LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 17, 2018—Three under-card stakes worth $75,000 were contested at Los Alamitos Race Course Saturday night prior to the main Challenge Championship card (see related stories in Racing Section). ...



By Andrea Caudill AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 17, 2018—The Bank of America Racing Challenge's year-end Wrangler Champion Trainer, for the second time in two years, is Robert "Bob" Johnson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Johnson is the third trainer to earn consecutive top trainer awards in the program's history, and one of only ...



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By Andrea Caudill AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 16, 2018— Trainer Monty Arrossa will be hustling on the night of the Bank of America Challenge Championships, as he has five runners just in the championship races, with more in the undercard races. Headlining his runners is Katies Easy Moves, who will contest the $250,000 ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 16, 2018—The young runners in the John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) better watch out for sharks in the water – or at least a Loan Sharky on the track. Ron Martin of Seal Beach, California, bred, raised and races Loan Sharky, who will be trained by Christopher O’Dell in the $125,000 ...



By Andrea Caudill AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 15, 2018—It is rare that a horse stays good long enough to not only win, but to return to defend his crown in the $100,000 Cox Ranch Distance Challenge Championship (G1). This year, that horse is Rare Ed, who in 2016 took the Distance Challenge Championship (G1) at Los ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 15, 2018—The rematch between Bill Hoburg's BH Lisas Boy and Darling Farms' champion Hold Air Hostage in the Grade 1, $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship will headline an outstanding racing program on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Eight of the 10 races on the card are Quarter Horse stakes races with ...



By Andrea Caudill AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 14, 2018—The Idaho-bred mare Kono goes into the $100,000 AQHA Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) off two romping victories in the Northwest. The sorrel mare represents a family of the breeding program of Stephen Jay Larsen of Centerville, Utah, who is joined in his hobby by ...



By Andrea Caudill AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 14, 2018— In the horse business, sometimes success takes years. But sometimes, it happens fast. Cody Eagle Bear of Standoff, Alberta, is new to racehorse ownership – so new, in fact, that his $100,000 Cox Ranch Distance Challenge Championship (G1) qualifier, Glittering Blue, ...



By Andrea Caudill AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 13, 2018—There are several Arizona hopefuls in the headliner $225,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1), and two of them have connections to Larry Stark of Prescott, Arizona. Both horses, Jess A Cowboy and Arizona Icon, will be saddled by Matt Fales. Jess A ...



By Andrea Caudill AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 13, 2018—BH Lisas Boy's story starts almost 50 years ago, when his breeder, owner and trainer Bill C. Hoburg of Kennewick, Washington, watched Star's Apollo win a futurity. The mare was bred and owned by Robert "Bob" Pulse of ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—NOVEMBER 13, 2018— At the Bank of America Challenge Championships every year, the year-end high-point winners are recognized in four categories: John Deere Champion Owner, Nutrena Champion Breeder, Wrangler Champion Trainer and Wrangler Champion Jockey. These awards represent a true dedication to the Bank ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 9, 2018—Buckle up for a great night of Quarter Horse racing on Saturday, November 17 at Los Alamitos Race Course. The Orange County track will host the AQHA Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships as part of a full night of Quarter Horse stakes action. The Grade 1, $250,000 Bank of America Championship at ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 5, 2018—Triple Crown winning jockey Mike Smith will make a special appearance during the Bank of America Challenge Championships on Saturday night, November 17 at Los Alamitos Race Course. The Hall of Fame ...



AMARILLO, TX—OCTOBER 28, 2018—While last year's Bank of America Challenge Championship(G1) winner The Fiscal Cliff has been retired for stud duty in 2019, pre-entries announced by AQHA last week for the Bank of America Challenge Championship Night, November 17th at Los Alamitos Race Course, still ...