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Paul Harber Memorial Handicap was close win for Flashy Dos

The second running of the Paul Harber Memorial Handicap for Paints and Appaloosas was a close race between Flashy Dos and San Mateo Chick. Running for a purse of $22,800, Flashy Dos outnodded San Mateo Chick at the wire, taking home $13,480. Flashy Dos ran the 350-yard distance in 17.51 seconds and San Mateo Chick in 17.54 seconds.

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#6 Flashy Dos keeps the lead in the 2nd. Paul Harber Handicap. Photo courtesy: Dustin Orona Photography.
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Flashy Dos is a four-year-old bay solid Paint-bred gelding by Dos Poruno and out of Katiewantsafastone. Bred by Kay Churchwell of Okmulgee, Okla., he is owned by B. J. Hall and Jeff Dean of Porter, Okla. Flashy Dos has a total of fourteen starts, six wins, two seconds and two thirds, with three stakes wins and total earnings of $80,303. He is trained by Jeff Dean and was ridden by Jesus Salazar.

Second was San Mateo Chick, who finished a full-length ahead of third-place contender The Flashy Jewel. San Mateo Chick earned $4,760 to make his total earnings $118,742. This four-year-old sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding is by Agouti AQHA and out of Judys Chicklet. Owned and bred by Sammy Hester and Charles Trochta of Tulsa, Okla., the gelding is trained by Leland Parnell and ridden by Larry Payne.

Finishing third was The Flashy Jewel, a five-year-old brown solid Paint-bred mare by Royal Quick Flash and out of Denim N Jewels AQHA. The mare was bred and is owned by Archie Ingersoll, Jr., trained by Matthew McCart and ridden by Berkley Packer. The Flashy Jewel earned $2,688 to make her lifetime earnings $37,179.

Other horses completing the race, along with times, include Blast The Cash (17.78), Awesome Fling (17.78), Little Possum Jet (17.82), Sayonara (17.93) and Notchsonthebedpost ApHC (18.11).

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