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Trainer Sarah Delany Scores First Stakes Win with Corluna in the $50,000 Lane's End at Lone Star Park

Grand Prairie, Texas (Sunday, June 23, 2019) - Ian Yarnot's Corluna grabbed the victory in the $50,000 Lane's End Danny Shifflet Scholarship Stakes Sunday. It was the first career stakes win for Corluna and for her trainer, Sara Delany. Delany has waited for this since 2012, the first year she started her training career. She couldn't have been more thrilled.

Corluna, a four-year-old filly by Unbridled's Heart, had raced here previously four times over the past few years and had only managed one second place finish. She was obviously ready today, getting up for the win over a field of nine. Corluna crossed the wire in 1:28.44 in the seven and one half furlong race over a firm turf course. Fractions were :23.79, :47.05 and 1:10.53.

Winning rider Richard Eramia did his homework. This was his first time to ride the filly. He said, "I watched the replay last night (of her last race), and I saw all the time she was close but she never finished really good. Today I took her back and made one run (at the leader), and it worked perfect."

"It's really cool," said trainer Sarah Delany on her first stakes win. "And I got to win at Lone Star Park, so it's super exciting!"

Delany has trained at all four Texas tracks and the Louisiana circuit, as well.

Corluna paid $11.40, $5.60 and 3.40. Shes Our Fastest ran second and paid $4.80 and $3.20. Discreet Smile finished third and paid $4.00. Fourth went to Texas Belle, followed by (in order) Sing Prada Sing, Ima Discreet Lady (favorite), True Confession, Seven Violets and Ardennes. Zarelda was scratched from the race.

The win today was the sixth for Corluna from 19 career starts, and with the $30,000 winner's share, her career bankroll is now $92,024.

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