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.
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.
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