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Barney Ofield victorious in the G1 Mister Lewie Handicap

 FORT WORTH, Texas—Barney Ofield became the victor in the G1 Mr Lewie Handicap on April 14, 2012, at Remington Park Racetrack in Oklahoma City, Okla. Barney Ofield, 2011 Aged Solid Paint-Bred Champion and Champion Gelding, is owned by Julie Haywood and Joni Willis of Sallisaw, Okla. He is a sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding sired by Judys Lineage and out of Shero. Barney Ofield ran the 400 yards in a time of 20.29 seconds, a speed index of 78 and earned $25,888 for the win, bringing his lifetime earnings to $142,589. Barney Ofield was trained by Eddie Willis and ridden by Kenny Muntz.

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Barney Ofield wins Mister Lewie Handicap. Photo courtesy: Dustin Orona Photography.
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Captain Bucko ApHC finished second with a time of 20.44 seconds. The bay stallion is sired by Cartel Success AQHA and out of the Appaloosa mare Joyball. Owned by Racing RNs and Anita Ruiz of Wapanucka, Okla., the stallion, trained by Luis Villafranco and ridden by Adalberto Candanosa, ran a 74 speed index and earned $9,296.

Third across the finish line was PF Chief Runnin Bear with a time of 20.52 seconds. The brown tobiano gelding is sired by Grand Point and out of SC Running Cloud AQHA. Owned by the partnership of Sherry Koltiska of Lander Wyoming, and Lynn and Betty Bettinger of Waco, Texas, PF Chief Runnin Bear ran a 72 speed index and earned $5,287 bringing his lifetime earnings to $151,390.

Other Paint Horses completing the race, along with times, include Special Sign (20.58 seconds), Snows Mr Money Bags (20.66 seconds), BG The Widow Maker ApHC (20.86 seconds), Flash Of Silk (20.89 seconds) and Dos Jakes (21.05 seconds). WW Granite Treasure 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