Broodmare of the Week

Broodmare of the Week

Dancing Yodeler continues to receive accolades after his win Sunday. Military Hawk blog, in addition to naming his race the number one moment in Washington racing last week also crowned his dam “Broodmare of the Week.”

For an excellent read about Dancing Yodeler’s pedigree, visit the Military Hawk Blog. Author Will Brewer will be in attendance at our August 2 Sales Seminar event and will also make himself available at the WTBOA Yearling Sale to answer any questions.

He’s an excellent resource and mentor for anyone looking to further their ownership endeavors.

WTBOA Yearling Sale

The “Catalog” is now available online of the horses entered in the WTBOA (Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association) Annual Yearling Sale to be held Tuesday, August 26 at the Sales Pavilion at the North end of the Emerald Downs property. The catalog is the listing of every horse in the sale.

At the Sales Seminar we will teach you how to read a catalog page and also preview it here on the blog using Anelina’s catalog page. Sales are a big part of ownership. As discussed before, you can claim a horse, purchase it privately, or buy in a sale. Over the next month, we will be delving into the sales side of things as we lead up to the yearling sale.

Even if you don’t plan to buy, the Yearling Sale is a fun event  to attend. There is a lot of action and it’s a great way to see a lot of horses in one place. Just don’t get too excited and throw your hand up or you might walk away with your own baby racehorse!


Hip 17 (this refers to the number placed on the horse’s hip to identify it in the catalog and as it goes through the sales ring, it is a sticker that displays the number and is placed on the hip). Yearling colt by Hard Spun out of Sweet Fourty. Sold for $55,000 at last year’s yearling sale. Had it’s first start July 12 at Los Alamitos – finished 5th in a maiden special weight. Bred by Blue Ribbon Farm.

Foal by Hard Spun out of Sweet Fourty

Same horse as above but as a foal with it’s dam Sweet Fourty. Photo at Blue Ribbon Farm.


Both horses are doing well. Ana’s abscess broke last week and is draining like cottage cheese, but it looks much better. Yodeler is in fine fettle and is back on the track jogging this week. Sharon will give him a week before she decides what race he’ll be pointed to next. A reminder to continue to follow the barn protocol with petting Ana last and not touching any of the other horses. She is still contagious.

IMPORTANT: If you plan to visit the barn on Sunday, please do so before 11 am. The barn will be closed to visitors after 11 am – the Ross’ have three horses in on Sunday including Stryker Phd in the Mt. Rainier Handicap and have asked for the horses to have quiet time.

 Breakfast at the Wire

A reminder for you “rail birds” that love to come out for morning training that Breakfast at the Wire continues every Saturday in July and August. The program is 8 am – 10 am and is an opportunity to get a hearty breakfast for $6 and watch the racehorses train. Just walk on in!

Last week we had visits from trainers, gate crew, and more!





One thought on “Broodmare of the Week

  1. I really have tears when I read the lineage of Dancing Yodeler and Anelina. I am so proud to be a part of their history in being part owner. I just never expected to be a part of their history or never even imagined that being a racehorse owner could happen until the Emerald Racing Club was formed.

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