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Treasure Gol Wins $15,000 Colors of Texas Paint Stakes Presented by Chevron Lubricants and Whitener Enterprises on Saturday, July 19, 2008


HOUSTON (July 19, 2008)—Tonight’s feature at Sam Houston Race Park ( was the $15,000 Colors of Texas Paint Stakes presented by Chevron Lubricants and Whitener Enterprises. Favorite horse Treasure Gol, a 3-year-old filly owned by Jerry D. Chapman from Waco, Texas, drew off under rider James Brooks, crossing the wire of the 400-yard stakes race in :20.471. Trained by Vicki Lea McIlvain, the Texas-bred filly broke well and defeated 8-year-old gelding Powerhouse Hero.

“This is her 4th win in a row,” said Chapman. “We didn’t race her as a 2-year-old because she was a little sick so we took her home and turned her out and got her healthy. She lost by three inches in her first race, but hasn’t lost since. She’s a great filly and will run here for the trials and then the final in September.”

The TPHBA Derby Trials will run on Friday, August 15, followed by the final Grade 3 $15,000 TPHBA Derby on Saturday, September 6.

Brooks was excited about the victory with “this being the first time riding Treasure Gol.” He went on to say, “She is really a great filly and I really let her do everything. I knew she had the race the whole time and I’m blessed winning my first time on her.”

Treasure Gol paid $4.00 as the first betting choice. Powerhouse Hero ran second and Jubious Illusion ran third.

Rounding out the night’s events was the Verizon Wireless post-race concert series on the Bud Light stage by country artist Blake Shelton at The Showgrounds. All concert events and information are listed on

On Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26, The Park will host the 2008 Equine Expo, the TQHA Yearling Sale and the TQHA Summer Showdown. The expo will feature a wide variety of vendors promoting and selling their equine-related products and merchandise. The event is held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live Quarter Horse racing immediately following. The event is open to the public. For more information visit

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