Open Me A Corona is Prompt Favorite in $100,000 Louisiana Classic
The 6-year-old stallion earned his 11th stakes win on Saturday.
July 9, 2016
Breaking like a rocket from his rail post, Open Me A Corona held on to win the 440-yard Louisiana Classic Stakes (R) for state-breds at Delta Downs on Saturday.
Open Me A Corona stopped the timer in :21.317, and his margin of victory was a head from Heza Louisiana Dash. David Alvarez rode the 6-year-old stallion by Coronas Leaving You for owners Charles Forbes Jr. and Tommy Hays and trainer Bobby Martinez.
Open Me A Corona returned a $3.20 win mutuel as the 3-5 favorite in the field of six. The stallion was bred by Dr. Natalie Montgomery and sold for $22,000 at the 2011 Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders' Association Yearling Sale.
All told, Open Me A Corona has won 14 of 18 starts -- including seven of nine at Delta Downs -- and the Louisiana Classic marked his 11th career stakes victory. The $60,000 winner's share of the $100,000 purse pushed his bankroll to $852,758.
Raced at Remington Park last spring, Open Me A Corona finished third, a half of a length behind winner AJs High, in the 350-yard, $50,000 Eastex Stakes (G3).
Icanonlyemagine finished third, 3 1/2 lengths behind Open Me A Corona, and was followed by Mda Game, Louisiana Legends, and JLS Dashn And Zoomin.
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