2017 Bank of America Challenge Championship Qualifiers

October 14, Prairie Meadows - Altoona, IA

2017 BANK OF AMERICA® RACING CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Rules, Regulations & Conditions17

they might have against AQHA, its officers, executive committee members, or its employees arising from or related to the hair testing which is the subject of this paragraph 2.

Penalty: A horse with a positive hair test for clenbuterol pursuant to this section shall be ineligible to enter any Challenge Championship race, Undercard race or any other race that may be conducted during the Challenge Championship event.

Test results will be reported to the AQHA Racing Office and notification of positives will be sent from AQHA to the owner and trainer of the horse.

AQHA will send a list to the racing office of the host racetrack for the specific race(s) to notify them of horses that are eligible/ineligible to enter races based on the results of hair tests or other possible AQHA sanctions that would make a horse ineligible to enter a racing Challenge race.

4) Nominations

Signed nomination forms for the Challenge Championships must be received in the AQHA Racing office before the entry will be accepted. Nomination forms are due by September 15, 2017, for all Challenge Championship races. In the event that Regional Challenge races are scheduled to be held after this date, horses that compete in these races must be nominated on the next business day following the final.

By paying any applicable nomination fees and by submitting a race nomination form signed by the owner or authorized agent for a horse to any Challenge Championship race or event, all parties agree to abide by the results of the initial hair testing and waive any rights to have a secondary or split sample tested and the right to any hearings. All parties also agree to abide by the sanctions and penalties established which include the horse with a positive hair test for clenbuterol be ineligible to enter the Challenge Championship.

5) Challenge Championship Preferences: Championship, Derby, Distaff, Distance and Juvenile Divisions

a) For purposes of these preference rules, a horse is ineligible to enter or race in a Challenge Championship if, at the time of entry or at any time prior to post time of the Challenge Championship, the horse remains subject to any action that may result in loss of purse or disqualification in the Regional Challenge final by the racing jurisdiction in which the Regional Challenge final was conducted, including, but not limited to a positive drug test, appeal of stewards’ ruling, etc.

b) Unless ineligible pursuant to Section 4(a), the winning horse in each Regional Challenge final ("Winner") will receive an automatic berth in the Challenge Championship final for that division at the Challenge Championship event. A Winner must have a signed nomination form on file for its respective Championship final and enter for the race at the time of entries at the host track location.

c) If a Winner is ineligible pursuant to Section 4(a) or declines the opportunity to run, the remaining starting position shall be offered to the second-place finishing horse in that Regional Challenge final.

d) If the second-place finishing horse is ineligible pursuant to Section 4(a) or declines the opportunity to run, the remaining starting position shall be offered to the third place-finishing horse in that Regional Challenge Final.

e) If the third place finishing horse is ineligible pursuant to Section 4(a) or declines the opportunity to run, the second-place horses in other Regional Challenge finals will receive preference determined by the most Challenge money earned between January 1, 2017 and the last scheduled Regional final, on September 29, 2017.

f) If second-place horses in other regions are ineligible pursuant to Section 4(a) or decline the opportunity to run, the remaining starting position will be offered to all eligible horses which started in a Regional race for that division. Preference will be given to horses with the most Challenge money earned between January 1, 2017 and the last scheduled Regional final, on September 29, 2017

g) If a horse wins two Regional Challenge finals in the same division (i.e., two Derby races):

i) the horse, subject to Section 4(a), will represent the region in which he/she won first; and

ii) the second place horse, subject to Section 4(a), which remains eligible from the other Regional win, shall represent that region in the Challenge Championship.

h) In the event of a dead heat, the horse with the most Challenge money earned between January 1, 2017 and September 29, 2017 shall be considered the qualifier. 18

If such qualifier is ineligible pursuant to Section 4(a) or declines the opportunity to run, the remaining starting position shall be offered to the other horse involved in the dead heat in that Regional Challenge final.

If the qualifier pursuant to this subsection accepts the opportunity to run, the other horse involved in the dead heat shall receive preference over second-place horses in all regions. Thereafter, the order of preference shall follow the preference sequence beginning at subsection 4(d) above.

  

$330,000 Bank of America Racing Challenge Championship (G1)

 

Horse Qualifying Race/Date Owner Trainer Jockey
Jessies First Down    Sam Houston / April 22         Ted G Abrams       Judd Kearl       Rodrigo Vallejo      
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
TLC Dale
Dutcher
     
         
Jess A Cowboy  Turf Paradise / April 30  Larry Stark  Matt Fales  Vince Guerra 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
Heat Warning
Roman Soldier CD 
     
         
Sky Bo Dash  Remington Park / May 14  Bobby Simmons  Trey Wood  Benito J Baca 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
Rockin Disco
Three Olive N Smoke 
     
         
Sign Of Corona  Pocatello Downs / May 29  RTM Stables LLC / Carol McKinney  Mark Hanson  Eddie Aceves 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
RTM Mr Caccia
Katies Easy Moves
     
         
The Fiscal Cliff Canterbury Park / July 4   Thomas D Lepic Kasey Willis Benito J Baca
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
Okeyfreight
Fowl Play 
     

 

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$180,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G3)

 

Horse Qualifying Race/Date Owner Trainer         Jockey
Long Lost Buddy Sun Downs / May 6  RTM Stables / McKinney / Gardner Mark Hanson Eddie Aceves
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
Downside Embezzler
Separate Flame
     
         
Gustafame  Sam Houston / May 20        Jim and/or Louise Padgett  Joel Cantu  Luciano Duenez 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
A Salty Corona
Tac My Time 
     
         
Maxx  Ruidoso Downs / July 1  Irma Vargas  Judd Kearl  Jose A Alvarez 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
Rock About It
Born To B Bad 
     
         
Beer Wagon  Hipodromo / July 2  Juan Manuel Gutierrez Barbos           Rigoberto Vega  Paul Rodriguez 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
Tempting Splash Dash
Convergence 
     
                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

$130,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2)

 

Horse                      Qualifying Race/Date         Owner                     Trainer     Jockey
Cowgirl N Up  Turf Paradise / April 30  Ralph or Carolyn Fales  Matt Fales  Jorge Bourdieu 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
Joker Famous
Arrow Of Cupid 
     
         
Carris Cartel  Sam Houston / May 20  Nancy Carrizales  Edelmiro Carrizales  Santos Carrizales 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
He Win It
Jessanotherbeatin 
     
         
Had To Be Ivory  Ajax Downs / July 9  Carol and Jaime Robertson  Bryn Robertson  Tony Phillips 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
Carneros
Silky Senator 
     
         
Gulf Coast Streaker     Hipodromo / July 2 Carlos Diaz De Leon Velazquez  Ramon Guerrero  J M Cisneros 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
Azoomin Jamie
Queens 
     
                                                                                                        

 

 

 

 $105,000 Merial Distaff Challenge Championship (G2)

 

Horse Qualifying Race/Date     Owner Trainer Jockey
Puddles Cash          Hipodromo / February 26         Luis Alberto Molina Saldago    Jose R Baltazar       Alfredo Gomez 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
The Ivory Letter
Lonely In Front BR
     
         
Brookside  Sam Houston / April 22  Linda Loftis Tobias  Leon Bard  Francisco Calderon 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
Barefoot Beach
HR Chatter Wagon
     
         
Ablurrforsure  Sun Downs / May 7 Tom Williams  Joe Sandoval  Jose Figueroa 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE 
Gone Fast
Klassic Secret BR
     
         
Time For Wine  Remington Park / May 14  Pete A Scarmardo  John Weghorst  James A Flores 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
Jess Envision
Honeymoon Candy 
     
         
JR Rock Star Canterbury Park / July 4  Dob Webb Jason Olmstead Brayan Velazquez
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
Blacks Cartel
Bye Bye Birdy
     

 

 

  

 $105,000 Distance Challenge Championship (G1)

 

Horse Qualifying Race/Date Owner Trainer Jockey
Stolis Pro            Sam Houston / April 15        Jerry Windham                      Leon Bard              Francisco Calderon  
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
EC Cartel
Bet I Make U Famous
     
         
Mickey Ward  Turf Paradise / April 30  Ralph or Carolyn Fales     Matt Fales  Jorge Bourdieu 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
Executive Trust
Rare Ed
     
         
CJS Rocksolid  Remington Park / May 14  Rockin J Running Horses  Tammy Johnson  Josh Romero 
  ALSO ELIGIBLE
Jessa Little Rusty
Thespeedprofessor