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Appaloosa Beats Favored Paint Horse in Talimena Handicap

SALLISAW, OKLA.—Appaloosa, Jess Streakin, posted the fastest time in the Talimena Handicap Dec. 1, beating the heavily favored Paint Horse, Bust N Moves. The 350-yard stake race was held at Blue Ribbon Downs in Sallisaw, Okla., and offered a purse of $27,575.

Jess Streakin, a 3-year-old Appaloosa filly, took charge early in the Appaloosa and Paint Horse stake race. The dark bay filly drew off under Randy Wilson, and completed the track in 17.604 seconds. Jess Streakin walked off the track with $16,545, bringing her lifetime earnings to $47,960. The Oklahoma-bred filly, sired by Feature Mr Jess (AQHA) and out of Perfect Intention, is owned and was bred by Jeff Adams and is trained by Tina Seely.

Moon Bully, a 3-year-old Appaloosa colt, stormed the track right behind Jess Streakin and completed the race in 17.624 seconds. Moon Bully took home $5,515, bringing his lifetime earnings to $41,840. The Tennessee-bred colt, sired by Man With The Power and out of TB Fancy Moon (AQHA), is owned by Katie and Steve Neal, trained by J. Anderson and was bred by John Holley.

Bust N Moves, a 3-year-old Paint Horse gelding, completed the track in 17.637 seconds and earned $3,033. Bust N Moves is owned by Cowboys and Indians, trained by Dee Keener and was ridden by Cody Smith.

Horses who completed the field—Texas Royal Snow (ApHC) won $1,655, Rio Rojo Jess (APHA) won $827, Headlight Scooter (ApHC), Flashs Quick Girl (APHA), Gone With The Cash (APHA) Snappy Tom Tom (APHA) and High Class Turnpike (APHA).

Appaloosa Racing

Appaloosas have long been an integral part of one of America’s most popular spectator sports—horse racing. The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) officially recognized the sport in 1962, beginning Appaloosa racing history with four races and 23 starters competing for $12,000 in total purses. In 2006, 203 starters competed in 440 races for $2,904,774 in total purses.

Racing fans can find Appaloosas crossing the finish line in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

For more information on Appaloosa racing, contact Alexcia Livingstone, Racing Coordinator, at (208) 882-5578 ext. 280 or racing@appaloosa.com.

 

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