Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge (G3)

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Canterbury Park

Trials:  Wednesday, June 28, 2023


400 Yards

Fillies and Mares

3-Year-Olds and Up



2022 Winner:

Lynnder 16
Apolitical Jess out of Tinys Corona Queen, by Corona Cartel
Jockey: Edwin Escobedo
Trainer: Jason Olmstead
Owner: Tom Maher & Richard Tobin


History of the Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge

2022Lynnder 16$39,270Tom Maher and Richard TobinEdwin EscobedoJason Olmstead:19.560
2021Lynnder 16$38,615Tom Maher and Richard TobinEdwin EscobedoJason Olmstead:19.700
2020Lynnder 16$34,315Tom Maher and Richard TobinBerkley PackerJason Olmstead:19.753
2019Curls Happy Wagon$34,221Michael Pohl and Martin StacyJorge TorresStacy Charette-Hill:19.775
2018Corona Springs$34,740Thomas ScheckelCristian EsquedaJason Olmstead:19.766
2017Jr Rock Star$33,750Don WebbBrayan VelazquezJason Olmstead:20.246


2016 marked the first year that Canterbury Park hosted a regional qualifier for the Merial Challenge Championship. Prior to that year, Canterbury hosted a Bonus Challenge race with similar conditions, but no berth to the final Challenge event:

History of the Canterbury Distaff Bonus Challenge

2015Send Me This Wagon$28,825Randy Hill & Stacy Charette-HillJorge TorresStacy Charette-Hill:20.216
2014Sooner Country Babe$26,759David RathJorge TorresStacy Charette-Hill:19.804
2013Glory Rider$30,900You and Me PartnersAgustin SilvaKasey Willis:20.327
2012Huckleberry Mojito$27,750LMR 2011Nik GoodwinEd Ross Hardy:20.173

Canterbury Park Challenge Stakes Record: Lynnder 16, 2021, :19.560 (400 yards)

Canterbury Distaff Bonus Challenge Stakes Record: Sooner Country Babe, 2014, :19.804 (400 yards)

*Lynder 16’s time of :19.560 on 7/14/22 is a track record at Canterbury Park for 400 yards*