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Messara not concerned with Ortensia’s outside draw at Haydock

Messara not concerned with Ortensia’s outside draw at Haydock

8 Sep, 2012

Ortensia’s outside barrier doesn’t concern trainer Paul Messara, declaring that the in-form mare is 100 per cent heading to Haydock today looking for her second Group 1 win on English soil at her last run in Eurpoe before returning home to Australia.

Ortensia drew the outside in the fifteen horse field but with William Buick …

Messara confident of another Group 1 win for Ortensia

Messara confident of another Group 1 win for Ortensia

6 Sep, 2012

Australian trainer Paul Messara’s confidence of winning another Group 1 on English soil with his top sprinting mare Ortensia was boosted with the confirmation that local top jockey William Buick would ride and the Haydock track was likely to be good for Saturday.

Messara sees Buick’s engagement as a bonus after the successful English rider …

Buick in doubt for Ortensia ride at Haydock

Buick in doubt for Ortensia ride at Haydock

4 Sep, 2012

A forced change of rider for Ortensia would be very disruptive for the chances of the Group 1 winning mare in the Sprint Cup at Haydock this weekend if top English jockey William Buick became unavailable due to his commitment to the John Gosden stable.

Buick has developed a great association with Ortensia while she …

Frankel the champ – nothing for So You Think

Frankel the champ – nothing for So You Think

16 Nov, 2011

It appears French horses are doing it all over the world to the Aussies.

Hot on the tail of Dunaden winning our greatest race the Melbourne Cup and Americain rubbing it in by winning the Zipping Classic – our dual Cox Plate winner So You Think has come up empty handed at the Cartier British …

So You Think Continues Dominace With Irish Champion Stakes Win

So You Think Continues Dominace With Irish Champion Stakes Win

5 Sep, 2011

So You Think has continued his European dominance with Irish Champion Stakes win

So You Think has continued his European dominance by winning the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown last Saturday.

The five-year-old ex-Australian galloper won the €750,000 event by half a length ahead of Snow Fairy.

Trainer Aidan O’Brien was ecstatic after So You …