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AQHA Racing Champion Open Me A Corona to Delta Equine Center For 2017

AQHA Racing Champion Open Me A Corona arrived at Delta Equine Center on Wednesday.

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VINTON, LA——DECEMBER 30, 2016—Delta Equine Center announced today that AQHA Racing Champion Open Me A Corona SI 106 will stand his first season at their establishment near Vinton, Louisiana in 2017. His fee has been set at $2,500 with considerataion.

Owned-and-raced by Charles Forbes, Jr. and Dr. Tommy Hays, the 2015 AQHA Racing Champion Aged Stallion won 16 of 21 career starts and earned $929,150.

Among his 12 career stakes wins are the $1 million LQHBA Breeders' Futurity(RG1), Louisiana Classic Stakes(RG2), Vals Fortune Stakes(RG2), John Alleman Memorial Stakes(RG3)-twice, Louisiana Champions Day Classic(RG2), Louisiana Classic Stakes(RG2), Gentilly Dash Stakes, Mr Jess Perry Stakes-twice, Opelousas Stakes and Lakeview Stakes. He was third in the Grade 2 Eastex Stakes and a finalist in the Delta Downs LA Bred Derby(RG2), LQHBA Laddie Futurity(RG2).

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 five crops to race with earnings of nearly $6 million and average earnings per starter of more than $24,000. His top performers multiple stakes winner Scoopies Leaving You SI 109 (15 wins to 5, 2016, $283,737), Oklahoma Futurity(G2) winner Dash For Coronas SI 106 ($268,737), Louisiana Champions Day Derby(RG2) winner First Corona down SI 95 (4 wins to 3, 2016, $202,032), 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 7 ROM, four stakes horses including champion Open Me A Corona SI 106 (see above), RG3 placed Im Jess Blue SI 98 ($102,909 to 4, 2015), G3 placed Surf N Turf Dude SI 93 ($70,796), RG2-placed San Lorenzo Corona SI 85 (winner at 2, 2016 $30,906) and Openme Anothercorona (2 wins at 2, $25,500).

In his final career start on December 10, 2016, Open Me A Corona winning the $100,000 440 yard Louisiana Champions Day Classic(RG2) at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. © Lou Hodges Photography
The second dam is the multiple stakes producing daughter of Leaving Memories, Ocean Memories, dam of 13 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), etc. She is also granddam of PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity(G2) winner Stel My Corona SI 89 ($187,768 at 2) and Sunland Park Winter Derby(G2) winner Feature Mr Lucky SI 105 ($131,762).

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-placed 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 or breeding contracts call Caleb Findley at 337-589-3078 or 37-304-4680.

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