Challenge Championship Post Positions

Challenge Championships are November 7 at Lone Star Park

Q-Racing Journal

Bank of America Challenge Championships Post Positions

On Saturday, November 7, the prestigious Bank of America Challenge Championships return to Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, where top runners will compete for over $1 million in purses and prizes in six championship races.

The AQHA Racing Challenge is a tournament-style event that starts with regional races in different areas of the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico and South America, and ends with a final night of championship racing celebrating America’s fastest athlete, the American Quarter Horse. The Bank of America Challenge Championships brings the best horses from different ages and divisions together for an exciting evening of fast horses and graded stakes action.

The event is headlined by the $353,500 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at 440 yards. Also on the card is the $202,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G3), $151,500 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G3), $150,000 Zoetis Distance Challenge Championship (G1), $126,500 Merial Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) and $75,000 Invitational Bonus Challenge Championship.

Among the horses set to line up in the Bank of America Challenge Championship is champion Jake Gold BR, a gray stallion owned by Clodoaldo Miranda of Campo Grande, Brazil. Last year’s South American Champion, Jake Gold BR is a stakes winner in two hemispheres. He will face the likes of Jerry Windham’s Texas star Mister Big and Gregorio Garza’s Daytona B, who won last year’s Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G3) and looks to achieve a rare Derby-Championship double.

Post Position – Horse - Jockey
1 – Rockin Disco (R. Aguirre)
2 – Jessies First Down (R. Vallejo)
3 – Wagon Full Of Gold (A. Ramos)
4 – BH Lisas Boy (J. Matias)
5 – Jake Gold BR (C. DeAlba)
6 – Sign Of Corona (E. Aceves)
7 – Mister Big (S. Smith)
8 – Diamonds Edge (F. Fonseca-Soto)
9 – Rocketair (I. Carnero)
10 – Eyesa Famous Eagle (G.R. Carter Jr.)
11 – Daytona B (E. Ramirez)

AJs High won last year’s John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) and returns this year to try to take the Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G3). The Michael Teel homebred faces Grade 1 winner Ynot Walk, who races for RTM Stables LLC and George Weldon.

Post Position – Horse – Jockey
1 – Marys Coronitas (J.Garcia Jr.)
2 – AJs High (S. Smith)
3 – Wrap You Up (C. Gomez)
4 – Rare Scheme (D. Torres)
5 – Jumpn Streak (S. Carrizales)
6 – Seize The Win (G.R. Carter Jr.)
7 – Great Grace (R. Ramirez)
8 – James First Affair (L.S. Martinez)
9 – Ynot Walk (E. Aceves)
10 – Bye Bye Birdy (J. Flores)
11 – Political Debut (A. Silva)

Duane Murphy’s homebred mare Sudden Separation has won four stakes races already this year as she goes into the Merial Distaff Challenge Championship. The field of fillies and mares includes two 3-year-olds facing older horses, those being Turner Farms’ Visual Magic and Canadian River QH LLC’s Cheyenne Hero. Visual Magic has home court advantage, as she most recently won the Merial Distaff regional race at Lone Star Park about a month ago.

Post Position – Horse – Jockey
1 – Cheyenne Hero (G. Garcia)
2 – Rock Princess (R. Aguirre)
3 – Im Hott Ur Nott (R. Hadley)
4 – Betrothen (E. Aceves)
5 – Flyin Lion (C. Gomez)
6 – Zoomin Daphne (L.S. Martinez)
7 – Sudden Separation (J. Flores)
8 – Cartels Fortune (P. Watson)
9 – Send Me This Wagon (J. Torres)
10 – Silver Inlay (J. Beltran)
11 – Visual Magic (R. Ramirez)

Bitterroot Futurity winner Pappas In The House faces a full field of 11 horses in the John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship. The Idaho-based Pappasito gelding races for Hanson Racing LLC and Rob Evans. Among his competitors are Texas horse Careless Lightning, who rides a three-race win streak for owner Jesse Gibson, and Gene and Faye Reeves’ tough filly Gone All In.

Post Position – Horse – Jockey
1 – BOS Big Shamoon (A. Silva)
2 – For Sweet Jess (J. Garcia Jr.)
3 – Careless Lightning (L. Payne)
4 – Panther Hero (C. Jeschke)
5 – Gone All In (C. Smith)
6 – Seis Me (R. Oliver)
7 – Brabus (L.S. Martinez)
8 – Pappas In The House (E. Aceves)
9 – JS Abel Dasher (J. Vega)
10 – Queen Catherine (C. Gomez)
11 – Undivided Atemption (E. Ramirez)

In the Zoetis Distance Challenge Championship, Joe and Elaine McAnally’s Dashers Midnight makes his third consecutive appearance at the Challenge Championships, and this time looks for a victory in his home state of Texas after running second in the past two editions of the race. He will have to overcome the likes of Canadian representative KR Streakin Version and New Mexico mare Sensational Dash.

Post Position – Horse - Jockey
1 – Sensational Dash (E. Ramirez)
2 – Jess Twice Cash (I. Carnero)
3 – KR Streakin Version (O. Reyes)
4 – Dashers Midnight (S. Carrizales)
5 – Lil Dip A Nitro (J. Vega)
6 – CJs Rocksolid (R. Aguirre)
7 – CR Tuckernuck (R. Ramirez)
8 – Painted Josy (G.R. Carter Jr.)

The Invitational Bonus Challenge is open to the winners of Bonus Challenge races with the highest 2015 earnings. Among them is recent stakes winner Llano Cartel, who races for Wade Helton, and Jim Walker’s homebred Time For Jesse Lee.

Post Position – Horse – Jockey
1 – A Spring Snow (A. Silva)
2 – Chicks Deville (M. Gutierrez)
3 – This Wagons Okay (J. Torres)
4 – Nifty Fury (I. Carnero)
5 – Micato (E. Aceves)
6 – Cascade Dynamite (C. Gomez)
7 – CC Tres (R. Ramirez)
8 – Jess A Rogue (R. Vallejo)
9 – Llano Cartel (E. Martinez)
10 – Time For Jesse Lee (G.R. Carter Jr.)

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