Rock A Billy is Best in AQHA Will Rogers Distance Challenge

The homebred 5-year-old scores on Sunday.

Q-Racing Journal

Rock A Billy scored a 1 1/2-length win in Sunday's AQHA Will Rogers Distance Challenge.

Rockin J Running Horses' Rock A Billy, a homebred 5-year-old son of Rock Solid Jess, reached the wire 1 1/2 lengths in front of his opposition to win Sunday's $31,950 AQHA Will Rogers Distance Challenge at Will Rogers Downs.

Ridden by Paul Nieto for trainer Tammy Johnson, Rock A Billy covered 870 yards in :45.526 while posting a 101 speed index. The brown gelding earned $15,656 and a berth in the November 17 AQHA Distance Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos Racecourse.

Rock A Billy was bred in Texas, and he was coming off of a second-place finish in an 870-yard allowance race at Albuquerque Downs on August 12. Raced in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas, he has won seven of 33 outs and he has banked $123,641.

Madewell finished second and was followed by 7-10 favorite Jess A Hilbily Bone, SRD Red Bobcat, FDS Of Seattle, Coronas Can Man, and Winner Whisper.

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