Local horse wins Millarville Paint Stakes



FORT WORTH, Texas - The Millarville Paint Stakes was won recently by Flaming Lake during the 105th running of the Millarville Races in Alberta, Canada. Their annual races take place during their July 1 Canada Day celebrations held by the Millarville Racing and Agriculture Society. The $6,811 stakes race for horses aged three and above is contested over a 350-yard distance. Flaming Lake crossed the finish line first, with a time of 18.67 seconds.
Flaming Lake is a 4-year-old bay solid Paint-bred gelding sired by Granite Lake AQHA and out of Flaming Gamble, by Raise The Gamble AQHA. He is owned by Lorne and Joann Winther of Huxley, Alberta, Canada. The gelding was bred by A. D. Burris of Keota, Oklahoma. Les Webb trained the gelding for the race, and Valentino McBean rode him to the victory. The horse earned $3,610 for the win, making his lifetime earnings for seven starts $10,906.
Second across the wire was Judys Real Easy, a 5-year-old sorrel solid Paint-bred mare sired by Real Easy Cash and out of Judys Cash, by Judys Lineage. The mare was bred by Steve Burns, DVM and is owned by J. Rory and Juanita Schock of Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada. Judys Real Easy was trained by Les Webb and ridden by Blandford Stewart. She ran the race with a time of 18.75 seconds and earned $1,771, making her lifetime earnings $14,612.
Finishing third was Cristole, who was named an APHA Racing Champion in 2008 as a 3-year-old Gelding and in 2009 as an Aged Horse and Aged Gelding. Cristole is owned by Alex Kirkpatrick of Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada. Cristole is a 5-year-old bay tobiano gelding sired by Texas Hero and out of Miss Murray, by Treasured. He crossed the wire with a time of 19.04 seconds earning $817. The gelding was ridden by Jackie Smith and trained by Brant Laczo.
Other horses completing the race, along with times, include Daw Gone It (19.05 seconds) and Pemberton (19.15 seconds).