Bank of America Challenge Championships Return to
Los Alamitos on Saturday, November 17
 


     Los Alamitos Race Course welcomes back the Bank of America Challenge Championships on November 17.

The Bank of America Challenge Championships is the year-end culmination of the Challenge program. The Racing Challenge program gives increased racing opportunities to American Quarter Horses. Horses qualify to the event through win-and-you’re-in regional races held in the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. The championship races offer more than $850,000 in purses and prizes on Championship night, and frequently feature eventual year-end championship winners.

Nominations indicate the championship races and the undercard races will have strong entries. For the latest Bank of America Challenge Championship info please click here

 

This year, the $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) headlines the night’s races. Among the horses expected to contest this race are multiple Grade 1 stakes winner BH Lisas Boy, 2017 AQHA Champion 3-year-old gelding Hold Air Hostage, Arizona Icon, Katies Easy Moves, Corona Jumpim MRL, Jess A Cowboy and more.

This is the 12th time the Orange County racetrack has held the prestigious event, a record in the Challenge’s 25-year history. Only two other racetracks have ever hosted the Challenge Championships multiple times.

Los Alamitos most recently hosted the Challenge Championships in 2016. The track holds the record for most-frequent host during the Challenge’s 25-year history.

BUCKLE GIVEAWAY AND SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY

 HALL OF FAME JOCKEY MIKE SMITH

The evening of activities will also feature a Los Alamitos Western Buckle Giveaway. The antique gold buckle is made exclusively for this event by Montana Silversmiths and will be given to the first 2,400 fans on November 17 with a paid general admission (one per patron). 

                  

The evening will also feature a special autograph signing appearance by Hall of Fame jockey and Triple Crown winner Mike Smith on November 17 at Los Alamitos. The winning rider of the 2018 Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes aboard the unbeaten Justify, Mike Smith will sign commemorative posters to benefit the Sam Thompson Memorial Foundation.

The commemorative posters will be available for purchase on the night of the Bank of America Challenge Championships. for more info on the Sam Thompson Memorial Foundation please visit samthompsonfoundation.org.

NIGHTTIME HANDICAPPING CONTEST

Play in the LIVE MONEY NIGHT RACING Handicapping Contest featuring the Bank of America Challenge Championships program on Saturday, November 17

With cash prizes and berths on the line to the 2019 National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas.

You must enter prior to the 3rd race of the night. Click here for full contest format and rules and to enter the contest online. For more info call 714-820-2690.

 

            TVG will offer a great promotion during the Bank of America Challenge Championship program.

SPLIT AN EXTRA $2,500 ON BOTH THE EARLY AND LATE PICK 4S

AT LOS ALAMITOS ON NOVEMBER 17TH

TVG members have the opportunity to play for an extra $5,000 on Bank of America Challenge Championship night at Los Alamitos on Saturday. Just play the early or late Pick 4, and you’ll share in an extra $2,500 Hit It & Split It pool for members only on each sequence you hit. Members have to opt in. Click here for more info: https://www.tvg.com/promos/hit-it-and-split-it/ ,  then Hit It and Split It! Good luck!

 

THE FIELDS TO THE CHALLENGE RACES

Courtesy of Stallionesearch.com

Bank of America Challenge Championship

Adequan Derby Challenge Championship

John Deere Juvenile Championship

AQHA Distaff Challenge Championship

Cox Ranch Distance Challenge Championship

 

FLASHBACK VIDEOS

The Bank of America has a great history. You can relive some of these great moments by clicking any of the links below!

 

https://www.aqha.com/racing/challenge/2016/october/102516-challenge-flashbacks/

https://www.aqha.com/racing/challenge/2017/october/101017-flashback-fredaville/

https://www.aqha.com/racing/challenge/2016/october/102516-challenge-flashback-sol/

https://www.aqha.com/racing/challenge/2016/october/102516-challenge-flashback-hh/

https://www.aqha.com/racing/challenge/2016/october/102516-challenge-flashback-hh/

https://www.aqha.com/racing/challenge/2016/october/102516-challenge-flashback-hh/

https://www.aqha.com/racing/challenge/2016/october/102516-challenge-flashback-hh/

https://www.aqha.com/racing/challenge/2016/october/102516-challenge-flashback-tf/

https://www.aqha.com/racing/challenge/2016/october/102516-challenge-flashback-tf/

 

AQHA News and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more news and information, follow @AQHARacing on Twitter, "like" Q-Racing on Facebook and visit www.aqharacing.com. For Los Alamitos Race Course info follow @losalracing on Twitter.


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