News - Breeding June  20, 2024

A Leading Second-Crop Sire, Kvn Corona to Robicheaux Ranch For 2024

Two-time champion and leading second-crop sire Kvn Corona will stand his 2024 season at Robicheaux Ranch in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

Lazy E Ranch

BREAUX BRIDGE, LA–OCTOBER 30, 2023–Two-time champion Kvn Corona SI 95, the #2 Leading Second-Crop Sire of Money Earners in 2023, will stand the 2024 season at Robicheaux Ranch in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. His 2024 fee has been set at $5,000.

Owned by Keith Nellesen, Kvn Corona is having a banner year in 2023 with 55 winners, 3 stakes winner with earnings of more than $2 million. Undefeated Grade 1 Ed Burke Million and Grade 2 PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity winner Political Rivalry is his sire's leading money earner this year with $483,060 at 2.

"I was in California looking for stallions and a father-daughter vacation all in one," Robicheaux Ranch manager Ryan Robicheaux said. "I texted Keith Nellesen wishing him good luck with Political Rivalry in the PCQHRA finals, and then happened to run into him when we went to watch the post parade. He had heard I lost Apollitical Blood and Heath Taylor mentioned that I was looking for studs. He asked if I wanted Kvn Corona which left me a bit speechless. Once I found my voice I said 'yes I'm very interested…let's talk after you win this futurity!' And just by a mere gesture, the rest is history!

Keith Nellesen, Heath Taylor, Rhylan Robicheaux and Ryan Robicheaux in the PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity winner's circle at Los Alamitos. © William Zuazo

We are of course excited and appreciative of McColee (Land  & Livestock) for entrusting Robicheaux Ranch to stand Kvn Corona. I would like to thank Butch Wise, Matt Wittman, Monty McNair, and everyone at Lazy E for such a great start with the stallion career. We aim to continue Kvn Corona's success of producing great runners.

My daughter Rhylan must travel with me to recruit more stallions in the future. It appears she just may be my lucky charm," Robicheaux added.

From two crops to reach racing age Kvn Corona has sired 77 winners, 13 black type, earners of over $2.7 million and average earnings per starter of more than $18,100.

His top performers include Political Rivalry SI 98 (6 wins to 2, 2023, $488,578 Ed Burke Million Futurity-G1, PCQHRA Breeders Futurity-G2.), Mrs Kvn SI 98 (3 wins to 3, 2023, $158,981 Heritage Place Oaks, 2nd Prairie Meadows Derby Challenge, etc.), Mfs Cheerio SI 95 (4 wins to 2, 2023, $123,880 Ruidoso Downs Juvenile Challenge-G3.),  Kevins Wise Corona SI 91 (2 wins to 2, 2023, $113,033 3rd Ed Burke Million Futurity-G1, etc.), Sassie Savannah SI 108 (3 wins to 3, 2023, $67,103 3rd Speedhorse Futurity-G3, etc.), Dont Sass Kvn SI 95 (5 wins to 3, 2023, $64,455 2nd Holiday Handicap Stakes, etc.), etc.

Political Rivalry winning the Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity at Los Alamitos Race Course. © William Zuazo

At the track Kvn Corona won or placed in 11 of 13 career starts while earning $866,807. Named AQHA Racing Champion 2-Year-Old Colt and Champion 3-Year-Old Colt Kvn Corona won the Ed Burke Million Futurity(G1), PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity(G2), El Primero Del Ano Derby(G3), was 2nd in the Los Alamitos Super Derby(G1) and a finalist in Ruidoso Derby(G1).

Kvn Corona is by #2 all-time leading sire Corona Cartel SI 97 ($557,142), sire of 190 stakes winners, 10 champions, earners of over $68 million including Blues Girl Too SI 105 (World Champion, $2,032,328, Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity-G1, etc.), Teller Cartel SI 108 (champion, $1,212,471, All American Futurity-G1, etc.), Five Bar Cartel SI 91 (champion, $1,068,825, Ed Burke Million Futurity-G1, etc.), Kvn Corona SI 95 (champion see above), etc.

Kvn Corona's dam mis the Grade 1 winner Executive Looks SI 113 ($277,891) by Executive Menace. She is the dam of 17 ROM, 14 winners, 6 black type including two-time champion Kvn Corona SI 95 (see above), Los Alamitos Super Derby(G1) winner Big Lew SI 99 ($638,878), stakes winner Marney Jo SI 107 ($71,277), stakes winner Kvn Little Sister SI 93 ($22,689), stakes-placed Executive Temptation SI 96 ($24,380) and stakes-placed Executive Perry SI 92, etc.

Executive Looks is also the granddam of RG2 winner First Lady Canvas SI 99 ($187,443 at, 2022).

The second dam is stakes winner Sticky N Picky SI 108 ($117,391) by Stick An Stones, a sister to stakes winner Executively SI 101 ($94,225), half-sister to stakes winner Weeza Gone Gray SI 107 94145,1250, etc.

Sticky N Picky is the dam of 17 ROM, 14 winners, 3 black type including Grade 1 winner Executive Looks SI 113 (see above), stakes winner Executive Prince SI 110 ($94,226) and RG2-placed One Sweet Pick SU 102 ($108,603), etc.

For additional information or breeding contracts call Ryan Robicheaux at (337) 845-5130.

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