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Royal Quick Flash foals dominate PSBA Futurity and Derby back to back

OKLAHOMA CITY – Royal Quick Flash has shown once again why he’s the leading sire for 2011 and starting out in 2012, with foals he sired winning the PSBA Futurity and Derby back to back.

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In 2011, Flashthechicks won the PSBA American Paint Classic Futurity R-G1 on the same day that The Cock Of The Walk won the PSBA Derby R-G1. Both winners are by Royal Quick Flash, with Flashthechicks being named the 2011 World Champion Solid Paint-Bred Racehorse and The Cock Of The Walk taking Champion Solid Paint-Bred 2-Year-Old Gelding honors.

On April 21, 2012, three Royal Quick Flash foals dominated the scene for the PSBA Futurity and Derby held at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. Lajollas Mr Big Stuff won the PSBA American Paint Classic Futurity R-G1 and Flashthechicks won the PSBA Derby R-G1, Runaway Argus finishing second, both by Royal Quick Flash

"We are so proud of Royal Quick Flash. Year after year, he keeps us going," said owner Larry Steele. "We’ve had so much local support by people who come back year after year and we have become friends with so many of them. We rode over to Remington Park for the PSBA races with Jane Cullum (who owns Lajollas Mr Big Stuff) and she was nervous, so I told her not to worry that she had a good shot."

Royal Quick Flash was bred, raised, raced and campaigned by the father and son duo of Don and Larry Steele of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. They bred their fast Hempen mare, Venice Song AQHA who earned a 101 speed index, to Royal Quick Dash AQHA who won the 1991 All-American Futurity and was the high-earning 2-year-old for that year, with the results of a double-registered stallion they named Royal Quick Flash. That name was called first in 10 wins, including a win in the 1998 APHA National Championship Futurity, earning him the World Champion title that year. He was also named the Champion 3-Year-old in 1999. The 16-year-old stallion was a world champion and four-time APHA champion racehorse and has spawned numerous winners, world champions and champions as well as stakes winners in his 10 race crops, and is now one of the two $4 million sires.

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 58,000 active youth and adult members around the world.