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General Gordiz wins the G2 Colors of Houston Futurity

FORT WORTH, Texas—General Gordiz won the $30,305 Colors of Houston Futurity at Sam Houston Race Track in Houston, Texas, finishing almost a full length ahead. He crossed the finish line first in a time of 16.01 seconds and earned $12,122.

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General Gordiz wins the G2 Colors of Houston Futurity. Photo credit: Dustin Orona Photography.
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Owned and bred by Javier Lujan of Pharr, Texas, General Gordiz is a bay solid Paint-bred stallion sired by Awesome Chrome and out of Killer Corona AQHA, by Corona Cartel AQHA. For three races, his lifetime earnings are $15,092. General Gordiz was trained by Francisco Vega, Jr. and ridden by Luis Vivanco.

Finishing second with a time of 16.12 seconds was Strangers Game, a sorrel tobiano stallion by Judys Lineage and out of Flaming Heroine, by Texas Hero. Bred and owned by Merle Rutherford of Lubbock, Texas, this was his first start and he earned $6,061. He is trained by L. R. Jordan and ridden by Jose Alvarez.

Third across the finish line was Judys Spice, a sorrel solid Paint-bred mare by Dashing With Cash AQHA and out of Dial Judy, by Judys Lineage. She was bred by Amy Schimke of Wessington Spg, SD and is owned and trained by Sandra Garnett of Groesbeck, Texas, and ridden by Juan Torres. Judys Spice finished in 16.15 seconds and earned $3,031.

Other horses completing the race, along with times, include Such Eye Appeal (16.19 seconds), Treasured Episode (16.32 seconds), Awesome Money Maker (16.41 seconds), Rawhide Legend (16.53 seconds), Sucha Card (16.78 seconds), Awesome Winner (17.25 seconds), Captian America (17.48 seconds) and Awesome Savvy (17.85 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