KENNEWICK, WA—APRIL 26, 2017—Sun Downs hosted trials for the Adequan Derby Challenge, Merial Distaff Challenge and the Dick Monahan Maiden Challenge on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23. Adequan Sun Downs Derby Challenge Trials Long Lost Buddy, under jockey Eddie Aceves, got up at ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—APRIL 25, 2017—Recent maiden winners Black Onyx and Ivory Noche are among the 62 2-year-olds entered in Friday’s 350-yard John Deere Texas Juvenile Challenge (G3) at Sam Houston Race Park. Black Onyx is a gelded son of Rock Solid Jess trained by Angel ...



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HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 22, 2017—Perhaps the confidence of being AQHA world champion or not having the pressure of being the fastest qualifier in trials for the $103,320 Bank of America Texas Challenge Championship (G2) had an impact on Jessies First Down. Tonight at Sam Houston Race Park, Ted G. ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 22, 2017—Sam Houston Race Park also hosted the $28,440 Merial Texas Distaff Challenge Saturday evening. Trainer Leon Bard and jockey Francisco Calderon won the Merial Texas Distaff last year with Time for Wine and teamed up this year with Brookside. The 4-year-old mare by Brookstone ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 22, 2017—West Texas Juvenile-placed Borger Boy got his first victory Saturday night with a neck win over Chula Kid to set the fastest qualifying time for the $41,757 Bank of America Texas Maiden Challenge at Sam Houston Race Park. The son of champion sire Bigtime Favorite completed ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 19, 2017—There will be plenty of live racing action and entertainment this weekend at Sam Houston Race Park. Saturday’s card includes four Bank of America Maiden Challenge trials, followed by the $28,440 Merial Texas Distaff Challenge as well as the final of the $103,320 ...



HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 15, 2017—Stolis Pro rushed to the lead from the outside post under jockey Francisco Calderon, quickly opened daylight on the field down the backstretch, then cruised to a 2-¼ length victory in the $18,900 AQHA Texas Distance Challenge Stakes Saturday night a Sam Houston Race ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOUSTON, TX—APRIL 11, 2017—Alejandra Carrion’s EC Cartel, a homebred son of Tinys First Corona, will make his 8-year-old season debut in Saturday’s 870-yard, $18,900 AQHA Sam Houston Distance Challenge at Sam Houston Race Park. EC Cartel will be making his first start since November 23, when the gelding ran third, 2 ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—APRIL 10, 2016—The Bank of America Racing Challenge Condition Book is now available in both hard copy and digital format. The digital Condition Book is ...



PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 8, 2017—Facing older horses for the first time in his career, Grade 2 winner Nucky rolled to a half-length win and top qualifying time for the Bank of America Turf Paradise Challenge Championship Saturday afternoon at Turf Paradise. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the Arizona raceway on Sunday, April 30th to vie for the winner's share of a $55,000-added purse ...



PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 8, 2017—Famous Joker, a $100,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate, posted the fastest qualifying time for the John Deere Turf Paradise Juvenile Saturday afternoon after breaking his maiden by 1-¾ lengths. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from the three trial races contested, will return to Turf Paradise on Sunday, April ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PHOENIX, AZ—APRIL 5, 2017—Heat Warning, a homebred 6-year-old son of A Regal Choice racing for Ralph and Carolyn Fales, is one of 15 aged sprinters entered in Saturday’s ...