Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge (G3)

Thursday, July 25, 2024

Trials run on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

440 Yards

Enrolled 3yo & up fillies & mares

2023 Winner:

Jess Special Folly V

(Apollitical Jess– Special Folly Dash by Tempting Dash)

Jockey: Fernando Fonseca-Soto
Trainer:  Durk Peery
Owner: MOK 4 Racing

Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge (Glll) 7-19-23 - Photo Credit Coady Photography
Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge (Glll) 7-19-23 - Photo Credit Coady Photography

History of the Canterbury Distaff Challenge

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:

2023Jess Special Folly V $37,026MOK 4 RacingFernando Fonseca-SotoDurk Peery:19.672
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

Canterbury Park Challenge Stakes Record: Lynnder 16, 2021, :19.560 (400 yards) 7/14/22, also a track record at Canterbury Park for 400 yards*

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