News - Breeding October  22, 2017

Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Open Me A Corona to Robicheaux Ranch


In his final career start on July 11, 2015 Open Me A Corona won the RG2 Louisiana Classic Stakes at Delta Downs.

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BREAUX BRIDGE, LA—SEPTEMBER 22, 2015—Robicheaux Ranch, Inc. announced today that multiple graded stakes winner Open Me A Corona will stand his first season at their farm near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Open Me A Corona is currently in syndication and his 2016 fee has not been set.

Owned-and-raced by Charles Forbes, Jr. and Dr. Tommy Hays, Open Me A Corona won 10 of 12 career starts and earned $666,298.

Among his seven stakes wins are the $1 million LQHBA Breeders' Futurity(RG1), Louisiana Classic Stakes(RG2), Vals Fortune Stakes(RG2), John Alleman Memorial Stakes(RG3), Gentilly Dash Stakes, Mr Jess Perry Stakes-twice. He was also a finalist in the Delta Downs LA Bred Derby(RG2), LQHBA Laddie Futurity(RG2), etc.

Open Me A Corona winning the $1 million LQHBA Breeders' Futurity at Evangeline Downs. © Coady Photography
Open Me A Corona is by Firecracker Futurity(G2) winner Coronas Leaving You SI 103 ($278,358), a multiple stakes sire from only four crops to race with earnings of more than $3.3 million. He has also sired Oklahoma Futurity(G2) winner Dash For Coronas SI 106 ($268,737), Sunland Park Winter Futurity(G2) winner Wasting No Corona SI 99 ($154,064), etc.

Open Me A Corona is out of the multiple stakes producing Mr Eye Opener mare In The Open, dam of 6 ROM (100%). She is also the dam of RG3 placed Im Jess Blue SI 98 ($102,909 to 4, 2015), G3 placed Surf N Turf Dude SI 93 ($69,021), and Openme Anothercorona ($25,500 at 2, 2015).

Open Me A Corona winning the 2015 Vals Fortune Stakes(RG2) at Delta Downs. © Coady Photography
The second dam is the multiple stakes producing daughter of Leaving Memories, Ocean Memories, dam of 12 ROM including El Primero Del Ano Derby(G2) winner Ocean Cartel SI 95 ($186,103), stakes winner Special Ela SI 103 ($71,279), stakes-placed and G1 finalist Mimi Cartel SI 96 ($49,035), dam of G2 winner Feature Mr Lucky SI 105 ($115,949), etc. She is also granddam of PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity(G2) winner Stel My Corona SI 89 ($187,768 at 2).

Ocean Memories is a half sister to RG3 winner Harbor Beach SI 111 ($129,371), G1-placed First Down N Surfin SI 97 ($290,681), stakes-placed Igofast-TB S ($143,043), G2-plalced Runaway Wave SI 105 ($79,183, Broodmare of the Year), G2-placed Capitan Nuevo SI 95 ($56,539), etc. This is the immediate family of world champion and multiple stakes sire Wave Carver and champion and champion sire Ocean Runaway.

For additional information on Open Me A Corona's syndication or for breeding contracts call Ryan Robicheaux at 337-845-5130 or Dr. Tommy Hays at 512-413-8949.


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