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Western Rocker wins G2 Tulsa State Fair Stakes

TULSA, OKLAHOMA—Western Rocker prevented a late drive and finished in front to win the Grade 2 Tulsa State Fair Stakes at Fair Meadows Racetrack on August 4. The 2-year-old sorrel solid Paint-bred gelding finished just in front with a time of :17.73 seconds, earning $11,730, making the gelding’s lifetime earnings $32,006.

Race Photo
Western Rocker. Photo courtesy Gene Wilson.
Western Rocker

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
Western Lineage

2nd Gen Bracket

Judys Lineage 3rd Gen Bracket Special Lineage
Judys Chick
Western Swing 3rd Gen Bracket Super Swift
Painted Little Bit

Produced by leading Oklahoma racing pedigrees, Western Rocker is sired by Country Quick Dash and out of Western Lineage. Owned and bred by Ronald Yates of Fort Smith, Arkansas, the gelding was trained by Durk Peery and ridden by jockey Jesus Salazar.

Appocalypto ApHC finished second with a time of :17.76 seconds. The 2-year-old chestnut Appaloosa gelding is by Apollo TB and out of Miss Fancy Layne ApHC. Trained by Dee Keener, the gelding was ridden by Randy Wilson.

Third across the finish line was Imachickenkicker, a sorrel solid Paint-bred mare by Dos Poruno and out of Game Chicken, bred and owned by Shirley Wheeler of Boynton, Oklahoma. The mare ran the 350 yards in :17.77 seconds. Luis Villafranco trained Imachickenkicker, who was ridden by jockey G. R. Carter, Jr.

Other horses competing in the race included Hesa Sweet First Down, Sexy Senorita, Mean Little Sis, Cobra Cash ApHC, Awesome Tricketta, Pocahottie and Tbs Runnin On Faith.

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.