Challenge


2023 Challenge Schedule Released
Enrolling in the Bank of America Racing Challenge will increase your horse's opportunities throughout its lifetime.

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2023 Challenge Schedule Released

AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JANURY 2, 2023— Regardless of what type of races the horses in your barn are ready to run in, the Bank of America Racing Challenge has something for you.

Make sure your horses are ready to meet the Challenge by getting them enrolled before the December 31 deadline. After that date, rates to enroll horses will increase, because the enrollment fee is based on the age of the horse at the time of enrollment.

The Bank of America Racing Challenge in 2023 will offer stakes in the United States, Canada and Mexico for horses in the Bank of America Championship division (440 yards, 3-year-olds and up), Adequan® Derby division (400 yards, 3-year-olds), John Deere Juvenile (350 yards, 2-year-olds), Q-Racing Video Distaff (400 yards, 3-year-olds and up fillies and mares) and AQHA Distance (870 yards, 3-year-olds and up).

The year’s regional races kick off in February, and nomination payments will start to be due in January. The 2023 Bank of America Challenge Championships are scheduled to be run at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

See the 2023 Bank of America Racing Challenge Regional Schedule (tentative)

There will also be Bonus Challenge races offered, which includes added-money races, most of which are stakes, open only to Challenge-enrolled horses.

See the 2023 Bank of America Racing Challenge Bonus Schedule (tentative)

Enrollment in the Bank of America Racing Challenge is good for the lifetime of the horse. The program was founded to provide more racing opportunity for American Quarter Horses, and since its inception has distributed more than $100 million to breeders and owners of American Quarter Horses.

To enroll horses in the Challenge program, fill out an enrollment form or call 877-222-7223.

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