News - Breeding June  20, 2024

Multiple Grade 1 Winner San Lorenzo Retired to Spring Hill Farms

Multiple Grade 1 winner San Lorenzo will begin his stallion career in 2022 at Spring Hill Farms in Kaplan, Louisiana.

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KAPLAN, LA—NOVEMBER 22, 2021—San Lorenzo SI 105, winner of two $1-million dollar futurities in 2020, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2022 breeding season at Spring Hill Farms for a fee of $2,500, with consideration, the Kaplan, Louisiana farm announced today.

"San Lorenzo was one of the fastest Louisiana Million Futurity winners ever. He is a wonderful blend of looks, pedigree and speed," said David Dunn, Spring Hill Farms owner. "He was a $65,000 LQHBA yearling repurchase bought privately from his breeders by Rogelio Marquez, Jr."

"San Lorenzo possess a classic pedigree on both top and bottom for 'siring sires' and 'producing sires'. This magnificent young sire prospect is expected to arrive here mid December and I invite all breeders to come by and see him," Dunn concluded.

San Lorenzo, under jockey David Alvarez, winning the $1,000,000 LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity at Evangeline Downs. © Coady Photography
Bred by Jim and Natalie Montgomery and campaigned by Rogelio Marquez, Jr., San Lorenzo won five of seven career starts including the $1,000,000 LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity(G1) and the $1,025,782 Lee Berwick Futurity(RG1), the richest Quarter Horse race ever run in Louisiana.

Considered for year-end racing honors last season, the bay colt was the #2 highest money earning Quarter Horse in the nation with $993,340, behind only AQHA Racing World Champion, Champion 2-Year-Old and Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Whistle Stop Cafe.

In his only start at 3, he drew away to a 2-¼ length win in his trial for the Sam Houston Derby(G3), completing the 350 yards in :17.408 seconds, a career high 105 speed index. He set the fastest qualifying time but did not run back in the final. San Lorenzo pushed his career earnings total to $1,010,662.

San Lorenzo, under jockey David Alvarez, winning the richest Quarter Horse racing ever run in Louisiana, the $1,025,782 Lee Berwick Futurity(RG1) at Delta Downs.
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San Lorenzo will be the first Louisiana Bred Millionaire to stand at stud.

To date his sire, Grade 2 winner Coronas Leaving You SI 103 ($278,358), is the sire of 283 winners, 45 black type, 1 champion with earnings of over $13.2 million and average earnings per starter of nearly $28,000.

Coronas Leaving You's top performers include San Lorenzo SI 105 (5 wins to 3, $1,010,662 see above), Open Me A Corona SI 105 (16 wins to 6, $929,150 AQHA Racing Champion Aged Stallion, LQHBA Breeders Futurity-RG1, etc.), Eye Work For You SI 97 (7 wins to 3, $555,566 Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Futurity-RG1, All American Juvenile S., etc.), Scoopies Leaving You SI 109 (17 wins to 7, $329,383 Mr Jess Perry Louisiana Downs S.-RG3, etc.).

San Lorenzo, under jockey David Alvarez, was a 2-1/4 length winner in his final career start while setting the fastest qualifying time for the Grade 3 Sam Houston Derby at Sam Houston Race Park. © Coady Photography
Also First Prize Bourban SI 103 (5 wins to 3, $295,617 The Treme S.-G3, etc.), Jrs Coronas Shadow SI 109 (10 wins to 7, $279,282 Delta Downs Louisiana Bred Derby-RG3, etc.), Dash For Coronas SI 106 (4 wins to 5, $268,737 Oklahoma Futurity-G2, etc.), San Lorenzo Corona SI 108 (8 wins to 5, $254,889 Louisiana Classic S.-RG2, 1st-Vals Fortune S.-RG2, etc.), Rc Me Leaving You SI 105 (7 wins to 6, $209,748 B F Phillips Jr H.-G3-twice, etc.), First Corona Down SI 95 (4 wins to 3, $202,032 Louisiana Champions Day Derby S.-RG2, etc.), etc.

San Lorenzo's dam In The Open, by Mr Eye Opener, is the dam of 14 ROM, 11 winners, 6 black type (4 are full siblings to San Lorenzo), 1 champion including AQHA Racing Champion Aged Stallion Open Me A Corona SI 105 ($929,150, LQHBA Million Futurity-RG1, etc.), multiple RG1 winner San Lorenzo SI 105 ($1,010,662-see above), multiple RG2 winner San Lorenzo Corona SI 108 (8 wins, $253,889, Louisiana Classic-RG2, etc.), RG2 winner Cant Catchacorona SI 102 ($123,731, Opelousas S.-RG2, etc.), RG3-placed Im Jess Blue SI 98 ($102,909), G3-placed Surf N Turf Dude SI 107 ($74,476), etc.

In The Open is also the granddam of Decketta Stakes-G2 winner HH Gailforce SI 105 ($314,121 to 4, 2021), Speedhorse QH Derby winner Chicks With Coronas SI 101 ($83,688 to 4, 2021), etc.

The second dam Ocean Memories, by Leaving Memories, is a half-sister to Harbor Beach SI 111 ($129,371, California Breeders' Marathon S. R-G3, etc.), First Down N Surfin SI 97 ($290,681, 3rd All American Futurity-G1, etc.), Igofast-TB SI 97 ($143,043, 2nd Friendship S., etc.), Runaway Wave SI 105 ($79,183, AQHA Dam of Distinction, Broodmare of the Year, 3rd Dash for Cash Derby-G2, etc.), Capitan Nuevo SI 95 ($56,539, 2nd Longhorn Derby-G2, etc.), Curls Girl SI 93 ($54,066, 2nd Denim N Diamonds H., etc.), etc.

Ocean Memories is the dam of 16 ROM, 11 winners, 3 black type including Grade 2 winne Ocean Cartel SI 95 ($186,1023), stakes winner Special Ela SI 103 ($71,279), stakes-placed Mimi Cartel SI 96 ($49,035), etc. She is also the granddam of Grade 2 winner Feature Mr Luck SI 105 ($131,672), G2 winner Stel My Corona SI 89 ($187,768 in 2 starts at 2), stakes winner Tac Me UP SI 99 ($157,359), etc.

This is the family of leading sires, champions and grade 1 winners that include champion Ocean Runaway ($1,642,498), world champion Wave Carver Si 104 ($1,005,946), champion Uncle D SI 95 ($689,165), G1 winner Wave Her Down SI 95 ($436,415), G1 winner Trisk SI 102 ($254,233), G1-placed Call Me Cole SI 93 ($298,122), G1-placed Sir Runaway Dash SI 97 ($120,706), etc.

For additional information or breeding contracts call David Dunn at (817) 807-3154.

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