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Luscious Lonna Wires Rivals In Miss America

Luscious Lonna led from start to finish to win the $65,480 Miss America Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday for owners Nick Sloan, John Harris and Bonnie Marshall.

Ridden Pedro Terrero, the 6-year-old mare fought off a challenge from Central Heat down the stretch to win the 1 1/16-mile turf contest by three-quarters of a length in 1:43.93. Loveintheshadows, ridden by Ricardo Gonzalez, finished third.

Luscious Lonna is trained by Nick Sloan, who claimed the California-bred out of her second career start for $6,250 for himself and ownership partners Harris and Marshall. In 19 starts for the partnership, she has earned $259,090 while recording seven wins, five seconds and three thirds.

Luscious Lonna paid $21.80 for her ninth victory in 21 career starts. A bay daughter of Benchmark, Luscious Lonna won her first two races for her breeder, Nick Alexander.