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I Do One Two Three wins G3 Lorelei Derby, top three by same leading sire

FORT WORTH, Texas— The Grade 3 Lorelei Derby is one of the last Paint Horse derbies for the year and holds special meaning to many who know Lorelei Welch, the race’s namesake. It was run on October 23, 2010, at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Okla. It is also known for its tough set of horses that face off in this 350-yard race. The winner of the race this year is not an Oklahoma-bred horse, but a Michigan-bred horse named I Do One Two Three. The flashy sorrel tobiano gelding was bred and is owned by T-Bill Stables (Walter and Carolyn Bay) of Clare, Mich. While Walter is mainly involved with Quarter Horses, Carolyn loves her Paint racehorses and is a member of the APHA Racing Committee and very involved with the racing program in Michigan. I Do One Two Three was named the 2009 APHA Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding. In the Lorelei Derby, the flashy gelding crossed the wire in 20.09 seconds, earning $13,500.

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I Do One Two Three wins G3 Lorelei Derby. Sandra Beck/Coady Photography.
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I Do One Two Three

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Judys Lineage

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Special Lineage 3rd Gen Bracket Alydar
Champagne Woman
Judys Chick 3rd Gen Bracket Walters Chick
The Lady Sadie
Hot Cash 123

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Takin On The Cash 3rd Gen Bracket Dash For Cash
Take You On
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Tiny Lou Etta

 The top three finishers in this race have something in common that doesn’t happen often in racing. They share the same sire, so the two geldings and mare are half-siblings. Their sire, Judys Lineage, is APHA’s racing lifetime leading sire and the only sire with over $4 million in offspring earnings.

I Do One Two Three is a 3-year-old sorrel tobiano gelding by Judys Lineage and out of Hot Cash 123 AQHA, sired by Takin On The Cash AQHA. His total career earnings are $69,447. The gelding was trained by Kasey Willis and ridden by Agustin Silva.

Finishing second was Sayonara, crossing the wire in 20.16 seconds. The 3-year-old sorrel solid Paint-bred mare is sired by Judys Lineage and out of Kiss This Goodbye, by Royal Quick Flash. She was bred by Shari Burger of Jay, Okla., and is owned by Dee Keener of Inola, Okla. Sayonara earned $6,700 to make her lifetime earnings $95,968. She was trained by owner Dee Keener and ridden by Jesus Salazar.

Third across the wire was Cutrock, the 2009 APHA Champion Solid Paint-Bred 2-Year-Old and 2-Year-Old Gelding. He crossed the wire in 20.35 seconds, earning $4,500 in purse money. Cutrock is a 3-year-old sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding sired by Judys Lineage and out of Teresas Partner AQHA, by Extra Easy AQHA. He is owned by Jose Luis Granados of Amarillo, Texas, and was bred by Clinton Gibbs of Amarillo, Texas.

Other horses completing the race, along with times, include Dodacious (20.35 seconds), San Mateo Chick (20.54 seconds), Runnin CJ (20.55 seconds), Black Magic Dash ApHC (20.70 seconds) and Iba Goodun (20.89 seconds).

More about Paint Horse racing
Horse racing has long been one of America’s favorite spectator sports. With the recent growth of the Paint Horse breed, it’s no wonder that Paints have become one of the hottest tickets in the horse racing industry.

Since 1966, when APHA officially recognized the sport, Paint racing has made major strides forward. In that inaugural year, 17 starters ran for $1,290 in just two states—Texas and Oklahoma. In 2009, more than 540 starters competed in more than 530 APHA-recognized races for record purses totaling more than $4.7 million.

A total of 17 states now feature Paint racing, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Paint Horses also race in Canada.

 "With a wealth of top performing Paint racehorses, dedicated owners and talented trainers and jockeys, Paint Racing continues to remain a strong program in the horse industry," said APHA Executive Director Lex Smurthwaite. "Paint Racing enthusiasts recognized the amount of purse money available and have jumped in to take advantage of the lucrative payouts."

For more information on Paint Horse racing, contact APHA’s racing department at (817) 222-6444, email, or visit