First-Crop Sire Coronado Cartel Gets First Grade 1 Winner
Coronado Cartel sired his first Grade 1 winner on Saturday when Blue Corazon won the $1-million Ruidoso Futurity(G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

First-Crop Sire Coronado Cartel Gets First Grade 1 Winner

GUTHRIE, OK—JUNE 10, 2018—Just eight-days ago first-crop sire Coronado Cartel sired his first stakes winner when 2-year-old Fly N Tell won the $50,000 Easy Jet Stakes(RG3) at Remington Park. Today the son of leading sire Corona Cartel stepped up his game when his second stakes winner Blue Corazon scored an impressive win in the $1 million Ruidoso Futurity, giving the young stallion his first Grade 1 winner.

A $30,000 Heritage Place September Yearling Sale graduate, Blue Corazon raced to a half-length win in the Ruidoso Futurity(G1) to bank $420,000. Undefeated in two starts the gray colt races for owner Newman Cattle Company and trainer Rodolfo Valles. Raul Ramirez, Jr. had the riding call aboard the Corner K Quarter Horses LLC Arkansas-bred. Blue Corazon is out of the Takin On The Cash mare Bye Bye Baby Goodbye.

Blue Corazon, under jockey Raul Ramirez, Jr., winning the Grade 1 $1 million Ruidoso Futurity at Ruidoso Downs.
© Gay Harris / Ruidoso Downs
Owned by Reliance Ranches, LLC, Coronado Cartel is currently the #1 Leading First-Crop sire of money earners and winners in 2018. He has sired 20 winners, 2 stakes winners, 1 stakes-placed with earnings nearing $750,000 and average earnings per starter of more than $16,000.

His top performers include the aforementioned Grade 1 winner Blue Corazon SI 88 (2 wins in 2 starts, $424,800 Ruidoso Futurity-G1), Fly N Tell SI 91 (2 wins at 2, $45,721, Easy Jet S.-RG3), Shez A Cartel Chick SI 86 (winner, $46,118, 2nd FL Lady Bug Stakes), Sc Coronado SI 91 (winner, $27,316, finalist Kindergarten Futurity(G2)), The Fish Cartel SI 88 (2 wins, $17,472, ), Coronado Express SI 91 (winner, $17,230), Mr Coronado Cash SI 92 (2 wins at 2 $14,929), Jet Packed Kicks SI 91 (winner, $14,181), It’s The Whiskey SI 81 (winner, $13,030), Coronados Quiksilver SI 91 (2 wins in 2 starts, $11,550, 3rd fastest qualifier $100,000 Jaguar Rocket Futurity*), etc.

Coronado Cartel won our placed in nine of 12 career starts and earned $416,178. He won the Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity, Mr Jess Perry Stakes and was second in the Texas Classic Futurity. He was also a finalist in the Grade Texas Classic Futurity and Sooner State Stakes-twice.

The son of leading living sire Corona Cartel is out of Heritage Place Futurity(G1) winner First Carolina SI 106 ($415,047) by Mr Jess Perry. He is a brother to Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity winner Ms First Prize Rose SI 101 ($550,105), Rainbow Juvenile winner and All American Futurity(G1) finalist Denver Pass and Grade 2 Firecracker Futurity runner-up Itea SI 101 ($64,711), etc.

The second dam is former Broodmare of the Year First Prize Dash SI 101, a Dash For Cash sister to all-time leading sire First Down Dash. First Prize Dash is the dam of 30 ROM, 28 winners, 6 stakes winners including Heritage Place Futurity(G1) First Prize Leesa SI 106 ($488,270), Remington Park Futurity(G1) winner First Prize Robin ($295,147), Heritage Place Futurity(G1) winner Fast First Prize SI 102 ($244,929), Grade 2 winner and leading sire Heza Fast Dash SI 103 ($146,123), etc.

Coronado Cartel stands at Lazy E Ranch in Guthrie, Oklahoma for a 2018 fee of $2,500. For additional information contact Butch Wise or Matt Witman at 405.282.3437.

*The $100,000 Jaguar Rocket Futurity final will be contested on June 16th at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Coronado Cartel also sired 8th fastest qualifier Ss Coronado.