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All American Derby Qualifier: Louisana Corona

LOUISANA CORONA
Br.f. Jess Louisiana Blue-Corona Cash by First Down Dash

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Race Record: 7-3-1-2 $41,554

Breeder: Henry E. Brown
Owner: J. Richards and M. Le Blanc
Trainer: Luis Villafranco
Qualifying jockey: G.R. Carter Jr.
Qualifying time: :21.253

Race record: With G.R. Carter Jr. in the irons for Luis Villafranco, Louisana Corona clocked :21.253 while defeating Derby qualifier Feature Hero by a head in the seventh trial. Louisana Corona came into the Derby trials after a layoff extending to her a third-place finish to Llano Cartel in the $54,750 Jack Brooks Stakes (RG3) on May 26 at Remington Park.

Breeder: Louisana Corona is bred by Henry E. Brown of Gilbert, Arizona. Since breeding his first named American Quarter Horse in 1986, Brown bred champions Tiny First Effort ($445,393) and Okey Dokey Dale ($250,567), world record setter Crash Thru Traffic ($140,595), 25 other stakes winners, 205 other winners and the earners of more than $9.17 million.

Owner: Louisana Corona is owned by J. Richards and M. Le Blanc of Tyler, Texas.

Trainer: Luis Villafranco conditioned Louisana Corona to qualify for the All American Derby. Villafranco also qualified Wicked Courage to the Derby, after conditioning the Captain Courage gelding to win the Grade 1 Ruidoso and Rainbow derbies. Villafranco has sent out the earners of $12,973,101 and winners of 878 of 6,661 American Quarter Horse races.

Qualifying jockey: Ten-time AQHA champion jockey G.R. Carter Jr. is American Quarter Horse racing’s all-time leading jockey by money earned and second all-time by races won. Through August 18, Carter had ridden 22,365 starters that had earned more than $62.64 million, with 3,526 returning as winners. Carter has won the All American Futurity twice, with Falling In Loveagain in 1998 and world champion Stolis Winner in2008.

Pedigree: Louisana Corona is one of 186 winners from 302 starters by champion Jess Louisiana Blue, a 15-year-old son of champion Mr Jess Perry out of the stakes-placed Louisiana Slew (TB) mare  The Louisiana Girl. An earner of $170,682, Jess Louisiana Blue set a Delta Downs track record while winning the 2002  AQHA East Championship Challenge (G2). Jess Louisiana Blue has sired 24 stakes winners and the earners of more than$8.3 million.

Louisana Corona is out of champion and All American Futurity (G1) winner Corona Cash ($1,542,880). The daughter of all-time leading sire First Down Dash has produced two stakes winners,13 other winners and the earners of more than $701,000 from 25 starters.