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Willis Keeps Winning in the Family

The Willis family from Oklahoma is having an admirable season training racing American Quarter Horses. Eddie Willis currently is second to Paul Jones on the list of the year's leading trainers by earnings with $2,746,600 and is fifth by wins, with 85. His eldest son, Kevin, 33, has won 14 races and...

Acorn Solid Contender in the Adequan Derby Challenge Championship

Trainer Janet VanBebber has won three Bank of America Challenge Championships with Tailor Fit, Streakin Sin Tacha and Panther Mountain. Now based in Vinton, Louisiana, she hopes to continue that success with Acorn in the $200,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G1). The Texas-bred son of...

Veterans in Red Cell Distance Challenge

The “good ol’ boys” Sheet Burns, with 72 career starts, and Vital Winner, with 46 lifetime outs, meet relative youngster Stone E Motion in the $125,000 Red Cell Distance Challenge (G1) at 870 yards.
            Maclovio Regalado’s Sheet Burns (Okey Dokey Dale-Shes Alive And Easy by Easy Jet) is a...

Spit Curl Diva Continues Championship Bid

Spit Curl Diva continues her bid for a championship title when she chases her fourth-straight stakes win and second-straight Grade 1 victory in the $125,000 Merial Distaff Challenge (G1) at 400 yards.
            Owned by Lepic-Morgan Partnership, the 4-year-old Spit Curl Diva (Spit Curl Jess-Some...

Haddad-Trained Pair Tough in John Deere Juvie

The Jorge Haddad-trained pair of Giorgino and Gols Money Pop provide the Texas-based trainer a solid one-two punch in the $150,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge (G2) if they both compete.            Also bred and owned by Haddad, Giorgino (Apollo (TB)-Las Alamitos by First Down Dash) qualified for...

TwinSpires.com Offers Contest On Challenge Championships

The 18th Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships on Friday, November 19, at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans will offer the finest in American Quarter Horse racing in a unique and historic venue. Fair Grounds is owned by Churchill Downs Inc., which is promoting the Challenge...

Q-Racing Aces In Force at Challenge Championships

The Q-Racing Aces, AQHA's unique fan education program, will be in full force at the Bank of America Challenge Championships on November 19 at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans to help fans appreciate the racing action and even make a wager or two. The Q-Racing Aces consists of noted...

Fair Grounds Cup Contest Carries a Huge Cash Prize

Test your handicapping skills in a new season-long contest, the Fair Grounds Cup, that could carry a Grand Prize in the tens of thousands of dollars. Fair Grounds will put up a cash prize equal to 10-percent of the total initial bankroll, the result of a $5,000 buy-in per contestant. Fifty entrants...

Stolis Winner 5-2 Morning Line Favorite for Friday's Challenge Championship

Stolis Winner, the 4-year-old Texas-bred gelding likely to become the richest Quarter Horse in history with his next start, drew post position No. 3 and was installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for Friday night’s Grade 1 Bank of America Challenge Championship. Set to go as Race 12 of a 13-...

We're Back - And Ready To Rock

We’re Back - And Ready To Rock Hello fellow racing fans. I hope your summer was as enjoyable as mine. I spent the summer at Louisiana Downs working for my main man, jockey Richard Eramia and Jesse Campbell. Between the two, they visited the winner’s circle 191 times. Richard finished second behind...