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Juno Dat Timber, Honor The Fast Man win at Grande Prairie on Sunday.

Q-Racing Journal

Two regional Challenge stakes were contested at Evergreen Park in Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Sunday.

Juno Dat Timber, a homebred 5-year-old son of First Timber owned and trained by Wesley Oulton, rallied to win Sunday's 870-yard, $20,339 AQHA Grande Prairie Distance Challenge Stakes at Evergreen Park.

Ridden by Scott Sterr, Juno Dat Timber defeated Awise Secret by a nose in :46.317. In addition to pocketing the $10,169 winner's share of the purse, the Alberta-bred gray gelding earned a berth in the October 14 AQHA Distance Challenge Championship (G1) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack near Des Moines, Iowa.

Juno Dat Timber has won four of 20 starts and has banked $62,655. His two career stakes victories include a head win in the 2014 Alberta-Bred Futurity (RG3) at Lethbridge.

Fly Bye Cruise, Tequila Tuesday, and Asbigastexas completed the order of finish.

Also on Sunday, Martin Ortiz rode Honor The Fast Man to a neck victory in the 400-yard, $25,198 Adequan Grande Prairie Derby Challenge for 3-year-olds.

A homebred son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Honor The Perry owned and trained by Tom Kenway, Honor The Fast Man tripped the timer in :19.932 while earning a 92 speed index and his first stakes win. The Alberta-bred gelding earned $12,347 and a berth in the October 14, $180,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G3) at Prairie Meadows.

Honor The Fast Man has been campaigned exclusively in Alberta and has won four of 10 starts. His resume includes a third-place finish, 2 1/4 lengths behind winner Poutn On The Wagon, in last year's $43,438 Canada Cup Futurity (RG3).

North Pine Special finished second and was followed by odds-on favorite Poutn On The Wagon, Tac It Perry, Dashin By All, Scarface Judge, and Make Er Out.

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