Blue Ribbon Farm

Blue Ribbon Farm

26719 120th Street E.
Buckley, WA. 98321
New Phone Number!
Phone: 360-829-6573

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WTBOA - Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association


Emerald Downs Racetrack Washington's Premier Racetrack



Welcome to Blue Ribbon Farm  -  What's New?
Please note we have a new phone number - 360-829-6573 - FAX # is the same  (360) 829-9920.

Keep watching our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.  


Blue Ribbon Racing is getting into full swing for 2014 -- we have acquired 2012 WA champion two-year-old filly FINDING MORE, a stakes winner of $135,000, and she will race for Blue Ribbon Racing #11.  She has returned to the state of her birth, and is preparing for the 2014 Emerald Downs season.  Blue Ribbon Racing #8 will be racing UPTOWNFREDDYBROWN, a three-year-old gelding by Nationhood and out of Brown, and Blue Ribbon Racing #9's SEE MY TAIL LITES (3yo filly by Matty G out of Lite Nite) will hopefully continue her winning ways this year.  The farm has acquired a one-quarter interest in BIG BAD BROWN, one of last season's most successful horses, as he had 4 wins at Emerald Downs last year.  


The ATTA BOY ROY foals are arriving!  We are expecting some 24 foals this spring by ATTA BOY ROY, and you will want to keep looking at our facebook page to see the newest pictures.  The ones which we have seen so far, most foaled at either Blue Ribbon Farm or our neighboring farm, Griffin Place, look truly outstanding!  We invite you to come to the farm and see foals in person, as well as taking a look at ATTA BOY ROY and NATIONHOOD.


And speaking of NATIONHOOD -- he is off to a sensational start.  Find Your Spot, his 3 year old daughter bred by Blue Ribbon Farm, and out of our stakes winning mare SUDDEN DEPARTURE, won a non-winners of two at Golden Gate, and then went down to Santa Anita where she won an optional $80,000 race, beating fillies trained by top trainers, and one purchased for $250,000!  Her time for the six furlongs was 1:08.4, and she won by 1 1/4 lengths.  She has been shipped back to the Northwest, and we hope to see her this summer at Emerald Downs. 

     Both stallions are excellent buys in the Pacific Northwest, and we hope that you will consider breeding mares to one or both of them.







Update - late Dec., 2012


Right at the end of the year we got a major update -- FINDING MORE (2010 filly by Trickey Trevor out of Greenmountain Girl by Green Dancer) won the Letellier Memorial S. at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans.  Finding More, which Ky. bloodstock agent Dan Kenney purchased from our consignment for $4,500 in the WTBOA 2011 sale, has been a filly to watch since her first start at Presque Isle Downs.  She has since won at Woodbine -- breaking her maiden, won at Churchill Downs -- in an entry level allowance, and now has won her first stakes race at the Fair Grounds.  We wish all the best to her connections, and we can't wait to see what comes next!


The 2012 racing year was a good one, with stakes performances by JEBRICA, SWEET NELLIE BROWN, OIL COUNTRY, PRIVATE FORTUNE, and now FINDING MORE.

Private Fortune races for Blue Ribbon Racing #2, and we are looking forward to her return to the races in 2013, along with Eagle Harbor (racing for Blue Ribbon Racing #7), and the newly turning two-year-olds Uptownfreddybrown (Nationhood - Brown), and See My Tail Lites (Matty G - Lite Nite), which will race for Blue Ribbon Racing #8 and #9 respectively.  If you are ever interested in a sharing the fun of racing, contact us.  We have a great time.


We are enjoying watching our 2012 youngsters as they grow, and we can't wait for the new crop of 2013 foals which will start arriving just around the corner.  We expect foals by POSSE, FREUD, HARBOR THE GOLD, STEVIE WONDERBOY, NATIONHOOD, BIRDSTONE, COAST GUARD, LIBERTY GOLD, AND MATTY G. 


The NATIONHOODS are off to the races in 2013!   



The September 4th WTBOA Summer and Mixed Sale is next up on our agenda.  You can see pictures of our Summer Yearling consignment on the "Foals of 2011" page.  Our consignment features the first crop of NATIONHOOD.  I think you will agree that his foals look outstanding!  In addition, we have a colt by PETIONVILLE out of 2011's Washington Broodmare of the Year, PEACEFUL WINGS.  We hope to be able to show you these outstanding yearlings in the flesh from September 1st on at the sales grounds.  If you would like to see them before then on the farm, contact us.


With the fantastic 2011 racing year in which we were Washington's LEADING BREEDER to spur us on, the 2012 year is rapidly becoming equally as memorable, with stakes performance so far by JEBRICA, SWEET NELLIE BROWN, OIL COUNTRY, and PRIVATE FORTUNE (Private Fortune races for Blue Ribbon Racing #2).  Impressive maiden wins were scored by Amazing Legacy, De La Luna (which races for Blue Ribbon Racing #6), and Muchas Coronas (which races for Blue Ribbon Farm). 

We have a great group of foals of 2012 -- including an April 12th HARD SPUN colt out of our newest mare, stakes winner SWEET FOURTY.  The breeding season went well for us -- all four mares we sent to out of state sires are in foal -- to FREUD, POSSE, BIRDSTONE, and STEVIE WONDERBOY.


What Do We Do?

  • Breed and raise Thoroughbred equine athletes for sale.
  • Manage outside mares (of any breed) for foaling and rebreeding.
  • Stand the thoroughbred stallion NATIONHOOD.
  • Agent clients horses at WTBOA sales.
  • Create and manage racing partnerships.
  • Advise on orphan foal and nurse mare management.


Blue Ribbon Farm is a 70 Acre Thoroughbred breeding farm located near Buckley, Washington, in the shadow of Mt. Rainier.


Owned by Debbie and Rick Pabst since 1973, the farm is home to approximately 15 broodmares and their offspring, which are sold as yearlings at the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (WTBOA) public auctions.


We take pride in breeding and raising outstanding equine athletes in our spacious pastures. Outside mares are welcomed to foal here and be bred back to local stallions or inseminated (for those breeds for which it is allowed) using cooled, shipped semen. We consistently achieve conception rates in the 90th percentile. Dr. Jeff Stenslie is our current attending veterinarian and provides horses at Blue Ribbon Farm with top quality veterinary care.


We have always been active in bringing new stallions into Washington, and we are now standing NATIONHOOD.  We own shares in many Washington stallions, so contact us if you need a season.  Blue Ribbon Racing will be syndicating two new horses.  We are also available to help you find nurse mares and manage orphan foals. 





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