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Zoomin Moon wins the G2 Colors of Houston Futurity

 FORT WORTH, Texas—Zoomin Moon won the G2 Colors of Houston Futurity on May 12, 2012, at Sam Houston Racetrack in Houston, Texas. Zoomin Moon was bred and is owned by Wendell Blankenship of Plainview, Texas. She is a gray Solid Paint-Bred filly sired by Shazoom AQHA and out of Moonpie Marauder. Zoomin Moon ran the 300 yards in a time of 15.54 seconds, a speed index of 95 and earned $6,258 for the win. Zoomin Moon was trained by Gary Jacobs and ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo.

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Zoomin Moon.
Zoomin Moon

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Finishing second with a time of 15.74 seconds was Winners Winner, a sorrel Solid Paint-Bred stallion sired by Awesome Chrome and out of Intrinsic Winner. Owned and bred by Dr. Victor Villarreal of Pharr, Texas, the stallion ran an 88 speed index and earned $3,128. He was trained by Jose Espinosa and ridden by Cipriano Vidana.

Third across the finish line was Dashin For Jewels with a time of 15.94 seconds. The sorrel tobiano stallion is sired by Dashs Last Episode AQHA and out of Judys Jewel. Bred and owned by Sandra Garnett of Groesbeck, Texas, Dashin For Jewels ran an 81 speed index and earned $1,565. He was trained by Sandra Garnett and ridden by Jorge Roman.

Other Paint Horses completing the race, along with times, include Mona Dash (15.97 seconds), Spooky Movies (15.99 seconds); Jess Shaken Angel (16.05 seconds); Carlitos Chrome (16.37 seconds); Awesomemesomemoney (16.70 seconds); Judys Last Episode (17.14 seconds); Lajollas Dolce Date (18.90 seconds).

More about Paint Horse racing
Horse racing has long been one of America’s favorite spectator sports and 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 2011, more than 450 starters competed in 369 APHA-recognized races for record purses totaling more than $3.8 million.

A total of 16 states now feature Paint racing, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, 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