First Crop Sire Coronado Cartel Gets First Winner and Graded Stakes Finalist
First Crop sire Coronado Cartel got his first winner and two stakes qualifiers on Saturday.

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First Crop Sire Coronado Cartel Gets First Winner and Graded Stakes Finalist

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--MARCH 11, 2018--Highly anticipated first crop sire Coronado Cartel got his first winner and first graded stakes qualifier Saturday night when Shez A Cartel Chick won the 11th trial for the Grade 3 Oklahoma Futurity at Remington Park.

Michelle Hurdle saddled the bay Oklahoma-bred filly, from the Country Chicks Man mare Chase This Check, for owner/breeder Double O Acres LLC. She stopped the timer in :15.548 seconds to qualify for the $371,200 Oklahoma Futurity.

The Oklahoma Futurity, the longest-running futurity in the sport of American Quarter Horse racing, will headline a stakes-laden program at Remington Park on Saturday, March 24.

Shez A Cartel Chick (outside) runs down fellow qualifier First Prize Shawn (on the rail) in the 11th Oklahoma Futurity trial Saturday at Remington Park. Dustin Orona Photography
Coronado Cartel also sired Jet Packed Kicks who posted the 12th fastest time in the trials to earn a spot in the March 24th $50,000-Guaranteed Oklahoma Juvenile. Pedro Martinez conditions the gelding out of Full Of Air, by Dashair, for owners Carlos Nieto and Mario Gutierrez.

Winner of the Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity at 2, Coronado Cartel won or placed in nine of 12 starts and banked $416,178. He also won the Mr Jess Perry Stakes at Ruidoso Downs, was second in the Mr Master Bug Handicap and was a finalist in the Texas Classic Futurity(G1) and Sooner State Stakes(RG1)-twice.

The son of leading living sire Corona Cartel is out of the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity(G1) winner First Carolina, dam of 6 winners including full-siblings to Coronado Cartel-Rainbow Futurity(G1) winner Ms First Prize Rose; Rainbow Juvenile winner Denver Pass; and Firecracker Futurity(G2) runner-up Itea.

The second dam is former Broodmare of the Year First Prize Dash, by Dash For Cash, a sister to all-time leading sire First Down Dash.

Coronado Cartel's 2018 advertised fee is $2,500. For additional information or breeding contracts call Lazy E Ranch's Butch Wise or Matt Witman at 405-282-3437.