Corona Springs Wins Boehringer Ingelheim Canterbury Distaff Challenge

The Corona Cartel mare earns her first stakes victory.

Q-Racing Journal

Cristian Esqueda rode Corona Springs to a half-length victory in Wednesday's Boehringer Ingelheim Canterbury Distaff Challenge. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Thomas J. Scheckel's Corona Springs scored a half-length win in Wednesday's 400-yard, $34,740 Boehringer Ingelheim Canterbury Distaff Challenge Stakes at Canterbury Park.

Ridden by Cristian Esqueda for trainer Jason Olmstead, Corona Springs stopped the timer in :19.766 while aided by a reported 26-mph head wind. In addition to posting a 106 speed index, the 4-year-old gray daughter of Corona Cartel earned a berth in the Grade 1 Boehringer Ingelheim Distaff Challenge Championship at Los Alamitos on November 17.

Corona Springs was bred in Utah by McColee Land and Livestock. The mare has won two of 17 starts, and the $15,980 winner's share of the purse pushed her bankroll to $72,063.

Gold Diggin Queen, Glen Ellyn, JR Rock Star, Late N Dirty, Ima Dashin Follie, Country Curl, Mary Paintyourwagon, Kaelies Dividend, and Blacks Cartel completed the order of finish.

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