LARC NEWS Posted: 3/7/2018 8:45:46 PM


* Photo of Stel Corona filly One Way Woman 

           After a brief hiatus due to rain in Southern California, gate works for 2-year-olds resumed on Tuesday morning with 20 young runners delivering their first workouts of the season. The group was headed by six freshman sprinters owned by Reliance Ranches and trained by Mike Robbins.

            The morning’s fastest work by a 2-year-old was posted by Reliance Ranches’ SC Coronada, who covered the 220 yards in a sharp :12.3. Coronado Cartel sired the Oklahoma-bred filly. SC Coronada’s dam is the champion aged mare Spit Curl Diva, a multiple graded stakes winner of $829,353 in her career. Spit Curl Diva led the nation in wins with eight victories in 2010. She was a 12-time stakes winner with her top wins being the Grade 1 Refrigerator Handicap and Grade 1 AQHA Distaff Challenge in 2010. She also won the Oklahoma Derby in 2009. Spit Curl Diva is also the dam of multiple stakes winners SC Vapor Trail (by Corona Cartel) and Stevie B First Cash (by First Down Dash).  SC Vapor Trail won the John Deere California Juvenile and qualified to the Ed Burke Million Futurity here last year, while Stevie B First Cash won the Town Policy Handicap and First Down Dash Handicap at Los Alamitos and is a multiple Grade 1 stakes placed runner.

            SC Coronada worked in the company of her stablemate, the Corona Cartel filly Charging Corona, who is a full sister to stakes winner The Charm of Corona. The Charm of Corona ran second to BH Lisas Boy in last year’s Grade 1 Vessels Maturity. Charging Corona’s mother is Charm Dance, a mare from the Juliana Hawn Holt broodmare band. Charging Corona covered the 220 yards in :12.6.

            Reliance Ranches and Robbins also worked as a pair Conquering Marie (:12.5) and Pack Light (:12.7) and then pair of Get Away Car (:12.6) and Sage Franklin (:12.8). Conquering Marie is another Coronado Cartel filly out of Illegal Fireworks, while Pack Light is a filly by One Famous Eagle out of Back In The Pack. These are two nicely bred fillies. Bred by John Andreini, Illegal Fireworks won six of 18 starts and earned $181,901 in her racing career. She won the 2011 Grade 3 Junos Request Stakes at Remington Park and the 2009 Bill Hedge Memorial at Blue Ribbon. She won her trials to the Oklahoma Derby and Texas Classic Derby, qualifying to that derby final in 2010. Her dam is Totally Illegal, winner of the Grade 1 QHBC Juvenile Classic and Grade 2 Governor’s Cup Futurity in 1993. She was second in the 1994 Los Alamitos Derby.

            Pack Light’s dam is the Jim and Marilyn Helzer-bred Back In The Pack, a winner of four of 17 starts and $131,831 in earnings. Back In The Pack had a strong freshman campaign, winning her trials to the All American, Rainbow, and Oklahoma futurities and later winning the All American Juvenile Invitational. She was second in the 2011 Rainbow Futurity to Silver For Me. Her dam is Runninbac, who ran in the 1994 Heritage Place Futurity and Ed Burke Memorial Futurity.

            Get Away Car is a colt by Corona Cartel out of Fast Red Rose, whose dam is Fast First Prize, the winner of the 2002 Heritage Place Futurity and $244,929. Sage Franklin is a colt by Corona Cartel out of Fate Cant Weight, a winner of her 2012 Rainbow Futurity trial and third place finisher in the Grade 3 Will Rogers Derby Challenge. Sage Franklin is a half-brother of Peighnt Your Fate, the sixth place finisher in last year’s Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity.

            Videos of 2-year-old workouts held here can be viewed for FREE by using Windows Media Player at the following link: For more call 714-820-2690.

            Here are other highlights from a busy morning of works:

* One Way Woman (Stel Corona filly out of Hard Lining, 12.4 work) is a full sister to 2013 Ed Burke Million Futurity runner-up Unchangeable, who would win the 2015 Cypress Handicap. This is the family of Chickasis, the dam of stakes winners Hot Hitting, Hard Hitting, Lassen County, Freaking. Chickasis and the aforementioned Back In The Pack both date back to the broodmare Memesis.  

* Hot Lil Leesa (Walk Thru Fire filly out of Leesa Gone Wild, 12.4 work) is from the Weetona Stanley breeding line. Hot Lil Leesa’s granddam is First Prize Leesa, who ran third in the Grade 2 AQHA Juvenile Challenge final in 2013. 

* Unnamed filly (out of Blackberry Czech, 12.5 work) is out of the Grade 2 Kindergarten Futurity winner in 2012, who would earn $132,769 in her career. 

* Striver (Foose filly out of Motherless, :12.7 work) is out the 3rd place finisher in the 2000 Governor’sCup Futurity. Strivers granddam is Ronas Sound ($149,648) 3rd to My Debut in the G1 Champion of Champions and winner of G2 Ruidoso Derby both in 1995. 

*Unnamed filly (out of Chickafirst, 12.7 work) is a sibling of James Smith Stakes winner Freakish. Her granddam is the great Chickasis.

* Alpha Female (Favorite Cartel filly out of Miss Kittys Bar Bet, 12.7 work) is a half sister to Governor’s Cup Futurity runner-up No Arizona. This is the family of Grade 1 winner Ynot Walk, stakes winner Stel Easy plus Ynot Walk, Donk Dink With Me, etc.  

* Moon Walker (Walk Thru Fire gelding out of Breanna Moon, 12.8 work) is out of a daughter of Moon Arisen, who is also the dam of champion Your First Moon and from the family of champion Moonist, Not A Full Moon, etc.

* No Telling (Walk Thru Fire filly out of How Good, 12.8 work) is a half-sister to stakes winner and Grade 1 stakes placed runner Well And Good. This is the family of La Primera Del Ano Derby winner How Special.  

* All Told (No Secrets Here colt out of Provocateur, 12.8 work) is by an All American Futurity winner. 

* Fames Prize Stone (First Prize Stone filly out of Go For Fame) is out of a multiple graded stakes winner of $122,934. Go For Fame won the Grade 2 Northwest Challenge Championship and ran in Mildred Vessels Memorial in 2005. She ran in 13 stakes races in her career.

*Like His Chances (Foose gelding out of Sweet TR) is out of the 2014 Paul For Handicap winner, who was fifth in the 2015 G1 Charger Bar Handicap.

* Apollitical Pacman (Apollitical Jess filly out of Chalala, 12.9 work) is out of a stakes winner who finsihed second in the nation in wins in 2009. Chalala won the 2011 Matron Stakes and 2010 Garden Grove.  

* Volcomsgold Bars (Volcom gelding out of Teller Shes Lucky, 13.0 work) is out of a stakes placed runner, who ran second in the Grade 1 Remington Park Futurity in 2007.

* Respek (Mighty B Valiant colt out of Alluring Streak) In 2006, the Joe Kirk Fulton-owned and bred Alluring Streak was fourth in the All American Derby (won by Arealstraitheart) and fifth in the Texas Classic Derby (won by Pyc Paint Your Wagon). This is the family of World Champion Dashs Dream.


CURRENT NEWS Expand/Collapse

RACING & RESULTS Expand/Collapse




CalRacing Promos