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Neck And Neck Down The Track For An Appaloosa Finish


August 4, 2004     E-mail this page to a friend!

By Shaunee Perry
Moscow, Idaho – Pinkiefox, a 3-year-old Appaloosa stallion, came down the track neck and neck for a second place finish in the Golden Spike Derby at Wyoming Downs in Evanston, Wyo., July 11, 2004.

Pinkiefox remained real calm and quiet until the gates broke open for the start of the race. “Pinkiefox and Judys Pokerchips (PT) raced neck and neck for the first 300 yards and then the other horse pulled out a length ahead and got away,” says owner Dennis Dahle. “We ran a good race though and got a good paycheck.

“The track was real heavy and that’s why we were tickled he ran so good,” adds Dahle, of Lewiston, Utah. “He’s a small horse but he did excellent.”

Pinkiefox, by Dispensing Speed and out of J&B Little Fox, finished the 400-yard race with a time of :20.26. Also finishing well at the allowance was 3-year-old Appaloosa stallion Grifting, coming in third place with a time of :20.64.

The Appaloosa Horse Club is the international breed registry for Appaloosa horses and is located in Moscow, Idaho. Since 1938, the ApHC has been dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the breed. Agile, intelligent and distinctively colorful, Appaloosas excel in a variety of events and are beloved around the world for their even temperaments and reliability.