lynn .

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Pabst, breeders of Koron, were named 2021 Washington breeders of the calendar year and their stallion Conveyance   topped the state sire list. Both titles are awarded by earnings.

Pontiff , who moved to California last tumble, was the state’s major freshman sire and two-time stakes producer Brookie Girl  was picked as broodmare of the calendar year.

For the next yr in a row, Khilia Giacobone’s now Virginia-primarily based Wintertime Knight  (shown as Maei Platinum Star) was honored as top Washington-bred Off Observe Thoroughbred.

Other folks honored in the course of the festive Longacres Mile-themed party were: Washington primary homeowners Todd and Shawn Hansen Mark Kaufman Media Award winners Vince Bruun and Ray Paulick and WHBPA Keen Hearts recipient Jill Hallin.

Racetrack unique accomplishment awards have been presented to coach Kay Penney Cooper and rider Alex Cruz, who both of those experienced exceptional 2021 seasons at Emerald Downs.

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