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Speedin to Victory

Speedin For Cash lived up to her name at the Diamonds & Dirt Barrel Horse Classic, which took place March 7–13 at the Brazos County Expo Complex in Bryan, Texas, and carried owner Carol Waters of Red Rock, Oklahoma, to a third-place finish in the futurity, earning a check for more than $10,000. 

“My first-go was our fastest time—I was fifth in the first-go. She just gave me a nice run and turned all three barrels tight and fast. The second-go was just a little bit slower, so I was farther down,” Carol said. “In the finals, she gave me a nice run. It was a teeny bit slower, but I couldn’t say there was anything wrong with it. She rubbed the first barrel, rubbed the second barrel and I was scared so I kind of kicked her real hard and got a teeny bit by the third barrel, but I wasn’t hitting it!” 

Speedin For Cash is a 2012 sorrel tobiano mare by Got Caught Speedin (QH) and out of Cash Sign. The mare made her debut at the Barrel Futurities of America World Championship in December; since then, she and Carol have hit the road and won more than $22,000 since March 15, thanks in part to their enrollment in the Paint Barrel Racing Incentive Program.

“I went to Arizona and placed in one go there. Before I went to Diamonds & Dirt, I went to Texarkana and placed in one go there. I went to the LG Pro Classic and won the PBRIP sidepot there and placed in the average,” Carol said. “ She’s coming along super nice. She’s getting more experienced, so she’s getting faster. She’s slowly been working her way up from placing at the bottom to getting at the top.” 

Carol sees improvement in Speedin For Cash with every run, and she’s excited about what the future holds for the mare.

 “She’s definitely running a little bit harder. I’m sending her a little bit harder, so she’s consistently turning the barrels. She’s super easy to ride. All you do is sit and grab the horn, and she turns the barrels,” Carol said. “It’s pretty exciting. A lot of people know that I raised her from a baby because I ran her mother, who was a Paint Horse. They’re all excited for me, and I’m excited too.” 

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