Thursday, March 29 2012
Orchid, Appleton, Skip Away & Sir Shackleton Complete Florida Derby Day Stakes Line-Up
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Barbara Hunter’s highly-consistent 6-year-old Kentucky homebred mare Keertana will likely go off favored to defeat eight rival fillies and mares in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (G2) on Florida Derby Day with jockey Julien Leparoux aboard for trainer Tom Proctor in the 51st edition of the 1 ½ miles turf course fixture.
A daughter of Johar, Keertana will bid to improve one position after she finished second by a length in the 11-furlong The Very One Stakes (G3) over the course on Feb. 25 when beaten a length. Keertana’s career record stands at 28-11-6-7 for earnings of $1,016, 938.
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