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Bank Of America Texas Challenge Championship
Sam Houston Race Park will host the $100,000 + Bank of America Texas Challenge Championship (G1), which will feature 5 stakes races, on Saturday, July 12, 2008.
The 2007 event was won by 7-year-old gelding Ride With The King and is owned by Javier Marquez, trained by Alex Villarreal and was ridden by Abdel Torres.
The Bank of America Quarter Horse Racing Challenge is Quarter Horse racing’s richest program, with the championship series designed for “America's Fastest Athlete.”
The goal of the Bank of America Racing Challenge is to provide more racing opportunities for older American Quarter Horses, ensuring them and their owners the rewards of longer racing careers.
A total of 59 races take place in 11 regions across the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America throughout the year. American Quarter Horses compete in one of six different types of races, depending on their age and ability.
The series culminates with a title night featuring a total of six championship events and six undercard races where Bank of America Challenge enrolled horses are preferred for entry.
The Bank of America Racing Challenge is a $5 million purse and bonus awards program, of which more than 60% is added money from AQHA corporate sponsors and host racetracks.
The 2008 Bank of America Challenge Championships will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2008, at Evangeline Downs, Opelousas, LA.
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