Challenge Trials at Evergreen Park

Canadian track holds heats for two Challenge divisions.

July 29, 2012

Evergreen Park hosted trials to the John Deere Evergreen Park Juvenile Challenge and the Merial Evergreen Park Distaff Challenge on Saturday evening’s race card.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, for each division, will return on August 11 and vie for the winner's share of each purse and the right to participate in their respective divisions during Bank of America Challenge Championships Night on October 27 at Prairie Meadows.

Shipping in from the West Coast, Illthinkaboutit got up over RG Tres Effort to post her second win three starts this season in the John Deere trials.

Dean Frey owns and trains the daughter of champion and first crop sire Carters Cartel. Coming off a maiden win at Los Alamitos Race Course, the bay miss completed the 350 yards in :17.85 to get the top time. Ridden by Juan Garcia, she is out of the Band Of Azure mare Petite Azure. The Darrell Frey Estate bred her.

RG Tres Effort held on for the second-fastest time of :17.86. The Tres Seis gelding, owned by Special Partners, is well traveled and still looking for his first win from four starts. He has started in three states and two countries this season. Jim Reynolds bred the Donalda Cochrane trainee from the Special Effort mare Kissing Effort.

For a complete list of John Deere Evergreen Park Juvenile Challenge finalists, CLICK HERE.

The multiple stakes winner Ez Gamer got her 11th win in 17 starts while setting the fastest time in the Merial Distaff trials. The Game Patriot filly, owned and bred by Gary Chumbley, completed the 400-yard course in :20.01 to garner the top spot.

Craig Wonnacott had the riding assignment for trainer John William Harris. The Oregon-bred earner of more than $72,000 is out of Easy Verna, by Georgias Easy.

For a complete list of Merial Distaff Grande Prairie Challenge qualifiers, CLICK HERE.