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Judys Miss Banks Wins Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association Futurity

Sprinting 350 yards in :17.966, Judys Miss Banks dashed to the win in the Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association Futurity restricted G1 on June 30 at Fair Meadows Racetrack in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A 2-year-old sorrel solid mare, Judys Miss Banks is by Gold Medal Jess AQHA and out of Judys Chicklet. The mare is owned by Sammy and Nadine Hester of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was bred by Jerry Banks of Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

Judys Miss Banks

Pedigree Bracket

Gold Medal Jess AQHA

2nd Gen Bracket

Mr Jess Perry 3rd Gen Bracket Streakin La Jolla
Scoopie Fein
Gold Medal Dash 3rd Gen Bracket First Down Dash
Lucks Gold
Judys Chicklet

2nd Gen Bracket

Olympia Joe 3rd Gen Bracket Joechief Bar
Olympia Babe
Judys Chick 3rd Gen Bracket Walters Chick
The Lady Sadie

Already an accomplished runner, Judys Miss Banks took home $23,400 for the race, bringing her career earnings to $74,305. Trained by Diana Hill, Judys Miss Banks was ridden by jockey Larry Payne for a speed index of 81.

Another Hester-owned horse, T H San Man, dueled with Judys Miss Banks to the finish, coming up short with a time of :18.125. T H San Man, a 2010 bay tobiano stallion, is by PYC Paint Your Wagon AQHA and out of Treasured Chick. Also trained by Diana Hill, T H San Man was ridden by Juan Vasquez. The promising young stallion picked up $10,650 and a speed index of 77 for his second-place finish.

Third across the finish line was Getta Dos Of This, a 2-year-old sorrel overo stallion by Dos Poruno and out of Royal Sooner Chick. Owned by Crazy Wenches Inc of Skiatook, Oklahoma, Getta Dos Of This was bred by Tom Denham of Glenpool, Oklahoma. The stallion ran the 350 yards in :18.202 seconds, earning a speed index of 74 and $7,800 for his connections. Dee Keener trained Getta Dos Of This, who was ridden by jockey Randy Wilson.

Other horses competiting in the race included Hesa Sweet First Down, Super Glide Harley, Bells Country, Awesome Tricketta, Appocalypto ApHC, Mind The Gap and Rash For Cash.

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