Paint racing enthusiasts gathered at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for APHA’s year-end racing awards banquet March 11. Top racehorses were recognized for their success in 2015, along with their owners, trainers and more. Photos from the banquet are available on painthorsejournal.smugmug.com; to view more, click here.
More than 30 awards were presented to Paint racing supporters for their dominance in 2015. Among those honored were two APHA racing world champions:
2015 World Champion Running Horse: Bull, a 2013 bay tobiano stallion by Cartel Success (QH) and out of Memories of Texas bred by Bill Price of Thackerville, Oklahoma and owned by Buddy Albin of Denton, Texas
2015 World Champion Running Solid Paint-Bred: Painted Turnpike, a 2013 bay solid stallion by PYC Paint Your Wagon (QH) and out of High Class Turnpike, bred and owned by Nolan Pevehouse of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma
To view all of the 2015 winners, click here.
After the banquet, racing fans headed down to the track to watch speedy Paints make their bids to qualify for the G1 Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity in six qualifying heats; the finals take place March 26 at Remington Park. The night’s fastest qualifier was CL Trap Queen, a 2014 sorrel solid mare owned by Wade and Charles Leggett and trained by Dee Keener; Dee trained six of the 10 qualifiers who will head to the finals.
For a full recap of the March 11 trials and a list of qualifying horses, click here.
Keep an eye on MyFlashyRide.com/news for Paint racing updates all year long, as well as news featuring Paints excelling in the broad world of timed events.
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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 in 1962. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.