Midnight Corona Gets First Stakes Winner
Mr Jess Perry stallion gets first stakes winner.
August 7, 2014
The Mr Jess Perry son Midnight Corona got his first stakes winner on Sunday when Sweet American Honey won the $15,150 Wyoming Downs Bonus Challenge.
The 4-year-old gelding races for Gerald Kaul of Sheridan, Wyoming, and has now won three of 19 career starts and earned $16,188. In the race, he won the 870-yard race by 1 ½ lengths, earning his second-highest career speed index of 103. He earned his highest lifetime speed index of 110 in his previous start, a 550-yard claiming race at Wyoming Downs. Bred by his owner, Sweet American Honey is out of the Dashin Moon Shadow mare An Illusive Glance.
Midnight Corona is a 12-year-old stallion by Mr Jess Perry out of the First Down Dash mare Corona Cash. The regally-bred stallion is owned by Askin Jordan Partners LLC of Belgrade, Montana.
Midnight Corona was a race winner, with 15 career starts and earnings of $11,487. He earned a career-high speed index of 102 while racing at Ruidoso Downs.
His sire is the No. 3 all-time leading sire, with progeny earnings exceeding $44.4 million. Midnight Corona’s dam is a four-time champion and the 1997 All American Futurity (G1) winner. She won four Grade 1s and 11 stakes in her career that included earnings of $1,542,880. She is the dam of 17 winners from 27 starters, including three stakes winners: Hez Fast As Cash (by Heza Fast Man, $79,359), Pot Ocash (by Mr Eye Opener, $68,019) and Louisana Corona (by Jess Louisiana Blue, $186,206). She is also the dam of Feature Corona (by Feature Mr Jess, $114,216) and Two Corona Special (by Strawfly Special, $111,893).
Midnight Corona, who stands at All West Veterinary Hospital in Bozeman, Montana, has sired 29 winners from 63 starters with earnings more than $275,000. He is also the sire of stakes-placed runner Runaway For Corona ($34,123).
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