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Back-to-Back Stakes Wins at Canterbury Park

Of the six blacktype races contested at Canterbury Park on June 21st, George Strawbridge Jr.’s Augustin Stables won a third of them. REGAL REALM won the Lady Canterbury Stakes and within the hour HIGH FRONT (pictured) took the Dark Star Turf Sprint. Both distaffers are trained by Jonathon Thomas and both were foaled and raised at Stone Farm for long-time client Strawbridge.

Regal Realm was pinched back after a break in the one-mile feature on the turf.  A daughter of Animal Kingdom out of Sky Willow by Empire Maker, the 4-year-old mare made her move in the second turn then drew clear to win by a length.  In the very next race, stablemate High Front won going five furlongs on the turf in near-record time. A daughter Summer Front out the Broken Vow mare Tide is High, the 4-year-old filly was mid pack until putting a head in front at the top of stretch and then pulled away to win by two.

Regal Realm has won or placed in eight of her 10 starts, while High Front has won or placed six of her seven races to date. Both earned blacktype for their victories.