ATTENTION: The AQHA office will be closed Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. We look forward to serving you again Monday, December 1. 

Challenge Doubleheader at Evergreen

Distaffers, juveniles headline Challenge races at Evergreen.

August 8, 2013

Dean Frey’s Grade 1-tested La Corona Cartel stands out in the Merial Evergreen Park Distaff Challenge and Buckey and Beverly Stockwell’s Coronas Child tries for his third-straight win in the John Deere Evergreen Park Juvenile Challenge on Saturday afternoon at Evergreen Park.

La Corona Cartel (Corona Cartel-Adashin Runaway by Adash For Cash) has the class edge in the Merial Evergreen Park Distaff Challenge with a Grade 1 resume at Los Alamitos when she qualified for the Golden State Derby and the Southern California Derby last fall. Following the Southern California Derby last December, she was rested and returned this summer at the Southern California track to win and then finish third in conditioned allowance races.

Herds Racing’s Feelin The Fever (Dash Ta Fame-Cash In This Lane by Lanes Leinster) just wins races. The Donalda Cochrane-trained mare has eight wins from 11 starts with wins in the 2011 Alberta-bred Futurity (RG3) and the 2012 Alberta-bred Derby (R). She comes into the Merial Evergreen Park Distaff Challenge off a three-quarter-length allowance win as the short-priced favorite.

Coronas Child (Coronas Fast Dash-Eyes Of A Child by Chicks Beduino) comes into the John Deere Evergreen Park Juvenile Challenge off back-to-back wins. The Buckey Stockwell-trained filly was a half-length winner of a maiden race and then fought to a neck win in her John Deere Evergreen Park Juvenile Challenge trial. Her time of :19.970 for 350 yards was the top time from three trials.

R. Danard, G. Wills and S. Jeffrey’s Invisible Wagon (PYC Paint Your Wagon-A Troffe For Injun by Invisible Injun) was second to Coronas Child with the second-fastest time of :18.000. The Laurie Ferguson-trained filly moved forward after finishing fifth in her only other start.