09/08/2005 11:00PM

Klokstad, Smogy Dew to be inducted into hall of fame


AUBURN, Wash. - Trainer Bud Klokstad, jockey Basil James, breeders Guy and Barbara Roberts, and the exceptional filly Smogy Dew will be inducted into the Washington Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame in ceremonies at Emerald Downs on Oct. 1.

Klokstad, who took out his first trainer's license in 1955, was the second-leading stakes-winning trainer at Longacres and he is the leading stakes trainer at Emerald Downs with 39 stakes victories. He has won the Gottstein Futurity a record seven times. Among the best horses he has trained were Eclipse Award winner Chinook Pass and local champions Staff Rider and Ropersanwranglers.

James led the nation in wins at the age of 16 with 245 victories in 1936, and he was the nation's leading money-winning jockey in 1939 with $353,333 in purse earnings. He won the 1942 Preakness aboard Alsab, that year's champion 3-year-old.

The Roberts's Guy Bar Farm has been the state's leading breeder seven times since 1996 and has been among the top five breeders in earnings every year since 1985.

Smogy Dew was the last filly to win Washington's premier event for 3-year-olds, winning the 1964 Longacres Derby. Trained by Glen Williams, she won 16 of 29 starts and beat male competition six times.

This third crop of inductees was selected by a 16-person committee consisting of horsemen, Emerald Downs management, and members of the media.