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SW Eye Candy wins the RG1 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity

 FORT WORTH, Texas—SW Eye Candy, coming into the finals with the second fastest time, proved she had her eye on the finish line by winning the RG1 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity on July 23, 2011, at Fair Meadows Racetrack in Tulsa, Okla.

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SW Eye Candy wins the RG1 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity.
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SW Eye Candy

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Bred by APHA 2010 Leading Breeder Linda Fox of Maud, Okla., and owned by Steve Wright and Dee Keener of Inola, Okla., SW Eye Candy is a sorrel solid Paint-bred filly sired by Country Chicks Man AQHA and out of Ms Painted Eyeopener. She ran a time of 17.70 seconds, a speed index of 89 and earned $40,204 for the win, bringing her lifetime earnings to $57,384. SW Eye Candy was trained by Dee Keener and ridden by Jesus Salazar.

Another Dee Keener trainee was Rooster Tail finishing second with a time of 17.82 seconds. The sorrel solid Paint-bred stallion is sired by Awesome Chrome and out of the Quarter Horse mare JA Little Corona. Bred by Steven Wright of Coweta, Okla., and owned by Cowboys and Indians of Inola, Okla., the stallion ran a 85 speed index and has lifetime earnings of over $20,000. He is trained by Dee Keener and ridden by William Ives.

Third across the finish line was Captain Bucko, ApHC with a time of 17.88 seconds.

Other horses completing the race, along with times, include Forever Chrome (17.89 seconds), Brief Encounter (17.90 seconds); Flashthechicks (17.98 seconds); Two Timin Trixie (18.00 seconds); Quick Caydee (18.02 seconds); Trumpy (18.05 seconds); BP Cartels Paint (18.10 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