Talented 2-year-old Paint runner Painted Turnpike accomplished a perfect season when he won the Speedhorse Graham, the world’s richest futurity for Paints and Appaloosas by a head on May 31 at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Owned and bred by Nolan Pevehouse of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, and trained by Matt Whitekiller, Painted Turnpike was ridden by the only jockey he has known, Cody Smith. Painted Turnpike has started five times this season, winning each and every one of them. He adds the Speedhorse Graham Futurity to his March triumph in the Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity.
Painted Turnpike has won three of his races by margins between 1-1/2 lengths and 2-1/4 lengths. It was a little tighter at the finish in the Speedhorse Graham as he edged the closing Psychedelic Scott in :17.567 seconds for the 350 yards.
Painted Turnpike is a 2013 bay solid stallion by PYC Paint Your Wagon (qh) from the SF Royal Quick Flash mare High Class Turnpike. He won $81,130 in the Speedhorse Graham Futurity, rolling his lifetime money to $157,772.
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