||Painted Turnpike Becomes First Ever Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Triple Crown Winner
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Friday, October 30, 2015) - On the eve of the 32nd Breeders' Cup, an American Paint Horse named Painted Turnpike wins the Grade 1 $89,780 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity at Lone Star Park. With the victory, he became the first Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Triple Crown winner.
2015 marks the fourth year the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Triple Crown has been in existence, and the first year to crown a champion.
Trained by Matt Whitekiller for owner/breeder Nolan D. Pevehouse, the newly crowned champion, Painted Turnpike, put forth a powerful effort under regular rider Cody R. Smith, winning by a 1 1/2 lengths in gate-to-wire fashion over Bull in second place and Sturgis in third. In the driving rain and with a big boom of thunder as he crossed the finish line, it was as if the clouds were applauding the effort.
The winner covered the 400 yards in :20.150 seconds over a sloppy (sealed) racetrack. The speed index earned for the effort was 83.
This was the eighth win from nine career starts for Painted Turnpike, a two-year-old colt bred in Oklahoma. He is by Pyc Paint Your Wagon out of High Class Turnpike by Royal Quick Flash. His earnings now total $231,473, plus for earning the Triple Crown, his owner was awarded a three-horse gooseneck Star Trailer, a $35,000 discount towards the purchase of a SportChassis, LLC heavy-duty truck, a trophy and a buckle. Besides the Triple Crown, Painted Turnpike was named high point champion for more awards including a $5,000 cash bonus.
Mutuels returned $2.60, $2.60 and $2.40. For place, Bull returned $5.40 and $4.00. Sturgis returned $5.60 for show. Wagonette, Dtl Head Honcho, Texas Snowman, Imahotchicken, Psychedelic Scott and Face Paint completed the order of finish. Paleface Cartel was a late scratch from the race.
Congratulations to all of Painted Turnpike's connections and for becoming the first ever Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Triple Crown Champion!
Filly Camo Cowgirl Gets the Win in the $20,132 Masterpiece Challenge Paint & Appaloosa Stakes
Chalk one up for the girls as three-year-old filly Camo Cowgirl took the fourth running of the Masterpiece Challenge Paint & Appaloosa Futurity Friday on the undercard at Lone Star Park.
Owned Sandra Garnett and trained by R. L. Rick Robinson, Camo Cowgirl was bumped lightly at the start, but it did not phase her performance in the least. With Luis Ramirez in the irons, she was quickly out in front of the rest, dominating the field by a length at the wire. Second went to Bp Baileys Success, and third place went to Sis B Grand.
Final time for the 400 yard contest was :19.953 seconds over a sloppy (sealed) racetrack. Speed index was 87.
On the Track: Join us Saturday, October 31 for more live racing at Lone Star Park plus, watch and wager on the 32nd Breeders' Cup simulcast live from Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Gates open early at 9:30 a.m. A special first live race post time is at 1:35 p.m. (CDT).