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Laus Deo wins the RG1 Oklahoma Paint Futurity

FORT WORTH, Texas—Laus Deo, coming into the finals with the fastest time, proved she had her eye on the finish line by winning the RG1 Oklahoma Paint Futurity on March 17, 2012, at Remington Park Racetrack in Oklahoma City, Okla. Laus Deo was bred and is owned by Marion Hoskin of Ada, Okla. She is a sorrel Solid Paint-Bred filly sired by Awesome Chrome and out of Shero. Laus Deo ran the 300 yards in a time of 15.46 seconds, a speed index of 87 and earned $39,360 for the win, bringing her lifetime earnings to $42,744. Laus Deo was trained by Eddie Willis and ridden by Kenny Muntz.

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Laus Deo wins the RG1 Oklahoma Paint Futurity. Photo courtesy of Dustin Orona Photography.
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Another Eddie Willis trainee was Ubuyillfly finishing second with a time of 15.52 seconds. The bay Solid Paint-Bred stallion is sired by Country Quick Dash and out of the Quarter Horse mare Strafing Run. Bred by Nikki Schwerdfeger of Coolidge, Kansas, and owned by Mary Hainline of Noble, Okla., the stallion earned $16,490 in the race and ran an 85 speed index and has lifetime earnings of over $19,000. He was ridden by Jimmy Brooks.

Third across the finish line was Super Glide Harley with a time of 15.55 seconds. The sorrel overo gelding is sired by Awesome Chrome and out of Biker Chick. Bred by Steven Wright of Coweta, Okla. and owned by the Paint Horse Queens of Coweta, Okla., Super Glide Harley ran an 84 speed index and earned $11,670 bringing his lifetime earnings to $12,816.

Other Paint Horses completing the race, along with times, include Rash For Cash (15.66 seconds), Larks Caboosie (15.67 seconds); Imachickenkicker (15.74 seconds); Lajollas Mr Big Stuff (15.76 seconds); Mean Little Sis (15.95 seconds). Nothingsweetaboutme and Uno Poruno were 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