Fastest Qualifier Vvr Dazzling Corona Earns First Stakes Win in Wyoming Bred Derby
Vvr Dazzling Corona, under jockey Jesus Virgen, easily winning the $23,000 Wyoming Bred Derby Sunday at Wyoming Downs.

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Fastest Qualifier Vvr Dazzling Corona Earns First Stakes Win in Wyoming Bred Derby

EVANSTON, WY—JULY 9, 2017— It was just two weeks ago that Vvr Dazzling Corona broke her maiden as the fastest qualifier for the $23,000 Wyoming Bred Derby; now the daughter of Coronas Velvet has her first stakes win with Sunday’s victory at Wyoming Downs.

Vvr Dazzling Corona ($12.80) and jockey Jesus Virgen were wire-to-wire winners, extending the margin of victory to one length by the end of the 350-yard event. Their final time was 17.453, fast enough for a 96 speed index.

The filly is trained by Skyler Green and is owned by Casey Albert Lipp; Mike Lipp bred the filly in Wyoming out of the Dash To Chivato mare Dazzling Chivata. Vvr Dazzling Corona was third in the $37,000 Wyoming Bred Futurity in Evanston last summer.

Outrun by the winner, runner-up Eyesa Special Shadow put daylight between himself and the rest of the field with regular rider Luis Peralta aboard for trainer Jesse Villegas and owner Juanita Villegas.

The gelding recently won the $20,000 Dan Lockie Derby at Miles City, finished second in last year’s $37,000 Wyoming Bred Futurity in Gillette, and was fourth behind Vvr Dazzling Corona in the Wyoming Downs Wyoming Bred Futurity.

Bred by Broken Bones Cattle Company, Eyesa Special Shadow is by Eyesa Special Slim, out of Lil Shameless Angel by First N Six.

Leading the rest of the pack was Nowshesfamous, a Woodbridge filly out of Now a Lady, by Now I Know, bred by Lisa Lozano. Nowshesfamous was ridden by CJ Benn for trainer Glade W. Van Tassell and owner Roger C. Overturf. She broke her maiden in her trial for the Wyoming Bred Derby, her first start of 2017.

Completing the field were Cd Leave Em Proud, Jerrys Scooter, Smoke N Fame, Brindis Secret Toast, Judys Girl, Pro Paige and Eyesa Special Harper.