AQHA/Bank of America Racing Challenge Archives


GRANDE PRAIRIE, TEXAS–OCTOBER 21, 2023–Heavy favorite Fabulous Rachel was late up to the wire by didn't disappoint after winning the $35,250 Race Track Chaplaincy of America Stakes at Lone Star Park Saturday night by 1/2-length over You Look Famous.

Jockey Victor Urieta, Jr. steered Fabulous Rachel towards the wire finishing with a ...



GRANDE PRAIRIE, TEXAS–OCTOBER 21, 2023–Determined to score his first victory in 2023 from seven starts, Charlies Fast Man crosses the wire 1 1/2-lengths ahead of Hes Jess Dealin for the win in the $35,000 Equineline Stakes at Lone Star Park on Saturday.

Jockey Alan Hernandez piloted Charlies Fast Man to his 440-yard first place finish in ...



GRANDE PRAIRIE, TEXAS–OCTOBER 21, 2023–Five three-year-old and upward horses kicked off the first stakes race of ten for the Challenge Championship night at Lone Star Park. Daycruiser was the first stakes victor of the evening to visit the winner's circle in the $35,750 AQHA Youth Racing Experience Stakes.

With jockey Bobby Dow ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–OCTOBER 19, 2023–Graded stakes winners Nothin Like You and One Fabulous Boy are the early favorites for Saturday's 440-yard, $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Lone Star Park. A homebred son of Favorite Cartel trained by John Hammes for owner Bradbury Racing, Nothin Like You will be stretching out in distance off of his 1 ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–OCTOBER 19, 2023–Donald Friesen's A Legacy Of Tales, a homebred son of Wagon Tales trained by Stacy Charette-Hill, will put his five-race win streak on the line in Saturday's 400-yard, $150,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G3) for 3-year-olds at Lone Star Park. A Legacy Of Tales is coming off of a Prairie Meadows meet during which he ...



By Richard Chamberlain

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–OCTOBER 19, 2023– There's an old saying that love ...




BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–OCTOBER 19, 2023–JT True Grit, a homebred son of Capo de Capi owned and trained by Jeffrey Tyer, is the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday's 350-yard, $125,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) at Lone Star Park. JT True Grit has won his last two starts, including the October 1, ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX--OCTOBER 18, 2023--Lynnder 16, a 7-year-old daughter of world champion Apollitical Jess racing for Tom Maher and Richard L. Tobin, heads a field of 10 fillies and mares entered in Saturday's 400-yard, $100,000 Q-Racing Video Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) at ...



By Richard Chamberlain

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–OCTOBER 19, 2023–The best things in life are worth waiting for. Jeff Tyer has waited a long time ...




BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–OCTOBER 18, 2023–O Donovan Rossa, a homebred graded stakes winning 5-year-old son of world champion Apollitical Jess, drew post 2 for Saturday's 870-yard, $100,000 Cox Ranch Distance Challenge Championship (G1) at Lone Star Park. Trained by Dee Keener for owner Kelly Yother Equine LLC, O Donovan Rossa ...



By Richard Chamberlain GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–OCTOBER 18, 2023–Looking ...



By Richard Chamberlain GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–OCTOBER 18, 2023–Sports ...



By Richard Chamberlain GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–OCTOBER 18, 2023–Jason and Amber Olmstead are going to be busy on Saturday ...




GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–OCTOBER 18, 2023–Apollitical Redflash will ...




By Richard Chamberlain

GRAND PRARIE, TX–OCTOBER 17, 203–From a longshot at Claremore, Oklahoma, to a starter in the $100,000-estimated Cox ...



By Richard Chamberlain

GRAND PRARIE, TX–OCTOBER 17, 203–Zack Stinebaugh will saddle Here Comes Candy in the $100,000-estimated Q-Racing Video ...



CLAREMORE, OK–OCTOBER 1, 2023–Jt True Grit won the $92,472 Will Rogers John Deere Juvenile Challenge with authority, extending his early lead to over a length at the wire. The stake was the last of four regional Challenge Championship qualifiers ...



CLAREMORE, OK–OCTOBER 1, 2023–A late run by Big Caney caught fastest qualifier Aj Fast Corona at the wire ending with a dead-heat Sunday afternoon in the $56,381 Adequan Will Rogers Derby Challenge at Will Rogers Downs.

Big Caney and Aj Fast ...



CLAREMORE, OK–OCTOBER 1, 2023–Multiple graded stakes winner O Donovan Rossa punched his ticket for a trip to Dallas after an impressive 3-1/4 length victory today in the $25,806 Grade 3 AQHA Distance Will Rogers Challenge Stakes at ...



CLAREMORE, OK – OCTOBER 1, 2023 – In the third Challenge race of the Sunday afternoon card at Will Rogers, Lynnder 16 dominated the field of nine in the $36,465 Will Rogers Q-Racing Video Distaff Challenge.

Lynnder 16 ($3.00) broke sharply ...



ROCK SPRINGS, WY–AUGUST 30, 2023–Drive made her way to the winner's circle on Saturday for the third time this season after scoring a victory in the $43,945 AQHA John Deere Juvenile Challenge at Sweetwater Downs.

Jockey Julian Zavala ...



GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–SEPTEMBER 29, 2023–Let go at 9-1 Grade 1-placed Vytaliti rolled to her first career stakes victory on Friday when she defeated Pops First Lady in the $38,055 Q-Racing Video Lone Star Distaff Challenge at Lone Star ...



 

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–SEPTEMBER 29, 2023–The Grand Legend earned "home field" advantage tonight after posting a 6-1/2 length victory in the $24,684 Grade 3 AQHA Distance Challenge Friday evening in Lone Star Park.

Tonight's win guarantees the son of multiple stakes sire Fdd Going Grand a starting spot in the $100,000 Grade 1 Cox Distance Challenge Championship to be contested Saturday, October 21st at Lone Star ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–SEPTEMBER 25, 2023–Two regional Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes will be contested as part ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM – SEPTEMBER 24, 2023 – Big Moon Dawg took the lead early from the rail and led gate-to-wire in the $56,100 Albuquerque Distance Challenge (G2), the feature race of the Sunday afternoon card in Albuquerque.

Alejandro Medellin guided Big Moon Dawg ($9.80) to a two-length win and covered the 870 yards in :45.569. He earned an 86 ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN–SEPTEMBER 20, 2023–One year ago Horseshoe Indianapolis was preparing to host its first Bank of America Challenge Championship. This fall, the track played host to three qualifiers into the finals, which rotates from year to year. This season’s event is set to return to Lone Star Park Saturday, October 21, and winners from ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN–SEPTEMBER 21, 2023–It wasn’t the path the Eggleston barn would have chosen to the winner’s circle, but it still was a good feeling to win the $33,754 Adequan Derby Challenge. 

Following two late scratches prior ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN–SEPTEMBER 21, 2023–Eye Live for Candy was a determined starter in the $28,681 Q-Racing Video Distaff Challenge Thursday, September 21 at Horseshoe Indianapolis. As Track Announcer John G. Dooley stated at the finish, ''She has stamped her ticket to Texas,'' with the win in the qualifier for the Bank of America ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALBUQUERQUE, NM–SEPTEMBER 18, 2023–Stolin Train, a stakes-winning 7-year-old son of Desirio, is one of five horses entered in Sunday's 870-yard, $50,000-added AQHA Albuquerque Distance Challenge Stakes (G2) at ...



GRANTS PASS, OR–SEPTEMBER 17, 2023–In the featured race on Sunday at Grants Pass, A Famous Ribbon won the $58,157 Bank of America Grants Pass Championship Challenge and will represent Grants Pass in the Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Lone Star next month.

A Famous Ribbon ($7.40) finished the 440-yard stake in :21.099 with a ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI SHELBYVILLE, IN–SEPTEMBER 16, 2023-–Three regional Bank of America Challenge Championship berths will be on the line on Thursday at Horseshoe Indianapolis. The winner of the regional stakes will earn berths in the October 21 Challenge Championships at Lone Star ...



CLAREMORE, OK–SEPTEMBER 12, 2023–Ninety-thousand dollar Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate Aj Fast Corona raced to the fastest qualifying time for the Adequan Will Rogers Derby Challenge on Tuesday at Will Rogers Downs.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trial races contested over 400 yards, will return to Will Rogers Downs on Sunday, ...



CLAREMORE, OK–SEPTEMBER 12, 2023–Vintage Candy clocks the fastest time from four trials under jockey Rolando Raudales in the $30,000 added John Deere Will Rogers Distaff Challenge Tuesday afternoon.

Vintage Candy started out her juvenile season with three consecutive wins at Remington Park, including the Laico Bird Stakes [G3]. The daughter ...



CLAREMORE, OK–SEPTEMBER 12, 2023–Two trials were held Tuesday afternoon for the $20,000 added Q-Racing Video Will Rogers Distaff Challenge. It was seasoned stakes veteran Lynnder 16 who clocked the fastest qualifying time.

Lynnder 16, piloted by Edwin Escobedo, popped out of the gates in the lead and held it to the wire for the best time in ...



POCATELLO, ID–SEPTEMBER 10, 2023–The first two races on Sunday's card at Pocatello Downs were slated for the $30,500 added AQHA John Deere Juvenile Challenge Trials. The top three fastest times came from trial #1.

Bc Minnie Pearl, ridden ...



GRANTS PASS, OR–SEPTEMBER 3, 2023–Two trials were held for the  $40,000 added Bank of America Grants Pass Downs Championship Challenge on Sunday. The top two times came from the second trial heat, Jesstafiably Jess and ...



AUBURN, WA–AUGUST 20, 2023–Apolinaria Prize, the 2021 John Deere Emerald Downs Juvenile Challenge winner, returned on Sunday to win the $57,031 Bank of America Emerald Downs Championship Challenge.

Apolinaria Prize ($4.20) kicked clear to win by a length over Fast Movin Freight. The final time of :22.270 for the 440-year stake earned the ...



ALTOONA, IA—AUGUSUT 20, 2023—One Fabulous Boy posted a new track record while winning his first career stakes Sunday when he defeated post time favorite Nothin Like You in the $51,425 Bank of America Prairie Meadows Championship Challenge(G2) at Prairie Meadows.

Under jockey Angel Ramirez, One Fabulous Boy rolled to a :21.020 clocking, ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–AUGUST 20, 2023–Grade 1-placed Kiss The Cartel got her first career stakes win on Sunday when she defeated post time favorite Pops First Lady in the $46,844 Q-Racing Video Ruidoso Distaff Challenge at Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino.

Under champion jockey Ricky Ramirez, Kiss The Cartel drifted out from the inside rail ...



ALTOONA, IA—AUGUSUT 20, 2023—Grade 1 winner Lynnder 16 earned her fourth trip to the Q-Racing Video Distaff Challenge Championship(G1) Sunday night when she defeated Jess Give Mea Reason by a nose in the $39,270 Q-Racing Video Prairie Meadows ...



AUBURN, WA–AUGUST 20, 2023–In a tight finish in the first race of the day at Emerald Downs, Nowhere Too Run defeated Da Bros Cartel by a neck to take the $43,100 John Deere Emerald Downs Juvenile Challenge.

Nowhere Too Run ($9.00), with jockey ...



RUIDOSO, NM–AUGUST 19, 2023–After a tight race for the wire, MFS Cheerio was the winner of the $144,925 John Deere Ruidoso Downs Juvenile Challenge on Saturday afternoon.

Piloted by Justine Klaiber, Mfs Cheerio broke out in second but quickly ...



ALTOONA, IA–AUGUST 19, 2023–Post-time favorite Sheza Famous Candy came from behind to win the $66,666 350-yard John Deere Prairie Meadows Juvenile Challenge on Saturday.

Sheza Famous Candy broke fifth from the gates and fell to eighth by first ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–AUGUST 19, 2023–Leading Flare raced to his first career stakes win on Saturday in the $65,357 Adequan Ruidoso Derby Challenge at Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino. With a strong finish under jockey Alan Hernandez, Leading Flare got up at the ...



VINTON, LA–AUGUST 19, 2023–Delta Downs hosted the $31,603 Distaff Challenge Stakes for fillies and mares competing at 400 yards on Saturday night.

The winner was Riley Blanchet and Rodney Verret’s Wild Train Fortune under jockey Rolando ...



ALTOONA, IA—AUGUSUT 18, 2023—Keeping his2023  Prairie Meadows season a perfect 3-for-3 fastest qualifier A Legacy Of Tales raced to a three-quarter length win as the post time favorite for the $44,225 Adequan Prairie Meadows Derby Challenge at Prairie Meadows racetrack Friday evening.

A Legacy Of Tales finished willing under jockey Cristian Esqueda while cocking :19943 seconds, a 93 speed index with a 5 mph headwind.

Trainer Stacy ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI ALTOONA, IA–AUGUST 17, 2023–Prairie Meadows Racetrack near Des Moines, Iowa, will host four Bank of America Racing Challenge regional stakes this weekend. Ten sophomores, led by Thomas J. Scheckel's Mrs KVN, are entered back in Friday's 400-yard, $44,226 Adequan Prairie Meadows Derby Challenge Stakes. The third-fastest qualifier from two ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI VINTON, LA–AUGUST 14, 2023–Laney Fowler's Hallmarke, a stakes winner during the Sandy Ridge at The Red Mile meet, heads a field of eight fillies and mares entered in Saturday's 400-yard, $31,603 Q-Racing ...



BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–AUGUST 14, 2023–Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino on Saturday will present an 11-race program headlined by a pair of regional Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes. Ten 2-year-olds, led by Adrian S. Zapata's One Little Liar, are entered back in ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 12, 2023—Randy Young and Taos River Ranch's Double Down 123 became the first multiple stakes winning juvenile at Los Alamitos this season after winning the $57,200 John Deere California Juvenile Challenge here on Saturday night.

A filly by Flying Cowboy 123, the leading first crop sire of 2023, Double Down 123 had her first stakes ...