08/28/2001 11:00PM

Paseana headed back south


DEL MAR, Calif. - Paseana, the two-time champion female who was inducted into racing's Hall of Fame earlier this month, is being sent to South America next week in an attempt to get in foal.

Ron McAnally, who trained Paseana for Sid and Jenny Craig, said Paseana will arrive at Dr. Ignacio Pavlovsky's farm in Buenos Aires, Argentina, late next week. Sid Craig said a stallion has not been chosen, but that Southern Halo and Lode are under consideration.

"I want her to have as many babies as she can," Sid Craig said. "I want her to stay down there."

Since her retirement to the breeding shed in 1994, the Argentine-bred Paseana has had one foal, a filly by Lode who is now a yearling and was foaled during the South American breeding season. Despite repeated attempts for her to get in foal on a Northern Hemisphere timetable, she has not produced a foal in this country.

The 14-year-old Paseana is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles next Wednesday from Kentucky and will spend one night at McAnally's barn at Hollywood Park before being shipped to Argentina.

Earlier this month, Paseana was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the outstanding female racehorse category. She won Eclipse Awards as the outstanding older filly and mare in 1992 and 1993.