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Flash Of Silk bests tough field in G1 Lewis Wartchow Memorial Stakes

TULSA, OKLAHOMA—Finishing a half-length ahead at the end of 350 yards, Flash Of Silk beat a tough field in :17.49 winning the Grade 1 Lewis Wartchow Memorial Stakes on July 7 at Fair Meadows Racetrack in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 4-year-old sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding is by local stallion Royal Quick Flash and out of Judys Silk. The gelding is owned by B.J. Hall and Jeff Dean of Porter, Oklahoma, and was bred by H.T. and Kay Churchwell of Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

Flash Of Silk

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Royal Quick Flash

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Judys Silk

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Already an accomplished runner and 2011 Champion, Flash Of Silk took home $12,638 for the win, bringing his career earnings to $131,303. Trained by Jeff Dean, Flash Of Silk was ridden by jockey James Flores for a speed index of 94.

Texas-owned horse, CRM Livewire, was caught at the wire by Flash Of Silk, coming up short with a time of :17.51. CRM Livewire, a 2009 bay tobiano stallion, is by Cartel Success AQHA and out of Elaina Go Go. Trained by Matt Whitekiller, CRM Livewire was ridden by Larry Payne. The champion and 2011 #1 Honor Roll Stallion picked up $3,946 and a speed index of 94 for his second-place finish to make his lifetime earnings $30,444.

Third across the finish line was Junglebell, a 2009 red roan solid Paint-bred mare by Jungle Jet and out of Jezebellway. Owned, bred and trained by Ray Enlow of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Junglebell ran the 350 yards in :17.56 seconds, for a close third and earning a speed index of 92 and $2,490. She was ridden by jockey Mario Chavez.

Other horses competing in the race included Barney Ofield, Special Sign, Super Black Knight, BG The Widow Maker ApHC and Eye Chek You ApHC.

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.