Blue Ribbon Farm/Griffin Place-Saturday, May 13

Saturday morning we are visiting two of Washington’s top Thoroughbred breeding farms–Blue Ribbon Farm and Griffin Place–which are located side by side in Buckley. We will see stallions, foals and broodmares along with a behind-the-scenes look at Thoroughbred breeding farms.

Debbie Pabst  of Blue Ribbon Farm and Mary Lou Griffin of Griffin Place will be our hosts, and the Equine Art Commission will provide free coffee. Debbie and Mary Lou each will make a presentation and then answer questions.

It takes about 35-40 minutes to get to Blue Ribbon Farm from Emerald Downs and bring rain gear! It appears showers are possible and the ground might be a bit muddy. Directions below.

Here is the schedule:

Blue Ribbon Farm, 9:00-10:15 a.m.

Griffin Place, 10:30 -11:45 a.m.

Blue Ribbon Farm

Griffin Place

Blue Ribbon Farm address:  26719 120th Street E. Buckley, WA. 98321

From Emerald Downs take 167 south to highway 410 (Bonney Lake exit). Follow 410 east until you are about one mile from Buckley and turn right on Mundy-Loss Rd.  Continue through four-way intersection to traffic light at 120th St E. and turn right.  Follow 120th St. until you have gone over two speed bumps, then turn right and enter thru the blue gate (White River High School is on the other side of the street). You will be directed where to park.


Distinguishable came out of Sunday’s race well, and trainer Mike Puhich is mulling options for a next race. It’s fairly common to drop in class off a loss, so we could be looking at a $15,000 claimer for her next start. Distinguishable was pretty tired after the race, so it’s good to see that she is bouncing back well.

As for McDove, the latest condition book listing races for Friday, May 19 to Sunday, June 4 just came out, and I’ll see what Sharon and Larry Ross have in mind.

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