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2016 Paint racing champions thunder to victory

The 2016 racing season was one for the record books, as colorful Paints dashed to the finish line with their tenacious jockeys aboard. It takes a village to raise a champion running horse, though, and APHA’s racing program makes sure to recognize all involved. Congratulations to these fast-moving Paints and their connections!

2016 Leading Breeder: Nolan Pevehouse – $185,312
2016 Leading Owner: Paint Horse Queens – $196,091
2016 Leading Trainer: Dee Keener – $648,347
2016 Leading Jockey: Cody Smith – $344,767

Regular Registry:
Solid Paint-Bred Registry:
2-Year-Old Colt: Judys Kiss
Owner: Rene Rios
2-Year-Old Filly: Ivoriona
Owner: Randy Hill & Mickey Johnson
2-Year-Old Gelding: Jess Icy
Owner: Sandra Garnett Tatom

2-Year-Old Champion: Ivoriona

3-Year-Old Colt: MHM Hotwire
Owner: Dan & Kaye Jones
3-Year-Old Filly: PYC Shake It Off
Owner: Wade Leggett
3-Year-Old Gelding: Sturgis
Owner: Paint Horse Queens

3-Year-Old Champion: Sturgis

Aged Mare: Wind Power
Owner: Joe & Karen Williams
Aged Gelding: Sueno Pinto
Owner: Jami Riddle

Aged Champion: Wind Power


Broodmare of the Year: Sayonara
Owner: Dee Keener
Canadian Champion: Cowboy Mafia
Owner: Buckey Stockwell
Distance Champion: Sueno Pinto
Owner: Jami Riddle
Claiming Champion:
DTL Head Honcho
Owner: Dean & Tonya Lester

2-Year-Old SPB Colt: Freighttrain X
Owner: Joshua & Ashlie Withrow
2-Year Old SPB Filly: KC Texas Lady
Owner: Wade or Charles Leggett
2-Year-Old SPB Gelding:
         PHQ Goodbye Earl
Owner: Paint Horse Queens

2-Year-Old SPB Champion:
         PHQ Goodbye Earl

3-Year-Old SPB Colt:
        Painted Turnpike
Owner: Nolan Pevehouse
3-Year Old SPB Filly: Copper Snow
Owner: Jeff Dean
3-Year-Old SPB Gelding:
Light Em Up Corona
Owner: Planefun LLC

3-Year-Old SPB Champion:
        Painted Turnpike

Aged SPB Stallion: Cat Scratch Dash
Owner: Martha Nevarez
Aged SPB Mare: Tiffanys Sparkle
Owner: Jane Griffin
Aged SPB Gelding: Dashin JJ
Owner: Ray Enlow

Aged SPB Champion: Dashin JJ

   Painted Turnpike


Regular Honor Roll: Solid Paint-Bred Honor Roll:
No.1 Gelding: DTL Head Honcho

No.1 Mare (tie):
Paint Me Turnpike/Ivoriona

No.1 Stallion: MHM Hotwire

No.1 Gelding: PHQ Goodbye Earl

No.1 Mare: Imahotchicken

No.1 Stallion: Painted Turnpike

Paul Harber Distinguished Service Award: Linda Fox



 [Reprinting all or part of this news release is permitted, so long as credit is given to the Paint Horse Journal and a link provided back to apha.com.]

About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.