2021 Challenge Regional Stakes

2021 Challenge Regional Stakes

Bank of America Challenge regional stakes set to kick off in March, new locations added to tentative schedule.

Madewell 2020 Cox Ranch Distance Challenge Championship. Coady Photography

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The tentative schedule of 2021 regional Bank of America Racing Challenge races is available. It can be found here

The Bank of America Racing Challenge program offers Challenge-enrolled horses more opportunity to race in various categories at racetracks around the world. At year’s end, qualified horses are invited to attend the Bank of America Challenge Championships, which in 2021 is set to be held at The Downs at Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Next year, several racetracks will add new regional stakes that were not previously offered at their location. 
Among these is The Downs at Albuquerque, which will offer a $65,000-added Bank of America Albuquerque Championship Challenge in late August. This is in addition to their other regional race they host, the AQHA Albuquerque Distance Challenge, set to run in mid-August. 

Grants Pass in Grants Pass, Oregon, also will for the first time offer the $40,000-added Bank of America Grants Pass Championship Challenge at 440 yards for older horses. 

Indiana Grand will host two regional Challenge races – the $30,000-added John Deere Indiana Juvenile Challenge, and the $20,000-added Merial Indiana Distaff Challenge. 

The Bank of America Challenge regional races are scheduled to begin March 27, when Remington Park is set to offer the $60,000-added Bank of America Remington Championship Challenge. 

Mark your calendars for October 23, 2021, when the winners of the various AQHA Challenge Regional Stakes will convene in New Mexico at the Downs at Albuquerque for The Bank of America Challenge Championships. 

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