AMARILLO, TX—DECEMBER 31, 2019---The road to the Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships kicks off on January 1, as regional nomination payments are due. New this year, in addition to the nomination payment, is a hair testing fee of $150. The January 1 nomination payment of $400, plus the hair testing fee, is due for the Bank of ...



AMARILLO, TX—DECEMBER 19, 2019—Beginning in 2020, all horses entering regional final races in the Bank of America Racing Challenge program will be required to pass a hair test, as a condition of entry. All horses competing in the Bank of America Challenge Championships have been required to pass a hair test as condition of entry for the ...



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AMARILLO, TX—DECEMBER 13, 2019—The American Quarter Horse Association released the 2020 Bank of America Regional Challenge schedule this week. The regional program will offer at least 10 races per division, with the normal exception of the Distance division. As always, the Bank of America Challenge regional races will culminate in the Bank ...



AMARILLO, TX—NOVEMBER 21, 2019—Breeders are urged to get their 2019 AQHA Racing Challenge enrollments for weanlings (foals of 2019) in on or before the Tuesday, December 31 deadline. Horsemen and women can enroll their 2019 foals as well as any yearlings (foals of 2018), 2-year-olds (foals of 2017) and 3-year-olds and up who have not been ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—OCTOBER 27, 2019—-StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the 2019 Bank Of America Challenge Championship weekend from Albuquerque, New Mexico on StallioneSearch.com and on Facebook. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com was on hand to capture the running of the 2019 Bank of America Challenge Championship(G1), ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—OCTOBER 27, 2019—-StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the 2019 Bank Of America Challenge Championship weekend from Albuquerque, New Mexico on StallioneSearch.com and on Facebook. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com was on hand to capture the running of the 2019 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship(G3), and the 2019 ARC Distaff Challenge Championship(G1) at the Downs at Albuquerque. The episode also ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—OCTOBER 27, 2019—StallioneSearch.com concludes its webcast coverage of the 2019 Bank Of America Challenge Championship weekend from Albuquerque, New Mexico on StallioneSearch.com and on Facebook. On this episode, StallioneSearch.com was on hand to capture the running of the 2019 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship(G2) and the 2019 Cox Ranch Distance Challenge Championship(G1) at the Downs at Albuquerque. The episode also contains post-race interviews with the ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—OCTOBER 26, 2019—SF Hot Pass, a 6-year-old Ivory James gelding owned by Shannon Fisher, held on at the wire to win Saturday’s 440-yard, $266,250 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Albuquerque Downs. Ridden by Francisco Calderon for trainer Leon Bard and sent to post as the 2-1 second choice, SF Hot Pass made his quarter-mile trip in :21.607, and his margin of victory was a nose from 6-5 favorite Eye N Capo, who was clocked in :21.615. The gelding banked the $122,475 winner’s share of the purse from his 10th win in 21 starts, and he scored a provisional berth in ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—OCTOBER 26, 2019—Preyn Onthe Mountain scored an upset victory at odds of 11-1 in Saturday’s 400-yard, $106,500 ARC Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) for fillies and mares Saturday at Albuquerque Downs. Trained by Eddie Willis for owner Stetson Hurlbert, Preyn Onthe Mountain defeated 19-1 longshot Weetonas Lafawn by a half ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—OCTOBER 26, 2019—Let There Be Sound overcame his outside post to win Saturday’s $104,500 Cox Ranch Distance Challenge Championship (G1) at Albuquerque Downs, becoming the third Distance Challenge Championship(G1) winner for trainer John Stinebaugh. The San Antonio, Texas-based trainer won with All About Larry in 2012 and High ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—OCTOBER 26, 2019—Valiant Tiberias dominated his competition in Saturday’s $154,750 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G3) for 3-year-olds at Albuquerque Downs. Prepped by Ricardo Armandariz for owners Sergio Holguin, Cliften Nielsen, and Felix Rodriguez, Valiant Tiberias defeated runner-up Charlies Fury by a clear 1-½ ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—OCTOBER 26, 2019—Jay Number 7, a homebred son of second-crop sire Im A Fancy Pyc owned by Dustin R. Cox, extended his win streak to three in Saturday’s 350-yard, $130,625 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) for 2-year-olds at Albuquerque Downs. Ridden by Jose Vega for ...



By Andrea Caudill AQHA RACING—OCTOBER 26, 2019— Trainer Robert "Bob" Johnson will saddle two horses in the $125,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G3) – the horses will race from post positions No. 1 and No. 2, and he's certainly hoping that will be how they finish as well. Both horses race for owner and breeder David Wisdom. ...



By Andrea Caudill AQHA RACING—OCTOBER 26, 2019— It took 22 hours of travel to make it from Stirling, Alberta, Canada, to Albuquerque, but it's certainly warmer here than it is at home. At least that is what trainer William Leech says with an easy chuckle, as he works to prepare the four horses he has for their starts in the Bank of ...