Open Me A Corona
SI 106 - $929,150
AQHA Racing Champion Stallion
From a Family of Champions!!
2023 FEE: $2,000
Property of: Tommy Hays, Mag 3 Investments & Bobby Martinez
BREAUX BRIDGE, LA—OCTOBER 23, 2018—AQHA Racing Champion Open Me A Corona SI 106, his first crop are weanlings of 2018, has joined the stallion roster at Robicheaux Ranch in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana to stand the upcoming breeding season.
A son of multiple stakes sire Coronas Leaving You, Open Me A Corona is from the same sire line as World Champion Wave Carver SI 014, three-time champion Ocean Runaway SI 105 and multiple graded stakes sire Sir Runaway Dash SI 97.
"We are happy to announce the addition of Champion Open Me A Corona to our stallion roster," Ryan Robicheaux, manager of Robicheaux Ranch said today. "Thank you to the Findley’s at Delta Equine Center for getting him started and thank you to his group of owners for entrusting the Champion to Robicheaux Ranch, Inc. for the next chapter of his career. Open Me A Corona’s first foals are impressive and we are hoping they are runners like he was."
Owned Dr. Tommy Hays, Mag 3 Investments and Bobby Martinez, the 2015 AQHA Racing Champion Aged Stallion won 16 of 21 career starts and earned $929,150.
Among his 12 career stakes wins are the $1 million LQHBA Breeders' Futurity(RG1), Louisiana Classic Stakes(RG2), Vals Fortune Stakes(RG2), John Alleman Memorial Stakes(RG3)-twice, Louisiana Champions Day Classic(RG2), Louisiana Classic Stakes(RG2), Gentilly Dash Stakes, Mr Jess Perry Stakes-twice, Opelousas Stakes and Lakeview Stakes. He was third in the Grade 2 Eastex Stakes and a finalist in the Delta Downs LA Bred Derby(RG2), LQHBA Laddie Futurity(RG2).
Open Me A Corona winning the $1 million LQHBA Breeders' Futurity at Evangeline Downs. © Coady Photography
Open Me A Corona is by Firecracker Futurity(G2) winner Coronas Leaving You SI 103 ($278,358), a multiple stakes sire from seven crops to race with 209 winners, 32 black type, 1 champion, earnings of more than $8.5 million and average earnings per starter of more than $25,000.
His top performers champion Open Me A Corona SI 106 (see above), multiple graded winner Scoopies Leaving You SI 109 (17 wins to 7, 2016, $329,383), LQHBA Breeders' Derby winner First Prize Bourban SI 103 (5 wins to 4, 2018 $295,617), Oklahoma Futurity(G2) winner Dash For Coronas SI 106 ($268,737), Delta Downs Louisiana Bred Derby(RG3) winner Jrs Coronas Shadow SI 105 (5 wins to 4, 2018 $227,643), B.F. Phillips, Jr. Stakes(G3) winner Rc Me Leaving You SI 105 (7 wins to 6, 2018, $208,493), Louisiana Champions Day Derby(RG2) winner First Corona Down SI 95 (4 wins to 3, $202,032), etc.
Open Me A Corona is out of the multiple stakes producing Mr Eye Opener mare In The Open, dam of 11 ROM, 9 winners, 4 black type including champion Open Me A Corona SI 106 (see above), Mid Cities Stakes(RG3) winner San Lorenzo Corona SI 104 ( wins to 4, 2018, $98,889), RG3 placed Im Jess Blue SI 98 ($102,909), G3 placed Surf N Turf Dude SI 107 (3 wins to 5, 2018 $74,476), etc.
In his final career start on December 10, 2016, Open Me A Corona winning the $100,000 440 yard Louisiana Champions Day Classic(RG2) at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. © Lou Hodges Photography
The second dam is the multiple stakes producing daughter of Leaving Memories, Ocean Memories, dam of 16 ROM including El Primero Del Ano Derby(G2) winner Ocean Cartel SI 95 ($186,103), stakes winner Special Ela SI 103 ($71,279), stakes-placed and G1 finalist Mimi Cartel SI 96 ($49,035), etc. She is also granddam of PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity(G2) winner Stel My Corona SI 89 ($187,768 ) and Sunland Park Winter Derby(G2) winner Feature Mr Lucky SI 105 ($131,672) and Autumn Handicap winner Tac Me Up SI 96 ($46,525 at 2, 2018).
Ocean Memories is a half-sister to RG3 winner Harbor Beach SI 111 ($129,371), G1-placed First Down N Surfin SI 97 ($290,681), stakes-placed Igofast-TB S ($143,043), G2-placed Runaway Wave SI 105 ($79,183, Broodmare of the Year), G2-placed Capitan Nuevo SI 95 ($56,539), etc. This is the immediate family of world champion and multiple stakes sire Wave Carver and champion and champion sire Ocean Runaway.