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Crazy Mother Trucker wins the G1 Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Derby

FORT WORTH, Texas—Crazy Mother Trucker won the G1 Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Derby on March 17, 2012, at Remington Park Racetrack.

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Crazy Mother Trucker wins the G1 Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Derby. Photo courtesy of Dustin Orona Photography.
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Crazy Mother Trucker

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Bred and owned by Wade Leggett of Muskogee, Okla., Crazy Mother Trucker is a sorrel Solid Paint-Bred mare sired by Sweet First Down AQHA and out of Texas Fourwinds. She ran a time of 17.70 seconds, a speed index of 87 and earned $26,239 for the win, bringing her lifetime earnings to $51,514. Crazy Mother Trucker was trained by Matthew McCart and was ridden by Berkley Packer.

 Finishing second was Spotless Redneck with a time of 17.83 seconds. The sorrel Solid Paint-Bred gelding is sired by Judys Lineage and out of Shero. Bred and owned by Marion Hoskin of Ada, Okla., the gelding ran an 83 speed index, earned $11,736 and has lifetime earnings of over $46,500. He is trained by Eddie Willis and ridden by Kenny Muntz.

Third across the finish line was Sen Tosa, a bay Solid Paint-Bred mare by PYC Paint Your Wagon AQHA and out of Friona. She is bred and owned by Mickey or Stanley Johnson of Konawa, Okla. Trained by Stacy Charette-Hill and ridden by Ricky Ramirez, Sen Tosa finished in 17.94 seconds with a speed index of 80 and earned $7,591 bringing her lifetime earnings in excess of $29,600.

Other Paint Horses completing the race, along with times, include Runaway Argus (17.95 seconds), Ivory Queen ApHC (17.98 seconds); Flashthechicks (17.98 seconds); Fly Shari Fly (18.30 seconds); SM Streakin Country (18.51 seconds). Good As Gone ApHC and Sunday Sputnik 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