Passion, under a determined ride from Rafael Bejarano, outlasted favored Ariege in a fierce stretch duel, taking the $100,000 La Habra Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a nose Feb. 2 on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2005
- KY -Bred
|Owner||M & B Partners LLC|
|La Mina View Five-Cross Pedigree||Mineshaft||A.P. Indy|
|El Laoob||Red Ransom|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||M&B Partners||Gainesway, agent||$48,000|
|Two-year-old||Mary Knight, agent||($90,000)|
|Broodmare||Hunter Valley Farm, agent||($120,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
A field of 10 3-year-old fillies is set for the $100,000 La Habra Stakes Feb. 2 at Santa Anita.
Opportunities for surprises should be plentiful with five European contenders rounding out a full field of 2-year-old turf fillies for the $100,000 Miesque Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park Nov. 24.Not so, says Xavier Nakkachdji, French trainer for California owner B. Wayne Hughes who enters the lightly raced Macellya.