Bank of America Pocatello Championship Challenge

Bank of America Pocatello Championship Challenge

Frog Nation gets his first stakes win.

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Frog Nation, a 4-year-old Walk Thru Fire gelding owned and trained by Julio Corral, sprinted to a one-length victory in Friday's 440-yard, $53,202 Bank of America Pocatello Championship Challenge at Pocatello Downs.

Under jockey Carlos Guillen Chacon, Frog Nation made his quarter-mile trip in :21.348. The bay gelding earned a 116 speed index, the $24,472 winner's share of the purse from his first career stakes win, and a berth in the October 24, $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Albuquerque Downs.

Frog Nation was bred by Clarence Scharbauer III. Raced in four states, including Oklahoma and New Mexico, he has won three of 14 starts and has banked $47,673.

Walcott finished second and was followed officially by E Gmail, Secret Noble, Jt Easy Bug, Kis My Bit, Wagonfullofdividends, Kool Odds, and A Toast To Brindis.

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