IDAHO FALLS, ID—JUNE 22, 2018—Coming off a win in the Sun Downs Distaff Challenge last month, Love To Reason Br blew the competition in the first of two trials Friday for the Sandy Downs Distaff Challenge. Under jockey Jose Figueroa, the 5-year-old mare was much the best as she romped to a 3 ¾ length win and the top qualifying time of ...



AJAX, ONT—JUNE 17, 2018—Had To Be Ivory ran his perfect record to 6-for-6 on Sunday when he defeated Carneros by half-a-length in the $17,285(US) Bonus Challenge Derby at Ajax Downs. Silky Senator finished another length back in third. Making his 2018 debut, under a hand ride by jockey Tony Phillips, Had To Be Ivory completed the 300 ...



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GILLETTE, WY—JUNE 16, 2018—Colorado-bred Jrs Blue Boy posted a new track record Saturday when he defeated Genuine Version by ¾'s of a length in the $15,125 Energy Downs Bonus Challenge Stakes at Energy Downs. Under jockey Rene Lopez, Jrs Blue Boy covered the 350 yards in :17.199 seconds, a 114-speed index, with a 10 mph tailwind. The ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 15, 2018—Kelly Perez’s Mi Amor Secreto made a late bid on the outside and scored the fastest-qualifying time to the $68,200 Ruidoso Derby Challenge at Ruidoso Downs on Friday afternoon. The horses with the 10-fastest times from the four trials advanced to the Ruidoso Derby Challenge on June 30. Mi Amor Secreto is ...



AJAX, ONT—JUNE 14, 2018— A chance to win your own keg party courtesy of Brock Street Brewery is on tap on the popular Father's Day card of Quarter Horse Racing at Ajax Downs Sunday. Brings the Dads out for an exciting day of racing featuring the 1st running of the $22,800 Bonus Challenge Derby which marks the return of the undefeated Had ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 11, 2018—Reliance Ranches, LLC’s homebred Sc Vapor Trail has found success in the American Quarter Horse Association’s Challenge races and looks to add to that resume when she starts in the trials to the $60,000 (est.) Adequan Ruidoso Derby trials on Friday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. First post time is 1 p.m. and ...



AJAX, ONT—JUNE 8, 2018—Fastest qualifier Paint Me Southern returned Sunday afternoon to defeat stablemate Apollitical Toll by three-quarters in the $24,825 Ajax Bonus Challenge Maiden (not black type) at Ajax Downs. Senator Woot finished a neck back to take third. Ridden by jockey Ed Walton, Paint Me Southern covered the 300 yards in ...



AJAX, ONT—JUNE 8, 2018—Carol and Dave McIntyre of Hampton, ON have two chances at a big win at Ajax Downs on Sunday in the first running of the new AQHA Bonus Challenge Final worth $22,000.

The couple, whose horses race under their Big Dog Stable, have the aptly named High Rate Of Run as well as Senator Woot competing against eight ...




AMARILLO, TX—JUNE 6, 2018—Nominations and Sustaining payments for several Challenge races are due June 15. A nomination payment of $400 is due Friday, June 15 for the following races:
  • Emerald Downs Bank of America Championship $30,000-Added (T: 08/05 F: 08/26)
  • Los Alamitos Distaff $15,500-Added (T: 07/29 F: ...



POCATELLO, ID—MAY 28, 2018—With a dominant win in the $14,100 AQHA Fort Hall Casino Bonus Challenge, A Cartel Hustle broke the Pocatello Downs track record for 400 yards. A Cartel Hustle and Nikeela Black stopped the clock in 19.299, earning a 120 speed index.

The 4-year-old Idaho-bred gelding defeated the field by nearly two lengths in ...