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Signs Of Livewire & Livewires Turnpike named APHA’s 2022 World Champion Running Horses

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A pair of CRM Livewire-bred racehorses claimed APHA’s world champion running horse titles for 2022.

Signs Of Livewire

World Champion Running Horse: Signs Of Livewire

Signs Of Livewire, a 2-year-old bay tobiano colt by CRM Livewire and out of Signs Of PYC (QH), won his first world championship running horse title along with a pair of championships in the 2-year-old division. Signs Of Livewire graced the winner’s circle in every outing in 2022, including three stake races: the Grade 1 $231,435 Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity, the $236,850 Speedhorse Graham Futurity and the $74,267 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity. His race career total is $217,811.

Though his future seemed bright, Signs of Livewire was unfortunately euthanized on October 27, 2022, due to complications from laminitis. Signs Of Livewire was owned by Jeff Adams of Durant, Oklahoma, and bred by Alexis Willis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Livewires Turnpike

World Champion Solid Paint-Bred Running Horse: Livewires Turnpike

Livewires Turnpike earned a trio of titles in 2022: Champion 2-Year-Old Solid Paint-Bred Gelding, Champion 2-Year-Old Solid Paint-Bred and World Champion Solid Paint-Bred Running Horse.

A 2020 black solid gelding by CRM Livewire and out of Wagon On Turnpike, Livewires Turnpike won the $30,000 Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Juvenile, the $83,700 Pot O’ Gold Futurity and the $79,027 Texas Hero Futurity. His career wins total seven, with total earnings of $126,918. He was bred by Nolan Pevehouse of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, and owned by Bryan Hawk of Purcell, Oklahoma.




Congratulations to all 2022 APHA Running Horse Champions:

2022 Leading Breeder: Charles Leggett with earnings of $203,675

2022 Leading Owner: Bryan Hawk with earnings of $240,584

2022 Leading Trainer: Dee Keener with earnings of $676,814

2022 Leading Jockey: Jesus Salazar with earnings of $383,389

2022 Paul Harber Distinguished Service Award: Shari Burger


2-Year-Old Colt: Signs Of Livewire
2-Year Old Solid Paint-Bred Colt: Little Sonny

2-Year-Old Filly: Cowgirl Cartel
2-Year-Old Solid Paint-Bred Filly: U Know Im Kool

2-Year-Old Gelding: WL Van Halen
2-Year-Old Solid Paint-Bred Gelding: Livewires Turnpike

2-Year-Old Champion: Signs Of Livewire
2-Year-Old Solid Paint-Bred
Champion: Livewires Turnpike


3-Year-Old Colt: Fabulous Walter
3-Year-Old Solid Paint-Bred Colt: CL Primed An Loaded

3-Year-Old Filly: Turnpikes Judy
3-Year Old Solid Paint-Bred Filly: Im A Cuda Too

3-Year-Old Gelding: Secret Livewire
3-Year-Old Solid Paint-Bred Gelding: JS Runnin Wire

3-Year-Old Champion: Turnpikes Judy
3-Year-Old Solid Paint-Bred
Champion: JS Runnin Wire


Aged Stallion: None Eligible
Aged Solid Paint-Bred Stallion: None Eligible

Aged Mare: CRM Merle Girl
Aged Solid Paint-Bred Mare: WB Stevie Nix

Aged Gelding: Just Wishn
Aged Solid Paint-Bred Gelding: Southern Electric

Aged Champion: Just Wishn
Aged SPB Champion: Southern Electric


World Champion: Signs Of Livewire
Solid Paint-Bred World Champion:
 Livewires Turnpike


Broodmare of the Year: Wagon On Turnpike
Distance Champion: WL Alley Cat
Claiming Champion: Im A Cuda Too


2022 Regional Racing Awards

Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah

Horse: Sw Bellatrix
Owner: Bryan Grant
Breeder: Sherry A Wingfield
Trainer: Bryan Grant

Oklahoma, Colorado

Horse: Rp Dirty Barracuda
Owner: Painted Faith
Breeder: Alexia Willis
Trainer: Dee Keener

Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Nevada

Horse: Wl Van Halen
Owner: Guerras Racing Stable
Breeder: Charles Leggett
Trainer:   Esteban Rubio

There were no qualifiers for Eastern (Michigan, Kentucky, Florida) or Canada.


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