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Washington-breds at Emerald Downs | Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners
Honors for best Washington-bred of week 15 go to Barbara Schmid's four-year-old filly Wind a Flyin. Bred by Jack Arnold, the daughter of Blazonry has won three of her four starts this year and has a lifetime record of 4-1-0 in eight outings. Her dam, the Quiet American mare Trumping, won or placed in six Portland Meadows stakes and earned $55,001. Wind a Flyin is one of four winners from six foals out of Trumping. Ridden by Jorge Rosales, the Vince Gibson-trained filly's most recent win came on July 20, when she went gate-to-wire to win a $7,500 claimer by 2 1/2 lengths.
Other honors for the July 19-20 week were given to jockey Anne Sanguinetti; trainer Frank Lucarelli; owners Rancho Viejo and Jerry Carmody; and groom Manuel Osoria-Perez, who works for Chris Stenslie.
Top Washington-bred honors for week 16 were given to I Keep Saying, a five-year-old gelding by Yankee Gentleman who not only won his race, a $32,000, 6 1/2-furlong claimer by 6 1/4 lengths, but set a new world and track mark of 1:12.94, bettering Sabertooth's former world mark, set in the 2005 FOX Network Sports Handicap of 1:13 flat. Bred by sisters Jill Fabulich and Kay Cooper, trained by their father Jim Penney - who was also the trainer of record when Sabertooth set his mark -- and raced in the family's Homestretch Farms Inc.'s colors, I Keep Saying is the first of two winners produced out of 2004 John and Kitty Fletcher Stakes winner Arco Iris, a daughter of Basket Weave who earned $79,780.
I Keep Saying, who was ridden by Juan Gutierrez, has two wins and two seconds from four 2014 starts and improved his overall record to 6-3-2 from 16 starts and has earned $76,308.
Other honors for the July 25-28 week were given to jockey David G. Lopez; trainer Bill Tollett; owner John E. Parker; and groom Jorge Robles, who works out of Blaine Wright's barn.