08/03/2001 12:00AM

Half to 2001 topper highlights sale


A half-brother to last year's $575,000 sale-topping Quarter Horse colt highlights the Vessels Schvaneveldt Sale at the Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall, Calif., on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

The Vessels Schvaneveldt Sale annually produces a number of high-priced yearlings and is owned-managed by Frank "Scoop" Vessels III of the Vessels Stallion Farm and Hall of Fame trainer Blane Schvaneveldt.

Corona Straws, a colt by Chicks Beduino out of Sizzling Lil, is the half-brother to last year's sale-topper, Down That Corona - who was bought by E.K Gaylord II and D. Wayne Lukas. Sizzling Lil is the dam of two-time champion Corona Chick and champion Corona Kool, the winner of this year's Grade1 Charger Bar Handicap.

Broodmare of the year Corona Chick's yearling colt by leading Quarter Horse sire First Down Dash will also be offered in the sale. Corona Chick is the dam of two-time champion Corona Cash and Grade 1 winner Corona Cartel.