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Sir Prancealot Colt Tops WTBOA Sale

A colt by Sir Prancealot (Hip 80) topped the 55th WTBOA Summer Sale when purchased by the PT Syndicate for $80,000. The sale's leading consignor, Terry and Mary Lou Griffin's Griffin Place LLC, also sold Hip 46, a Midshipman colt out of Washington champion Bella Mia for $76,000, and Hip 34, a son of Sharp Azteca, was a $70,000 purchase. Both colts went to Dave Staudacher. A total of 76 yearlings went through the sales ring with 68 selling for a $1,219,700 gross. The $17,677 average was up from 2021's...

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WTBOA Summer Yearling Sale Set for Aug. 23

The 55th WTBOA Summer Sale will take place Tuesday, Aug. 23, starting at 1:00 p.m., one hour earlier than in recent years. This year's offering, which will again be held at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion located at Emerald Downs, in Auburn, Washington, has 85 yearlings, 18 broodmares--including a three-in-one package--and one weanling cataloged. Auction activity begins with a chance to bid on a trip for two to the 2022 Breeders' Cup World Championships, scheduled to be run Nov. 4-5 at Keeneland. Trip includes prime seating, hotel accommodations and an air...

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WTBOA Stallion Season Auction On Now

The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's annual online stallion season auction began Dec. 15 and runs through Dec. 22. In addition to stallion premiums, this year the WTBOA has added a chance for bidders to receive a bonus. All winning bidders will now be eligible for one of two bonus level amounts, as they will be entered into a drawing to receive a credit of up to $1,000 or the actual bid amount, whichever is less, on their stallion season purchase. The second drawing will be for a $400...

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Liam's Map Gelding Tops WTBOA Summer Yearling Sale

A gelding by Liam's Map topped the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association (WTBOA) Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale Aug. 24. The Liam's Map yearling out of One Foxy Grey (Big Brown) brought $47,000 from trainer Sandi Gann as agent for British Columbia horseman Glen Todd and his North American Thoroughbred Horse Company. He was consigned by Dr. Duane and Susan Hopp's Castlegate Farm. Preliminary results after the sale counted 79 yearlings sold for a $1,079,000, up 12.52% from the previous year. Average was $13,190 (up 12.78%) and median was...

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WTBOA Summer Yearling Sale Slated for Aug. 24

The 53rd Annual Washington Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association (WTBOA) Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 24. To be held at 2:00 p.m. at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion located at Emerald Downs in Washington, this year's sale will feature 98 yearlings by both local and national sires. A chance to bid on a trip for two to the 2021 Breeders' Cup World Championships will be included at the sale to benefit the charitable industry programs sponsored by the Washington Thoroughbred Foundation. For more information or to...

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Former WTBOA GM Ralph Vacca Passes Away

Former Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association General Manager Ralph Vacca passed away in his home in Auburn, WA, July 20. He was 84. Among those surviving Vacca are children Darrell (Linda) Vacca, Melanie (Tom) Bidman, Dionne Stein, Kyle Vacca and Rachel (Rich) Pring; grandchildren, Rafe, Josh, Kevin, Garrett, Teddy and Julian; great-grandchild, Caelin; brother, Richard (Linda) Vacca. A memorial scholarship in Ralph Vacca's name is currently being established. Remembrances may be sent: c/o Washington Thoroughbred Foundation, 3220 Ron Crockett Dr NW, Auburn, WA 98001. Born in Seattle, the first...

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WTBOA Sale to be Held As Scheduled Aug. 18; Online Bidding Available

The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's 53rd annual summer sale will take place as scheduled on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion at Emerald Downs. The catalog features 123 yearlings, 17 broodmares and one broodmare prospect. COVID-19 protocols will be in place and published at washingtonthoroughbred.com. Online bidding will also be available (click for more).

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WTBOA Summer Sale Aug. 18

The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association Summer Sale of yearlings is slated for Aug. 18 at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion at Emerald Downs. For nomination/entry information, contact Susan van Dyke at (253) 288-7896 or [email protected] Cost-saving early bird yearling nominations close March 27 with late nominations available until April 24.  

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