Sky Kingdom filly remains undefeated in stakes debut

Australasia cruises to victory in the Louisiana Jewel S. - Coady photo

Australasia turned in her second straight eye-catching performance in the $75,000 Louisiana Jewel S. Jan. 12 at Delta Downs, drawing off impressively in the stretch to win by six lengths (VIDEO).

After winning her Nov. 26 Fair Grounds debut by 8 1/4-lengths, the 3-year-old daughter of Sky Kingdom is perfect in two starts and has banked $73,200 for owner Jean Dubois.

Ridden very patiently by Diego Saenz, the dark bay filly sat just off the leader while three wide on the first turn and the backstretch. Given her cue to go entering the final bend, she quickly took command and drew off to win as much the best.

Australasia, who sold for $130,000 at the OBS 2-year-old sale last April, was bred by J. Adcock and Hume Wornall.

Sky Kingdom, currently the only son of Empire Maker at stud in Kentucky, is standing for $2,500 S&N this year.