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Azures Vision dominates the field in G2 Western States Futurity

AURORA, COLORADO—Dashing out of the number one gate, Azures Vision led the field to win the Grade 2 Western States Futurity on July 7 at Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colorado. The 2-year-old sorrel solid Paint-bred stallion is sired by Visionarian AQHA and out of Azure Treasure. The stallion is owned by Jesus Guerrero of Commerce City, Colorado, and was bred by The Painted Pitchfork Ranch of Rifle, Colorado.

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His first race and first win, Azures Vision took home $6,912 and finished the 350 yard race with a time of :18.52. Trained by Manuel Orozco, Azures Vision was ridden by jockey Fernando Rojas.

Yovanies Gold finished second with a time of :18.98. A 2-year-old palomino tobiano stallion, Yovanies Gold is by Agolden Boy Audition AQHA and out of Placida. Trained by Ted Sanchez, the stallion was ridden by Ryan Sanchez. The young stallion picked up $3,456 for his second-place finish for owner Valencia’s Quarter Horses in Rifle, Colorado.

Third across the finish line was Cool Deception ApHC, a 2-year-old Appaloosa mare by Hotdoggin AQHA and out of Shes Cool. The mare ran the 350 yards in :19.02 seconds. Tim Weeder trained Cool Deception, who was ridden by jockey Russell Vicchrilli.

Other horses competing in the race included Ima Dancin Bee, Pams Purple Door, Dont Tell and LD Flashback.

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.