RAC309. Racing Points

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RAC309. RACING POINTS.

  • RAC309.1 Racing points will be awarded according to conditions of the race and order of finish for all races recognized by AQHA, at official AQHA distances.

      1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
    Graded stakes for $100,000 or more
    Stakes races for $100,000 or more
    Restricted graded stakes for $100,000 or more
    Restricted stakes races for $100,000 or more
    20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9
    Graded stakes for $50,000-$99,999
    Stakes races for $50,000-$99,999
    Restricted graded stakes for $50,000-$99,999
    Restricted stakes races for $50,000-$99,999
    19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8
    Graded stakes for $25,000-$49,999
    Stakes races for $25,000-$49,999
    Restricted graded stakes for $25,000-$49,999
    Restricted stakes races for $25,000-$49,999
    16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5
    Graded stakes for $15,000-$24,999
    Stakes races for $15,000-$24,999
    Restricted graded stakes for $15,000-$24,999
    Restricted stakes for $15,000-$24,999
    14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3
    Allowance, Consolations, Claiming Stakes or Finals races for $15,000 or more 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1        
    Allowance, Consolation or Finals $3,500-$14,999
    OR Mexico stakes races $7,500-$14,999
    OR Trials for races with purse of $50,000 & up
    12 10 8 6 4 2 1          
    Allowance, Consolation or Finals $2,000-$3,499
    OR Trials for races with purse of $25,000-$49,999
    OR Claiming price of $7,500 & up with purse of $2,000 & up
    10 8 6 4 2 1            
    Allowance, Consolation or Finals of $1,000-$1,999
    OR Starter Allowance races with no specific claiming price
    OR Trials for races with purse of $15,000-$24,999
    OR Claiming price of $7,500 & up with purse of $1,000-$1,999
    8 6 4 3 2 1            
    Allowance, Consolation or Finals of $200-$999
    OR Trials for races with purse of $5,000-$14,999
    OR Claiming Stakes Trials
    OR Claiming price of $7,500 & up with purse of $200-$999
    OR Claiming price of $4,000-$7,499 with purse of $1,000 & up
    7 5 4 3 2 1            
    Trials for races with purse less than $5,000
    OR Claiming price of $4,000-$7,499 with purse of $200-$999
    OR Claiming price of $2,500-$3,999 with purse of $1,000 & up
    6 4 3 2 1              
    Claiming price of $2,500-$3,999 with purse of $200-$999
    OR Claiming price of $1,000-$2,499 with purse of $1,000 & up
    5 3 2 1                
    Claiming price of $1,000-$2,499 with purse of $200-$999 4 3 1                  
    Graded races (Speed Index, Speed Index Trial, Speed Index Final)
    OR Any Race with a purse of less than $200
    OR Any maiden race
    3 1                    
    Match races or races with less than 5 starters on original card; race canceled, but money paid; or race run at distance other than official AQHA distances will not receive race points.                        
  • RAC309.2 Starter allowance and optional claiming races are considered in the same category as claiming races, based on claiming and optional claiming price.

  • RAC309.3 Should a dead heat occur, all horses involved will receive the same points based on the place for which they dead heated. All other horses will receive points based on their actual finish.

  • RAC309.4 Unless otherwise specified herein, a disqualified horse will receive points according to its final placement.

  • RAC309.5 Horses participating in match races or races with less than five (5) horses on the race card will receive no race points.

  • RAC309.6 AQHA’s Racing Department shall be responsible for making the final decision as to which category a race shall be placed.