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Indians Quick Dash wins G.C.F.A. Maturity

FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS—Finishing 350 yards in :18.14, Indians Quick Dash made it quick to win the Gillespie County Fairgrounds Association Maturity on July 8 at Gillespie County Fairgrounds in Fredericksburg, Texas. A 5-year-old sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding, Indians Quick Dash is by Country Quick Dash and out of Sign Of Indian. The gelding is owned and bred by Wendell Blankenship of Plainview, Texas.

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For his first stakes win, Indians Quick Dash took home $4,314 for the race, bringing his career earnings to $27,396. Trained by Gary Jacobs, Indians Quick Dash was ridden by jockey Ricardo Aguirre for a speed index of 84.

Sherrills Babe dueled with Indians Quick Dash to the finish, coming up short with a time of :18.38. Sherrills Babe, a 2009 sorrel tobiano mare, is by Countin Sixes AQHA and out of Sherrills Lineage. Trained by Leonard Reese, Jr., Sherrills Babe was ridden by Ignacio Bustamante. Owned and bred by Jacquie Crenshaw of Conroe, Texas, the mare picked up $1,438 for her second-place finish.

Another Blankenship-owned and bred horse, Moons Image, was third across the finish line. The 4-year-old bay solid Paint-bred gelding is by Suchanimage and out of Moonpie Marauder. The gelding ran the 350 yards in :18.45 seconds, earning $719 for his connections. Gary Jacobs trained Moons Image, who was ridden by jockey Isaac Chapa.

Other horses competing in the race included Chew Chew Cope, Flashing Chrome and Awesome Country.

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.