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Race Record: 3-1-2-0 $5,976
Breeder: Vaughn Cook and Paul Jones (OK)
Owner: Douglas O. Traylor
Trainer: John Stinebaugh
Qualifying Jockey: Rodrigo Vallejo
Qualifying Time: :21.286 (Trial 9)
Race Record: In trial 9, odds-on favorite Carters Cookie, the winner of the Rainbow Futurity (G1), bobbled at the break while Just Wanna Corona won by 2 1/2 lengths. In his two previous starts, Just Wanna Corona finished second by a nose in an April 5 maiden race at Sam Houston Race Park, then was second by three-quarters of a length in a May 5 trial to the Heritage Place Futurity (G1).
Breeders: Bred in Oklahoma by Vaughn Cook, who with wife Jill Cook, D.V.M., and Laura Wipf, owns Royal Vista Ranches LLC at Wayne, Oklahoma. The all-time-leading trainer by money earned, Paul Jones won the All American Futurity with champion Teller Cartel (2005), No Secrets Here (2006) and champion Runnning Brook Gal (2009).
Owner: Douglas O. Traylor of Katy, Texas, purchased Just Wanna Corona for $22,000 at the 2011 Los Alamitos Equine Sale.
Trainer: The gelding is one of three All American qualifiers conditioned by former jockey John Stinebaugh, who also sent out fastest qualifier PJ Chick In Black and 3rd-fastest Krash Cartel. Stinebaugh began training in 1985 and since then has sent out the winners of 557 of 4,013 races and the earners of more than $9.4 million. Stinebaugh has conditioned the winners of eight Grade 1 races, including champions and All American Derby winners Double Down Special (2010) and The Casanova (1998), and last year’s Texas Class Futurity (G1) winner Sure Shot B.
Qualifying Jockey: Since 1994, Rodrigo Vallejo has ridden the winners of 977 of 5,989 races. Vallejo scored in the 2008 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) aboard world champion and all-time leading money earner Stolis Winner ($2,235,161).
Pedigree: A $50,000 supplement to the All American trials, Just Wanna Corona is by Stel Corona ($111,584). The 12-year-old, Grade 2-winning son of Corona Cartel from 112 starters has sired the earners of more than $3.19 million, including champion Foose, 6 other stakes winners and 47 other winners. Owned by a syndicate, Stel Coronas stands at Burns Ranch at Menifee, California.
The gelding is out of the stakes-winning Dash To Chivato mare Just Wanna Be Me ($56,922), whose second dam is Grade 1 winner Shirley B Gayle ($601,860). Just Wanna Be Me is a half sister to the Devon Lane (TB) son Devons Signature ($166,965), who finished third in DM Shicago’s All American Futurity, and to the stakes-placed Fishers Dash stallion See If I Care ($63,490), who ran in champion Higher Fire’s Golden State Million Futurity (G1).
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