The Emerald Racing Club saddle towels have arrived for Yodeler. He will be wearing these in the morning when he goes out to train so it will make it easier for Club members to spot and identify him.
He typically goes out third of fourth after the break which puts him on the track 9:30 or onwards.
The Farm Tours have been scheduled for Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18.
Three of the top farms in Washington State are generously opening their doors to the Emerald Racing Club both days from 10 am – 3 pm. You are welcome to bring friends and family along. The farms are located within 30 – 45 minutes of Emerald Downs and you may visit at your leisure during the hours listed. They are close enough in proximity that you may have time to visit all three.
Dress appropriately – you will be at a farm so wear appropriate footwear and clothing.
Blue Ribbon Farm
26719 120th St. E.
Buckley, WA 98321
Blue Ribbon Farm has earned the Top Breeder Award for the last three years in a row and stands the stallions Atta Boy Roy and Nationhood. They also breed and race their own horses and provide foaling services. Blue Ribbon Farm is owned by Rick and Debbie Pabst.
If you attend the races on Mother’s Day, Blue Ribbon Farm will be bringing a mare and foal to the races for the occasion.
26925 120th St. E.
Buckley, WA 98321
Griffin Place is located on the same street as Blue Ribbon Farm. Griffin Place has a strong history of breeding, raising and selling top class horses. They were WA’s Leading Breeder by money won in 2000. That year, two of their homebreds, Rings a Chime and Best Judgement became WA Champions. Rings A Chime was their first G1 Stakes winner, and WA Horse of the Year. Her dam, Outofthebluebell was voted Broodmare of the Year.
Expect to see lots of broodmares with their babies at this farm. Griffin Place does not stand any stallions.
El Dorado Farms
41818 228th Ave. SE
Enumclaw, WA 98022
El Dorado Farms is owned by Ron and Nina Hagen. El Dorado Farms has also earned WA Breeder of the Year award, most recently in 2009. They are a full service facility, standing five stallions, Abraaj, Car Talk, Coast Guard, Private Gold and Raise the Bluff. They breed, raise and sell Thoroughbreds. They also provide rehab and layup facilities and have a nurse mare program. They will show stallions, mares with foals at side, and possibly add vet work with ultra sound showing pregnancy’s and heart beats.