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Flash Of Silk wins the Talimena Handicap

FORT WORTH, Texas—Flash Of Silk won the Talimena Handicap closing out the 2011 stakes program on November 12, 2011, at Will Rogers Downs Racetrack in Claremore, Okla.

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Flash Of Silk wins the Talimena Handicap.
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Flash Of Silk

Pedigree Bracket

Royal Quick Flash

2nd Gen Bracket

Royal Quick Dash 3rd Gen Bracket First Down Dash
Harems Choice
Venice Song 3rd Gen Bracket Hempen
Judys Silk

2nd Gen Bracket

Judys Lineage 3rd Gen Bracket Special Lineage
Judys Chick
Silk Twayna 3rd Gen Bracket Twaynas Dash
Silk Kitten

Bred and owned by B.J. Hall and Jeff Dean of Porter, Okla., Flash Of Silk is a sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding sired by Royal Quick Flash and out of Judys Silk. He ran a time of 17.76 seconds, a speed index of 95 and earned $14,730 for the win, bringing his lifetime earnings to $111,594. Flash Of Silk was trained by Jeff Dean and was ridden by Larry Payne.

Finishing second was Memory Keeper with a time of 17.89 seconds. The sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding is sired by Streakin La Jolla AQHA and out of Three Ohs Dondi. Owned by Jim and Linda Whitener of Cleveland, Texas, the gelding ran a 91 speed index, earned $4,910 and has lifetime earnings of over $57,000. He was trained by M. Heath Taylor and ridden by Oscar Delgado.

Third across the finish line was Special Sign, a sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding by Special Leader AQHA and out of Signs Of Summer. He is bred and owned by The Painted Pitchfork of Rifle, Colo., was trained by Dee Keener and ridden by Jesus Salazar. Special Sign finished in 17.90 seconds with a speed index of 91 and earned $2,701 for lifetime earnings in excess of $63,000.

Other horses completing the race, along with times, include Eye Opening Chick (17.92 seconds), Country Strummer (17.93 seconds), Bailout (17.98 seconds), Wendys A Lil Country (18.06 seconds), WW Granite Treasure (18.08 seconds), Blast The Cash (18.12 seconds), JM Deucesrwild (18.13 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