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Washington-breds place in Turf Paradise stakes | Horse Racing
Two Washington-bred stakes winners, both trained by Valorie Lund, finished in the two-three spots in the rain-postponed Swift Stakes run at Turf Paradise on Feb. 1.
With his $6,860 addition, Atta Boy Roy, a 2006 WTBOA Summer Yearling Sale graduate, became only the fifth Washington-bred to surpass $600,000 in career earnings with $602,276.
Atta Boy Roy was retired to stud to Blue Ribbon Farm in Buckley after his 11th stakes placement.An eight-year-old ridgling bred by Patricia Murphy and Rick and Debbie Pabst, Atta Boy Roy compiled a 14-8-1 record in 36 starts, topped by a gate-to-wire victory in the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Handicap as a four-year-old. Karl Krieg's homebred Absolutely Cool, a six-year-old gelding by Absolute Harmony out of Coup de Foudre went over the $100,000 mark after adding $3,430 with his third place finish in the Swift.
Also finishing third in a Turf Paradise stakes in early February was Mike Chambers, John Xitco and Dan Agnew's multiple stakes winner E Z Kitty. A 2009 WTBOA sale yearling, the five-year-old Washington-bred daughter of He's Tops-Envision the Cat finished less than a length behind winner Smarty B - ridden by Vicky Baze - in the about 1 1/16-mile turf stakes on February 2. E Z Kitty has earned $123,047.