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Albuquerque Downs To Host 2019 Bank Of America Challenge Championships On October 26
ALBUQUERQUE, NM—OCTOBER 16, 2019—The top racing Quarter Horses from throughout the world will compete at Albuquerque Downs on Saturday, October 26, as the track hosts the American Quarter Horse Association Bank of America Challenge Championships.

The Challenge program was conceived by the AQHA in the early 1990s to give top-flight Quarter Horses additional racing opportunities. Regional races held around the world, including South America and Canada, during the year give horses qualifying berths to the Challenge Championships, which annually brings together those top horses on a single night of racing.

Last year’s Challenge Championships were run at Los Alamitos Racecourse near Los Angeles. This will mark the first time .. Read More

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Mr Jess Jenkins 5200$1,505,620
Rustys Miracle 8401$688,931
Uncle D 6420$682,965
Mister Riptide 6410$664,207
Apocalyptical Jess 7511$648,846

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Horses
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Guzman, Jose Ernesto and Sosa, Rito 18631$1,707,360
Cavenaugh Quarter Horses, LLC 82151212$974,471
Edward C. Allred 322644837$829,571
J & SM, Inc. 16412$698,621
Reliance Ranches LLC 119251623$681,776

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Owners
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Mj Farms 501737663$2,664,778
Bobby D Cox 619929790$2,106,636
Steve D Burns 6051099285$1,804,729
V H Harman Jr/Robert Moudy III 19222$1,520,102
Edward C Allred 687118101103$1,457,197

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Breeders
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
S. Trey Wood 339594750$2,502,628
Clinton Crawford 528805879$2,242,500
Marcos Carrizales 83141015$2,008,930
Jose Luis Muela 195313719$1,720,638
Josue Ponce 209573632$1,636,735

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Trainers
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
James A. Flores 446845255$3,538,168
Ricky Ramirez 404697263$3,152,409
Everardo Rodriguez 57813210070$1,886,705
Cody Rodger Smith 351523044$1,775,047
John Hamilton 403736562$1,424,185

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Jockeys
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Country Boy 123 Proved The Best For Alex Picov Memorial Championship
AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 14, 2019—Multiple stakes winner Country Boy 123 got his second stakes win of the year on Monday when he defeated Express Your Desire by half-a-length in the $43,399(US) Alex Picov Memorial Championship.

The match between Country Boy 123 and multiple stakes winner Had To Be Ivory failed to develop after the later broke out and finished last in the four horse field.

Racing for owner-trainer Ruth Barbour, County Boy 123 completed the 440 yards in :21.980 seconds, equaling a 96 speed index into a 12 mph crosswind. Jockey Ed Walton rode the 6-year-old son of champion Country Chicks Man to his 22nd win from 34 .. Read More

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Big Card For Ajax Downs' Final Day of 50th Anniversary Season
AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 18, 2019—The 50th anniversary season of Ajax Downs Quarter Horse racing comes to a close Oct. 21 with its biggest card of the season.

Ten races with 74 entrants will offer plenty of excitement and wagering propositions for the afternoon which gets underway at 12:55 p.m. (EDT).

Shake It Twice, one of the year's top 3-year-old fillies, heads the day's featured eighth race, an open allowance for 3-year-olds at 400 yards worth $23,000.

Owned and trained by Chantelle Bourgeois of Enniskillen, ON, Shake I .. Read More