Friday, April 17, 2009
Black Mamba will square off with Foxysox again in Saturday's Grade 2 Santa Barbara Handicap at 1-1/4 miles on the turf at Santa Anita. Black Mamba lost last year's Santa Barbara by a nose to Foxysox. In addition to these two 6-year-old mares, the field for the Santa Barbara includes 7 other fillies and mares 4 years old and up.
Trained by John Sadler for Doubledown Stables Inc., Black Mamba, a New Zealand bred daughter of Black Minnaloushe, won the Grade 1 John C. Mabee and Grade 2 Beverly Hills handicaps last year. In her last start, she finished 4th to males in the Grade 1 Hollywood Turf Cup at Hollywood Park in December.