Paseana (ARG)

Imported from Argentina as a 4-year-old in 1991, Paseana became a two-time Eclipse Award winner under the care of Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally.

Paseana (Chris McCarron up) winning the 1992 Breeders' Cup Distaff at Gulfstream Park (Barbara D. Livingston/Museum Collection)
Inducted

2001

Foaled

1987

Sire

Ahmad

Dam

Pasiflin

Damsire

Flintham

Breeder

Haras Vacacion

Owner

Sidney H. Craig

Trainer

Ronald L. McAnally

Career

1990-1995

Earnings

$3,317,427

Racing Record

36

Starts

Year Starts First Second Third Earnings
Year Sts 1 2 3 $
1990 6 4 0 1 $206135 $206,135
1991 4 2 0 0 $74700 $74,700
1992 9 7 1 0 $1518290 $1,518,290
1993 8 3 4 1 $950402 $950,402
1994 3 2 1 0 $327100 $327,100
1995 6 1 3 1 $240800 $240,800

Biography

Imported from Argentina as a 4-year-old in 1991, Paseana became a two-time Eclipse Award winner under the care of Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally.

A daughter of Ahmad out of the Flintham mare Pasiflin, Paseana was bred by Haras Vacacion and won five races in Argentina before being purchased by Sidney and Jenny Craig to be campaigned in America.

Sent to McAnally’s base in California, Paseana finished second in her first North American start in 1992 before embarking on a seven-race win streak that included five Grade 1s: the Santa Maria Handicap, Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap, Apple Blossom Handicap, Milady Handicap, and Vanity Handicap. Paseana later won her sixth Grade 1 that year with a dominant victory in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff by four lengths. With a record of 7-1-0 from nine starts and earnings of $1,518,290, Paseana won the 1992 Eclipse Award for Champion Older Female.

As a 6-year-old, Paseana repeated in the Apple Blossom and Milady and added another Grade 1 win in the Spinster Stakes. However, her attempt to repeat in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff came up a nose short to Hollywood Wildcat. Paseana’s campaign was still considered the best of her class and she once again won the Eclipse for Champion Older Female.

In 1994 as a 7-year-old, Paseana won the Santa Margarita Handicap for the second time and added a Grade 2 victory in the Chula Vista Handicap. She won the Grade 2 Hawthorne Handicap the following year at age 8 before being retired in the summer of 1995 with a career record of 19-10-2 from 36 starts and earnings of $3,317,427. Paseana won a total of 14 graded stakes in America, including 10 Grade 1s.

Paseana died on June 21, 2006, at Haras San Ignacio de Loyola in Argentina at the age of 19.

Achievements

Eclipse Award Champion Older Mare — 1992
Eclipse Award Champion Older Mare — 1993

Breeders' Cup Highlights

Won the Distaff — 1992

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