AUBURN, WA—APRIL 7, 2020—Emerald Downs, host of three regional Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes, still plans to host a 2020 racing season. Emerald Downs was scheduled to open its 63-day meet on April 18. However, the track's actual opening day remains uncertain with the COVID-19 pandemic. "Everything is changing daily if not ...



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 29, 2020—Mi Amor Secreto was the best man in some pretty big races at Remington Park last year, but Sunday he showed he can be a groom in 2020, winning the Grade 2, $71,528 Bank of America Remington Park Challenge. Last year, this gelded son of champion sire The Louisiana ...



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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 26, 2020—A field of 10 American Quarter Horses will go to post Sunday in the Grade 2, $60,000-added Bank of America Remington Park Challenge Stakes with Valiant Tiberias as the morning-line favorite at 5-2 odds. A 4-year-old gelding owned by Sergio Holguin, Cliften Nielsen and Felix Rodriguez, trained by Wesley ...



Q-RACING —MARCH 24, 2020—Stud Dos Amigos' Yankee Verde and Zion Verde took the exacta in the March 21 R$250,000 ($49,000 US) Bank of America South America Challenge at the Jockey Club de Sorocaba. Yankee Verde went the 440 yards in :21.475, two lengths the better of his nearest rival. Both horses were bred by Haras Vista Verde and ...



Q-RACING —MARCH 24, 2020—Payments for Bank of America Racing Challenge regional races are due in April.

These nomination or sustaining payments will keep a horse eligible to compete in regional races. Winners of regional races are eligible to compete at the end-of-year Bank of America Challenge Championships at The Downs at Albuquerque ...




TUCSON, AZ—MARCH 14, 2020—AQHA Challenge officials notified finalists to the Bank of America Rillito Championship Challenge and the John Deere Rillito Juvenile Challenge on Friday that due to concern surrounding COVID-19 Rillito Park to suspended it current race meet. In the event that Rillito Park is able to resume racing at a date in the ...



TUCSON, AZ—MARCH 1, 2020—A pair of "summer sale yearlings" won two trials and posted the top two qualifying times Sunday afternoon for the John Deere Rillito Juvenile Challenge at Rillito Park. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to Rillito Park on Sunday, March 22nd to vie for the winner's share of $30,000-added purse as well as garner ...



TUCSON, AZ—MARCH 1, 2020—Thirteen Challenge-Enrolled 2-year-olds will make their racing debut today (Sunday) in two trials for the John Deere Rillito Park Juvenile at Rillito Park. First post is set for 1:30 p.m. (MST). The trials will be run as Races 7 and 8. The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to Sunday, March 22nd to vie for the ...



TUCSON, AZ—FEBRUARY 29, 2020—Captain Mazurk, a 4-year-old daughter of Grade 1 sire Captain Courage, rolled to an easy 2-¼ length win in the first of two trials today for the Bank of America Rillito Park Championship Challenge, setting the top qualifying mark. The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 11 head ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI TUCSON, AZ—FEBRUARY 27, 2020—Pirate Coves Hero, a sorrel Valiant Hero gelding owned by Julio Torres, will make his 6-year-old season debut in Saturday’s 440-yard Bank of America Rillito Championship Challenge trials at Rillito Park. Pirate Coves Hero is coming off of a ...



AMARILLO, TX—FEBRUARY 24, 2020—The road to the 2020 Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships is underway, as regional nomination and sustaining payments are due. New this year, in addition to the nomination payment, is a hair testing fee of $150. Payments for Bank of America Racing Challenge regional races are due in March. These ...



AQHA RACING—FEBRUARY 17, 2020—Cox Ranch has agreed to rejoin a group of valuable sponsors for the Bank of America Racing Challenge program, which provides more racing opportunities for American Quarter Horses around the world. This is the third year that Bobby D. Cox’s Cox Ranch has provided sponsorship of the Cox Ranch Distance ...