Pedigree Analysis: Coronas Concierge

A filly adds to the Corona legacy.

Q-Racing Journal

Coronas Concierge takes the NCQHRA Futurity. PHOTO: Coady Photography

There’s no denying Tom Maher knows how to pick ’em.

Last year about this time, we were talking about the Fort Pierre, South Dakota, resident’s $63,000 investment from the 2012 Heritage Place Yearling Sale. That investment was dubbed Hes Relentless, and we have watched the handsome colt roll through a Grade 1-placing career that – so far – has collected earnings of $441,292.

Today, we’re going to talk about a $62,000 investment that Maher made at the 2013 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale.

Partnering with his brother, Bill, that investment – dubbed Coronas Concierge – notched her first stakes win in the $40,150 North Central Quarter Horse Racing Association Futurity at Canterbury Park. She has now won three of five starts and earned $33,111.

Best of all, she carries with her a legacy of great blood. Coronas Concierge is by Corona Cartel and out of the Mr Eye Opener mare Dianetogetcha, and was bred by champion breeder Bobby Cox of Fort Worth, Texas.

Corona Cartel continues to cement what is likely to be an American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame career. The 20-year-old son of Holland Ease distinguished himself on the racetrack as a Grade 1-winning earner of $557,142 in only 14 career starts.

At stud, he is the sport’s leading living sire, with progeny earnings exceeding $45.4 million. He is the No. 2 all-time leading sire, behind only First Down Dash, and sires stakes winners at a solid 12 percent clip.

Retired late in his 3-year-old year, Corona Cartel permanently moved his address to Guthrie, Oklahoma, where he began and continues his stud career at Lazy E Ranch. The bay stallion was raced by Celina Molina and is now owned by a syndicate.  

Coronas Concierge’s bottom side, though, is also very strong.

Her dam, Dianetogetcha, is an 11-year-old daughter of Mr Eye Opener. The mare during her racing career qualified to the Northlands Futurity (G3) and then was second in her edition of the NCQHRA Futurity (R). She would go on to win the All American Congress Futurity (G3) and retire with career earnings of $63,328 and a career-high speed index of 108.

Smoothly stepping into her new career as a broodmare, she approached the plate and hit a home run at her very first at-bat. That was the PYC Paint Your Wagon colt Freighttrain B, who powered through a three-time stakes winning career that earned him $421,761. He now has retired to a stud career at Belle Mere Farm at Norman, Oklahoma.

With her second foal, Dianetogetcha got the Ocean Runaway gelding Essohess, who was stakes placed and earned $50,578.

She is also the dam of stakes-runner Beneteau (by Brimmerton, $59,056). She has four yearlings: Diane To Paint (by PYC Paint Your Wagon), Kings Realm (by Dominyun), Sight To Sea (by Brimmerton) and Vipor (by Dominyun).

Dianetogetcha’s dam is Dianetomeetcha. The 1993 mare is by the Special Effort son Special Show and out of the Jet Deck-bred Jim’s Josey Jet mare Jimmis Josey Jet.

Dianetomeetcha raced a solid 44 times, and collected 25 wins or placings, including three stakes wins and four additional stakes placings. She earned $89,193. Her stakes wins include the 1998 Black Gold Maturity (R), 1996 Shebester Derby (G3) and 1996 Hopes and Dreams Derby (RG3).

She has produced 10 winners from 12 starters.

In addition to Dianetogetcha, she is also the dam of the Southern Cartel mare Dianetobewitcha. Spending the majority of her 36-race career in Ontario, the mare pulled in a solid $179,099 and has stakes wins in the Maple Leaf Futurity, All Canadian Futurity and Maple Leaf Derby.

In the meantime, we’ll be ‘diane’ to see what else Coronas Concierge has up her sleeve.

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