AQHA/Bank of America Racing Challenge Archives


AUBURN, WA–AUGUST 7, 2022–Bee A Freight Train scores his third consecutive win for 2022 clocking the fastest qualifying time to the $30,000 added John Deere Emerald Downs Juvenile Challenge Sunday afternoon.

Post-time favorite Bee A Freight Train, under the guidance of Guillermo Suarez, drove a clear path to the finish keeping the lead from wire-to-wire. The son of Freighttrain ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 7, 2022— Making her first start since having to be scratched from the $100,000 Abigail Kawananakoa Stakes on June 12, Connie Moon’s Jet Wings One looked as good as ever, as she led from start to finish ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 6, 2022—In purchasing the Utah-bred Speed Dynasty at the 2021 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale, Arden Sue Floyd and Jeremy Trujillo of Taos River Ranch LLC found themselves a top contender to win the Grade 1 ...



By Ed Burgart

AMARILLO, TX—AUGUST 6, 2022—Having proven he can win at 440 yards, Speed Dynasty is this handicapper's choice to capture Saturday's $43,384 ...




BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI AUBURN, WA–AUGUST 5, 2022–Chris Sutton's CM Once Ina Bluemoon will put his five-race win streak on the line in Sunday's 440-yard Bank of America Emerald Championship Challenge trials at Emerald Downs. A 7-year-old son of Ivory James trained by Nick ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 5, 2022— Connie Moon’s Jet Wings One, already a two-time stakes winner at Los Alamitos this season, will face a talented quartet of mares in the running of the $24,684 Q-Racing Video California ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 3, 2022— A ticket to the Grade 1, Bank of America Challenge Championship will be on the line when a solid group of runners lock horns in the $43,384 California regional final on Saturday at Los ...



ALTOONA, IA—AUGUST 1 2022—Starting off a maiden win June 19th, Sug La Blue took his second consecutive trip to the Prairie Meadows winners' circle on Monday when he defeated Always Interesting to set the fastest qualifying time ...



GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALB—JULY 31, 2022—Racing at 26-1 odds, Sizzling Wagon broke her maiden with a half-length win over Noble Rearing in the $49,713(US) John Deere Evergreen Park Juvenile Challenge on Sunday at Grand Prairie ...



PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ–JULY 30, 2022–Fastest qualifier Southwesterly defeated Ms Flaming Finish by a neck to record her first career black type win in Saturday's $90,508 John Deere Arizona Downs Juvenile Challenge at Arizona Downs.

Southwesterly broke well under jockey Martin Osuna, holding a slight lead throughout she completed the 350 yards in a :17.398 seconds on a sloppy (sealed) racing surface, equaling a career ...



POCATELLO, ID – JULY 29, 2022 – Defending champion Fdd Swingin Dynasty returned to win the $56,287 Bank of America Championship Challenge at Pocatello for the second straight year.

Fdd Swingin Dynasty ($21.80) flew from her outside post and won by a half-length; she stopped the clock in :21.281 for the 440-yard race. Fdd Swingin Dynasty earned an 111 speed index, and the top seven finishers each earned a triple-digit ...



AMARILLO, TX—JULY 28, 2022—Track specialist The Prize Ferarri looms dangerous in Friday's $56,287 Bank of America Pocatello Championship Challenge at Pocatello Downs, while well-bred Southwesterly carries the favorite's role in ...




BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI POCATELLO, ID–JULY 28, 202–-The Prize Ferarri, a 4-year-old son of The Louisiana Cartel racing for RTM Stables, Robin Dunn, Kevin Dunn, and Bryon Goody, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Friday's 440-yard, $56,287 Bank of America Pocatello Championship Challenge at Pocatello Downs. Trained by Mark Hanson, The Prize Ferarri is coming off of a neck ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALTOONA, IA–JULY 28, 2022–Beep Beep Rev Rev, a homebred daughter of A Revenant racing for Summer Run Inc., heads a group of 15 2-year-olds entered in Monday's 350-yard John Deere Prairie Meadows Juvenile Challenge trials. Beep Beep Rev Rev has earned $35,151 from four races in Minnesota and Oklahoma, and her four wins include a one-length victory in ...



AMARILLO, TX–JULY 26, 2022–Sustaining payments for some Challenge regional stakes are due in August. These payments will keep a horse eligible to compete in regional races. ...




BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ–JULY 26, 2022–Scott McDaniel's Southwesterly, a gray daughter of the Favorite Trick (TB) stallion Favorite Cartel and the fastest qualifier from two trials run July 9, heads a field of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday's ...



Q RACING–JULY 22, 2022–The Bank of America Challenge Championships at Horseshoe Indianapolis in Shelbyville, Indiana, will be one of the highlights of the racing year.

The October 22 ...




GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALB—JULY 17, 2021—Professor Gee, a 2-year-old son of multiple stakes sire Fly Thru The Fire, raced to a two-length win on Sunday while posting the fastest qualifying time for the John Deere Evergreen Park Juvenile Challenge at Grand Prairie.

The eight fastest qualifiers from the two trial races today will return on Sunday, July 31st to vie for the winner's ...



PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ – JULY 16, 2022 – The top three fastest qualifiers to the $79,569 Adequan Arizona Downs Derby Challenge returned on Saturday to complete the winning trifecta in the final, led by fastest qualifier Runaway Witch.

Runaway Witch ($4.00) was the even-money favorite heading into gate for her third consecutive win. Jockey Jacob Enriquez broke sharply out of the gate and took an immediate lead; they won ...



PRINEVILLE, OR–JULY 16, 2022–Warhock scores his second stakes win of his 2022 season in the $19,423 Jack Rhoden Memorial Bonus Challenge Stakes at Crooked River Roundup Saturday night.

The 250-yard race is geared towards 3-year-old and up quarter horses who are challenge enrolled.

Post-time favorite, Warhock, ...



SHAKOPEE, MN–JULY 14, 2022–Reigning AQHA Racing Word Champion Danjer seems to be on the same championship path as last year. 

Coming off a win in the Grade 1 Debbie Schauf Remington Park Invitational Championship at Remington Park May 28th, he set a new track record Thursday night while winning his third-consecutive $50,000 Bank of America Canterbury Challenge Championship(G3).

A wire-to-wire winner under ...



SHAKOPEE, MN – JULY 14, 2022 – Lynnder 16 was all class on Thursday night as she defeated a full field of talented fillies and mares in the $30,000 Q-Racing Video Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge (G3).

It was the third consecutive win in the Distaff Challenge at Canterbury for Lynnder 16, and for the second year in a row, stablemate Apollitical Mogul was not far behind in second place. Edwin Escobedo was aboard ...



SHAKOPEE, MN–JULY 14, 2022–Bouncing off a fifth-place effort in the Remington Park Distance Championship(G3) on May 28th, Cold Brewster raced down the stretch to overtake Faster Than Hasta to win the $20,000 Canterbury Park Distance Challenge Thursday night at Canterbury Park.

Under jockey Gonzalo Gutierrez, Cold Brewster raced to his first career stakes win while winning by one-length and clocking the 870 yard ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALB–JULY 14, 2022–Ten 2-year-olds, headed by stakes winner O Seeyalater, are entered in Sunday's 350-yard John Deere Evergreen Juvenile Challenge trials at Evergreen Park. A bay daughter of leading Canadian sire First Timber racing for Jeffrey R.W. Rath, O Seeyalater is coming off of a three-quarter length victory on a muddy track in the ...



By Ed Burgart

SHAKOPEE, MN–JULY 14, 2022–Danjer, the 2021 world champion, is among many talented Quarter Horses who are trying to secure berths in three Bank of America Racing Challenge regional finals ...




BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ–JULY 12, 2022–Runaway Witch, a sorrel daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Sir Runaway Dash and the fastest qualifier, heads a field of ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHAKOPEE, MN–JULY11, 2022–Danjer, a 6-year-old gelded son of FDD Dynasty and the sport's reigning world champion, drew the rail post for Thursday's 440-yard, $50,000-added Bank of America Canterbury Championship Challenge (G3) at ...



PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ–JULY 9, 2022–Making her career debut today in the John Deere Arizona Downs Juvenile Challenge trials, Southwesterly posted an impressive one-length win while setting the fastest qualifying time.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from three trial races conducted at Arizona Downs today (Saturday), will return to the Arizona raceway on Saturday, July 30th to vie for the winner's share of a $60,000-added ...



POCATELLO, ID – JULY 8, 2022 – Multiple stakes winner Suzes Dynasty punched her ticket to the Challenge Championships with a big win in the $47,592 Adequan Pocatello Downs Derby Challenge on Friday night.

Suzes Dynasty ($29.60) and jockey Joe Dominguez broke sharply from the inside post and led by a narrow margin throughout the 400-yard race to win by a neck. With a final time of :19.725, Suzes Dynasty earned a 101 ...



POCATELLO, ID – JULY 8, 2022 – In two Bank of America Pocatello Downs Challenge Championship trials, Pattys Saint and The Prize Ferarri emerged as the trial winners and top fastest qualifiers.

Pattys Saint ($2.40) won her fifth consecutive race in the second and final trial of the night and posted the fastest qualifying ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ–JULY 7 2022–Ms Flaming Finish, a stakes-winning California-bred daughter of champion Mr Jess Perry, is one of 22 2-year-olds entered in Saturday's 350-yard John Deere Arizona Juvenile Challenge trials at Arizona Downs. The 10 fastest ...






BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ–JUNE 21, 2022–Stakes winners Cartels Courage and ABC Nalaki are among the 17 Challenge Enrolled 3-year-olds entered in Saturday's Adequan Arizona Derby Challenge trials at Arizona Downs. Cartels Courage and ABC Nalaki will both match strides in the second of two 400-yard ...



AMARILLO, TX–JUNE 17, 2022–These nominations 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 Horseshoe Indianapolis ...



HOUSTON, TX–JUNE 16, 2022–Apollitical Dynamite picked a perfect time to break his maiden with an impressive 1-1/2 length victory in the $130,713 John Deere Texas Juvenile at Sam Houston Race Park Thursday evening.

Under jockey Victor Urieta, Jr., Apollitical Dynamite drew away late and was much the best while completing ...



HOUSTON, TX–JUNE 16, 2022–Texas homebred Hes Jess Dealin scored his first career stakes win tonight (Jun 16) after posting a two-length win the $91,163 Adequan Texas Derby Challenge at Sam Houston Race Park.

Hes Jess Dealin broke better than usual under jockey Francisco Calderon before quickly putting is opposition away ...



AMARILLO, TX–JUNE 15, 2022–Grade 1 winner Pops First Lady has become a Bank of America Racing Challenge enrollee, as her connections have paid the $20,000 fee to give the 4-year-old mare access to Challenge races for the remainder of his racing career.

The Bank of America Racing Challenge provides more racing ...



HOUSTON, TX–JUNE 14, 2022–The 2022 Sam Houston Race Park Quarter Horse live racing season will wrap up on Saturday, June 18 with a total of eight stakes races to be contested this week. The Thursday, June 16 card, which gets ...



By Ed Burgart

HOUSTON, TX–JUNE 14, 2022–Hes Jess Dealin caught my eye on video-tape replays when looking at the finalists for Thursday's $91,163 ...




BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI HOUSTON, TX–JUNE 13, 2022–Lance R. Moore's Jes An Angel, a stakes-winning daughter of the Shazoom stallion Jess Zoomin, heads a field of 10 2-year-olds ...



EVANSTON, WY–JUNE 11, 2022–Making his first start since a fifth-place finish in the $100,000 AQHA Distance Challenge Championship(G1) last fall, graded stakes winner Dance The Dust Off posted the fastest qualifying time from two trials contested today for the Wyoming Downs Distance Challenge at Wyoming Downs.

The ...



EDMONTON, AB – JUNE 4, 2022 – Flight Club continued his winning ways with his third consecutive win on Saturday night in the opener at Century Mile, the $11,910 (US) AQHA Bonus Challenge.

Flight Club ($2.70) was the heavy favorite in the short but accomplished field and broke on top from the rail in the 350-yard event. ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN–JUNE 1, 2022–Horsemen racing in the Bank of America Racing Challenge’s juvenile division have an additional incentive if they are racing horses that went through Heritage Place Sale Co.’s September or ...



HOUSTON, TX—MAY 26, 2022— Sam Houston Race Park hosted six trials for the $130,713 John Deere Juvenile Challenge (G2) on Thursday May 26.

The fifth trial produced the fastest clocking of the card when  Leavinematthebar  surged to the wire in :17.822 seconds, a 91 speed index.

Bred and owned by James R. ...



HOUSTON, TX—MAY 26, 2022— Earlier in the card, two 400-yard trials were contested for the Adequan Derby with Pete Scarmardo’s homebred Hes Jess Dealin winning the second trial in :19.982 seconds, equaling a 102 speed index.

The gelded son of multiple stakes sire Dealagame ...