The Hawn Holt Cross Triangle Ranch must be an Inspiration to breeders of running Quarters horses, no multiple embryos just doing it naturally with some of the best broodmares in the world.
The Corona Chick legend will hopefully be in Australia this coming season with a mare bred to Captain Courage by the Brandenbergs in Queensland.
BLANCO, TX—APRIL 26, 2011—Three-time champion and former Broodmare of the Year Corona Chick has been pensioned after giving birth to her last foal Saturday.
The 22-year-old daughter of Chicks Beduino owned by Julianna Hawn Holt is the dam of four stakes winners and three stakes-placed earners of more than $3.6 million.
Bennie Greathouse, manager of the Hawn Holt Cross Triangle Ranch, said the mare produced her last foal, a Walk Thru Fire filly foaled at Dr. Gary Aber’s ranch in Simonton, Texas.
“She carried all of her foals as well as the last one,” Greathouse said. “Mother and baby are doing fine.”
(Photo courtesy Abers Ranch)
Bred by Robert Etchandy from the Sizzle Te mare, Sizzling Lil, Corona Chick won 15 of 18 career starts. The six-time grade 1 winner of $591,326, earned the titles of AQHA Racing Champion Two-Year-Old, Champion Two-Year-Old Filly and Champion Three-Year-Old Filly. Set new track records at both 350 and 400 yard distances.
As a broodmare she produced All American Futurity(G1) winner and champion Corona Cash ($1,542,880), Texas Classic Futurity(G1) winner Valiant Hero ($668,633), Los Alamitos Million Futurity(G1) winner Corona Cartel ($557,142) and stakes winner Corona Czech ($125,789). She is also the dam of stakes-placed earners Mighty Corona ($309,216, 2nd Texas Classic Futurity(G1)), Captain Courage ($213,251, 3rd All American Futurity(G1) and stakes-placed grade 1 qualifier Coco Corona ($37,414).
Corona Cartel is currently the #2 Leading Living Sire of Money Earners with more than $33.8 million. Valiant Hero is currently the Leading First Crop Sire of 2011 with two major stakes winners under his belt—300 yard world record holder Valiant War Hero ($124,912, West Texas Futurity-G1) and Mighty B Valiant ($320,784, Remington Park Futurity).
Valiant Hero was the 2005 Ruidoso Select Quarter Horse Yearling Sale Topper at $500,000 and Captain Courage topped the 2006 sale at $415,000.
According to Greathouse Corona Chick, who has a yearling filly by Mr Jess Perry, will be pensioned at the Hawn Holt Cross Triangle Ranch near Blanco.