Blue Ribbon Farm
26719 120th Street E.
Buckley, WA. 98321
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Hi Everyone --
Welcome to 2014
Please note we have a new phone number -
We will be updating this site soon! Keep
watching our Facebook page for the most up-to-date
Update for January,
OUR NEW PHONE NUMBER -- (360)
FAX # is the same
Lots of exciting things have
been happening at BRF!
The 2013 Summer Sale was a very
successful one for the farm -- topped by our HARD
SPUN colt out of SWEET FOURTY selling for $55,000 to
Mark Glatt, agent.
We would like to wish Good Luck to all the
purchasers of our 2013 horses, including Jody Peetz,
Hilton Stables, Doris Harwood, Claudia Canouse,
agent, H. R. Gibson, Virgil Marchand, Brian Lusk,
Betty and the Boys, David Ratko, Scott Centers, Bill
Turner, and Glenn Sears.
NATIONHOOD is off to tremendous
start with his first crop of 2-year-olds!
He has had 6 starters from his 15 foals, with
4 winners -- ZAFARI NATION (in her 2nd start),
SLEWBIE DOO (by 9 3/4 lengths), GALE CREEK (in her
1st start at Golden Gate), and FIND YOUR SPOT (in a
$32K at Golden Gate).
His other 2 starters, Uptownfreddybrown and
Cherokee Chelsea, have both placed in MSW events.
What a beginning for him!
We attended the 2013 Keeneland
November Breeding Stock Sale, and came home with a
new mare WITCHY MEETING, purchased for the
partnership of Pat Murphy and ourselves. A winner of over $130K on
the track, she is in foal to TIZ WONDERFUL, and due
in mid April.
We are eagerly awaiting the
foals from the first crop of ATTA BOY ROY.
The first mare due is domiciled at
-- SW SILVER SCREEN GIRL.
She is due in February -- as are a number of
2014 Yearlings Coming Soon!
Hi Everyone --
July 13, 2013 News
Just wanted to let you know that NATIONHOOD, our young
stallion standing here at the farm, had his first winner
today at Emerald Downs. This is very exciting, and has
certainly gotten him off on the right foot! He has other
youngsters in training, and I hope they will soon join
ZAFARI NATION as winners.
Update for July 6 --
Breeding Season and Foaling Season are officially
over! There are
lots of foals at the farm, including Nationhoods (colt &
filly), Freud filly, Posse filly, Harbor The Gold colt, and
so on. Check our
Facebook page for tons of pictures in the "Foals of 2013"
Album. You can
always find lots of the latest pictures there -- Atta Boy
Roy, for example, and racehorses shown in morning training
and in the afternoon.
And speaking of racehorses, Saturday July 6th, the
first two Nationhood fillies are running in the first race
at Emerald Downs.
Go, Girls, Go!
There have been many Blue Ribbon Farm bred winners
this season including Sweet Nellie Brown, Amazing Legacy
(bred in partnership with Pat Murphy), Run Atom, Sweet Sara
Brown, Big Bad Brown, and so on.
JEBRICA won the Budweiser Handicap -- running a
fantastic race against the track bias.
FINDING MORE won an allowance race at Churchill Downs
by a commanding 4 lengths, beating horses bred by Claiborne
Farm and Winstar Farm, among others.
Blue Ribbon Racing
#9's SEE MY TAIL LITES won her first lifetime start, a
maiden special weight race (with Blue Ribbon Farm-bred
Both Oil Country and Sudden Arrival have won at Northlands Park.
We are hoping for even more wins as the season
Again, Facebook has almost daily posts keeping everyone
apprised of entries and results.
I hope you are following our facebook page,
blueribbonfarm.com (also the name of our website), as their
are loads of pictures of the new foals as well as our drop
dead gorgeous new stallion ATTA BOY ROY. I try to keep
posts going out daily or every other day so you can find out
what's happening on the farm. We have 9 more mares to foal,
and it's all very exciting.
FINDING MORE, the filly we bred which was champion 2yo
WA-bred filly in 2013 will be running in the Star Shoot
Stakes at Woodbine (in Toronto) on Saturday. We can use all the
support for her we can get.
2, 2013 - Atta Boy Roy will be entering stud at Blue Ribbon
Farm this year! See his Page.
Update March 27, 2013 - Ocean's Fourteen is booked to
Coast Guard. / Victoria Cross is booked to Atta Boy Roy
Update - late Dec.,
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
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
expect foals by POSSE, FREUD, HARBOR THE GOLD, STEVIE
WONDERBOY, NATIONHOOD, BIRDSTONE, COAST GUARD, LIBERTY GOLD,
AND MATTY G.
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
of 2011" page.
Our consignment features the first crop of
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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