Ajina

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Ajina
Sire Strawberry Road
Grandsire Whiskey Road
Dam Winglet
Damsire Alydar
Sex Mare
Foaled 1994
Country United States
Colour Dark Bay
Breeder Allen E. Paulson
Owner Stonerside Stable
Trainer William I. Mott
Record 17: 7-3-2
Earnings $1,327,915
Major wins

Tempted Stakes (1996)
Demoiselle Stakes (1996)
Coaching Club American Oaks (1997)
Mother Goose Stakes (1997)
Pimlico Breeders' Cup Distaff Handicap (1998)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Distaff (1997)
Awards
American Champion 3-Year-Old Filly (1997)
Last updated on August 30, 2007

Ajina (born April 13, 1994 in Kentucky) is an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse.

Background[edit]

Bred by renowned horseman Allen E. Paulson, Ajina was purchased by Janice and Robert McNair's Stonerside Stable of Paris, Kentucky.

Ajina was out of the mare Winglet, a daughter of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Alydar. She was sired by Strawberry Road, a winner of important Group One races in Australia and the 1983 Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year.

Racing career[edit]

Sent to the track at age two by trainer Bill Mott, in her four starts Ajina won a maiden race plus the 1996 Tempted and Demoiselle Stakes. In her only other start, she ran second. At age three, the filly started nine times, finishing third twice and running second in the 1997 Alabama and Beldame Stakes. Ridden by Mike E. Smith, Ajina won the Coaching Club American Oaks and Mother Goose Stakes then scored the most important win of her racing career at Hollywood Park Racetrack by capturing the Breeders' Cup Distaff. Her performances in 1997 earned her that year's American Champion 3-Year-Old Filly honors.

Ajina raced four times at age four, winning the 1998 Pimlico Breeders' Cup Distaff Handicap but finishing off the board in her other three starts.

Stud career[edit]

She was then retired to broodmare duty at Stonerside Stable in Paris, Kentucky where she has produced six foals.

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