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Ubuyillfly wins the G1 Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity

FORT WORTH, Texas—Ubuyillfly won the G1 Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity on May 26, 2012, at Remington Park Racetrack. Bred by Nikki Low Schwerdfeger of Coolidge, Kansas and owned by Mary Hainline of Noble, Okla., Ubuyillfly is a bay Solid Paint-Bred gelding sired by Country Quick Dash and out of Strafing Run AQHA. Coming into the finals with the fastest qualifying time, he ran a time of 17.87 seconds and a speed index of 82 for the finals and earned $91,493 for the win, bringing his lifetime earnings to $114,805. Ubuyillfly was trained by Eddie D. Willis and was ridden by Jimmy Brooks.

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Pedigree Bracket

Country Quick Dash

2nd Gen Bracket

Royal Quick Dash 3rd Gen Bracket First Down Dash
Harems Choice
Country Zevi 3rd Gen Bracket Zevi (TB)
That Country Charm
Strafing Run

2nd Gen Bracket

Cash Legacy 3rd Gen Bracket Dash For Cash
Sweet Legacy
Vell Anyway 3rd Gen Bracket Victory Stride
Midland Doll

Finishing second was Judys Miss Banks with a time of 17.91 seconds. The sorrel Solid Paint-Bred mare is sired by Gold Medal Jess AQHA and out of Judys Chicklet. Bred by Jerry Banks of Sapulpa, Okla. and owned by Sammy and Nadine Hester of Tulsa, Okla., the mare ran an 81 speed index, earned $40,929 and has lifetime earnings of over $50,000. She was trained by Diana Hill and ridden by Ricky Ramirez.

Third across the finish line was Super Glide Harley, a sorrel overo gelding by Awesome Chrome and out of Biker Chick. He is bred by Steven Wright of Coweta, Okla. and owned by Paint Horse Queens of Coweta, Okla. Trained by Dee Keener and ridden by Cody Jensen, Super Glide Harley finished in 17.94 seconds with a speed index of 80 and earned $26,483 bringing his lifetime earnings in excess of $51,000.

Other Paint Horses completing the race, along with times, include Sexy Senorita (17.95 seconds), Lajollas Mr Big Stuff (18.00 seconds); Western Rocker (18.05 seconds); T H San Man (18.10 seconds); Overdosed (18.30 seconds); Guy Code (18.39 seconds). Laus Deo was 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