First Stakes Winner for Coronas Fast Dash

Sign Of Corona wins Idaho stakes as first stakes winner for his sire.
May 20, 2013

Coronas Fast Dash

Coronas Fast Dash * Stephanie Eagleberger photo

Grade 1-placed first crop sire Coronas Fast Dash got his first stakes winner from only two starts this season on Sunday.

Susan Hanson and Carol McKinney's Sign Of Corona, a gelding by Coronas Fast Dash, won the $26,000 Rocky Mountain Spring Classic Quarter Horse Futurity at Pocatello Downs in Idaho. Under jockey Dirk Crane, the bay raced over the 330 yards in a quick :17.067 seconds to earn a 95 speed index and pick up the $10,400 winner's purse. Mark Hanson saddled the winner.

Owned and raced by Bobby D. Cox of Fort Worth, Texas, Coronas Fast Dash has two starters to date from 19 named 2-year-olds this season, including the aforementioned stakes winner Sign Of Corona.

Coronas Fast Dash won or placed in nine of 15 career starts and earned $156,412. He was second in the Grade 1 Heritage Place Derby and a finalist in the All American Futurity (G1), Dash For Cash Futurity (G1), Rainbow Derby (G1), Remington Park Derby (G1), Leo Stakes (G2), Eastex Handicap (G2) and Higheasterjet Handicap (G3).

A son of leading sire Corona Cartel, the 8-year-old stallion is out of the stakes-placed Heza Fast Man mare Dash Fast Girl, who died after producing three foals. She is also the dam of a full sibling, Kindergarten Futurity(G1) winner Vachetta SI 96, who won three of three starts at 2, earning $142,928; and Dash Fast Injun SI 98 ($18,028).

The second dam is the Dash For Cash mare First Prize Rose Too, dam of five ROM including stakes winner Fast First Dash SI 101 ($102,250) and Restricted Grade 3-placed First Black Rose SI 108 ($50,575), who is the dam of Southern California Derby (G1) winner First Black Wagon ($69,078). The third dam is a Grade 2-winning half sister to all-time leading sire First Down Dash and former AQHA Broodmare of the Year First Prize Dash.

Coronas Fast Dash stands at Vista Equine Colorado LLC for a fee of $1,500. For additional information or breeding contracts, call Jack Dahl or Stephanie Eagleberger at 970-226-4747.