Irish-bred import Pasar Silbano, winner of the La Habra Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Santa Anita Park's hillside turf course in her last start Feb. 1, will be among the contenders in the Providencia Stakes (gr. IIT) on April 4.
African Skies (GB)
- Bay Filly
- Born 2006
|Trainer||Patrick L. Biancone|
|Jockey||Corey S. Nakatani|
|Owner||Cockrill & Hillen|
|Breeder||Mrs P. Cockerill and Mr S. Hillen|
|African Skies (GB) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Johannesburg||Hennessy|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||RBS||Jamie Railton, agent||$150,838|
|Yearling||Stephen Hillen||Rathbarry Stud||$111,280|
At the moment, trainer Hal Wiggins is resisting the temptation to seriously consider racing Rachel Alexandra against the boys. But, if the ultra-talented filly should put on another scintillating performance in the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 14, Higgins admits the plot would thicken.
L and M Partners' Rachel Alexandra looms as the 4-5 morning line choice when facing five rivals in the 43rd running of the $400,000 grade II Fair Grounds Oaks for 3-year-old fillies March 14 at Fair Grounds.
Stardom Bound, the juvenile filly champion of 2008, makes her 3-year-old debut Feb. 7 in the $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) on Santa Anita's Pro-Ride racing surface.