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THE BANK OF AMERICA® RACING CHALLENGE

American Quarter Horse racing’s richest program

Challenge Championships

The Bank of America Challenge Championships are October 17-18, 2014, at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. 

Reserve your hotel room soon for this exciting horse-racing event.



The Bank of America Racing Challenge is the world's richest program for racing American Quarter Horses, distributing more than $5.5 million in purses and awards each year. Horses enrolled in the program can compete in all Challenge races, including:

The Bank of America Racing Challenge, our flagship program. Horses compete in regional qualifying races for the right to race in the Challenge Championships each fall.

The Bonus Challenge by Markel, which offers even more racing opportunities and bigger purses for Challenge-enrolled horses. Bonus Challenge races do not carry berths to the Challenge Championships.

The Bank of America Maiden Challenge, which, just like all other Challenge programs, is restricted to horses enrolled in the program. The Maiden Challenge offers more races and more purse money for runners that are still seeking their first win.

Nominations and payments to all Bonus Challenge by Markel races are handled exclusively by each host track, not by AQHA Racing. Click here to download a full Bonus Challenge schedule; it includes a list of all races, host tracks, conditions and track contact information. For more, visit our Bonus Challenge by Markel page.

A single enrollment makes a horse eligible for any Challenge race, including regional, Bonus and Maiden Challenge races. Once you enroll a horse, it's enrolled for life, and fees are as little as $300. Click for an enrollment form, or call the Challenge hotline at (877) 222-7223. We'll be happy to help with enrollment, race nominations or to answer any of your questions.

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    AUGUST 1ST

    $200 nomination payments due:

    Merial Distaff Challenge:

    Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, TX

    $10,000 added

     

    Red Cell Distance Challenge:

    Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, TX

    $10,000 added

     

    $400 sustaining payments or $2,500 late due:

    Zoetis Starter Allowance Challenge

    Prairie Meadows, Altoona, IA

    $15,000 added

     

    John Deere Juvenile Challenge

    Prairie Meadows, Altoona, IA

    $30,000 added

     

    $600 sustaining payments or $2,500 late due:

    Bank of America Challenge Championship:

    Prairie Meadows, Altoona, IA

    $70,000 added

     

    Adequan Derby Challenge: 

    Prairie Meadows, Altoona, IA

    $30,000 added

     

    Merial Distaff Challenge: 

    Prairie Meadows, Altoona, IA

    $22,500 added

     

    Merial Distaff Challenge: 

    Sandy Downs, Rigby, ID

    $15,000 added


    Red Cell Distance Challenge: 

    Prairie Meadows, Altoona, IA

    $25,000 added

     

                          For more information or to make a payment, please contact the Racing Challenge Hotline at (877) 222-7223.