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2019 Challenge Championships

Make plans to attend the Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships now.

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For the first time, the Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships  will be hosted at The Downs at Albuquerque in New Mexico. The week will be filled with fun activities, capped by a championship night of racing on October 26.

This year’s host hotel is the Crowne Plaza Albuquerque, located at 1901 University Boulevard. To receive the special group rate of $114, rooms must be booked no later than October 3 using group code “AQH” by calling 800-593-5447 or visiting

Everything begins on Wednesday, October 23, with the post-position draw leading the week's schedule

Educational meetings begin on Thursday, October 24, with the AQHA Racing Workshop. This all-day meeting is open to AQHA racing affiliates, Racing Committee members and racetrack personnel. Everyone else is invited to a Downs Challenge Golf Tournament at the Albuquerque Country Club, or a luncheon and fashion show being held in the First Turn Lounge at The Downs. This lunch includes a New Mexico wine flight. 

The AQHA Racing Committee meets on Friday, October 25. After the races Friday night, The Downs will host a concert by Little Texas and Rick Trevino. 

Finally, on Championship day, October 26, owners will be recognized at a special brunch, followed by an AQHA Racing Council meeting. 

Post time for the Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships is 6:05 p.m. Mountain time. Reservations in the turf club must be purchased by individuals by calling 505-400-5701 Ext. 7576. Be sure to mention you are attending the Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships.

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