TULSA, OK—JULY 24, 2021—Fabulous Turnpike, under jockey Daniel Torres, defeated second-fastest qualifier Rp Reckless Wire by half-a-length in the $97,679 Grade 1 Speedhorse Paint And Appaloosa Futurity on Saturday at Fair Meadows.
An Oklahoma homebred racing for the Estate of Nolan Pevehouse, Fabulous Turnpike stopped the clock in :187.749 seconds, earning a 94 speed index into a 7 mph headwind. Trainer Dee Keener saddled the bay son of leading second-crop QH sire ONE FABULOUS EAGLE to his second win in five starts.
The $37,118 winner's purse boosted the 2-year-olds earnings total to $43,632.
Fabulous Turnpike, out of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare Paint Me A Turnpike, entered the race with the fifth fastest qualifying time after winning his trial on July 10th.
Rp Reckless Wire, a daughter of leading APHA sire CRM Livewire racing for owner Roy Perkins and trainer Ray Enlow earned $16,605 for second.
Js Runnin Wire, also by CRM Livewire, earned $10,745 for third. From the Kenner barn, the Oklahoma-bred gelding out of Iwilliewantarunner by WIllie Wanta Dash, races for owner-breeder Shirley Wheeler.
La Totuga, My Name Is, Prf Snowpike, Capo Cabana, Smithworks, Wired To Win and Wf January Dawn completed the field.