AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 1, 2019—Winning the $266,250 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) on October 26 at The Downs at Albuquerque not only earned SF Hot Pass a provisional berth in the $600,000 Champion of Champions (G1) in December at Los Alamitos, but it also earned the previously unranked ...



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), ...



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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 ...



By Andrea Caudill AQHA RACING—OCTOBER 26, 2019—Mauro Eli Zaborowsky works hard to improve the sport of American Quarter Horse racing in Brazil, where he and his family operate Haras Vista Verde, a breeding operation of more than 30 years. The most recent winner of the John Andreini Special Achievement Award this week will send out his own ...



By Andrea Caudill AQHA RACING—OCTOBER 26, 2019—It's been a great year for jockey Ricardo Moreno. First, he has been honored as the 2019 Nutrena Challenge Champion Jockey. But even better, he is a newlywed and is expecting his first child. "This is my year," he says with a delighted smile. Moreno grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico, and ...



By Andrea Caudill AQHA RACING—OCTOBER 25, 2019—Trainer Mark Hanson this year picks up the Wrangler Challenge Champion Trainer title after a season that saw his horses earn him an impressive 115 points. The Idaho-based trainer says that the Bank of America Racing Challenge is an important part of their racing program. "With our racing ...