CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 3, 2021—Bouncing off a second-place effort in the September 12th trials, Awesome View broke his maiden Sunday by defeating second-fastest qualifier Viva Le Zoom in the 60,308 John Deere Will Rogers Juvenile Challenge at Will Rogers Downs. Champion jockey James Flores had the riding call on the lightly raced son of a ...



CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 3, 2021—Stakes winner Jc Wild King was much the best on Sunday as he easily defeated Apollitical Hero in the 50,303 Adequan® Derby Will Rogers Challenge at Will Rogers Downs. Under champion jockey James Flores, Jd Wild King completed the 400 yards in :19.862 seconds, equaling a 95 speed index on a "good" racing ...



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CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 3, 2021—Grade 1 winner Lynnder 16 continued her assault as the defending champion of the AQHA Distance Challenge Championship(G1) by getting her fourth consecutive win in as many starts this year on Sunday in the $34,315 Q-Racing Video Will Rogers Distaff Challenge(G3) at Will Rogers Downs. The multiple graded winning ...



CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 3, 2021—Dance The Dust Off, under jockey Nakia Ramirez, bumped at the start then lasted to defeated Seb Ember by half-a-length in the $35,156 AQHA Will Rogers Distance Challenge Sunday afternoon at Will Rogers Downs. The New Mexico-bred son of Coronas Blackdiamond completed the 870 yards in :45.845 seconds, a 96 speed ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—OCTOBER 2, 2021—After a slight bobble at the start under jockey Francisco Calderon, A Pollitical Gal surged to a half-length win over Tempting Knockout in the $27,676 Q-Racing Video Lone Star Distaff Challenge Saturday night at Lone Star Park. The daughter of leading sire Apollitical Jess completed the 400 yards in :19.692 seconds, equaling a 95 speed index on sloppy (sealed) ...



By Ed Burgart Q-RACING—OCTOBER 1, 2021—Expected heavy thundershowers in Texas and Oklahoma provide handicapping challenges for Bank of America Championship regional finals on Saturday at Lone Star Park and Sunday at Will Rogers Downs. While I still use video-tape replay observations and proven class as key handicapping factors, I also ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI CLAREMORE, OK—SEPTEMBER 30, 2021—Rockin J Running Horses’ Viva Le Don, a four-time stakes winner this year, heads a field of six 870-yard specialists entered in Sunday’s $25,000-added AQHA Will Rogers Distance Challenge Stakes (G3) at Will Rogers Downs. A homebred 5-year-old Rock Solid Jess gelding trained by Tammy ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 28, 2021—Tempting Knockout, a homebred 3-year-old daughter of Tempting Dash racing for P & J Racing Ltd., is one of seven fillies and mares entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $27,676 Q-Racing Video Lone Star Distaff Challenge Stakes at Lone Star ...



POCATELLO, ID—SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 —Fastest qualifier Lil Longmire got a clean trip on the outside to win the $52,000 John Deere Idaho Juvenile Challenge Saturday afternoon at Pocatello Downs. Under jockey Jesus Valenzuela, Lil Longmire defeated Eagle Assault by three-quarters as the posttime favorite. The son of leading first-crop sire ...



POCATELLO, ID—SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 —Pattys Saint, a multiple stakes winning daughter of Jess Got Easier, defeated older mares by one-length today to win the $31,600 Q-Racing Video Idaho Distaff Challenge at Pocatello Downs. Under jockey Jesus Virgen, Pattys Saint completed the 400 yards in :19.631 seconds, equaling a 105 speed index into a 3 ...



By Ed Burgart Q-RACING—SEPTEMBER 25, 2021—The Secret Prize is my selection to defeat Lil Longmire in Saturday's regional John Deere Juvenile Challenge finals at Pocatello Downs, while I see a two-horse battle between FDD Swingin Dynasty and Pattys Saint in the regional Q-Racing Video Pocatello Distaff Challenge finals on the same card. ...



Q-RACING—SEPTEMBER 21, 2021—The Bank of America Racing Challenge has surpassed a historic milestone with the program paying out more than $100 million in purses to enrolled racing American Quarter Horses. For nearly 30 years, the Bank of America Racing Challenge has provided significant racing opportunities to horsemen and horses of all ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—SEPTEMBER 20, 2021—Prize Kiss was the favorite for a reason coming into the $46,937 John Deere Indiana Juvenile Challenge Final today (Sept. 20). The Tony Cunningham trained freshman is always close at the wire and earned his second stakes win in the event to qualify for the $125,000-est. John Deere Juvenile Challenge ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—SEPTEMBER 20, 2021—Jess Over Yonder and jockey Natasha Fritz made it three wins in a row with a victory in the $24,684 Q Racing Video Indiana Distaff Challenge Monday, Sept. 20. The duo covered the 400-yard dash in a time of :20.410. Jess Over Yonder was speedy out of the gate and made her presence known from start to ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 18, 2021—The 2020 AQHA Racing Distance Challenge Championship(G1) winner Madewell halted multiple graded winner Wascallywittlewabbit four-race win streak on Saturday with a 1-½ length win in the $56,194 AQHA/Downs at Albuquerque Distance Challenge Stakes(G3). The two horses could face-off again in the ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 14, 2021—Madewell, a homebred 7-year-old Jess Jones gelding and the sport’s reigning distance champion, drew post 6 for Saturday’s 870-yard $60,000 AQHA Albuquerque Distance Challenge (G3) at The Downs at Albuquerque. The 6-5 morning-line favorite, ...



Q-RACING—SEPTEMBER 13, 2021—Make plans now to attend the Bank of America Challenge Championships weekend, which promises to be a great getaway filled with fun events and great racing. The event will be held at The Downs at Albuquerque in New Mexico, and is hosted in a city filled with activities for the whole family and great weather to ...



CLAREMORE, OK—SEPTEMBER 11, 2021—Pete Valentino, under jockey Ruben Castro, closed in a rush to break his maiden in the second of three trials Sunday for the John Deere Will Rogers Juvenile Challenge at Will Rogers Downs. The Texas-bred Hes Relentless 2-year-old clocked the fastest qualifying time ...