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Runaway With Me Eh Wins the Whoop Up Downs Maturity
FORT WORTH, Texas—Runaway With Me Eh won the Whoop Up Downs Maturity on September 3 at Whoop Up Downs Racetrack in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Runaway With Me Eh was bred by Douglas and Robin Nachtigal of Davenport, Washington and is owned by Bob McCutcheon of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. A 2008 brown solid Paint-bred mare by Dos Poruno and out of Snoqualmie Pass AQHA, Runaway With Me Eh ran the 300 yards in a time of 15.79 seconds, earning a speed index of 92 and $4,568 for the win. Her lifetime earnings are now $16,784. Runaway With Me Eh was trained by William Leech and ridden by Sean Evans.
Runaway With Me Eh won the Whoop Up Downs Maturity.
Another Dos Poruno foal, Dash Poruno finished second with a time of 16.05 seconds and a speed index of 83. The 2008 sorrel solid Paint-bred stallion out of Teresas Partner AQHA was bred by Clinton Gibbs of Amarillo, Texas, and is owned and trained by Mike Grewell of Joliet, Montana. Ridden by Phillip Clunis, the stallion now has lifetime earnings of more than $8,000.
Third across the finish line was One Bad Judy with a time of 16.13 seconds. The 2009 sorrel tobiano gelding is by Judys Lineage and out of Clever Pilot (TB). Bred by Buddy Albin of Denton, Texas, and owned by Wanda Halerewich of Grimshaw, Alberta, Canada, One Bad Judy ran an 80 speed index and earned $1,034; his lifetime earnings are now $11,467.
Other Paint Horses in the field included Cristole (16.17 seconds) and Avid Runner (16.67 seconds).
More about Paint Horse racing
Horse racing has long been one of America’s favorite spectator sports, and Paints have become one of the hottest tickets in the horse racing industry.
Since 1966, when APHA officially recognized the sport, Paint racing has made major strides forward. In that inaugural year, 17 starters ran for $1,290 in just two states—Texas and Oklahoma. In 2011, more than 450 starters competed in 369 APHA-recognized races for record purses totaling more than $3.8 million.
A total of 16 states now feature Paint racing, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Paint Horses also race in Canada.
For more information on Paint Horse racing, contact APHA’s racing department at (817) 222-6444, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.paintracing.com.