Challenge News and Information

The Bank of America Racing Challenge is the richest and most successful program in American Quarter Horse racing today -- a championship series developed for the "World's Fastest Horse."

The Bank of America Racing Challenge program provides more racing opportunities and bigger purses for older American Quarter Horses than any other program throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. 

More than half of the total purses and bonus awards are provided by AQHA Corporate Partners and host racetracks. The Racing Challenge adds more non-horsemen funds than any other American Quarter Horse racing program.

2014 News

Four Challenge Tickets Punched at Will Rogers
• 'Flyin High' Fastest in Distaff Challenge Trials at Lone Star
Four Challenge Trials Held at Turf Paradise
Will Rogers Holds Derby and Juvenile Challenge Trials
Stimulus Tops Prairie Meadows Challenge Winners
Whip Curl Takes Distaff Challenge in Idaho
Sign Of Corona Takes Bonus Challenge at Blackfoot
'Chicks,' Bellingham Wins Emerald Challenge Races
Trio of Challenge Trials at Prairie Meadows
Betrothen Tops Sandy Downs Challenge Trials
Ynot Walk, 'Too Cool' Win Los Al Challenge Races
Eyesa Famous Eagle Wins Adequan Los Al Challenge
New Looks Scores in BOA Los Al Challenge
Nellie Delaney Takes Merial Los Al Challenge
Stel Surprise Shocks in RMQHA Bonus Challenge
Flying Foose Fastest in John Deere Los Al Challenge Trials
Vodka With Ice Leads Les Bois Challenge Winners
Tallulah Moon, Mister Big Win Retama Challenge Stakes
Sweet American Honey Wins Wyoming Bonus Challenge
Streakin Zoomer Sets Record in Bonus Challenge in Fargo
Blanket Finish in Ruidoso Challenge
Apolitical Pac Fastest to Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge
Sooner Country Babe Wins Canterbury Bonus Challenge
Tallulah Moon Tops Retama Juvenile Challenge Trials
Trio of Challenge Races at Les Bois
Mister Big Fastest in Retama Challenge Trials
Prospect To Dash Wins Gillespie Maiden Challenge
Ajax Downs Challenge Recap
Agillion Wins Bonus Challenge at Arapahoe
Apolitical Pac Tops Ruidoso Challenge Trials
Frey Dominates Evergreen Park Challenge Trials
Fearless Fire Takes Wyoming Maiden Challenge
Coronas Ice Maiden Wins Izyk Bonus Challenge
'Wagon' Tops Challenge Trials at Ajax
Stoli Angel Wins Arapahoe Challenge
Im The Key Takes Hill Country Dash
Speed Of Life Tops John Deere Ajax Challenge Trials
Busy Day for Bonus, Maiden Challenge
Kansas Morning Wins Adequan Ruidoso Derby Challenge
Hes A Strawfly Wins Bonus Challenge in Utah
Wicked Valentine Takes Adequan Arapahoe Challenge
C R Luke Takes Maiden Challenge at Pocatello
First Prize Beach Wins Rocky Mountain Maiden Challenge
A Priceless Gal Tops Adequan Arapahoe Derby Trials
Illthinkaboutit Wins Bonus Challenge at Lethbridge
Snow Panther Scores in Bonus Challenge at Miles City
Challenge Quartet at Remington
Sam Houston Closes with Two Challenge Stakes
Brimmin Quick Wins Texas Maiden Challenge
Billingham, Midway Monster Take Sun Downs Challenge Races
Two Challenge Finals at Sam Houston
Quartet of Challenge Trials at Remington
DB Captain King Tops Adequan Sam Houston Challenge Trials
Red Corona Warrior Leads John Deere Sam Houston Challenge Trials
Dash Master Jess Takes BOA Sam Houston Challenge
Feature Mr Who Repeats in Sunland Challenge
Fire On The Fly Wins Red Cell Sunland Challenge
Strong Fields Set for Bank of America Trials at Sunland
Storm Chasor Tops Red Cell Sunland Trials

2013 Bank of America Challenge Championships Coverage

Vodka With Ice Shakes Up Bank of America Challenge
JR Dynasty Mountain Rolls in Adequan Challenge
Check N Fetch Tops Jones Exacta in Merial Challenge
Raising Kain Shocks in John Deere Challenge
Honoroso Upsets Red Cell Challenge
Win Rabbits Fly Takes Zoetis Challenge
Challenge Undercard Recap
Canadian Invasion
2014 Challenge Championships Return to Prairie Meadows
Stuck Out
Jonesin' For A Win
Jack Van Berg at Los Alamitos on November 9
Challenge Championship Wagering Guide
Dean Frey
Ten Participate in Youth Racing Experience
Raising Talent
She Just Mit Go
Challenge Championship Post Positions
WC Cold Cash 123 in Bank of America Challenge
SFR Stuck On You in Contentious Adequan Derby Challenge
Shez Jess Toxic in Deep Merial Challenge
SS Paydirt Near Perfect Going Into Juvenile Challenge
All About Larry Defends Red Cell Distance Challenge
Gallant Mystic Headlines Zoetis Challenge
I V Ready
No Sleepy Affair
Night School Features Challenge Championships
Hoping For Paydirt
TVG Airing Challenge Championship Preview

2013 News

Its All About Chew Wins WRD Maiden Challenge
Final Challenge Tickets Punched in Arizona
Redneck Sis Takes Cherokee Challenge
Testing The Ice Tops Bank of America TUP Challenge Trials
Cowboy Kudzu Wins Prairie Meadows Bonus Challenge
Heat Warning Tops John Deere TUP Challenge Trials
Four Challenge Tickets Punched at Will Rogers
Frankie B, Girlrilla Win Lone Star Challenge Stakes
Trio of Challenge Trials at Will Rogers
Six Challenge Tickets Punched at Prairie Meadows
Vodka With Ice Takes Emerald Challenge
I Dont Need Nobody Tops PRM Juvenile Challenge Trials
Track Record in Prairie Meadows Derby Challenge Trials
'Make A Wish' Comes True in John Deere Los Al Challenge
SFR Stuck On You Takes Los Al Derby Challenge
Jess Featureme Quick Wins Tough Los Al Challenge
Leanintoit Scores in Merial Ajax Challenge
Thisfeatureisspecial Takes Merial Los Al Challenge
Chicks Special Angel Tops Emerald Challenge Trials
Glory Rider Wins Hope Bonus Challenge
Senor Gold Solo Tops John Deere Los Al Challenge Trials
Fastest Qualifiers Sweep Retama Challenge Races
Favorites Take Evergreen Challenge Races
Im Hott Ur Nott Tops Evergreen Maiden Challenge Trials
Kansas Morning Takes Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge
Blaze To Victory Upsets Merial Sandy Downs Challenge
TLM Dream Scores in IdaBet Maiden Challenge
Raising Kain Breaks Maiden in John Deere Retama Challenge Trials
Coronas Child Tops Evergreen Park Challenge Trials
DM Red Tide Tops Retama Challenge Trials
Near Track Record in Ruidoso Challenge Trials
The Streakin Clean Tops Merial Sandy Downs Challenge Trials
Major Winners Head John Deere Ruidoso Challenge Trials
Fearles Fred Wins Don Boyd Challenge
CC Seis Takes Hill Country Dash Challenge
Track Record Falls on Challenge Night at Les Bois
Kuhl Wave Sets Track Record in Arapahoe Challenge
Upsets in Ruidoso Stakes
Les Bois Holds Five Challenge Trials
Pajarita Sita Tops Ruidoso Challenge Trials
Built Tuff Enough Wins Arapahoe Challenge
Fabulous Ocean Leads Adequan Arapahoe Trials
Sam Houston Closes with Challenge Stakes
Snowboundbeast Wins Lethbridge Maiden Challenge
Cold Cash 123 Returns to Winner's Circle in Remington Challenge
Carburator Motors to Zoetis SunRay Challenge Win
Legacys A Streakin Wins Lethbridge Bonus Challenge
'Miss Alibi' Takes Sun Downs Distaff Challenge
Favorites Takes Saturday Challenge Races at Sun Downs
Down For A Fortune Takes Sam Houston Maiden Challenge
Sweet Oblivion, DW Runaway B Win Sam Houston Challenge Races
First Black Corona Takes Fort Pierre Bonus Challenge
Kool Country Man Repeats in Houston Challenge
Lets Get Silk Leads Houston Maiden Challenge Trials
Ocean Runaway Geldings Top Zoetis Sam Houston Challenge Trials
Feature Mr Who Takes Sunland Challenge
Kool Country Man Tops Houston Challenge Trials
'Larry' Cruises in Red Cell Sunland Challenge
Hauling The Cash Tops Red Cell Sunland Trials
Hesa Winner Takes Roble Rojo Bonus Challenge
Jesses First Moon Wins Maiden Challenge at Hialeah 

Races for the Bank of America Challenge Include:

The Bank of America Championship Challenge is for the sport's finest older horses.

The Pfizer Starter Allowance Challenge provides racing opportunities for older claiming horses.

The Adequan Derby Challenge features outstanding 3-year-olds.

Red Cell Challenge LogoThe Red Cell Distance Challenge spotlights 870-yard specialists.

The John Deere Juvenile Challenge gives 2-year-olds the chance to impact their division.

The Merial Distaff Challenge is limited to the top fillies and mares at 3-years old and up.

Farnam sponsors the leading Trainer Award.

Nutrena sponsors the leading Breeder Award.

John Deere sponsors the leading Owner Award.

Wrangler sponsors the leading Jockey Award.

Corporate Partners

AQHA Corporate Partners that support the Bank of America Racing Challenge will contribute more than $1 million to challenge purses and awards.

Bank of America contributes more than 40% of its AQHA sponsorship dollars to the Bank of America Challenge program. Bank of America offers financing for trailers, trucks, etc., and special financing for AQHA Members, call 1-800-834-9262. Get your AQHA MasterCard by calling 1-800-847-7378 or 1-800-416-7879 in Canada.

The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal and AQHRJ Online are the primary resources for Bank of America Challenge race information and regional race schedules for Bank of America Challenge owners and trainers.

Regional Races

Because there may now be more than one qualifying race in a single region, 2010 races are not listed by geographic region ('Oklahoma,' 'Central,' etc.), but rather by host track. Please refer to the 2010 Racing Challenge race schedule or call the Challenge hotline at (877) 222-7223.

The Bank of America Racing Challenge consists of six divisions:

  • Championship
  • Derby
  • Juvenile
  • Distaff
  • Distance
  • Starter Allowance

Each division has from 8 to 12 qualifying races at host tracks across the United States, Canada and South America (only the Championship division holds a qualifying race in South America). The winners of each qualifying race earn an automatic berth to the Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships.Challenge-enrolled horses can run in any qualifying race.