All American Derby Qualifier: Papaws Paint

Brown Gelding, PYC Paint Your Wagon - Heavenly Trip by Splash Bac


Race record:  10-7-0-1 $213,620
Breeder: Ray Herring (OK)
Owner:  RH Resources
Trainer:  Todd W. Fincher
Qualifying Jockey:  Bonifacio Perez
Qualifying Time:  :21.532

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RACE RECORD: Papaws Paint as a freshman won the Hobbs American Futurity (G2) and qualified to the All American Juvenile.

This year, he was third in Political Attraction’s $801,564 Rainbow Derby (G1), immediately behind fellow All American qualifier Hes Limitless and ahead of fellow All American qualifiers Hotstepper and Jess Move You.

BREEDER/OWNER: Ray Herring’s RH Resources is based in Graham, Texas. The 20-year breeder produced the earners of more than $2.5 million.

Some of his top horses include graded stakes winners Heavenly Trip and Heavenly Shuttle.

TRAINER: Todd Fincher has since 1998 trained 183 winners and the earners of more than $3.6 million.

His runners include Grade 1 winner Saint Shackleton, as well as Babe Watcher, Da Edge and Gonna Ro Sham Bo.

QUALIFYING JOCKEY: Bonifacio Perez has ridden the earners of more than $13.7 million in 6,005 starts.

Among those he has guided to victory are Grade 1 winners Executive Brass, Jess Significant, Heartswideopen, Saint Shackleton, Stoli, Run Perry Run and Man On The Move.

PEDIGREE: Sire PYC Paint Your Wagon had a knockout day, with four qualifiers to the All American Derby including Papaws Paint, Peighnt Your Fate, PYC Fun N Fancy and Wagon Chick V.

Himself a three-time Grade 1 winner and earner of $889,581, PYC Paint Your Wagon has already sired the earners of more than $31.3 million, putting him at No. 7 on the all-time sire earnings list.

The 15-year-old son of Corona Cartel is owned by a partnership and stands at the Lazy E Ranch at Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Heavenly Trip is a 2004 daughter of Splash Bac, and she was a two-time stakes winner, a Grade 1-finalist and an earner of $353,435.

Her dam, Heavenly Shuttle, was also a Grade 3 winner who produced Heavenly Corona (by Corona Caliente, $101,554).