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Bank of America California Championship Challenge

BH Lisas Boy scores a three-quarter length victory in Los Alamitos' Saturday feature.

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Bill Hoburg’s BH Lisas Boy, a homebred 7-year-old son of Mighty Invictus, scored a wire-to-wire, three-quarter length win in Saturday's $40,579 Bank of America California Championship Challenge Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course.

Trained by Hoburg and ridden by Oscar Andrade Jr., BH Lisas Boy’s covered 440 yards in :21.657. The Idaho-bred gelding earned $22,724 and a berth in the October 26, $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Albuquerque Downs, a race he has qualified to four of the past five years.

“We’re looking at getting him qualified to the Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos,” Hoburg said. “We’re looking at the Go Man Go Handicap (on September 1) and the Robert L. Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship (on October 13). If we are fortunate enough to capture one of those races we’ll probably not travel to Albuquerque.

"The main concern is to get a berth to the Champions of Champions," he added." The Bank of America Championship Challenge is an alternative. For $250,000, a guy can drive 10 hours for that nice of a purse.”

BH Lisas Boy has won 21 of 40 races and has earned $808,553. Six of his wins have been at the classic 440-yard distance.

“He’s got enough Thoroughbred in him that the last 40 yards have been his strength,” Hoburg said. “He’s able to hold off or get by some really nice horses." 

Fenian Faith finished second and was followed by Jess My Kiss and Eos A Political Win.

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