BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOUSTON, TX—MARCH 27, 2017—Jessies First Down, a homebred 6-year-old son of FDD Dynasty and the sport’s reigning world champion, is one of 19 aged sprinters entered in Friday’s 440-yard Bank of America Sam Houston Challenge ...



TUCSON, AZ—MARCH 13, 2017—Phoebesdynasty, a daughter of World Champion FDD Dynasty, has been named the winner of the February 18th $13,650 Rillito Bonus Challenge Stakes (not black type) this week after winner Captain On Takeoff was disqualified for a ...



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TUCSON, AZ—MARCH 12, 2017—Fastest qualifier Black Ops returned Sunday to set a new track while winning the $15,996 Rulon Goodman AQHA Maiden Challenge (not black type) at Rillito Park. Ridden by jockey Emilio Tapia, Black Ops raced over the 350 yards in a quick :17.028 clocking, a ...



TUCSON, AZ—FEBRUARY 25, 2017—Making his first start of the year, 3-year-old Black Ops broke his maiden in an impressive one-length win to post the top qualifying time for the Rulon Goodman AQHA Maiden Challenge (not black type) on Saturday at Rillito Park. The eight-fastest qualifiers, from ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI TUCSON, AZ—FEBRUARY 18, 2017—Joel Merino Gamez’s Captain On Takeoff headlines a full field of eight sprinters entered in Saturday’s 330-yard, $10,000-added AQHA Rillito Bonus Challenge Stakes at historic Rillito Park. Captain On Takeoff will be shortening in distance and dropping in class off of his fifth-place ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JANUARY 24, 2017—The 2017 Bank of America Challenge Championship will be held at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. The event will be held on October 14, 2017, and will include the John Deere Juvenile, Adequan Derby, Merial Distaff, Distance and Bank of America Championship Challenges. This is the third time the racetrack will host the championship ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PORTLAND, OR—JANUARY 20, 2017—A field of eight, headed by multiple stakes winner For Sweet Jess, has been entered in Monday’s 440-yard, $20,000 Portland Meadows Bonus Challenge Stakes at Portland Meadows. A 4-year-old gray son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JANUARY 17, 2017—The 2017 Bank of America Racing Challenge tentative regional schedule is now available. This schedule could be subject to change. CLICK HERE for current schedule. There are 51 regional races ...



AMARILLO, TX—DECEMBER 20, 2016—Enrollment deadline for weanlings (foals of 2016) into the AQHA Bank of America Challenge Racing program is Saturday, December 31st. Horsemen and women are urged to get their 2016 foals enrolled as well as any yearlings (foals of 2015) and 2-year-olds (foals of 2014) who have not been previously enrolled. ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—DECEMBER 20, 2016—The American Quarter Horse Association expects to release the 2017 Bank of America Racing Challenge regional race schedule on January 15. "We set a deadline for tracks to submit their requests by December 15 and were pleased with the timely responses received," said Janet VanBebber, AQHA ...