Imflashinthechicks took home his second consecutive G2 Colors of Texas Paint Maturity win April 16 at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, Texas. The 2011 sorrel solid gelding by Royal Quick Flash and out of Game Chicken earned more than $11,000 for owner Racinrns of Wapanucka, Oklahoma.
Breaking impressively from the gate, Imflashinthechicks led the 350-yard race from start to finish under jockey Manuel Gutierrez with a time of 17.81 seconds. Making his 2016 debut with trainer Esteban Rubio, Imflashinthechicks now has more than $175,000 in lifetime earnings, putting him at No. 10 on the APHA Lifetime Leading Money-Earners list.
Bred by Shirley Wheeler of Boynton, Oklahoma, Imflashinthechicks was the 2013 World Champion Solid Paint-Bred Running Horse. He raced only once in 2015, putting in another impressive performance in the Colors of Texas Maturity to win by 3-¼ lengths. In 2014, he placed second in the G1 Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Derby, fourth in the G1 PSBA Derby and second in the Lewis Wartchow Memorial Stakes.
Runaway Pecosa put in a valiant effort for jockey Alejandro Medina, making a bid in the final moments of the race and finishing in 18.62 seconds. Runaway Pecosa is a 2012 solid bay mare by Mr Streakaway (QH) and out of La Pecosa. Trained by Jorge Mendoza, she earned more than $3,000 for her owner and breeder, Ramon Escamilla and Jorge Mendoza of Whitesboro, Texas
Cat Scratch Dash rallied for third place, finishing a neck behind Runaway Pecosa for owner Martha Nevarez of Austin, Texas. Ridden by Pedro Espinosa, the 2012 sorrel solid stallion by Country Quick Dash and out of Cat Scratch Fefurr (QH) finished in 18.306 seconds and brought home a check for more than $1,500.
Others in the field included Camo Cowgirl, D D Phemister, Full Of Marbles and Caleb Reed.
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