Hall of Fame bound: Trainer Doris Harwood looks up to one of her superstar horses she trained, Noosa Beach. Right, Jockey Juan Gutierrez celebrates a five-win day at Emerald Downs. Both will be enshrined this weekend at the track. COURTESY AND REPORTER FILE PHOTOS

Hall of Fame bound: Trainer Doris Harwood looks up to one of her superstar horses she trained, Noosa Beach. Right, Jockey Juan Gutierrez celebrates a five-win day at Emerald Downs. Both will be enshrined this weekend at the track. COURTESY AND REPORTER FILE PHOTOS

Class of 2018

Trainer Harwood, jockey Gutierrez head a stellar field for enshrinement on Sunday

  • Thursday, September 6, 2018 12:11pm
  • Sports

For the Reporter

Trainer Doris Harwood and jockey Juan Gutierrez head a stellar field of 2018 Washington Racing Hall of Fame inductees.

Harwood, No. 1 all-time with 67 stakes wins at Emerald Downs, and Gutierrez, No. 2 all-time with 1,320 Emerald Downs’ wins, will be honored at the 16th annual induction ceremony before the races on Sunday, Sept. 9.

First post is 2 p.m.

Other 2018 winners:

Mustard Plaster, who defeated Kelso in the 1964 Californian Stakes and retired in 1967 as the leading earner in Washington history, is the 2018 Hall of Fame Horse. And the Penney Family, a racing dynasty spanning three generations and producing seven state champions, will be honored as 2018 Breeder.

In addition, Dr. George Todaro of Seattle will become only the 10th recipient of the Washington Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award. A world renowned medical doctor and research scientist, Dr. Todaro also is one of the most successful Thoroughbred owners in West Coast history, and also an original Emerald Downs’ investor.

A 16-member voting committee composed of media, HBPA, WTBOA and Emerald Downs’ representatives decided the winners from a list of four Finalists in each category.

Introduced in 2003, the Washington Racing Hall of Fame is co-sponsored by Emerald Downs and the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (WTBOA). The inaugural class featured three inductees in each category, while subsequent classes have been limited to a single member in each category. In addition to the ceremony, a plaque honoring each member is permanently displayed in the Washington Hall of Fame on Track Level at Emerald Downs.

Washington Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame

Horse: Mustard Plaster (2018), Noosa Beach (2017), Loto Canada (2016), Travel Orb (2015, Ropersandwranglers (2015), Chum Salmon, (2014), Delicate Vine (2014), Military Hawk (2013), Table Hands (2013), Hilco Scamper (2012), Rings a Chime (2012), Pataha Prince (2011), Firesweeper (2011), Biggs (2010), Sparrow Castle (2009), Belle of Rainier (2008), Peterhof’s Patea (2007), Sir William (2006), Smogy Dew (2005), Turbulator (2004), Saratoga Passage (2004), Captain Condo (2003), Chinook Pass (2003), Trooper Seven (2003).

Jockey: Juan Gutierrez (2018), Jack Leonard (2016), Gary Boulanger (2015), Ricky Frazier (2014), Gallyn Mitchell (2013), Paul Frey (2012), Vicky (Aragon) Baze (2011), Joe Baze (2010), Lennie Knowles (2009), Larry Pierce (2008), John Adams (2007), Albert Johnson (2006), Basil James (2005), Russell Baze (2004), Gary Baze (2003), Ralph Neves (2003), Gary Stevens (2003).

Trainer: Doris Harwood (2018), Marion L. Smith (2017), Larry & Sharon Ross (2016), Wesley Ward (2015), Ben Harris (2014), Howard Belvoir (2013), Wayne Branch (2012), Tim McCanna (2011), Bill McMeans (2010), Kathy Walsh (2009), Glen Williams (2008), R.H. McDaniel (2007), Frances Keller (2006), Bud Klokstad (2005), Charles Whittingham (2004), Allen Drumheller (2003), Jim Penney (2003), Tom Smith (2003).

Breeder: Penney Family (2018), Rick & Debbie Pabst (2017), Robert L. Edwards (2016), Herman Sarkowsky (2015), William C. & Barbara Nelson Jr. (2014), Czech-Mate Farm (2013), George Newell (2012), Grousemont Farm (2011), Les Turner (2010), Wilbur & Marianne Stadelman (2009), Frank Brewster (2008), Dan Agnew (2007), C.J. Sebastian (2006), Guy & Barbara Roberts (2005), George Drumheller (2004), Herb Armstrong (2003), Jerre Paxton (2003).

Lifetime Achievement: George Todaro (2018), Mark Dedomenico (2017), Robert Geller (2015), Ralph Vacca (2013), Jack Hodge (2012), Karen & Mickey Taylor (2011), James Seabeck (2010), Pete Pedersen (2008), Ron Crockett (2004), Joe Gottstein (2003).

2018 Washington Hall of Fame Finalists

Horse: Georgie Drum, Hank H., Mustard Plaster, Sirde

Jockey: Basil Frazier, Juan Gutierrez, Richard Hollingsworth, Jennifer Whitaker

Trainer: Doris Harwood, Cecil Jolly, Frank Lucarelli, Ruth Parton

Breeder: C.F. Flower, Maurice McGrath, Penney Family

Eligibility requirements: Any Washington-bred or any horse that has raced at least twice in Washington shall be eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame. Any jockey or trainer born in Washington shall be eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame, or any jockey or trainer who has competed in at least five years in Washington shall be eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame.

More in Sports

Ravens spell doubles trouble for Raiders, post 3-2 win | NPSL Olympic girls tennis

Behind a sweep in doubles play, Auburn Riverside turned back Thomas Jeffferson… Continue reading

He’s Not Grey and Gary Wales score the feature victory on opening day at Emerald Downs. COURTESY TRACK PHOTO
He’s Not Grey sparkles on opening day

67-day meeting continues through Sept. 22 and includes 27 stakes

The Sockers’ Landon Donovan, left, and the Stars’ Vince McCluskey vie for the ball during Game 2 Saturday night at San Diego. COURTESY, Stars
Stars season ends in OT loss to San Diego, 7-6

Sockers sweep first-round, two-game series

Another no-no for Nate

Weeldreyer silences TJ as Auburn Mountainview rolls to 11-0 win

Ravens bounce Titans, move to 9-1 in league | NPSL Olympic girls tennis

Auburn Riverside defeated Todd Beamer 4-1 in a North Puget Sound League… Continue reading

Jefferson delivers unanimous decision against Gee in welterweight main event

Fight Night Brawl VII returns to Green River College

Grand day: Podliska powers Lions past Hornets 16-8 | NPSL Olympic softball

Emma Podliska launched a grand slam home run to lead Auburn Mountainview… Continue reading

Reporter honors the Lions’ Hilderbrand, Penn

Auburn Mountainview High School’s Kenzie Hilderbrand, water polo, is the Auburn Reporter’s… Continue reading

Most Read