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RB Country Dash makes a dash in the GCFA Paint Stakes

 FORT WORTH, Texas—RB Country Dash made a winning dash in the Gillespie County Fair Paint Stakes on August 28 at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds in Fredericksburg, Texas. The Paint gelding edged out the field at the end, completing the 350 yard race in a time of 17.84 seconds and winning $4,200.

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RB Country Dash made a winning dash in the Gillespie County Fair Paint Stakes. Photo credit: White Oak Studio.
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 Owned, bred and trained by Randall Read of Bowie, Texas, RB Country Dash is a sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding sired by Country Quick Dash and out of The Queens Ransom AQHA by Gone To The Man. This was RB Country Dash’s first stakes win, and his lifetime earnings are now $10,760. He was ridden by Santos Carrizales in the race.

Finishing a close second was Crm Livewire, with a time of 17.86 seconds. The bay tobiano stallion is sired by Cartel Success AQHA and out of Elaina Go Go by Texas Hero. Owned and bred by Dan Jones of Kemp, Texas, the stallion has lifetime earnings of $4,953. He is trained by L. R. Jordan and ridden by Jose Alvarez.

Third across the finish line was General Gordiz, a stakes winner and stakes placed bay solid Paint-bred stallion by Awesome Chrome and out of Killer Corona AQHA by Corona Cartel. He is owned and bred by Javier Lujan of Pharr, Texas, trained by Francisco Vega, Jr. and ridden by Luis Vivanco. General Gordiz finished the race in 17.88 seconds. Other horses completing the race, along with times, include Nate Jeffers (18.08 seconds), Awesome Country (18.87 seconds) and Sherrills Babe (19.08 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