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BP Cartels Paint wins the G1 Oklahoma Paint Futurity

FORT WORTH, Texas— BP Cartels Paint dominated the $91,000 Grade 1 Oklahoma Paint Futurity, topping the trial qualifier list and then winning the race in all out fashion. This was the 48th running of this race, Oklahoma’s oldest Paint Futurity held at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. BP Cartel ran the 300-yard race in 15.61 seconds against a strong headwind, earning $35,180.

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#4 BP Cartels Paint leads the field in the 2011 Oklahoma Paint Futurity. Photo courtesy: Dustin Orona Photography.
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BP Cartels Paint

Pedigree Bracket

Cartel Success

2nd Gen Bracket

Corona Cartel 3rd Gen Bracket Holland Ease
Corona Chick
Dashing Mariah 3rd Gen Bracket First Down Dash
Kellys Coffer
Baileys N Sunsets

2nd Gen Bracket

Real Easy Cash 3rd Gen Bracket Easy Jet Too
Keep The Cash
Chicks Got Pazazz 3rd Gen Bracket Chicks Beduino
Terresto's Pazazz

Home-grown in Oklahoma, owner Bill Price bred the 2-year-old sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding in Thackerville. Price owns the sire Cartel Success AQHA, by Corona Cartel AQHA and the dam Baileys N Sunsets, by Real Easy Cash. This was her first foal, and she has a 2010 filly bred the same. BP Cartels Paint is the first Paint stakes winner for Cartel Success AQHA. BP Cartels Paint was trained by Eddie Willis and ridden by Jimmy Brooks.

Finishing second was Flashthechicks, owned and bred by Shirley Wheeler of Boynton, Okla. The sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding was sired by Royal Quick Flash and is out of Game Chicken, by Game Patriot AQHA. He finished the race in 15.61 seconds just one-hundredths behind, and earned $16,120. Flashthechicks was trained by Luis Villa Franco and ridden by Ricky Ramirez.

Third across the finish line was Fly Shari Fly, a sorrel solid Paint-bred mare by Fly Jess Fly AQHA and out of Western Memories, by Holland Ease AQHA. She is owned and bred by Neal Cox of Cache, Okla., trained by R. Hybsha and ridden by G. R. Carter, Jr. Fly Shari Fly finished in 15.65 seconds and earned $10,460. Other horses completing the race, along with times, include SW Eye Candy (15.69 seconds), RB Country Dash (15.70 seconds), Awesome N Quick (15.71 seconds), Crazy Mother Trucker (16.04 seconds) and Flashem Quick (16.04 seconds). Sen Tosa and Sunday Sputnik were scratched.

More about Paint Horse racing
Horse racing has long been one of America’s favorite spectator sports. With the 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.

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.

 "With a wealth of top performing Paint racehorses, dedicated owners and talented trainers and jockeys, Paint Racing continues to remain a strong program in the horse industry," said APHA Executive Director Lex Smurthwaite. "Paint Racing enthusiasts recognized the amount of purse money available and have jumped in to take advantage of the lucrative payouts."

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