12/11/2012 3:49PM

Los Alamitos to host 2013 Bank of America Racing Challenge Championship

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Los Alamitos will host the Bank of America Racing Challenge Championship in 2013, the American Quarter Horse Association announced Tuesday.

The Challenge Championships are a series of lucrative year-end stakes for Quarter Horses from throughout the United States. Horses qualify for the stakes by winning regional races throughout North America, beginning each spring and continuing through early fall.

The 2013 Challenge Championships will be held Nov. 9, one weekend after the Breeders’ Cup is held at Santa Anita on Nov. 1-2. The 2013 Challenge Championship will be the 10th time that Los Alamitos has hosted the event. The Challenge Championships was last held at Los Alamitos in 2011. The event was at Prairie Meadows in October of this year.

The main race of the Challenge Championship is the $350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship for older horses. The race winner earns an automatic berth to the Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos in December, the top race for older Quarter Horses in the nation.