Cold Brewster Prevails In Canterbury Distance Challenge
Cold Brewster, under jockey, Gonzalo Gutierrez, drives to a one-length in the $20,000 Canterbury Park Distance Challenge on Thursday evening.

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Cold Brewster Prevails In Canterbury Distance Challenge

SHAKOPEE, MN–JULY 14, 2022–Bouncing off a fifth-place effort in the Remington Park Distance Championship(G3) on May 28th, Cold Brewster raced down the stretch to overtake Faster Than Hasta to win the $20,000 Canterbury Park Distance Challenge Thursday night at Canterbury Park.

Under jockey Gonzalo Gutierrez, Cold Brewster raced to his first career stakes win while winning by one-length and clocking the 870 yard distance in :46.414 seconds, a 90 speed index into a 26 mph crosswind.

Durk Peery trains the son of multiple stakes sire Im A Fancy Pyc for owner Austin Watterson. The Oklahoma-bred gelding has compiled a (28) 10-3-4 record and tonight's $10,000 winner's purse boosted his career bankroll to $118,327.

Dustin Cox bred Cold Brewster from the Thoroughbred mare Crescent Shore by Aragorn (IRE).

The winning connections of Cold Brewster accept the Canterbury Park Distance Challenge Stakes trophy Thursday evening at Canterbury Park.
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Tonight's win also guarantees Cold Brewster a starting spot in the $105,000 Cox Ranch Distance Challenge Championship(G1) to be contested during the Bank of America Challenge Championships on October 22nd at Horseshoe Indianapolis.

Graded stakes winner Faster Than Hasta, under jockey Stormy Smith, earned $4,300 for his second-place effort. Robert Don Johnson trains the son of Hasta Be Fast for the Estate of John Johnson. 

Wardell Quarter Horses bred the bay gelding in Wyoming from the Special Leader mare Leadmetoyourladder. Faster Than Hasta has earned $251,929 off 11 wins in 41 career starts.

Fastest Leader, a full sibling to second-place finisher Faster Than Hasta, finished three-length back to earn $2,200 for third.  Also trained by Johnson, the 5-year-old gelding races for Deanna Anderson.

Wardell Quarter Horses bred the $25,832 earner in Wyoming. David Pinon was riding.

High On America, Jess Up V and Lotta Looking Pyc completed the field.