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A Flaming Express wins Colors of the Alamo Futurity

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—In a tight finish, A Flaming Express won the Colors of the Alamo Futurity at Retama Park on August 4. The 2-year-old bay solid Paint-bred mare finished in front with a time of :18.21 seconds, earning $11,000, and giving the mare her first stakes win in her first year on the track.

Race Photo
A Flaming Express. Photo courtesy Coady Photography.
A Flaming Express

Pedigree Bracket

Levis TX Express

2nd Gen Bracket

Brandys Zevi 3rd Gen Bracket Zevi
Smashy Hanna
Stikum 3rd Gen Bracket Sticks An Stones
Jeano Bee
My Flaming Image

2nd Gen Bracket

A Sharper Image 3rd Gen Bracket Razor Sharp
Judys Chick
Razors Chick 3rd Gen Bracket Razor Sharp
Whip And Ride

A Flaming Express is sired by Levis Tx Express AQHA and out of My Flaming Image, owned by Zackery Rios of Fort Worth, Texas, and was bred by Christy Gerow of Springtown, Texas. She was trained by Noe Rios and ridden by jockey Eliazar Vera.

Finishing a close second, Winners Winner finished with a time of :18.28. The sorrel solid Paint-bred stallion is by Awesome Chrome and out of Intrinsic Winner, bred and owned by Victor Villarreal, MD, of Pharr, Texas. Trained by Jose Espinosa, the stallion was ridden by Cipriano Vidana.

Third across the finish line was Fancy Quick Dash, a bay tobiano gelding by Country Quick Dash and out of Treasured Fancy, bred and owned by Jerry Chapman of Waco, Texas. Vicki McIlvain trained Fancy Quick Dash, who was ridden by jockey Eddi Martinez.

Other horses competing in the race included Dos Alejandro, Dashin For Jewels, Mona Dash, Uno Poruno, Jackpot Gol, Carlitos Chrome and Lajollas Dolce Date.

About APHA
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA), the international breed registry for the American Paint Horse headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. In fulfillment of its mission to collect, record and preserve pedigrees of the breed, APHA recognizes and supports 111 regional and international clubs, produces championship shows, sponsors trail rides and creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members' experiences with their horses. APHA has registered more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded, and now serves over 64,000 active youth and adult members around the world.