Born: March 6, 1981
Died: April 28, 2009
Dam: Image Intensifier
32 Starts:11 Wins, 6 Places, 4 Shows; Career Earnings of $427,989
Alabama Nana arrived at Our Mims Retirement Haven in July 2005.
April 29, 2009: Press Release
Alabama Nana, a New York graded stakes winner, died April 29 because of complications from the infirmities of old age. The 28-year-old daughter of Thatching had resided at Our Mims Retirement Haven on Ahwenasa Farm near Paris, Ky., since July 2005.
Irish-bred Alabama Nana won 11 of 32 races and earned $427,989. She enjoyed her best season in 1985. Racing for owner L.D. Mathis and trainer D. Wayne Lukas, she captured the First Flight Handicap (gr. III) and the Genuine Risk and Leixable Stakes. She also ran third in that year’s Ladies Handicap (gr. I) and fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I).
As a broodmare, Alabama Nana produced a dozen named foals, only two of which were fillies. Six of them have won.
Alabama Nana, whose half-sister, Imagining, produced champion Serena’s Song, was out of the Dancer’s Image mare Image Intensifier.