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Dead Heat in G1 Lewis Wartchow Memorial Stakes
between PF Chief Runnin Bear and Texas Royal Snow

FORT WORTH, Texas—PF Chief Runnin Bear, the 2009 APHA World Champion Running Paint Horse and Texas Royal Snow, an Appaloosa, crossed the finish line together in the 6th running of the Lewis Warthow Memorial Stakes on July 23, 2011, at Fair Meadows Racetrack in Tulsa, Okla.

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Dead Heat in G1 Lewis Wartchow Memorial Stakes between PF Chief Runnin Bear and Texas Royal Snow.
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PF Chief Runnin Bear

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Bred by Randy Davis of Vinita, Okla., and owned by Sharon Koltiska and Lynn and Betty Bettinger of Austin, Texas, PF Chief Runnin Bear is a brown tobiano gelding sired by Grand Point and out of SC Running Cloud AQHA. Running a time of 17.43 seconds, and a speed index of 97, PF Chief Runnin Bear earned $5,564 for the win, bringing his lifetime earnings to $122,966. He was trained by Leslie Padilla and ridden by Oscar Delgado.

Finishing third was Moon Bully ApHC with a time of 17.52 seconds.

Other horses completing the race, along with times, include Chicks Lacerta (18.01 seconds), Da Boz (18.04 seconds) and Judys Blurr (18.11 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