First Corona Home Sires First Stakes Winner

Indiana stallion earns first stakes winner in six-figure stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

First Corona Home is a son of First Down Dash. PHOTO: Courtesy Southern Indiana Equine

Freshman sire First Corona Home got his first stakes winner this weekend, when Cant Catcha Corona won the $199,200 Gordon Mobley Futurity (R).

Cant Catcha Corona is now 3-for-3 with $121,110 in earnings for owner Randy Smith of Broughton, Illinois. The gelding, bred Diana Moster of Seymour, Indiana, is out of the Special Project mare Special Birthday. He is also the first stakes winner for his dam, who also produced stakes runner Stone Roller (by SC Chiseled In Stone, $43,980).

First Corona Home is an 8-year-old son of First Down Dash out of the Chicks Beduino mare Corona Cowgirl. Owned by Bella Vista Farms LLC, he stands at Southern Indiana Equine at Austin, Indiana. The son of the sport’s all-time leading sire, his dam is a full sister to champion and all-time leading dam Corona Chick. The mare is also a half sister to champion Corona Kool (by First Down Dash, $1,296,797) and Grade 1-placed runner Corona Cocktail (by First Down Dash, $214,718).

First Corona Home was a race winner in 13 career starts, retiring with $18,402 in earnings and a career-high 103 speed index.

From a first crop of twelve foals, First Corona Home has sired four starters, with three returning as winners. They have earned $155,281, for an average earnings of $38,820 per starter.

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