AQHA Racing Champions

The top racing American Quarter Horses are crowned with champion titles every year.

Danjer. PHOTO: Coady Photography

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The AQHA Racing Champions Ceremony for the 2023 champions was held January 17, 2024, at 6 p.m. at Heritage Place Sale Co. in Oklahoma City. Watch the replay below.

 

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Danjer Is the 2023 World Champion Racing American Quarter Horse
The late champion racehorse is honored with his second world champion title.
2023 Racing Champions Contenders
The 2023 racing champions will be announced January 17.
Empressum is the 2022 World Champion Racing American Quarter Horse
Empressum is owned and raced by Jeff Jones and Steve Holt, and is also honored as champion aged horse and champion aged gelding.
Racing Special Achievement Winners
John Cooper, Krissy Bamberg and Dr. Glenn Blodgett are honored with special recognition.
2022 Racing Champions Contenders
The 2022 racing champions will be announced January 18.
Danjer is the 2021 World Champion Racing American Quarter Horse
Danjer is owned by breeder Dean Frey in partnership with Downtime Enterprises LLC and Billy Smith and was also named champion aged horse and champion aged gelding.
Racing Special Achievement Winners
Butch Wise, Judy Horton and Ross Brigden honored with special achievement awards during the AQHA Racing Champions Ceremony.
2021 Racing Champion Contenders
The 2021 racing champions will be announced January 12.
2020 Racing Champions
Whistle Stop Cafe is the 2020 World Champion Racing American Quarter Horse.
Special Achievement Winners
Dr. Charles Graham, Betty Raper and Matt Vance honored with special achievement awards.
Q-Racing Blog: Breeding of the Champ
Racing’s princess, Whistle Stop Cafe, is the sport’s 2020 world champion.
Racing Champions Ceremony Available on Cowboy Channel Plus
The 2020 AQHA Racing Champions Ceremony will be broadcast on multiple platforms.
Watch the 2020 Racing Champions Announcements
The 2020 Racing Champions Announcements are broadcast live on January 14.
Hats Off to New World Champion Prize
In addition to the beloved prizes the racing world champion already receives, the 2020 winner will also receive a custom cowboy hat from Shorty’s Caboy Hattery.
2020 Racing Champions Nominees
The 2020 racing champions will be announced January 14.
Q-Racing Blog: 2019 World Champion
He Looks Hot has earned his world champion title.
2019 Special Achievement Award Winners
Ed Burgart, Melodie Knuchell and Dr. Leonard Blach receive awards.
2019 AQHA Racing Champions
He Looks Hot is the 2019 World Champion Racing American Quarter Horse.
2019 Racing Champions Announcements
Heritage Place hosts 2019 Racing Champions Announcements on January 15 before its Winter Mixed Sale.
2019 Racing Champion Nominees
The 2019 racing champions will be announced January 15.