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The Cock Of The Walk still on top, wins the G1 PSBA Derby

 FORT WORTH, Texas—The Cock Of The Walk is showing he has a reason to be cocky, winning a second Grade 1 derby in a row this year. This time, it was the $41,277 Grade 1 PSBA Derby at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. The Cock Of The Walk won the race by a full-length ahead of Streakin Seven, with a time of 19.62 seconds, a 97 speed index.

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The Cock Of The Walk wins PSBA Derby. Photo courtesy: Dustin Orona Photography.
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The sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding earned $18,577 for owner Wade Leggett of Muskogee, Okla.. At the close of the 2010 race season, the gelding was named 2010 Champion Solid Paint-Bred 2-Year-Old Gelding. He now has three Grade 1 stakes wins back-to-back and has earned a total of $78,810 with seven starts in his career. The Cock Of The Walk is sired by Royal Quick Flash and out of Corona Lace, by Corona Cartel AQHA. He is trained by Luis Villa Franco and ridden by Kenny Muntz.

"It’s just awesome," said Wade Leggett about The Cock Of The Walk’s win. "He is really settling down and acting like a professional this year. His handler and galloper, Francisco, says he is really smart and knows his job now. We are hoping to keep him undefeated this year."

Second across the wire was Streakin Seven, a flashy bay tobiano gelding by Texas Six and out of Royal Quick Deal. He dueled with The Cock Of The Walk and crossed the wire with a time of 19.78 seconds, earning $10,319 for lifetime earnings of $51,738. He is owned by Ronald Davis of Sapulpa, Okla., and was bred by Kay Churchwell of Okmulgee, Okla., trained by Stacey Capps and ridden by Mike Holmes.

 Finishing third was Country Strummer, owned by Charles Leggett of Muskogee, Okla., bred by E.I.R.E. Equine Nursery, LLC of Culver City, Calif.. The Leggett family acquired the chestnut solid Paint-bred mare when she was eight-months-old. The mare is by Country Quick Dash and out of Cuz Shez Crazy AQHA, by Skirt Chasin Alibi AQHA. She earned $6,191 in this race, making her lifetime earnings $28,818 for 10 starts. She was trained by Luis Villa Franco and ridden by Ricky Ramirez.

"We knew that when this race didn’t have trials that she’d be tough," said Wade Leggett about Country Strummer. "She has qualified for everything she has run in, but has a hard time coming back into the finals. So, we had a good feeling about this race and are pleased with her performance."

Other horses completing the race, along with times, include Quick Pistol (19.93 seconds), Signs Quick Dash (19.99 seconds), Bailout (20.18 seconds), Country Quick Slew (20.25 seconds), RP Miranda Dash (20.54 seconds), Gospel Express (21.52 seconds) and Valdarama (23.28 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