Southern Electric - Speedhorse Triple Crown Hi-Point Co-Champion

Posted by Larry Thornton on 06/08/2020


The Speedhorse Paint and Appaloosa Triple Crown Races have developed into a showcase that has become a great venue for the American Paint Horse and Appaloosa runners. Each year, these two breeds come together to battle it out not only for the prize money, but also for the ultimate title of the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Triple Crown Champion, a title that is earned by winning all three triple crown races. Horses earn points for the Speedhorse Triple Crown High Point Champion races, with the horse that earns the highest number of points after competing in all three races being named the winner. The 2019 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Triple Crown series was hotly contested between DTL Chasin Tale and Southern Electric, making for an exciting sequence of races and an interesting outcome for this year’s Championship honors.  

DTL Chasin Tale won the first race in the June 1 Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity-G1 at Remington Park. Southern Electric finished third. The Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity-G1 at Fair Meadows Tulsa is the second race in the series and was run on July 27. This time, Southern Electric finished first and DTL Chasin Tale finished second. The Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Championship Futurity-G1 on Nov. 9 was run at Will Rogers Downs. This race was the determining race for the high-point championship. Southern Electric finished first, with DTL Chasin Tale finishing second. When the dust settled and the points tabulated, Southern Electric and DTL Chasin Tale were named Speedhorse Triple Crown High Point Co-Champions for 2019.

Southern Electric and DTL Chasin Tale took similar paths to their Co-Championships with each earning Grade 1 status early in the season. They went head to head in several races during the year. DTL Chasin Tale earned his graded stakes win in the Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity-G1 in March. Southern Electric finished seventh in that race and then earned his graded stakes win in the PSBA American Paint Classic Futurity-G1 in April.

DTL Chasin Tale has made 11 starts with six wins and four seconds. He is also the winner of the Victoria Ennis Memorial stakes, for three stakes wins in 2019. He earned $219,443. Southern Electric has made 12 starts with nine wins, one second and one third. The gelding placed second in the Pot O’ Gold Futurity, but was moved up to first when the winner was disqualified. Southern Electric ended the year with four stakes wins and earnings of $185,398. DLT Chasin Tale was fourth in the Pot O’ Gold Futurity. 

Dan & Kaye Jones, owners and breeders of Southern ElectricSOUTHERN ELECTRIC

Southern Electric is an APHA Solid gelding bred and owned by Dan and Kaye Jones. He is by CRM Livewire and out of Ze Southern Girl, a Quarter Horse by Southern Cartel. Southern Electric is trained by Matt Whitekiller and he was ridden by three different jockeys. Cody Smith rode him in most of his starts, including trial races, with Eugenio Navarrette riding him in the Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity-G1 and Andrew Samaniego in his wins in the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity-G1 and the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Championship Futurity-G1. 

Dan and Kaye Jones also bred and own 2-Time World Champion CRM Livewire, who is the sire of Southern Electric.

Dan and Kaye Jones are also the breeders of CRM Livewire and raced him for three years. CRM Livewire is a 2-time APHA World Champion as well as Champion 2 Year Old, Champion 2-Year-Old Colt, Champion 3 Year Old, Champion 3-Year-Old Colt, Champion Aged Horse and Champion Aged Stallion, and was the APHA #1 Honor Roll Stallion three times. 

CRM Livewire made 11 starts at three with five wins and three stakes wins in the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Derby-G1, the APHA Masterpiece Challenge and the Talimena Handicap. CRM Livewire’s race record at four shows that he made four starts with one win in a stakes race and one second, earning $10,518 for the year. His stakes win came in the Green Country Handicap. In total, he made 22 starts with eight wins, five seconds and two thirds earning $100,708 in his career.

The sire of CRM Livewire is the Quarter Horse stallion Cartel Success, who won the 2006 Blue Ribbon Futurity-G2 while winning three of his seven starts at two. His three-year-old campaign included seconds in the Oklahoma Bred Derby and the Don Steele Memorial Stakes with a third in the Land Run Stakes. This gave him 16 starts with five wins, five seconds and one third earning a total of $181,497 in his career.

The sire of Cartel Success is Corona Cartel, winner of the Los Alamitos Million Futurity-G1 and the Kindergarten Futurity-G2. He is now the all-time leading living sire of money earners of over $62 million. His runners include 2007 World Champion Blues Girl Too, winner of the 2007 Champion of Champions-G1.

Corona Cartel is by Holland Ease, a son of First Down Dash by Dash For Cash. The dam of Corona Cartel is Corona Chick by Chicks Beduino. Corona Chick is out of Sizzling Lil by Sizzle Te. Sizzling Lil is out Lilsalady TB by Reb’s Policy.

Dashing Mariah is the dam of Cartel Success. She is a race winner and was a finalist in the 1993 Heritage Place Derby-G1 and earned a total of $22,807. Dashing Mariah is the dam of 33 foals, 21 ROM, four stakes winners and two stakes placed runners. While Cartel Success is her leading money earner, her other stakes winners include Black Gold 330 Futurity and Black Gold Derby winner BP Southern Mariah; Black Gold 330 Futurity winnerMiss Cartels Success and Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity winner Defiant Red Rooster.  

First Down Dash is the sire of Dashing Mariah. This gives the pedigree of Cartel Success a breeding pattern of 3x2 to First Down Dash. Dashing Mariah is out of Kellys Coffer, a stakes winner of $252,774 including wins in stakes like the Prescott Downs Futurity, the Alameda Handicap and the Gila County Futurity. She is the dam of nine foals and seven ROM, including stakes winner First Down Kelly, a full brother to Dashing Mariah. First Down Kelly won the Blue Ribbon Futurity-G1 and the Blue Ribbon Derby-G2. 

Kellys Coffer is by Allstar by Jet Deck. Allstar is out of Connie Again by Eight Again TB by Windy City. Kellys Coffer is out of The Wind Mariah TB by Tumble Wind by Restless Wind by Windy City. The Wind Mariah is out of Hurricane Suzy by The Pie King. This gives Kellys Coffer a breeding pattern of 4x4 to Windy City.

Cartel Success is the grandsire of Southern Electric

Cartel Success, the sire of CRM Livewire, has sired foals with earnings of over $2.5 million in Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa racing. His Quarter Horse runners include Slew Of Success, winner of the Boyd Morris Stakes and the Mr Jet Moore Stakes. His Paint runners include Bull, the 2015 APHA World Champion, Champion 2 Year Old and Champion 2-Year-Old Colt. His Appaloosa runners include Captain Bucko, ApHC Horse of the Year and Supreme Champion 2 Year Old, Champion 2-Year-Old Colt and Champion 3 Year Old. 

Elaina Go Go, the dam of CRM Livewire, earned $24,287 and was a finalist in the 2006 Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity-G1. She is the dam of five foals with four starters/ROM, including two stakes winners and two stakes placed runners. Elaina Go Go’s stakes winners are CRM Livewire and CRM Radio Flyer, winner of the 2014 Pot O’ Gold Futurity-G1. Her stakes placed runners are MHM Hotwire, a full brother to CRM Livewire who was third in the 2016 Lorelei Derby and the 2016 APHA Champion 3-Year-Old Colt, 2017 APHA Racing Champion Aged Horse and 2017 APHA Champion Aged Stallion; and DCM Furyofthestorm, a third place finisher in the Pot O’ Gold Futurity-G1, the Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Derby-G1 and the Lorelei Derby-G2. 

Elaina Go Go, the dam of CRM Livewire, is by Texas Hero, the 1993 and 1994 APHA World Champion Running Paint Horse as well as the Champion Running 2 Year Old, Champion Running 2-Year-Old Colt, Champion Running 3 Year Old and Champion Running 3-Year-Old Colt. This great racehorse is now the #4 All-Time Leading Sire of Money earning Paints of over $3.3 million. He is by Raise A Jet and out of Breakaway Baby by Dash For Cash.

Elaina Go Go is out of Elaina Sweetness, a daughter of On A High by Dash For Cash. This gives CRM Livewire a breeding pattern of 5x4x4x4 to Dash For Cash. Elaina Sweetness had only two starts, with one third place finish. She is the dam of four APHA starters with two ROM, including Sequoyah Stakes second placed Suzys Hero by Texas Hero, earner of $57,092. 

Elaina Rae QH, by Zevi TB, is the dam of Elaina Sweetness QH. She earned $380,133, but never won a stakes race. Elaina Rae QH was second in both the All American Futurity-G1 and the Heritage Place Futurity-RG1. Her produce record shows that she is the dam of eight ROM and two stakes placed runners: Jessie Rae, who was second in the AQRA Turf Paradise Derby-G3; and First To Elaina, second in the QHBC Sunbelt Juvenile Handicap. The dam of Elaina Rae is race winner Desirae by Mighty Deck by Top Deck. The dam of Desirae is Wading Rader TB by Indian Hill and Wading Rader is out of Miss Sungress by Nail.

CRM Livewire is now a million-dollar sire with his foals earning over $1.1 million with  seven stakes winners. His stakes winners include Bully Pulpit, the winner of the 2017 Speedhorse Graham Futurity-G1 and the 2017 PSBA American Paint Classic Futurity, and Hotwiredotcom, winner of the 2017 Oklahoma Paint & Appaloosa Futurity-G1 and the 2017 Speedhorse Triple Crown High-Point Champion.

Ze Southern Girl is the dam of Southern Electric. She was unplaced in three starts and is the dam of only one AQHA registered foal, DCM Verbal Apology by Cartel Success, the sire of CRM Livewire. She is the dam of two paint foals in Southern Electric and a full sister named Wired For Sound, a multiple stakes finalist in the 2018 Speedhorse Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity-G1 and the Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity-G1.

Southern Cartel, the sire of Ze Southern Girl, sired three crops between 2005 and 2007 before succumbing from injuries related to a barn fire.Southern Cartel, the sire of Ze Southern Girl, is a Grade 2 stakes winner of 10 of his 24 starts earning $360,361. His stakes wins include the 2003 Ruidoso Derby-G2 and the 2003 Lazy E Derby-G2. Southern Cartel sired three full crops between 2005 and 2007 before he succumbed to injuries from a barn fire in 2006 at JEH Stallion Station in Hondo, New Mexico. Southern Cartel was one of six stallions killed in the fire. The others included 1997 Horse of the Year Favorite Trick, 2003 Champion of Champions-G1 winner The Down Side and 2005 AQHA Champion Aged Stallion Fredricksburg.

The 332 foals by Southern Cartel were sired between 2005 and 2011 (two foals were born from frozen semen, one in 2010 and one in 2011) and give him a sire record of 233 starters that earned 198 ROM awards with 17 stakes winners and eight stakes placed runners. They earned over $6.2 million. His leading money earner is Southern Takes All, winner of the 2007 Heritage Place Futurity-G1. Another Southern Cartel runner is BP Southern Mariah, a multiple stakes winner, including the 2008 Black Gold 330 Futurity. The dam of BP Southern Mariah is Dashing Mariah, the dam of Cartel Success who is the sire of CRM Livewire. 

Southern Policy, the dam of Southern Cartel, raced from 1987 to 1989 with 22 starts, 11 wins, three second and four thirds. She was stakes placed in the 1987 Oil Capital Derby. She is the dam of 22 foals, 20 starters and 16 ROM with three stakes winners and three stakes placed runners. Her stakes winners include 1997 All American Congress Derby-G3 winner Southern Dashing Val and 2007 Oklahoma Futurity-G3 winner CC Policy. One of her stakes placed runners was Down South Dash, who was third in the 1993 Golden State Futurity-G1 and 1994 El Primero Del Ano Derby-G1.

Southern Price by Corona Cartel is a race winning daughter out of Southern Policy. She is the dam of Priceless Feature, a 3-time stakes winner including the 2013 Remington Park Invitational Championship where he set a New Track Record of :20.981 for 440 yards. He also won the 2013 Sooner State Stakes-G1 and the 2012 Heritage Place Derby-G2.

Reb’s Policy TB is the sire of Southern Policy. This 1967 bay stallion made 16 starts in Thoroughbred races with eight wins, two seconds and one third earning $83,650. He won two stakes races in the Hollywood Express Handicap in 1970 and the Meteor Handicap in 1971. Reb’s Policy sired 581 Quarter Horse foals with 448 starters, 327 ROM and 31 stakes winners. His leading runner was the legendary Town Policy, a four time AQHA Champion including the 1977 Racing Champion 2 Year Old and 1978 AQHA Champion 3-Year-Old Gelding, a title he repeated as the 1980 AQHA Champion Aged Gelding.

Reb’s Policy is by New Policy by Khaled by Hyperion. The dam of Khalad is Éclair by Ethnarch by the great source of speed The Tetrarch. The dam of New Policy is Feu Follet by Fair Trial by Fairway. The dam of Fair Trial is Lady Juror by Son-In-Law and out of Lady Josephine. Lady Josephine is the dam of Mumtaz Mahal who was sired by The Tetrarch. Mumtaz Mahal was the dam of Nasrullah and the grand dam of Royal Charger, both prominent Thoroughbred stallions that are both found in the pedigree of the Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew in a collateral linebreeding pattern. Collateral relatives are full siblings and 3/4-siblings. Royal Charger and Nasrullah are 3/4-brothers.

As we look at the pedigree of Southern Electric, we see that he has a breeding pattern of 7x7x4 to Reb’s Policy. His broodmare sire, Southern Cartel, has a breeding pattern of 5x2 to Reb’s Policy, and his sire also has a fifth generation appearance of Reb’s Policy.  

Due Be Fast is the dam of Southern Policy and is a winner of five races in her 19 starts. She earned $10,820. Due Be Fast is the dam of five foals with just two starters, including Southern Bud who earned $17,098 in 38 starts and was a finalist in the 1993 AQHA Distance Challenge Championship-G1.

Due Be Fast is by Fast Jet by Jet Deck. The dam of Fast Jet is Miss Breeze Bar by Breeze Bar. Due Be Fast is out of Due Test TB by Past Due, the sire of Call Her Anything, who is the granddam of Lil Bit Rusty. Lil Bit Rusty is the dam of Whosleavingwho, the 2002 AQHA Co-World Champion and 2002 Champion of Champions-G1 winner. Lil Bit Rusty is also the dam of Rustys Lil Lady, the dam of 2019 All American Derby-G1 winner Rustys Miracle. Lil Bit Rusty is also the dam of Shenoshespecial, the second dam in the tail female line of leading sire Favorite Cartel, the sire of 2018 Champion Tarzanito.

Ze Southern Girl, the dam of Southern Electric, is also the dam of Solid Paint Bred Honor Roll Mare Wired For Sound, shown in her post parade for the 2018 Speedhorse Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity-G1.Ze Special, the dam of Ze Southern Girl, had 18 starts with three wins earning $20,677. She was a stakes finalist in the 2001 Black Gold 300 Futurity-RG3 and 2001 Black Gold Futurity-RG3. She is the dam of six foals/starters and five ROM. Her foals include Cosmic Shindig, who was second in the 2012 North Dakota Horse Park Derby.

Ze Special is by 1997 Remington Park Derby-G1 and 1996 Lazy E Futurity winner Especially Rare. He was the 1997 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt and has sired 178 foals, 101 starters and 60 ROM with one stakes winner in Izza Whizzer, winner of the 2004 Black Gold 350 Futurity.

Especially Rare, the sire of Ze Special, is by Rare Form the 1992 Champion 2 Year Old, Champion 2-Year Old Colt and Champion 3-Year-Old Colt in Mexico. He is by The Signature and out of Especially For You by Dash For Cash. Especially Rare is out of Me Bright Special by Special Effort. The dam of Me Bright Special is Me Bright Two by Rebel Cause and Me Bright Two is out of Me Bright, a daughter of Maddon’s Bright Eyes, one of the all-time great race mares. Maddon’s Bright Eyes is a 5-time Champion earning the titles of 1949 World Champion, a titled she repeated in 1951 as the Co-World Champion with another great mare, Monita.  

Ze Fling is the dam of Ze Special. This mare was the winner of one of her 11 starts with earnings of $3,580. She is the dam of 18 foals, 13 starters and 12 ROM. She is the dam of one stakes winner in Ze Eye, winner of the 2003 Hippodromo De Las Americas Stakes and 2004 Dillingham Stakes.

The sire of Ze Fling is Zevi TB,who won his maiden at Ruidoso Downs going :45 3/5, which at that time was 3/5 off the track record for 4 furlongs and he won the race by 2 1/2-lengths. He won just two of his starts from 10 races, earning $16,750. Zevi went on sire 1,004 AQHA foals, 782 starters and 585 ROM with earnings over $8.7 million. His leading money earner is Hiclass Girl, winner of 1986 Heritage Place Futurity-G2. What makes this winner so interesting is Elaina Rae, the third dam of CRM Livewire. Elaina Rae is a full sister to multiple stakes winner of over $400,000 Hiclass Girl. This second appearance of Zevi in the pedigree of Southern Electric gives him a breeding pattern of 5x4 to Zevi.

Zevi is a noted broodmare sire, as his daughters have produced 1,533 starters, 1,120 ROM, 255 stakes winners and 119 stakes placed runners. These foals earned over $30 million. He counts among his money earners Winalota Cash, the 1995 World Champion, Champion 2 Year Old and Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding, 1996 Champion 3-Year-Old Gelding, who won the 1995 All American Futurity.

Zipp Zoro by Zevi TB is the winner of the 1980 West Texas Derby and is an AQHA Dam of Distinction with progeny earnings of $886,007. Her stakes winners include Zip Dash, Zipuino, Zoro Jet, Fodice and Lazbuddie. Chicks Beduino Stakes winner Fodice is the dam of Fovee, winner of the Mildred Vessels Handicap-G1 and the Los Alamitos Distaff Challenge Championship-G3.

Remember Me Rose is a broodmare that is making a name for herself as a producer with high marks in 2019. She is by Corona Cartel and out of Im Moonlighting, a daughter of Zevi TB. Remember Me Rose is the dam of Los Alamitos Winter Derby-G1 winner Powerful Favorite, who also won the 2018 Governor’s Cup Futurity-G2, El Primero Del Ano Derby-G3 and Governor’s Cup Derby-G3. Remember Me Rose is also the dam of Runforyourlife, winner of the 2019 Golden State Million Futurity-G1.

The maternal sire record for Zevi TB shows that he is also a top broodmare sire of sires. Okey Dokey Dale, one of his maternal grandsons, is the sire of runners with earnings of over $13.3 million. He is out of 1988 Kansas Futurity winner Okeydokey Baby by Zevi. Dashin Bye is another maternal grandson of Zevi. He is the sire of runners that have earned over $13.5 million. His dam is Sweet Bye And Bye by Zevi and is a winner of the 1994 Speedhorse Gold & Silver Futurity-RG2. 

The dam of Ze Fling, Southern Electric’s third dam, is Moon Fling and this name will be very familiar to barrel racers. Moon Fling was a stakes winner of the Northeast Kansas QHA Futurity, Paul Travis Stakes and Vespero Express Stakes. She had 18 wins, four seconds and five thirds in 45 starts. She earned $69,507. She is the dam of three stakes placed foals in: A Special Fling, second in the 1998 Blue Ribbon Futurity; Beam Me Up Kelly, second in the 1996 Manor Downs Lassie Futurity-G3; and Fast Moonbeam, second in the Fair Meadows Oklahoma Bred Futurity.

Here is an interesting side note: First Down Kelly is the sire of Beam Me Up Kelly who is out of Moon Fling. First Down Kelly is a full brother to Dashing Mariah, the dam of Cartel Success, the paternal grand sire of Southern Electric.

Moon Fling is also the dam of A Streak Of Fling, a race winner that was a stakes finalist in the 2002 Blue Ribbon Derby. A Streak Of Fling is the sire of horses that have earned over $3 million in barrel racing. One of his leading money earners is Fame Fling N Bling, winner of over $750,000 in barrel racing.

Moon Fling is by Fast Fling by Calamity Jones by Jet Deck. Calamity Jones is out of Connie Reba by Sugar Bars. Connie Reba is out of Connie Leo by Leo. The dam of Fast Fling is Fast Stripper by Sugar Bars and out of 89’er by King P-234. Fast Fling was bred by Bud Warren, the owner of Leo, Sugar Bars, Connie Reba and 89’er. Moon Beam Lady is the dam of Moon Fling and she is by Lady Bug’s Moon and out of Midnight Penny by Roan Midnight.


Miss Cartels Success, shown winning the Black Gold 330 Futurity at Blue Ribbon Downs.

When we step back, we see that Southern Electric has a breeding pattern of 3x3 to Corona Cartel. This takes us to an interesting nick, and we can show that nick through the foals of Dashing Mariah and her affinity to cross with Corona Cartel. Dashing Mariah has produced foals by a variety of stallions with 33 foals, 27 starters, 21 ROM and earnings of $799,593. She has produced four stakes winners and one stakes place runner, and they are all by Corona Cartel or one of his sons. When Dashing Mariah was bred to Corona Cartel, she produced the full brother and sister stakes winners Cartel Success and Miss Cartels Success. Miss Cartels Success counts among her wins the Black Gold Futurity where BP Southern Mariah winning the 2009 Black Gold Derby at Blue Ribbon Downs.she set a New Track Record of :16.513 for the 330 yards at Blue Ribbon Downs. Then we see her stakes winner BP Southern Mariah by Southern Cartel won the Black Gold Derby, Black Gold Futurity and as well as the IQHA Dash For Cash Stakes where she set a New Track Record of :12.311 for the 220 yards at Fairmount Park. The fourth stakes winner is Defiant Red Rooster, winner of the Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity and the Dash In A Flash Stakes where he set a New Track Record of :6.968 for the 110 yard race at Canterbury Park. Defiant Red Rooster is by Defiant Red Rooster, shown winning the 2014 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity at Canterbury Park.PYC Paint Your Wagon by Corona Cartel. Her stakes placed runner is Pull That Wagon with a third in the Easy Jet Stakes-G3 at Remington Park. He is by PYC Paint Your Wagon. 

Thus, we see that the breeding pattern of 3x3 to Corona Cartel gives the pedigree of Southern Electric the mating of one of Dashing Mariah’s sons – Cartel Success – by Corona Cartel and one of Southern Policy’s sons – Southern Cartel – by Corona Cartel that crossed very well to get this year’s Speedhorse Triple Crown Hi-Point Co-Champion. So again, we see how linebreeding plays a role in the horses produced today.

This has been a look at the pedigree of Southern Electric and his co-championship for the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Triple Crown Hi-Point series. Next time, we will focus on Co-Champion DTL Chasin Tale and his pedigree. Along the way, we will take the opportunity to look at a stallion that has had an impact on the Paint horse runners. I am looking forward to seeing what we will find.



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