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Flash Of Silk wins the RG2 Oklahoma Horsemen’s
Association Paint & Appaloosa Derby

FORT WORTH, Texas—Flash Of Silk, a 2008 solid Paint-bred gelding became the second horse to win both the RG1 OHA Futurity in 2010 and the RG2 OHA Derby on June 24, 2011 at Fair Meadows Racetrack in Tulsa, Okla. The last time a horse won both was by Miss Super Dee, a two-time world champion who won both the futurity in 1998 and came back to win the derby in 1999.

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Flash Of Silk, became the second horse to win both the RG1 OHA Futurity and the RG2 OHA Derby on June 24, 2011.
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Flash Of Silk

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Royal Quick Flash

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Royal Quick Dash 3rd Gen Bracket First Down Dash
Harems Choice
Venice Song 3rd Gen Bracket Hempen
Judys Silk

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Judys Lineage 3rd Gen Bracket Special Lineage (TB)
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Silk Kitten

Bred by H.T. and Kay Churchwell of Okmulgee, Okla. and owned by B.J. Hall and Jeff Dean of Porter, Okla., Flash Of Silk is a sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding sired by Royal Quick Flash and out of Judys Silk. He ran a time of 17.65, a speed index of 90 and earned $20,050 for the win, bringing his lifetime earnings to $69,804. Flash Of Silk was trained by Jeff Dean and was ridden by Jesus Salazar.

 Finishing second was Rip Roarin Moves with a time of 17.67 seconds. The sorrel solid Paint-bred mare is sired by Judys Lineage and out of the Quarter Horse mare Meaningfully. Bred and owned by Shari Burger of Jay, Okla., the mare also ran a 90 speed index and has lifetime earnings of over $20,000. She is trained by Dee Keener and ridden by Adalberto Candanosa.

Third across the finish line was Valdarama, a chestnut solid Paint-bred mare by Country Quick Dash and out of the Quarter Horse mare Sheeza Lil Val. She was bred by Kelly/Yearsley Equine LLC of Culver City, Calif., and is owned by Larry Spurlock of Inola, Okla. Trained by Dee Keener and ridden by Tony Bennett, Valdarama finished in 17.85 seconds with a speed index of 85 and earned $6,850 for lifetime earnings in excess of $85,000.

Other horses completing the race, along with times, include Streakin Seven (17.89), Blast The Cash (17.94 seconds); Circle The Wagon, ApHC (17.99); The Cock Of The Walk (18.09 seconds); Country Strummer (18.12 seconds); Lady Star Dancer (18.32 seconds); Rosies Cinco (18.43 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