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Leading APHA racing broodmare

FORT WORTH, TX – The leading broodmare for American Paint Horse Association racing is Got A Grip, who takes the lead in the lifetime standings list with offspring earnings at $572,709 to date, and $121,020 for the current year. She is the first dam to reach the $500,000 mark for offspring earnings.

Got A Grip is a 1995 bay solid Paint-bred mare by Super De Kas AQHA and out of Mystic Sky Moon, who is sired by Sky Jet. She had a successful race career as a two- and three-year-old. She ran second in the New Mexico Paint Horse Association Futurity and was named 1997 Champion Running Breeding Stock 2-Year-Old Filly. She earned $23,454 on the track and ran a best speed index of 91. Got A Grip was bred by Linda Fox of Maud, Oklahoma, and is currently owned by James and Wendy Howard of Black Hawk, South Dakota, who purchased her in late 2008.

The offspring of Got A Grip have been exceptional racehorses, setting records and putting the face of Paint racing on the map nationally. She has had six foals, two sired by Royal Quick Flash and four sired by Country Quick Dash. Five of the foals have earned money on the track, all of which have won a race, and four of which are stakes winners or stakes-placed. Royal Grip, her 2004 foal by Royal Quick Flash, earned the 2007 Champion Running Breeding Stock 3-Year-Old Filly award. Her most notorious foal, Got Country Grip, has set the bar high for the rest of her foals as well as the Paint racing industry in general. The gelding has earned five consecutive World Champion solid Paint-bred racing titles from 2005-2009, and out of 20 stakes race starts, he has 13 wins with six stakes-placed finishes. He has earned $354,387 with a top speed index of 109. Got Country Grip earned 16 straight wins starting with his first race in 2005 and ending with a heartbreaking second-place finish in the 2008 Grade 1 Lewis Wartchow Memorial Stakes. By winning his 16th race, Got Country Grip tied the North American record of races won held by Thoroughbred greats Cigar, Citation, Hallowed Dreams and Mister Frisky. Got A Grip’s latest standout foal, Girls Got Grip, recently won the 2010 Grade 1 Graham Paint Futurity, which put her over the $500,000 mark.

Jimmy Maddux, Wendy and Jamie Howard, and Linda Fox are largely responsible for the breeding and ownership of the family of Got A Grip’s offspring. 2006 and 2007 APHA Leading Breeder, Linda Fox, was the breeder on five of the offspring and owner of the sixth. 2005 and 2006 APHA Leading Owner, Jimmy Maddux, owns Got Country Grip, Royal Grip and the 2009 foal, Gotta Quick Grip, whom he purchased from the Howards in 2009. The Howards own Money Makin Mama, Two Cents Worth, and are members of a partnership which owns Girls Got Grip. All groups involved communicate often and are proudly protective of the successful breeding decisions that have been made over the years that have set them on top of the leading lists.

As of May 30, one day after Got A Grip reached her $500,000 milestone, Treasured Chick became the second dam to reach the $500,000 mark. Treasured Chick is a 1990 brown tobiano mare by Treasured and out of Judys Chick, sired by Walters Chick. She was stakes-placed, earning $23,939 and has a 97 speed index. She was bred by Chuck Bowlan of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and is currently owned by Sammy and Nadine Hester of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Treasured Chick has 12 foals, 11 of which raced, with lifetime earnings totalling $504,469, $48,701 current year earnings. Her highest-earning foal, Chicks Lacerta was named the 2009 Champion Running Solid Paint-Bred Aged Mare and earned $150,328. She has faced Got A Grip’s leading money-earner in four stakes races. When Got Country Grip and Chicks Lacerta faced off in the Dash For Colors Stakes at Will Rogers Downs, Chicks Lacerta finished first, followed by Got Country Grip.. But in their next race together, the Lewis Wartchow Memorial, Got Country Grip came out the winner. They have faced each other since then, and we will continue to watch both top runners vying for the win.

FORT WORTH, TX – The leading broodmare for American Paint Horse Association racing is Got A Grip, who takes the lead in the lifetime standings list with offspring earnings at $572,709 to date, and $121,020 for the current year. She is the first dam to reach the $500,000 mark for offspring earnings.

Got A Grip is a 1995 bay solid Paint-bred mare by Super De Kas AQHA and out of Mystic Sky Moon, who is sired by Sky Jet. She had a successful race career as a two- and three-year-old. She ran second in the New Mexico Paint Horse Association Futurity and was named 1997 Champion Running Breeding Stock 2-Year-Old Filly. She earned $23,454 on the track and ran a best speed index of 91. Got A Grip was bred by Linda Fox of Maud, Oklahoma, and is currently owned by James and Wendy Howard of Black Hawk, South Dakota, who purchased her in late 2008.

The offspring of Got A Grip have been exceptional racehorses, setting records and putting the face of Paint racing on the map nationally. She has had six foals, two sired by Royal Quick Flash and four sired by Country Quick Dash. Five of the foals have earned money on the track, all of which have won a race, and four of which are stakes winners or stakes-placed. Royal Grip, her 2004 foal by Royal Quick Flash, earned the 2007 Champion Running Breeding Stock 3-Year-Old Filly award. Her most notorious foal, Got Country Grip, has set the bar high for the rest of her foals as well as the Paint racing industry in general. The gelding has earned five consecutive World Champion solid Paint-bred racing titles from 2005-2009, and out of 20 stakes race starts, he has 13 wins with six stakes-placed finishes. He has earned $354,387 with a top speed index of 109. Got Country Grip earned 16 straight wins starting with his first race in 2005 and ending with a heartbreaking second-place finish in the 2008 Grade 1 Lewis Wartchow Memorial Stakes. By winning his 16th race, Got Country Grip tied the North American record of races won held by Thoroughbred greats Cigar, Citation, Hallowed Dreams and Mister Frisky. Got A Grip’s latest standout foal, Girls Got Grip, recently won the 2010 Grade 1 Graham Paint Futurity, which put her over the $500,000 mark.

Jimmy Maddux, Wendy and Jamie Howard, and Linda Fox are largely responsible for the breeding and ownership of the family of Got A Grip’s offspring. 2006 and 2007 APHA Leading Breeder, Linda Fox, was the breeder on five of the offspring and owner of the sixth. 2005 and 2006 APHA Leading Owner, Jimmy Maddux, owns Got Country Grip, Royal Grip and the 2009 foal, Gotta Quick Grip, whom he purchased from the Howards in 2009. The Howards own Money Makin Mama, Two Cents Worth, and are members of a partnership which owns Girls Got Grip. All groups involved communicate often and are proudly protective of the successful breeding decisions that have been made over the years that have set them on top of the leading lists.

As of May 30, one day after Got A Grip reached her $500,000 milestone, Treasured Chick became the second dam to reach the $500,000 mark. Treasured Chick is a 1990 brown tobiano mare by Treasured and out of Judys Chick, sired by Walters Chick. She was stakes-placed, earning $23,939 and has a 97 speed index. She was bred by Chuck Bowlan of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and is currently owned by Sammy and Nadine Hester of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Treasured Chick has 12 foals, 11 of which raced, with lifetime earnings totalling $504,469, $48,701 current year earnings. Her highest-earning foal, Chicks Lacerta was named the 2009 Champion Running Solid Paint-Bred Aged Mare and earned $150,328. She has faced Got A Grip’s leading money-earner in four stakes races. When Got Country Grip and Chicks Lacerta faced off in the Dash For Colors Stakes at Will Rogers Downs, Chicks Lacerta finished first, followed by Got Country Grip.. But in their next race together, the Lewis Wartchow Memorial, Got Country Grip came out the winner. They have faced each other since then, and we will continue to watch both top runners vying for the win.


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