05/04/2004 11:00PM

Evangeline Downs track report


CARENCRO, La. - Kiss a Native, a winner of more than $1 million, including the Grade 2 Pegasus Handicap in 2000, picked up his 14th career win with a strong rally in last Saturday night's John Henry Handicap at Evangeline Downs.

The 7-year-old Kiss a Native was bred and campaigned in the colors of the late John Franks, an Eclipse Award-winning owner, for most of his career. Kiss a Native was making his second start for owner-trainer Carol Castille on Saturday. Castille purchased Kiss a Native for $43,500 out of the Evangeline sale in March that included 95 head from the dispersal of the Franks Estate following Franks's death last December.