- Catherine Riccio
Three Time World Champion Painted Turnpike Arrives at WestWin Farms for 2021 Breeding Season
Purcell, OK - Three Time World Champion, Painted Turnpike, the well known paint racehorse & stallion, will stand stud duties at WestWin Farms in Purcell, OK for 2021. Painted Turnpike will be the first paint to stand stud since owner Bryan Hawk purchased the farm last year.
Trained by Matt Whitekiller, throughout Painted Turnpike’s stellar career, winning 26 starts from 31 starts along with a bankroll of $465,442.00 The 7-year-old son of PYC Paint Your Wagon is out of High Class Turnpike by Royal Quick Flash. Jockey Cody Rodger Smith was aboard for all 31 times Painted Turnpike entered the starting gate. Painted Turnpike is the pride and joy for owners Nolan & Verna Pevehouse.
Painted Turnpike arrived from Sallisaw, OK at approximately 11:00 AM and accompanying him was Trainer and Co-Owner, Matt Whitekiller & Verna Pevehouse. Painted Turnpike settled in to his new surroundings nicely.
“He is an easy horse to be around,” said of trainer Whitekiller after unloading the grade one winner from his personalized trailer.
Stud fee is set for $1850.00 for 2021.
Although Painted Turnpike was in training this spring and summer, he did manage to get a crop on the ground for 2020. His best son, WF Turnpike Candy, won the American Classic Paint Futurity, at Remington Park, which was run on April 25, 2020.
Also, Power Fade, a filly, won the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity (G1) at Fair Meadows. His offspring have already won 4 futurities and 1 Stake with only three different horses. Codigo, a gelding by Painted Turnpike, just recently won the Tulsa State Fair Stakes at Fair Meadows.
Trainer Matt Whitekiller and the colts owners recently decided to take Painted Turnpike out of training and retire him from the track.
WestWin Farms was purchased last year by owner/breeder Bryan Hawk of Shawnee, OK. The other stallions at WestWin are, Code West, Mister Lucky Cat and Pass The Buck.