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Over the Rainbow Bridge

Noted Paint racing broodmare Judys Chicklet died from pregnancy complications on February 1. The 1994 sorrel tobiano mare by Olympia Joe and out of Judys Chick was bred by M.C. Hopper of Kellyville, Oklahoma, and owned by Jerry Banks of Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

In her own racing career at ages 2 and 3, Judys Chicklet had 13 starts with a lifetime  record of two wins, three seconds and two thirds, along with earnings of more than $10,500. The mare logged a Speed Index of 90 in a maiden race as a 2-year-old, in which she placed second by a neck. Judys Chicklet ran third in the 1996 Paint & Appaloosa Speedhorse Sprint.

It was after her retirement from racing, however, that Judys Chicklet really began to shine. She produced 10 foals—all of which hit the track for combined lifetime earnings of more than $381,000. That earned Judys Chicklet No. 7 on APHA’s Lifetime Leading Money-Earners by Dam list.

Judys Chicklet’s most successful offspring include Judys Miss Banks and San Mateo Chick. Judys Miss Banks, a 2010 sorrel solid mare by Gold Metal Jess (QH) has earned more than $155,000 to date and is still running; her best Speed Index is 109. San Mateo Chick, a 2007 solid sorrel gelding by Agouti (QH), earned more than $131,000 in 36 starts, with a top speed index of 105 and a record of five wins, 12 seconds and four thirds. 


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