AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JANUARY 17, 2018—The tentative 2018 regional race schedule for the Bank of America Racing Challenge is available and can be found at aqha.com/racing. In the quarter century of its existence, the Bank of America Racing Challenge has been a major source of quality ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JANUARY 16, 2018—In 2018, the Bank of America Racing Challenge will celebrate its 25th anniversary and host its Bank of America Challenge Championships at Los Alamitos Race Course. The tentative date for the 2018 Challenge Championships is November 17. The historic California track will host the Challenge ...



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AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JANUARY 10, 2018— The American Quarter Horse Association will host a forum about the Bank of America Racing Challenge on Thursday, January 18, at 8:30 a.m. at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City. The forum will be held before the start of the Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale to address questions and concerns ...



AMARILLO, TX—DECEMBER 26, 2017—Breeders are urged to get their 2018 AQHA Racing Challenge enrollments for weanlings (foals of 2017) in before the Sunday, December 31 deadline. Horsemen and women can enroll their 2017 foals as well as any yearlings (foals of 2016), 2-year-olds (foals of 2015) and 3-year-olds and up who have not been previously enrolled. Challenge enrollments fees ...



PORTLAND, OR—DECEMBER 17, 2017—John Deere Emerald Downs Juvenile winner Cm Boom Shakalaka got his second career stakes win on Sunday with a one-length victory in the $28,350 Baxter Andruss Futurity at Portland Meadows. Away alertly under jockey Luis Gonzalez, the fastest qualifier Cm Boom Shakalaka defeated stablemate Cm One Ina Bluemoon. ...



By Martha Claussen CYPRESS, CA—DECEMBER 14, 2017—While many of the contenders of Saturday’s $750,000 Champion of Champions (G1) are well-known to the fans at Los Alamitos, Iowa invader, The Fiscal Cliff, also brings solid credentials to the final. The 4-year-old son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon, bred by Tom Lepic of Iowa City, Iowa, qualified for ...



CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 5, 2017—Whats Up, a 3-year-old daughter of the California-based stallion Kiddy Up, got her first career win on Sunday when she defeated Safari Moonlight by a neck in the $23,622 AQHA Maiden Challenge (not black type) at Will Rogers Downs. Jm Nanette finished another neck back in a blanket finish to ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 2, 2017— For the past 25 years, the Bank of America Racing Challenge program has offered racing American Quarter Horses more opportunities at every level – from juvenile to aged horses. In the history of the program, it has offered maiden, bonus and regional challenge races around North and South ...



PORTLAND, OR—OCTOBER 22, 2017—After overnight storms riddled the Portland area with heavy rain and winds that sent trees falling, skies gave way to clearing just in time for The Portland Meadows double feature and a festive Dollar Day at the races. Bumped at the start, multiple stakes ...



QUARTER RACING JOURNAL—OCTOBER 17, 2017—The 25th running of the Bank of America Challenge Championships took place at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa, on October 14, and saw a hometown hero conquer the biggest event of the night. Iowa-bred stallion The Fiscal Cliff romped to a three-quarter-length victory in the $330,000 Bank of ...



QUARTER RACING JOURNAL—OCTOBER 14, 2017—The Fiscal Cliff, a homebred son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon owned by Tom Lepic of Iowa City, Iowa, handled a sloppy and sealed track with skill, as the 4-year-old stallion sprinted to a one-length win in Saturday's $388,080 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Prairie Meadows. Saddled by Kasey Willis, The Fiscal Cliff went 440 yards in :21.297 and earned a 109 speed index under jockey Benito Baca. In addition to banking the $203,280 winner's share of the purse, the stallion landed a berth in the December 16, $750,000 Champion of Champions (G1) at ...



QUARTER RACING JOURNAL—OCTOBER 14, 2017—Cesar Gomez rode odds-on favorite Dauns First Desirio to the gelding's first official stakes victory in the $180,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G3) at Prairie Meadows on Saturday. Prepped by Julio Corral for owner Rogelio Carbajal Santos, Dauns First Desirio earned a 102 speed index while ...