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First-Crop Sire PHQ Apollitical Jess Gets First Stakes Winner
First-crop sire PHQ Apollitical Jess got his first stakes winner on Saturday night at Remington Park.

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First-Crop Sire PHQ Apollitical Jess Gets First Stakes Winner

COWTA, OK–MARCH 23, 2024–APHA Champion Aged Stallion PHQ Apollitical Jess, a double-registered AQHA and APHA son of leading sire Apollitical Jess, sired his first stakes winner on Saturday when Wf Jess Candy won the $40,000 Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Juvenile at Remington Park.

Under AQHA Racing Champion Jockey Ricky Ramirez, Wf Jess Candy bounced off a fourth-place finish in his career debut, a trial for the Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Futurity(G1) on March 7.  The son of leading paint first-crop sire PHQ Apollitical Jess completed the 300 yards in :15.818 into a 7 mph headwind.

Trainer Dee Keener saddled his second consecutive Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Juvenile winner.  Racing for owner Painted Faith Racing (Wendy Ingersoll), the colt out of SW Eye Candy by Country Chicks Man was bred in Oklahoma by Keener and Steve Wright.

Wf Jess Candy picked up $15,200 for the win to increase his earnings total to $15,598 after two starts.


Wf Jess Candy (#10) defeats If I Was a Cowboy (#8) and Back Spin (#9) in the $40,000 Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Juvenile Saturday night at Remington Park.
© Dustin Orona Photography

Also owned by Painted Faith Racing, PHQ Apollitical Jess is Grade 1 winner of $53,652. He won the Lone Star Paint and Appaloosa Futurity(G1 and was third in the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Stakes (G1).

He was also a finalist in Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Horse Futurity(G1), Speedhorse Paint And Appaloosa Futurity (G1), Speedhorse Graham Paint and Appaloosa Derby(G1), and Victoria Ennis Memorial Stakes.

PHQ Apollitical Jess stands at Wright Farms in Coweta, Oklahoma for a 2024 fee of $1,350. For additional information or breeding contracts call Steve or Lori Wright at  (918) 645-4392.