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Boss misses out on Ocean Park ride

Boss misses out on Ocean Park ride

19 Dec, 2012

Big race jockey Glen Boss has missed out on the chance to accompany Cox Plate winner Ocean Park on a Northern Hemisphere campaign with English ride Johnny Murtagh being confirmed to take over the reins.

Boss has been overlooked by trainer Gary Hennessy and Murtagh will get his first feel of the multiple Group 1 …

Ortensia to defend Dubai crown

Ortensia to defend Dubai crown

12 Dec, 2012

Trainer Paul Messara would love to return to Dubai with his international Group 1 winner Ortensia to defend her crown in the Group 1 US$1m Al Quoz Sprint (1000m) at Meydan on Dubai World Cup Night in March.

Ortensia could defend their Al Quoz Sprint crown in Dubai. Photo by: Taron Clarke

Messara went on …

Red Cadeaux to line up in third Melbourne Cup

Red Cadeaux to line up in third Melbourne Cup

11 Dec, 2012

A third attempt at the Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington next Spring is on the cards for Red Cadeaux after the English stayer scored his maiden Group 1 win at Sha Tin on Longines Hong Kong International Race Day last Sunday.

After winning the Hong Kong Vase Red Cadeaux could have …

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 …

Ortensia off to Haydock after Nunthorpe Stakes win

Ortensia off to Haydock after Nunthorpe Stakes win

27 Aug, 2012

International Group 1 winner Ortensia will now head to Haydock Park in two weeks to try and add another top level Cup to her trophy cabinet after winning the Group 1 £250,000 The Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (5 furlongs) at York last Friday.

Ortensia will next race in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock Park. Photo …

The weather to decide if Sepoy runs in July Cup

The weather to decide if Sepoy runs in July Cup

11 Jul, 2012

The fickle English weather will decide if Golden Slipper winner Sepoy takes his place in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket on Saturday.

The English weather will determine if Sepoy runs in the July Cup at Newmarket - photo © Taron Clarke

Sepoy was to have his swansong at Newmarket before …

Sepoy to go out a winner in July Cup

Sepoy to go out a winner in July Cup

10 Jul, 2012

The Godolphin stable is looking forward to seeing their top sprinter Sepoy go out on a winning note when he lines up for the last time in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket on Saturday.

Sepoy will line up for the last time in the July Cup at Newmarket - photo …

Ortensia recovered from Royal Ascot injuries

Ortensia recovered from Royal Ascot injuries

5 Jul, 2012

Australian sprinter Ortensia has recovered from injuries she sustained at Royal Ascot and trainer Paul Messara is ready to give the Group 1 winning mare a tough test up the Newmarket straight in preparation for the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (6 furlongs) on Saturday week.

Ortensia has recovered from injuries sustained at Royal …

Ortensia to push on to Newmarket

Ortensia to push on to Newmarket

21 Jun, 2012

Trainer Paul Messara will push on to Newmarket with Ortensia even though the tough sprinter sustained an injury when unplaced at Royal Ascot on the opening day of the carnival.

Ortensia will push on to the July Cup at Newmarket - photo © Sarah Ebbett

Messara said a start in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley …

Starspangledbanner to return to the racetrack

Starspangledbanner to return to the racetrack

10 May, 2012

The announcement that former top sprinter Starspangledbanner is to return to the racetrack because of fertility problems at stud opens up the remote possibility of a meeting with super star Black Caviar at Newmarket in July.

Starspangledbanner winning the Oakleigh Plate in 2010 - photo © Taron Clarke

The undefeated world’s best sprinter Black Caviar …