LOS ALAMITOS, CA—DECEMBER 2, 2018—Johnny Trotter's One Sweet Racy took the lead shortly after the start and then held off a game effort by Hayden Brothers Ranch's Tickle Ur Fancy to win the Grade 1, $100,000 AQHA Distaff Challenge Championship on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio for trainer Chris O'Dell, One Sweet Racy ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 20, 2018—On November 17, during the running of the Bank of America Challenge Championships at Los Alamitos Race Course in California, there was a starting gate malfunction during the $100,000 AQHA Distaff Challenge Championship (G1). This event caused an unfair start for the field and, following ...



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AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 19, 2018—Five youth competed to earn scholarships worth a total of $6,000 November 15-18 at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, California, during the Bank of America Challenge Championships. The ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 17, 2018—BH Lisas Boy, a homebred 6-year-old Mighty Invictus gelding owned and trained by Bill Hoburg of Kennewick, Washington, parlayed a sharp break from post 4 into a one-length victory in Saturday's $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos. Under jockey Cesar DeAlba, BH Lisas Boy went 440 yards in :21.506. In addition to posting a 98 speed index, BH Lisas Boy banked the $112,500 winner's share of the purse from his fourth lifetime Grade 1 win. BH Lisa Boy was sent to post a the 5-2 second choice in the field of 11, and he was rebounding off of his eighth-place finish, 2 ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 17, 2018—Saturday's 400-yard, $100,000 AQHA Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos Racecourse was declared a no contest. Before the start, Duck Dash N Go broke through the gate, causing all the gate doors to open before the starter officially dispatched the field. Because the horses were unprepared ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 17, 2018—Corona Ranger sprinted to a half-length victory in Saturday's $150,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Agustin Silva, Corona Ranger covered 400 yards in :19.752. John Stinebaugh prepped the Corona Cartel gelding for owner ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 17, 2018—Sent to post as the 7-5 favorite in a field of nine 2-year-olds, Kr Hi Five responded with a three-quarter length victory in Saturday's 350-yard, $125,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) at Los Alamitos Racecourse. Kr Hi Five stopped the timer in :17.670 and recorded a 92 speed index under ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 17, 2018—Mickey Ward, a homebred 7-year-old son of champion FDD Dynasty racing for Ralph and Carolyn Fales, earned his first Grade 1 win in Saturday's $100,000 Cox Ranch Distance Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Jorge Bourdieu for trainer Matt Fales, ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 17, 2018—Three under-card stakes worth $75,000 were contested at Los Alamitos Race Course Saturday night prior to the main Challenge Championship card (see related stories in Racing Section). ...



By Andrea Caudill AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 17, 2018—The Bank of America Racing Challenge's year-end Wrangler Champion Trainer, for the second time in two years, is Robert "Bob" Johnson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Johnson is the third trainer to earn consecutive top trainer awards in the program's history, and one of only ...