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Sunday, September 23 2012

La Tia leaps to La Lorgnette victory

TORONTO, September 23 - La Tia bounced off the rail in the stretch run, but jockey Justin Stein held on strong as the Grade 3 Arlington Oaks champion persevered to win the $153,500 La Lorgnette Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine.

The dark bay daughter of City Place-La Adelita, trained by Brian Williamson for owner Salvador Hernandez, took the field through splits of :25.16, :49.43 and 1:13.51 in the 1 1/16-mile 'Poly' route, and appeared to be home and cooled out only to duck in with an eighth of a mile to go and hit the rail.

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