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CRM Livewire finishes strong in G1 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Derby

TULSA, OKLAHOMA—CRM Livewire won the Grade 1 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Derby with a strong, driving finish on August 4 at Fair Meadows Racetrack in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 3-year-old bay tobiano stallion is by Cartel Success AQHA and out of Elaina Go Go, owned and bred by Dan Jones of Kemp, Texas.

Race Photo
CRM Livewire. Photo courtesy Gene Wilson.
CRM Livewire

Pedigree Bracket

Cartel Success

2nd Gen Bracket

Corona Cartel 3rd Gen Bracket Hollan Ease
Corona Chick
Dashing Mariah 3rd Gen Bracket First Down Dash
Kellys Coffer
Elaina Go Go

2nd Gen Bracket

Texas Hero 3rd Gen Bracket Raise A Jet
Breakaway Baby
Elanina Sweetness 3rd Gen Bracket On A High
Elaina Rae

For his first stakes win, CRM Livewire took home $19,254 for the win, bringing his career earnings to $51,990. Trained by Matt Whitekiller, CRM Livewire was ridden by jockey Cody Smith.

Flashthechicks finished second with a time of :17.34 seconds, earning $8,614 for lifetime earnings of $246,488. Sired by Royal Quick Flash and out of Game Chicken, Flashthechicks is owned and bred by Shirley Wheeler of Boynton, Oklahoma. Trained by Luis Villafranco, the sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding was ridden by G. R. Carter, Jr.

Third across the finish line was SW Eye Candy, a sorrel overo mare by Country Chicks Man AQHA and out of Ms Painted Eyeopener. Owned by Steve Wright and Dee Keener of Tulsa, Oklahoma, SW Eye Candy was bred by Linda Fox of Maud, Oklahoma. She ran the distance in :17.44 seconds with jockey James Flores, to bring home $5,574.

Other horses competing in the race included Crazy Mother Trucker, KC Fabulous Flash, BP Cartels Paint, Spotless Redneck, Sunday Sputnik, Ivory Queen ApHC and Mambo Quick Step.

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.