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Johar Adds US Gr3

Tuesday, 22nd February 2011

Multiple Gr1-winning former NZ Highview Stud shuttler Johar (Gone West-Windsharp, by Lear Fan) added a US graded-stakes success when 5YO mare Keertana (Johar-Motokiks, by Storm Cat) scored a half-length victory in the US$98,000 Gr3 The Very One Stakes (11 furlongs on turf) for mares 4YO & Up at Gulfstream Park. Keertana (ridden by Jose Lezcano for trainer Thomas Proctor) defeated 4YO mares Zapparition (Ghostzapper-Herzblatt, by Cozzene) & Irish-bred Musical Rain (Val Royal-Rainbow Melody, by Rainbows For Life). Keertana took her record to 9 wins (also including 2010's Gr3 Glens Falls Handicap over 11 furlongs at Saratoga, plus 2009's Gr3 Regret Stakes over 9 furlongs at Churchill Downs & Listed Distaff Classic over 8 furlongs at Manor Downs) & 10 placings (including 2010's Gr1 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf over 11 furlongs at Churchill Downs, Gr3 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap over 8.5 furlongs at Churchill Downs & Listed De La Rose Stakes over 8 furlongs at Saratoga, plus 2009's Gr1 Garden City Stakes over 9 furlongs at Belmont Park, Gr2 Mrs Revere Stakes over 8.5 furlongs at Churchill Downs, Gr2 Lake Placid Handicap over 9 furlongs at Saratoga & Gr3 Valley View Stakes over 8.5 furlongs at Keeneland) from 23 starts for US$809,371 earnings.

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