Stakes Program & Bank of America Challenge Races


HORSEMEN –  (A Track Race Entry Information)



As per our Stakes Book General Conditions and Policies:


  1. Stakes Payments cannot be accepted without a current membership and AB-Bred Accreditation, completed and approved, as required.
  2. Stakes Payment Slip to be completed by participants; it is only necessary to complete the entire slip when nominations are made. For subsequent payments only complete: Stakes Race, Payment Date, Horse’s Name, Payment Amount and Owner/Lessee’s Name.
  3. Slips can be mailed; scanned and emailed or faxed to the office.
  4. All payments (ie. Cheques, Visa , MasterCard, money orders, bank drafts, E-Transfers) must be made in Canadian Funds and made payable to the “AQHRA”. Payments made by credit card are subject to a 5% service charge. Forms « AQHRA | Alberta Quarter Horse Racing Association.


BANK OF AMERICA RACING CHALLENGE –  Challenge hotline (877) 222-7223

AQHA: Challenge Rules and Condition Book/Racing Rulebook
AQHA: Bank of America Racing Challenge Schedules, Forms and Payments Made


The Bank of America Racing Challenge is the world’s richest program for racing American Quarter Horses, distributing more than $5 million in purses and awards each year. Horses enrolled in the program can compete in all Challenge races, including:


  • The Bank of America Racing Challenge, our flagship program. Horses compete in regional qualifying races for the right to race in the Challenge Championships each fall.
  • The Bonus Challenge by Markel, which offers even more racing opportunities and bigger purses for Challenge-enrolled horses. Bonus Challenge races do not carry berths to the Challenge Championships.
  • The Bank of America Maiden Challenge, which, just like all other Challenge programs, is restricted to horses enrolled in the program. The Maiden Challenge offers more races and more purse money for runners that are still seeking their first win.

A single enrollment makes a horse eligible for any Challenge race, including regional, Bonus and Maiden Challenge races.   Once you enroll a horse, it’s enrolled for life, and fees are as little as $300.  Call the Challenge hotline at (877) 222-7223 for assistance with enrollment, race nominations or to answer any of your questions.