Lilacs and Lace in the Ashland Stakes.

Lilacs and Lace in the Ashland Stakes.

Anne M. Eberhardt

Full Sister to Ashland Winner Foaled

Flower Alley filly was foaled several hours after her full sister won the Ashland.

Lilacs and Lace, who won the $400,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland April 9, gained a sibling just hours later when her dam delivered her full sister.

The bay filly (Flower AlleyRefinement, by Seattle Slew) was born at 12:10 a.m. April 10 at Judy Hicks’ farm near Versailles, Ky. Hicks and Kathryn Nikkel are the co-breeders of Lilacs and Lace and the newborn filly. The two women are members of a partnership that campaign the Ashland winner.

Lilacs and Lace is scheduled to run next in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 6. She is the first grade I winner by  Flower Alley, who stands for $10,000 at Robert N. Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. Flower Alley is by Distorted Humor  out of the Lycius mare Princess Olivia.