07/25/2006 11:00PM

Fair Meadows track report


Got Country Grip, a Paint racehorse who is undefeated in 11 career starts, will attempt to extend his win streak on Friday night at Fair Meadows in Tulsa in the $45,000 Speedhorse Derby. He will face nine others in the 350-yard race for 3-year-old Paints and Appaloosas.

Got County Grip is considered one of the fastest horses in Paint racing, which became recognized in 1966. He broke the sport's world record for 400 yards when he ran the distance in 19.55 seconds in the PSBA Stakes at Remington Park in April.

A month later, Got Country Grip set a world record for Paints at 350 yards, when he ran the distance in 17.26 seconds in a trial race at Fair Meadows. He broke that record in the finals a few weeks later, when he ran the distance in 17.23 seconds in the Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Derby.

"The times he runs and the ease he does it with is pretty amazing," said G.R. Carter Jr., the regular rider on Got Country Grip for trainer Brandon Parum.

Jimmy Maddux owns Got Country Grip.

"We've never let the horse run wide open," he said. "We've never needed to."

* Coming into Wednesday's program, Jockey Benny Landeros was three wins from career victory 1,000.

* The Oklahoma Thoroughbred Association's annual banquet will be held Saturday at Remington Park.