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Karen Utecht, Director of Racing
Hot off a win in the Masterpiece Challenge just a week earlier, CRM Livewire galloped
to victory again in the Talimena Handicap on Nov. 10.
CRM Livewire logs second straight victory in the Talimena Handicap.
FORT WORTH, Texas—Hot off a victory in the Masterpiece Challenge, CRM Livewire continued his winning ways in the Talimena Handicap at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Oklahoma. Running the 350-yard race in :17.62 for a speed index of 95, CRM Livewire took home the lion’s share of the race’s $25,000 purse, adding $14,730 to his lifetime earnings of $90,190. Bred and owned by Dan Jones of Kemp, Texas, the 3-year-old bay tobiano stallion—who is by Cartel Success (QH) and out of Elaina Go Go—was trained by Matt Whitekiller and ridden by Cody Smith.
Runaway Argus, a 2009 sorrel solid gelding by Royal Quick Flash and out of Giddy Up, took home second-place honors. Crossing the wire in :17.64, the gelding earned a speed index of 95 and $5,490 for the Runaway Argus Partnership of Sallisaw, Oklahoma. The gelding’s lifetime earnings now stand at $112,152. Bred by James Skimbo of Wilburton, Oklahoma, Runaway Argus was trained by Brian Muse and ridden by G.R. Carter Jr.
Finishing third was Flashthechicks, posting a time of :17.76 and a speed index of 91. Bred and owned by Shirley Wheeler of Boynton, Oklahoma, the 2009 sorrel solid gelding earned $3,021—his lifetime earnings are now $273,539. By Royal Quick Flash and out of Game Chicken, Flashthechicks was trained by Luis Villafranco and ridden by Alex Baldillez Jr.
Other horses in the field included KC Fabulous Flash, Junglebell, Corona Over Ice, SM Firstdown Country, Crazy Mother Trucker, Full Of Fastballs (ApHC) and Two Timin Trixie.
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 racing.apha.com.