Each year a new crop of Appaloosa Race horses hit the track, and each year, outstanding champions emerge and are recognized by the Appaloosa Horse Club.
Appaloosa Racing’s Horse of the Year award was bestowed to the sorrel gelding D RAILED. This gelding has been a consistent earner over his running career for owner and breeder Jeff Adams of Durant, OK compiling a lifetime record of 8 wins, 4 places and 1 show in 21 starts with total earnings of $78,551. He also earned the Champion Four & Older Gelding title in 2019. He was previously the Champion Three-Year-Old Gelding and for two years running has been the South-Central Regional Champion. D RAILED is by the AQHA sire FREIGHTTRAIN B and out of the Appaloosa dam JESS STREAKIN by FEATURE MR JESS. JESS STREAKIN has produced multiple Appaloosa champion foals with total earning of over $226,000 and seven bronze medallions to date. Our congratulations to owner/breeder Jeff Adams, trainer Dee Keener, jockey Jose Vega and all others associated with the Appaloosa Horse Club Horse of the Year, D RAILED.
The Appaloosa Horse Club is also pleased to recognize CATCH THIS KITTY as the Supreme Champion Two- Year-Old and Champion Two-Year-Old Filly. This chestnut mare by the Quarter Horse CAPO DE CAPI and out of the Appaloosa dam R MS KITTY by PANTHER MOUNTAIN, earned $38,279 – the highest for all Appaloosa starters in 2019. This filly is owned and bred by race horse breeder Jeff Adams of Durant, OK and trained by Dee Keener. Congratulations Jeff and CATCH THIS KITTY!
The following Appaloosas earned prestigious titles for their racing prowess in 2019:
- Catch This Kitty (owned by Jeff Adams – Durant, OK) – Champion 2-year-old Filly
- BG Unleash The Beast (owned by Crystal Byers – Terrell, TX) – Champion 2-year-old Gelding
- Train Trax (owned by Jeff Adams – Durant, OK) – Champion 3-year-old Filly
- Royal Chachalinga (owned by Fabiola Vega – Mission, TX) – Champion 3-year-old Gelding
- Lota Black Beauty (owned by De Rae Racing LLC – Guthrie, OK)– Champion 4 & Older Mare
- D Railed (owned by Jeff Adams – Durant, OK) – Champion 4 & Older Gelding
- Train Trax (owned by Jeff Adams – Durant, OK) - Champion Claiming Horse
Not only are Appaloosa horses honored for their contributions to racing, the ApHC is proud to announce the Leading Breeder, Leading Owner, Leading Trainer and Leading Jockey based on wins in 2019.
- Jeff Adams of Oklahoma was named Leading Breeder,
- Jeff Adams of Oklahoma was named Leading Owner,
- Dee Keener of Oklahoma was named Leading Trainer, and
- Jose Vega of Texas was named Leading Jockey.
Congratulations to all the Appaloosas, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys in Appaloosa racing. The ApHC is looking forward to another exciting race year in 2020! For more information, please visit www.appaloosa.com or email email@example.com. For complete coverage of the 2019 race awards, pick up the March/April 2020 issue of Appaloosa Journal.
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 4 races and 23 starters competing for $12,000 in total purses. In 2019, 63 starters competed in 183 races for $1.9 million in total purse money.
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