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General Gordiz wins the G2 Colors of Texas Stakes

FORT WORTH, Texas—General Gordiz won the G2 Colors of Texas Stakes on May 12, 2012, at Sam Houston Racetrack in Houston, Texas. General Gordiz was bred and is owned by Javier Lujan of Pharr, Texas. He is a bay Solid Paint-Bred stallion sired by Awesome Chrome and out of Killer Corona AQHA. General Gordiz ran the 350 yards in a time of 17.83 seconds, a speed index of 91 and earned $6,718 for the win, bringing his lifetime earnings to $28,708. General Gordiz was trained by Francisco Vega, Jr. and ridden by Luis Vivanco.

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General Gordiz.
General Gordiz

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Finishing second with a time of 18.00 seconds was Moons Image, a bay Solid Paint-Bred gelding sired by Suchanimage and out of Moonpie Marauder. Bred and owned by Wendell Blankenship of Plainview, Texas, the gelding ran an 86 speed index and has lifetime earnings of over $24000. He was trained by Gary Jacobs and ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo.

Third across the finish line was Rawhide Legend with a time of 18.08 seconds. The sorrel Solid Paint-Bred gelding is sired by Dos Poruno and out of Crafty Lass AQHA. Bred and owned by Larry Sherwood of Goliad, Texas, Rawhide Legend ran an 84 speed index and earned $1,371, bringing his lifetime earnings to $22,909.

Other Paint Horses completing the race, along with times, include Strangers Game (18.46 seconds), Awesome Country (18.71 seconds); Sherrills Babe (19.22 seconds); CRM Livewire (18.03 seconds), dq’d to 7th for interference. Brief Encounter was scratched.

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