Orchid S. (G3T)

Race 10 at Gulfstream Park on March 20, 2011

  • Grade III
  • 1 1/2 miles
  • Turf
  • $150,000
  • 4 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:25.76
Payoffs
6   La Luna de Miel (GER) $19.80 $7.40 $5.00
5   Endless Expanse (IRE) $3.00 $2.40
3   Giants Play $3.40
$2 Exacta (6-5) $49.60
$2 Trifecta (6-5-3) $101.10
$2 Superfecta (6-5-3-7) $633.50
Order of Finish
1

La Luna de Miel (GER)

Monsun (GER)  – La Hermana (GB)

4YO Filly

$90,000
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:H. Graham Motion
  • B:Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof
  • O:Rashit Shaykhutdinov
  • Margin:1
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Monsun (GER) , Brown, 1990. Lifetime: 141 yearlings sold, median $115,160.
  • Broodmare Sire: Hernando (FR) , Bay, 1990.
  • Sale History: 2008 BDNYLG, $261,090.
2

Endless Expanse (IRE)

Red Ransom  – Desert Ease (IRE)

4YO Filly

$30,000
  • J:Julien R. Leparoux
  • T:Christophe Clement
  • B:Moyglare Stud Farm, Ltd.
  • O:Moyglare Stud Farm, Ltd.
  • Margin:neck
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Red Ransom , Bay, 1987. Lifetime: 872 yearlings sold, median $64,259.
  • Broodmare Sire: Green Desert , Bay, 1983.
3

Giants Play

Giant's Causeway  – Playful Act (IRE)

4YO Filly

$15,000
  • J:Joe Bravo
  • T:Christophe Clement
  • B:Swettenham Stud
  • O:Newsells Park Stud
  • Margin:nose
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Giant's Causeway , Chestnut, 1997. Lifetime: 979 yearlings sold, median $140,213.
  • Broodmare Sire: Sadler's Wells , Bay, 1981.
  • Sale History: 2008 KEESEP, $850,000.
4

Tarrip

Green Desert  – Spinnette (IRE)

5YO Mare

$7,500
  • J:Alan Garcia
  • T:Christophe Clement
  • B:Castleton Lyons
  • O:Castleton Lyons
5

Musical Rain (IRE)

Val Royal (FR)  – Rainbow Melody (IRE)

4YO Filly

$4,500
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Dale L. Romans
  • B:Miss A. Prendergast
  • O:Brous Stable and Wachtel Stable
6

Zapparition

Ghostzapper  – Herzblatt

4YO Filly

$3,000
  • J:Jose Lezcano
  • T:Dale L. Romans
  • B:Adena Springs
  • O:Blue Devil Racing Stable (Holiday)
7

Queen Martha

Rahy  – Cryptoqueen

5YO Mare

  • J:Paco Lopez
  • T:Patrick L. Biancone
  • B:Albert P. Coppola, Gainsborough Farm LLC & Robert N. Clay
  • O:Robert Trussell
8

Doe Run

Yonaguska  – Slamma

4YO Filly

  • J:Kent J. Desormeaux
  • T:William Phipps
  • B:Theresa Salerno
  • O:Mrs. George M. Sensor
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    Regalo Mia Wraps Up Orchid Win with Late Run

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  • Keertana

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    Giants Play Breaks Through in NY Stakes

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    La Luna de Miel Shines Brightest in Orchid

    German-bred filly La Luna de Miel, making just her second start in the United States, collared Giants Play at the sixteenth pole and held on to win the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Gulfstream Park grass March 20.

  • Christophe Clement

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  • Keertana in the 2011 Very One Stakes.

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    Keertana Keeps Pressure On, Wins The Very One

    Keertana bided her time behind the pacesetting Belle Watling and then outfought the late-charging Zapparition to win the $100,000 The Very One Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a half-length on the Gulfstream Park turf course Feb. 20.

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