Masterpiece Challenge
Masterpiece Challenge

The APHA has launched a new program that provides added incentives for owners of 3-Year-Old Racing Paint and Appaloosa Horses. This program is designed to boost the purses available to 3-year-olds, as well as enhance the value of enrolled horses. All horses must be registered with the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) or Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC).

General Information:
These rules and regulations define the terms and conditions under which persons and horses may participate in the APHA Masterpiece Challenge program.

Enrollment Fees:
(A one-time only enrollment fee plus $25 administrative fee per horse)

American Paint Horses: Appaloosa Horses:

2009 foals/ 2012 race: 2009 foals/ 2012 race:
$300 July 1st of 2-year-old year $375 July 1st of 2-year-old year
$1,000 December 31 of 2-year-old year $1,250 December 31 of 2-year-old year

2010 foals/ 2013 race: 2010 foals/ 2013 race:
$300 December 31 of yearling year $375 December 31 of yearling year
$1,000 December 31 of 2-Year-Old year $1,250 December 31 of 2-Year-Old year

2011 foals/ 2014 race: 2011 foals/ 2014 race:
$100 December 31 of weanling year $150 December 31 of weanling year
$300 December 31 of yearling year $375 December 31 of yearling year
$1,000 December 31 of 2-Year-Old year $1,250 December 31 of 2-Year-Old year

Qualifier Guidelines:
The winner of the following races will receive an invitation to participate in the APHA Masterpiece Challenge race. If the winner of any of the following races is not enrolled in this program then the invitation would be extended to the next highest finisher that is enrolled. In the event a horse has previously qualified then the invitation would be extended to the next highest enrolled finisher. A substitute race could be inserted in the event any of the listed races do not run.  

The qualifying races are:

  1. Graham Derby Remington Park
  2. PSBA Derby Remington Park
  3. OHA Derby Fair Meadows
  4. Speedhorse Derby Fair Meadows
  5. Yellowstone Downs Derby Yellowstone Downs
  6. Whoop Up Downs Derby Lethbridge, Canada
  7. Lorelei Derby Will Rogers Downs
  8. Rocky Mountain Derby Pocatello Downs
  9. TPHA Maturity/Colors of Texas Stakes Sam Houston Racetrack
  10. At large qualifier (selection by the APHA Racing Committee)

If a 3-year-old and Up stakes race is used as a qualifying race only the enrolled 3-year-olds would be eligible to receive the invitation to the Masterpiece Challenge race.

Entry eligibilities:
If any participant does not accept the invitation or they decline the invitation then the invitation will be extended to the next highest enrolled finisher of that particular race.

Acceptance of the invitation:
A $200 payment (to be included in the purse) must be paid no later than 30 days prior to the running of the APHA Masterpiece Challenge race.

Race location:
The APHA Masterpiece Challenge Race will be held at Lone Star Park Race Track and the distance of the race will be 400 yards.

The Program:
Following is information on the disbursement of the enrollment fees collected:

1.      All interest and other income earned by the program shall be added back to the program.

2.      APHA may deduct the accumulated cost of administering/advertising the program from the gross proceeds of the enrollments, not to exceed 10 percent.

3.      Enrollment fees received during the calendar year will be paid out the following year (i.e. 2-Year-Olds of 2011 will be paid out in 2012, 2-Year-Olds of 2012 will be paid out in 2013, and so forth).

Direct inquiries to APHA Racing Department, PO Box 961023, Fort Worth, TX 76161
Karen Utecht, (817) 222-6444; racing@apha.com


Masterpiece Challenge Forms:

Masterpiece Challenge General Information

Masterpiece Challenge Entry Form


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