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Racing Challenge Enrollment Fee

Act fast to enroll your horse in the Bank of America Racing Challenge by March 15 to take advantage of huge savings.

Enroll your race horse today in the Bank of America Racing Challenge.

In an effort to help our customers enroll in the Bank of America Racing Challenge at affordable rates, AQHA is offering 2-year-old enrollments at $2,500 through March 15, 2016. After March 15, the fee increases to $8,000.

All registered American Quarter Horses are eligible to be enrolled into the Racing Challenge. The nominator must be the recorded owner or lessee at time of enrollment. Owners participating in the Racing Challenge must be current AQHA members in good standing to enroll a horse in the program and to compete in any Challenge race(s).

The Racing Challenge began in 1993 and has distributed more than $60 million to breeders and owners of racing Quarter Horses. Only Challenge-enrolled horses are eligible to compete in Challenge races. The program accommodates horses of all ages and abilities.

The Racing Challenge enrollment fee is based on the age of the horse at time of enrollment. Due on or before December 31 of each year, the enrollment fees are:

United States, Canada and Mexico:
Weanlings..................................  $300
Yearlings....................................  $600
2-year-olds................................  $2,500 Jan 1-Mar 15
2-year-olds................................  $8,000 Mar 16-Dec 31
3 and up..................................... $20,000


Enroll your horse today by filling out an enrollment form. You can also enroll over the phone at 877-222-7223 with your credit card.

Benefits of the Racing Challenge:

    • Once your horse is enrolled, it’s enrolled for life.
    • Enrollment awards equal to 7 percent of what the horse earns in Challenge races are paid to the original enroller of the horse, even if the horse is sold.
    • On average, Challenge-enrolled horses bring higher prices at the major yearling sales.
    • Only Challenge-enrolled horses can run in Challenge races. In 2015, there were more than 100 Challenge races at 40 different tracks across North America.



The Racing Challenge was founded with four goals:

    • To develop a regional, national and international program for racing American Quarter Horses with an emphasis on older horses;
    • To support and foster American Quarter Horse racing on a regional basis;
    • To host an American Quarter Horse championship race day of international importance and impact;
    • To secure corporate partnerships to help fund the program.



More than half of the program’s 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.