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Corona B Gone Digs In To Win Portland Meadows Championship Bonus Challenge
Corona B Gone, under jockey Lorenzo Lopez, winning the $17,000 Portland Meadows Championship Bonus Challenge on Sunday.

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Corona B Gone Digs In To Win Portland Meadows Championship Bonus Challenge

PORTLAND, ORóDECEMBER 16, 2018óComing off a seventh place effort in the Grade 1 Bank of America Challenge Championship last month at Los Alamitos Race Course, Corona B Gone dug in to hold off a game Sneakin Tr by a neck in the $17,000 Portland Meadows Championship Bonus Challenge on Sunday.

Ridden by jockey Lorenzo Lopez, Corona B Gone completed the 440 yards on a sloppy raining racecourse in :21.906 seconds, equaling a 103 speed index. It was the sixth career win for the 3-year-old son of Favorite Cartel and the winner's purse boosted his earnings to over $55,000.

The winning connections of Corona B Gone accept the Portland Meadows Championship Bonus Challenge stakes trophy and blanket on Sunday. © HorseWinPix
Trainer Hector Magallanes saddled the sorrel Oregon-bred for owner Ruben Magallanes. Bred by Michael and Shannon McKay, Corona B Gone is out of the Shazoom mare Go Girl Gone.

Sneakin Tr, a 7-year-old Tr Dasher gelding owned by Connie Chumbley and trained by Scott Raley finished second. Jockey Robert Burney had the riding call aboard the multiple stakes-placed gelding from the Splash Bac mare Sneak Bac. Gary Chumbley is the breeder. Purse earnings were not available at press time but the gelding has earned more than $60,000.

Cm One In A Bluemoon finished half-a-length back in third for owners Nick Lowe and Randy Dickerson. Javier Matias had the riding call for Lowe, who also conditions the son of Ivory James. Dickerson bred the 3-year-old multiple stakes-placed gelding from the Jess Louisiana Blue mare Cool Blue Corona. He earnings over $35,000.

For Sweet Jess, Shez Sneakin Fast, Favorite Bling, Ag Favorite Cartel and Preachin Lady Star completed the field.