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La Luna de Miel blossoms in Orchid

Updated: March 20, 2011, 11:21 PM ET
By Jack Shinar | BloodHorse.com

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 for a one-length win in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes on the Gulfstream Park grass March 20.

La Luna de Miel was all out for jockey John Velazquez to defeat the rallying 6-5 favorite Endless Expanse in the 1 1/2-mile test for older fillies and mares. The final time was a smart 2:25.76 over firm going.

Trained by Graham Motion for owner Rashit ...

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