Coronet' earns crown in debut at Arlington
Darley Stable’s Coronet of a Baron began his career in the sport of kings in royal fashion today at Arlington Park with a gate-to-wire victory in a Maiden Special Weight for two-year-olds with jockey Jesse Campbell in the irons. The Pure Prize colt broke sharply from the far outside and went straight to the lead, setting quick fractions of 22.4 and 45.4. Runner up Big Al Cordes hung with him around the turn as the pair left the rest of the field of eleven behind and after dueling down the stretch, Coronet of a Baron pulled away to win by three lengths under a hand ride to the wire and finished the five furlongs in 58 flat.
"He‘s been very precious in his training and came to hand very quickly," said trainer Eoin Harty. "I will talk with Sheikh Mohammed and his advisors over the next 48 hours and decide where his next start will be."
Coronet of a Baron was bred in Florida by Edward and Hannah Poremba and was purchased at the 2008 Ocala Two Year Old in Training Sale in March for $550,000. He is out of the Time For a Change mare Time For a Crown.