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News & Notes - 2010


Updates on Griffin Place bred, raised and sold runners and Stallions that GP has shares in.


GP bred, Midnight Martini, won the five-furlong Lethbridge race on September 4 by 3 1/2 lengths. Bred by Terry and Mary Lou Griffin, the five-year-old gelded son of Slewdledo-Late Nite Martini, by Three Martinis, improved his race record to 8-6-3 from 30 starts and has earned $43,391.



LADY GOLIGHTLY winning the $50,000 Barbara Shinpoch S.

LADY GOLIGHTLY (Matty G. / Lady Beverly), bred by Griffin Place and owned by Griffin Place in partnership with trainer Tom Wenzel, won the $50,000 Barbara Shinpoch S. at Emerald Downs by 3 ½ lengths going away. Congratulations thank you to Tom and Melissa! Also congratulations to jockey Pedro Terrero on his first stakes win!

Final Judgement (Northern Afleet / Best Judgement) bred and sold by Griffin Place won an allowance race at Mountaineer Racetrack finishing 1st by 3 lengths. Congratulations to his owner Jeff Stoddard, trainer Jimmy Corrigan and jockey Ricardo Feliciano. Note: Hip # 6 in the WTBOA sale on 9/7/2010, is a ½ sister to this nice colt.

Herwayalltheway, (Free At Last / Marylou’s Girl), bred and sold by Griffin Place, broke her maiden going 6f. by 6 lengths. Congratulations to her connections owners Armando Ordaz, and Martin Pimentel who also trained.

Griffin Place bred and sold CUDDABINTHEWHISKEY, by Free At Last out of Late Nite Martini won the Tycroft B.O.P. services Stake at Grande Prairie by 4 ½ lengths. Congratulations to his owner Carol Rycroft and his trainer, Tom Rycroft.

Griffin Place sold, Be Faithful, by Vicar out of Dance With Carson, won MSW at Emerald Downs. Congratulations to her owner and trainer, Howard Belvoir.

Griffin Place bred and sold, Late Nite Chase, by Gold Case out of Late Nite Martini won NW2L at Emerald Downs. Congratulations to her owner, Ron Crockett, and trainer Tom Wenzel.

Lady Golightly
This is Lady Golightly in her
second start.

Lady Golightly, bred and owned by Griffin Place and trained by Tom Wenzel, finished a closing third in MSW at Emerald downs in her second start. Thank you Tom for your good work with her.




Late Nite Chase, bred and sold by Griffin Place, won the 9th race at Emerald Downs by 7 ¾ lengths. Congratulations to her connections, Ron Crockett, owner, Tom Wenzel, trainer, and Pedro Terrero, jockey.



Griffin Place sale graduate, Wheelhouse, won Maiden Optional $30,000 at Emerald Downs. The colt was not entered for a price and beat a nice field. Congratulations to his owner Laura Mertens, trainer Petra Lewin and breeder Coal Creek Farm.

Newfound Man winning the Seattle Slew Handicap, Photo courtesy of Emerald Downs.

Griffin Place sales graduate NEWFOUND MAN won the $50,000 Seattle Slew Handicap beating Posse Power and Koala Beach. Ahead all the way, he edged out Posse Power in an exciting stretch duel. Congratulations to his connections John and Janene Maryanski, owners, Blaine Wright, trainer, Coal Creek Farm, breeder and Inoel Beato, jocky. A special thank you to Karen and Mickey Taylor for attending and presenting the trophy. Read more from Emerald Downs...





Griffin Place sale graduate Newfound Man (Newfoundland – Katherine Jean) g. ran a close 3rd in the $50,000 Pepsi Cola Handicap. Congratulations to his owners John & Janene Maryanski, his trainer Blaine D. Wright, his jockey Inoel Beato and his breeder Coal Creek Farm.

Griffin Place bred Bell Adieu (Tribunal – Campanita) ran a strong closing 2nd in her first race MCL30. Congratulations to her connections, owners Stepping Stone Stable, and trainer Doris Harwood.



Griffin Place sale graduate, Pop, went wire to wire to win her Maiden Claiming $30,000 - $25,000 at Hastings Racecouse. Congratulations to her owner, Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc, her trainer Dino Condilenios and her breeder, Prescott Farm.

Griffin Place sale graduate Audzeezee, a three-year-old daughter of Vying Victor-Trillia, by Regal Classic, won a 6 1/2-furlong maiden race by one length at Hastings Racecourse. The half-sister to $101,395 stakes-placed Café Tortoni races for Edgar Smith and was bred by Prescott Farms. Congratulations to his connections.



Forener, a Griffin Place sales graduate, won his 2010 debut nicely beating Clear to Canada, Rescue Plan and Koala Beach. Congratulations to his owners Swag Stables and Appassionato Stables, his trainer Van Belvoir and his jockey Gallyn Mitchell.

Griffin Place sales graduate, Forener, wins impressively in his 2010 debut.


AUBURN, Wash. (April 17, 2010) – Forener lived up to billing Saturday with an impressive victory in his first start as a 3-year-old at Emerald Downs.

With Gallyn Mitchell riding, Forener shook off double stakes winner Koala Beach in upper stretch and edged clear for a 1 ¾-length victory in the $18,0000 allowance feature for 3-year-olds.

Forener ran 5 ½ furlongs in 1:03 on a fast track and paid $2.80 and $2.40. The Kentucky-bred gelding by Lost Soldier is now 3-for-3 with earnings of $29,700 for trainer Vann Belvoir and owners Swag Stables and Appassionato Stables.

Clear to Canada, Mario Gutierrez riding, rallied from last to finish second, and paid $4.40 for place. Rescue Plan was third and Koala Beach finished fourth and last.

Boundtogetbusy and Saintly I Ain't were scratched earlier in the day.
Breaking from the rail, Forener set a pressured pace from the inside, as Koala Beach and jockey Ricky Frazier pushed the winner through fractions of 22 1/5 and 45 1/5. Forener kicked clear into the lane, drew well clear past mid-strech after five furlongs in 57, and appeared to have something left.

Congratulations to our QH client, Javier Olmos and his family.  His 2YO fillies, ran 1st and 2nd at Portland Meadows today.  Griffin Place foaled both fillies.  Misterious Lady (Mr. Eye Opener x Meared, by Red) won the Trial – race 3 by a neck.  Brimmerlette (Brimmerton x Bonolette (Bono Jazz x Dashillette by First Down Dash) ran second in the Trial –race 2.

Berry Ledo (SLEWDLEDO X ATOYAC) won MSW at Emerald Downs in his second start.  Congratulations to his owners, Sue & Tim Spooner, his trainer, Dan Markle, and to Debbie Hoonan-Trujillo who picked up the mount from Ricky Frazier who was injured the day before.  Berry Ledo was bred and sold by Griffin Place. He is a ½ brother to Turf Paradise Derby winner, KEAGAN, also bred and sold by Griffin Place.  Atoyac has a yearling colt by Matty G. and is in foal to Delineator.



Griffin Place bred Shou Win, ( Liberty Gold / Bold Magestrate) won her 5 ½ f. Claiming race at Golden Gate Fields. Congratulations to her owner, Rizzo Racing Stable, and trainer Gloria Haley.


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