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Flashthechicks wins the RG1 Pot O’ Gold Futurity

 FORT WORTH, Texas— Flashthechicks won the Restricted Grade 1 Pot O’ Gold Futurity on September 24, 2011, at Will Rogers Downs Race Track in Claremore, Okla.

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Royal Quick Flash

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Game Chicken

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Flashthechicks, a sorrel Solid Paint-bred gelding, sired by Royal Quick Flash and out of Game Chicken, covered the 400-yard distance in 19.89 seconds for $30,608 of the $82,500 purse. Flashthechicks is owned by Shirley Wheeler of Boynton, Okla., and trained by Luis Villa Franco and was ridden by Adalberto Candanosa..

Super Black Knight, a brown Solid Paint-bred gelding, sired by Country Quick Dash and out of Estella finished second with a time of 20.20 seconds. Super Black Knight is owned by Larry Spurlock of Inola, Okla., is trained by Dee Keener and was ridden by Tony Bennett.

Turnpike Country, a sorrel Solid Paint-bred gelding, sired by Country Quick Dash and out of Turnpikes Texas Hero finished third with a time of 20.25 seconds. Turnpike Country is owned by Nolan Pevehouse of Webbers Falls, Okla., is trained by Matt Whitekiller and was ridden by Debbie Freeman.

Other horses completing the race, along with times, include Power Possum (20.26 seconds); Spotless Redneck (20.30 seconds); Trumpy (20.32 seconds); Brief Encounter (20.44 seconds); Quick Surprise Me (20.49 seconds); KC Fabulous Flash (20.54 seconds); Royally Rare (20.58 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