Photography courtesy Coady Photography
Fast-moving Paints thundered down the dirt at Fair Meadows Race Track in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to cash in on some serious purses.
RP Live Wire Dash, a 2016 bay solid gelding by CRM Livewire and out of RP Miss Reckess Dash (QH), charged to the lead in the G1 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity finals July 28 to claim the majority of the $98,200 purse. The gelding, ridden by jockey Gonzalo Gutierrez, clocked a 17.81-second run over the 350 yards. He was bred and is owned by Roy Kent Perkins of Vernon, Texas, and trained by Ray Enlow of Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Admiral Tom (ApHC) finished second, with El Fargo, a 2016 black tobiano gelding by CRM Livewire and out of Make No Shadows, finishing third.
Also running for the money was Baileys And Rum, a 2016 sorrel solid mare by Dominyun (QH) and out of Baileys N Sunsets; the mare clinched the win in the G2 Tulsa State Fair Stakes July 28 with an 18.09-second run over the 350 yards. Baileys And Rum was ridden by Andrew Samaniego and is trained under R.L. Rick Robinson; she was bred by Bill Price of Thackerville, Oklahoma, and is owned by Dunn Ranch of Bismark, Missouri. Son Of A Grip, a 2016 bay solid gelding by Iteska Boy and out of Girls Got Grip, finished second, while Bullet Bonnie, a 2016 sorrel solid mare by Duke Kahanamoku (QH) and out of SW Eye Candy, finished third.
Find more news and information about Paint racing at apha.com/racing or in official racing partner Speedhorse magazine.
[Reprinting all of part of this story is permitted, so long as credit is given to the Paint Horse Journal and a link provide back to apha.com.]
The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.