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I Do One Two Three named World Champion Racing Paint Horse

I Do One Two Three held his own in some of the nation's biggest paint races to earn the APHA's highest racing honor.

Michigan-bred I Do One Two Three capped off a successful 2010 campaign by earning the American Paint Horse Association’s Running World Champion title for Regular Registry Paint Quarter Horses.

The announcement was made Jan. 15 at the Heritage Place Sale in Oklahoma City, Okla.

The tobiano four-year-old Judy’s Lineage gelding is homebred by Mount Pleasant Meadows president Walter and Carolyn Bay’s T-Bill Stables. A pair of trainers, Sleepy Gilbreath and Kasey Willis, sent I Do One Two Three to the post in 2010.

A winner of two of his seven starts in 2010, I Do One Two Three finished the year with earnings of $32,627. His overall career record boasts four wins from 14 starts for earnings of $74,375.

I Do One Two Three also earned divisional honors as top three-year-old gelding and overall champion three-year-old on the Regular Registry side of the awards. In 2009, he took home the award as the APHA’s top Regular Registry two-year-old gelding.

The APHA honors divisional champions in two separate registries – Regular and Solid Paint-Bred. According to the APHA, to qualify for the Regular Registry, as I Do One Two Three does, a horse must “exhibit a minimum amount of white hair over pink skin.” Solid Paint-Breds comparatively show very little color.

In the press release announcing the winners, the APHA describes its criteria for selecting champions as based on “level of competition, location, races won and earnings for the year”.

I Do One Two Three kicked off his 2010 campaign with a convincing win in his trial heat for the Graham Paint & Appaloosa Derby (G1) at Remington Park. A rough break, though, led him to a fourth place finish in the final. He finished fourth again in the Paint Stallion Breeders Association Derby (G1), also at Remington.

After a fifth place finish in the Texas Paint Horse Breeders Association Derby (G3) at Sam Houston Race Park, I Do One Two Three returned to Oklahoma to win the Lorelei Derby (G3) at Will Rogers Downs. He closed out the year at Will Rogers with a runner-up finish in the Talimena Handicap.

I Do One Two Three did not race in Michigan last year, but he does have experience at Mount Pleasant Meadows from his two-year-old season. In 2009, I Do One Two Three registered a trial win and a pair of second place finishes in the Great Lakes Quarter Horse Association Michigan Paint Horse Futurity (G3) and the GLQHA Stallion Service Sale Futurity.

The APHA’s inaugural Canadian champion, Paint Me A Bono, also has some experience at the central Michigan mixed breed track.

The four-year-old Bono Jazz gelding outkicked I Do One Two Three to win the 2009 GLQHA Michigan Paint Horse Futurity. He preceded that with a maiden-breaking score in his only other start at Mount Pleasant.

Bred in California by Theresa and Alan Reese, Paint Me A Bono is owned by Ivy Lane Racing and trained by Michigan-based conditioner Tom Dunlap.

Paint Me A Bono went one for seven in 2010, but he finished in the money in five of those starts. His earnings for the year totaled $24,972.

The gelding’s year started at Remington Park, with the trials and finals of the Graham Paint & Appaloosa Derby. He finished third in both races. Paint Me A Bono then moved north of the border, where he competed in the allowance ranks at Ajax Downs.

To view the full APHA press release, along with pictures of the champions and a list of other divisional winners, click here.

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Cold Cash 123 wins Grade 1 race, nationally ranked

Cold Cash 123, a Quarter Horse owned and bred in Michigan by Walter and Carolyn Bay’s T-Bill Stables, Inc., continued his successful 2010 campaign with a victory in Sunday’s $250,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1) at Zia Park.

On the strength of that win, Cold Cash 123 is currently ranked sixth in the AQHARacing.com-HorsePlayerNow.com national poll for two-year-olds. This week marks his first appearance with an official ranking after receiving votes in previous polls.

Cold Cash 123 has yet to race in Michigan, but his ties to the state go beyond just his birthplace. Walter Bay is the president and co-owner of central Michigan mixed breed track Mount Pleasant Meadows and Carolyn Bay is the vice president of the Great Lakes Quarter Horse Association. Their operation is based in Clare, Mich.

The Oak Tree Special gelding got up at the wire to win by a neck in the 440-yard Southwest Juvenile. He stopped the clock at 21.293 seconds with odds of 9.70-to-one.

Trainer Sleepy Gilbreath gave rider Jose Montoya the leg up aboard Cold Cash 123 for Sunday’s race.

For an Equibase chart of the race, click here.

The Southwest Juvenile was Cold Cash 123’s third win from six lifetime starts. His career earnings total $161,294.

Prior to that race, Cold Cash 123 gained national attention for his impressive two-length victory in the Sept. 6 All-American Juvenile Stakes at Ruidoso Downs. He qualified for the All-American Futurity’s (G1) consolation race after winning the race’s first trial heat, but his time fell below the ten-horse cutoff line for the main event as the day wore on.

For a Sure Bet Racing News feature and photos of the Southwest Juvenile Championship, click here.

For a recap of the race and pedigree analysis from StallionESearch.com, click here.

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