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Track Records Fall In Bank of America Championship Challenge Trials at Sandy Downs
Multiple stakes winner Wagonfullofdividends set a new 440 yard track while posting the fastest time in the Bank of America Sandy Downs Championship Challenge on Friday night.

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Track Records Fall In Bank of America Championship Challenge Trials at Sandy Downs

SANDY, IDóJUNE 21, 2019óThe 440 yard track record at Sandy Downs fell twice on Friday night after the track hosted a pair of trials for the $35,000-added Bank of America Sandy Downs Championship Challenge.

In the opening trial One Sweet Fool rolled to half-length win under jockey Oscar Cervantes in :21.618 seconds, breaking the 27-year-old track record of :21.810 established July 11, 1992 by Bobbys Dividend.

In the very next race Wagonfullofdividends and jockey Jesus posted the top qualifying time of :21.319 seconds, breaking One Sweet Fool's track record set in the previous race.

Mark Hanson conditions the multiple stakes winning son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon for RTM Stables, LLC, Robin Dunn and Kevin Dunn. The 4-year-old has won nine of 10 career starts and banked $76,705. He won both the Bitterroot Futurity and Bitterroot Derby at Sandy Downs and also holds the track's 350 yard track record.

Randy and Sandy Coleman bred Wagonfullofdividends in Texas from the Brimmerton mare Ms Athenas Dividend.

Also a stakes winner, One Sweet Fool races for owners Kirk Woolf and Ralph Hartline. Jay Pitcher conditions the 5-year-old palomino son of multiple stakes sire One Sweet Jess from the Dash To Chivato mare Gigarad.

Bred in Idaho by Woolf, One Sweet Fool has compiled a (19) 4-5-4 record and earned $30,525.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to Sandy Downs on Thursday, July 4th to vie for the winner's share of the $35,000-added purse as well as earn a starting spot in the $350,000-est. Grade 1 Bank of America Challenge Championship to be run October 26 at The Downs at Albuquerque.

For the complete list of Bank of America Sandy Downs Championship Challenge qualifiers, their times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

Editor's note: A photo of the fastest qualifier will be posted if it becomes available form the track photographer.