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Flashthechicks wins the G1 American Paint Classic Futurity

FORT WORTH, Texas—Flashthechicks won the $85,772 American Paint Classic Futurity at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, with a redemptive finish after narrowly finishing second in the Oklahoma Paint Futurity in March. In that race, the gelding finished one-hundredths behind the winner. This time, he crossed the finish line first in a time of 17.63 seconds, a half-length ahead and earned $31,825.

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#3 Flashthechicks takes the lead in the American Paint Classic Futurity. Photo credit: Dustin Orona Photography.
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Owned and bred by Shirley Wheeler of Boynton, Okla., Flashthechicks is a sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding sired by Royal Quick Flash and out of Game Chicken, by Game Patriot AQHA. His lifetime earnings are now $52,385. Flashthechicks was trained by Luis Villa Franco and ridden by Ricky Ramirez.

Finishing second with a time of 17.71 seconds was Spotless Redneck, a sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding by Judys Lineage and out of Shero, by Texas Hero. Bred and owned by Marion Hoskin of Ada, Okla., he earned $13,466 for lifetime earnings of $23,239 in four starts. He is trained by Eddie Willis and ridden by Jimmy Brooks.

Third across the finish line was Tax Time Judy, a gray solid Paint-bred mare by Judys Lineage and out of Rocket Memories AQHA. She is owned and bred by Debra Weaver of Sapulpa, Okla., trained by Dee Keener and ridden by G. R. Carter, Jr.. Tax Time Judy finished in 17.73 seconds and earned $7,805.

 Other horses completing the race, along with times, include Runaway Argus (17.74 seconds), Junglebell (17.87 seconds), Gotta Quick Grip (17.89 seconds), Awesome N Quick (17.96 seconds), Forever Chrome (18.08 seconds), Quick Caydee (18.09 seconds) and Royally Rare (18.46 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 2010, more than 500 starters competed in 429 APHA-recognized races for record purses totaling more than $4.1 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.

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